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17th January 2007, 12:50 AM
I was wondering if I can use the latest ATI driver update for Mobility Radeon X1600, whose driver is still not updated. I cannot install the older version, any help plz?
17th January 2007, 06:48 PM
your card is in list of supported videocards, this is for AMD's Proprietary Linux driver version 8.33.6
17th January 2007, 09:23 PM
It's EYYYTTT IEEEEZZZ.
BUT it did not work either! Same old prob.
It's not linux, not the distor, not the hardware, it's the company, yeah ATI cannot program good drivers for linux and that's because they don't have good team experienced with linux, and they just don't test them, who cares.
18th January 2007, 04:52 PM
I am running a mobility x1600 using the rpms from livna. It works using the newest packages.
However with some of the older packages, I had to change the LIBgl library manually due to the livna rpm not changing from the mesa library to the ati library.
Try installing the latest ati drivers from livna and see if everything just works. At the very least all the 2d stuff works. However I dont think I could get tvout working.
Next time buy something with an nvidia card. They support much more advanced things in linux such as using xvmc to offload mpeg2 decoding to the graphics card. (Which allows great HDTV playback without using much cpu power). And tvout works with nvidia cards.
20th January 2007, 02:40 AM
I had the same trouble with my ATI Radeon Mobility X1300 and solved by installing livna drivers with that extra step of overriding some libs in /usr/lib for libGL.
I guess that setting the symbolic link libGL.so.1 -> ati_fglrx/libGL.so.1.2 will also do the trick.
I did even install Xgl that runs perfectly... unfortunately some software isnt compatible with Xgl like googleearth.
I just enable it to show off. :-)
But I still have some trouble that I guess its related with the ATI card, after suspend the system doesnt resume and worst of all the only solution to wake it up is to power off the laptop 'coz the keyboard doesnt respond at all.
It's a bad procedure I'm sure, not healthy for the laptop.
All the solutions I try failed and so I quit.
Next time I buy a laptop for linux I will try to know if at least the most basic stuff like suspend/resume works. Nvidia seems nice.
It's stupid that linux still fails in the most important stuff in a system... the drivers.
I still believe that someday there will be a good ATI driver for linux that will work out of the box.
Fedora 7 or 8 who knows?
25th January 2007, 03:36 AM
I'm using a Dell inspiron 1501 intalled with FC6 Kernel -2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.i686
I can't get the 3d hardware accelration to work. I'm very new to linux. so i'll try to explain what i did.
i downloaded from ati.amd.com website the laest drivers for linux 32 bit
i do belive the file is ati-installer-8.32.5-x86.x86_64 it was the only one listed for my radeon 1150 (express 200)
did exaclty as the intall instructions said to do and even built the package for fedora core 6 as it told.
3d stuff is horrible and when i run glxinfo | grep direct this is my output
direct rendering : NO
openGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
which i've read means that the hardware 3D rendering is not on.
I was told this would fix the problem
How to install ATi drivers
Again, your Yum must be configured with the Livna repository, as it's one of the few repositories that provide video driver RPMs especially designed for Fedora Core. To install the ATi driversí package, type this command as root:
# yum install xorg-x11-drv-fglrx kmod-fglrx glx-utils
This installs the ATi driver and kernel module.
My question is when i do it conflicks with the already installed ati drivers how do I uninstall them????
Any help would be nice.
Thanks in advance,
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