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10th April 2006, 04:09 PM
I'm using FC5 with kernel 2.6.16-1.2080, with a ati 9550. I followed the guide on http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html (http:/http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html)
and then rebooted and tried fglrxinfo
[root@localhost lyle]# fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.2)
If i understand correctly i should not see "mesa" on there. What can i do to get the ati drivers to work. Thanks
10th April 2006, 04:22 PM
let's double check a couple of things...
post the output of
rpm -qa | grep fglrx
10th April 2006, 04:24 PM
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep fglrx
[root@localhost ~]# uname -r
10th April 2006, 04:31 PM
It seems all right. Is the fglrx driver listed in your xorg.conf or there is the radeon driver instead?
10th April 2006, 04:34 PM
heres my xorg.conf
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]"
10th April 2006, 04:38 PM
Backup your file, then try changing manually the line
Then reboot. At boot you should see something like
checking for fglrx driver [ok]
10th April 2006, 04:46 PM
well i think that worked, becuse now in the ati config gui it shows the cards specs. I"m used to nvidia cards, and in the xorg.conf you would comment out dri and glcore, is there anything that i need to comment out with ati? thanks
10th April 2006, 04:54 PM
is there anything that i need to comment out with ati?
I dunno, but if now it works I imagine not. On the pc I'm using now there's a nVidia - I have ATI on my others pcs so I can't check now.
10th April 2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the help.
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