Re: driver for graphiccard don't work correctly
> i have new hardware in my pc. Therefore exists new problems. The
> graphiccard will not work correctly.
> CPU:AMD Athlon64 4000+
> Mainboard:Asus A8R-MVP
> HDD: 160GB SATA
> graficcard: Sapphire Radeon X1900GT (ATI) PCIe
> OS: Debian/Sarge
> actually using kernel 18.104.22.168-amd64
> want to use kernel 2.6.20
> Xserver: Xfree86-4.3.0
> For using this hw with Debian/Sarge, i have to use a Sarge-costum-BootCD,
> which is using the kernel 2.6.18-2-amd64.
> Other Debian/Sarge products wouldn't work with the SATA controller on
> After installing Debian/Sarge with kernel 2.6.18-2 i want to use KDE,
> but the graficcard is unknown for this version.
> Therefore, i want to use the actually ati driver 8.33.6.
> But it is not able to install this driver on this operating system.
> During in the installation, it stopps without any hints.
> I think, it could be the wrong kernel, which i am now using.
> Downloading the new kernel from kernel.org, compiling and installing are
> without any errors. Now, if i use this kernel after restart the system
> can't be running. Systemboot stopps on using RAMDISK.
> Change in the /etc/mkinitrd/mkinitrd.conf the MKIMAGE from CRAMFS to
> genromfs. New installing, same error:
> RAMDISK: romfs filesystem found at block 0
> RAMDISK: loading 13428KiB [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
> No filesystem could mount root, tried: cramfs
> kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
> 1. How can i compile and install the new kernel?
> 2. it is possible to use the ati driver for the old kernel and how does it
You might want to think about installing Etch rather than Sarge or even Sid.
You can find the ATI drivers for the Radeon X1900 series here:
This should run with the 2.6.18 kernel.