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Old 22nd December 2007, 06:53 PM
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Fedora Core 6 Installation of ATI Video Card

Hi all, I am new to FedoraForum...so nice to meet you guys.

I installed the FC6 package this night, and with RAEDON 9000 video card, I read through all the instructions, googled for guidelines, digested HOWTOs...
I performed "yum update", then with yum I installed kmod-fglrx, xorg-x11-drv-fglrx, glx-utils

but then here comes...

glxinfo
error: unable to open display (null)

upon the FAILURE of the command startx, the log file contains
(EE) No devices found


I read through the forum and the web, but I just can't figure out what's gone wrong... can anyone help me?

Please tell me if I have to put anything (conf files, etc.) up here for diagnosis...
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Old 22nd December 2007, 08:08 PM
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You are using Fedora 6, which is not the newest. Fedora 8 would be newer. I take it this is a laptop, if I'm wrong then correct me.

Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I'll bet that your screen, display, or video card section is messy. btw, I've done a radeon 9200 and a mobility radeon (don't remember the exact card model). Is yours a Mobility?

Last edited by Jahova; 22nd December 2007 at 08:09 PM. Reason: oops /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Old 23rd December 2007, 12:01 AM
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I thought the Radeon 9000 was an older card and not supported by fglrx and works with the Open Source built-in xorg-x11-ati-drv. Actually that driver is broken in F8 so you may need to use the version from F7 as I do

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...upported_cards

Wayne

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Old 23rd December 2007, 12:27 AM
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ATI cards 9250 and below are unsupported by the kmod-fglrx drivers. The driver Wayne suggests is really about your only option, other than "vesa".

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Old 23rd December 2007, 12:30 AM
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Use the 'vesa' driver only if you enjoy watching paint dry

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Old 29th December 2007, 07:14 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahova
You are using Fedora 6, which is not the newest. Fedora 8 would be newer. I take it this is a laptop, if I'm wrong then correct me.

Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I'm using a desktop to install FC6

Actually it's a Raedon 9000 Pro card

I installed (with all installation done by my friend...) FC5 a few years ago. He told me that the driver used by livna is kind of stable, yet I have no idea why the card's name still appears on ati's driver webpage, while Wayne, PabloTwo, and all these installation results suggests that kmod-fglrx no longer support my card

Anyway, here goes the /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Since I have no idea how to transfer the conf. file to my notebook (which i'm currently using to type this message, i directly type the conf file line by line...

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier "Default Layout"
  Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
  InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
  ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Input Device"
  Identifier "Keyboard0"
  Driver "kbd"
  Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
  Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  Identifier "Videocard0"
  Driver "fglrx"
  Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
  Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
  Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  Identifier "Screen0"
  Device "Videocard0"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
  EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
  Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
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Old 2nd January 2008, 10:36 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne
I thought the Radeon 9000 was an older card and not supported by fglrx and works with the Open Source built-in xorg-x11-ati-drv. Actually that driver is broken in F8 so you may need to use the version from F7 as I do

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...upported_cards

Wayne
Hi Wayne, hope you and yours had a happy new year....

I use a radeon 9200 128mb card in my dell gx400 running F8. I tried the F8 flgx livna drivers (not realizing that my card isn't supported), and of course now I'm back to the default setup. when I run system-config-display, it has my monitor Dell SE198WFP autoconfigured and sees my ATI Radeon RV280 [Radeon 9200] and it seems to work ok, but if there's a way to get it a little better, I'll try it. I guess my question is what do I need to do to use if possible, the flgx driver from F7? thanks.
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Old 2nd January 2008, 10:43 AM
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I'd guess that using the xorg-x11-drv-ati radeon driver is about the best you're going to get. As you've seen, the fglrx driver is only for newer ATI cards.

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Old 2nd January 2008, 10:51 AM
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I'd guess that using the xorg-x11-drv-ati radeon driver is about the best you're going to get. As you've seen, the fglrx driver is only for newer ATI cards.

Wayne
I was afraid of that. I guess I'll look for an inexpensive 256mb nvidia card for this box. any recomendations? I got pci or agp 8x. I understand that an nvidia card would probably be the better choice? thanks again.
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Old 2nd January 2008, 10:56 AM
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best to search for a ATI card thats gonna be able to use the fglrx drivers

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I was afraid of that. I guess I'll look for an inexpensive 256mb nvidia card for this box. any recomendations? I got pci or agp 8x. I understand that an nvidia card would probably be the better choice? thanks again.
look here Nvidia Card Support

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Old 2nd January 2008, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. happy new year!
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Old 10th January 2008, 01:55 PM
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Hello again!

(I don't know whether I should open a new topic or not, so I decided to continue with my question here... )

Following some of your suggestions, I installed Fedora 7, and following the installation guides provided online to do the installation of the drivers for my Raedon 9000 Pro.


But the same set of problem appear again
(as mentioned at the very beginning of this topic)

Any suggestions guys? I'm almost fed up with this
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Old 10th January 2008, 03:00 PM
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Hello again!

(I don't know whether I should open a new topic or not, so I decided to continue with my question here... )

Following some of your suggestions, I installed Fedora 7, and following the installation guides provided online to do the installation of the drivers for my Raedon 9000 Pro.


But the same set of problem appear again
(as mentioned at the very beginning of this topic)

Any suggestions guys? I'm almost fed up with this
Does that mean you're still trying to install ATI (fglrx) drivers for that card?

Wayne
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Old 10th January 2008, 03:28 PM
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michael1216:

I don't think that card is supported by the accelerated driver, no matter which version you load.

This inexpensive nVIDIA card should work for you though.

http://www.globalcomputer.com/applic...0681&CatId=318


Dan
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Old 10th January 2008, 04:59 PM
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Yes I'm still trying to install ATI driver..
I just need the X11 / Gnome / KDE to work so that I can use the GUI..

I don't need it for playing games, so i guess accelerater or more advanced features aren't needed...


and thanks to Dan, I want to see if I can still re-use this rather old card, since I can still see its name appearing on websites..
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