Re: Woddy and ATI Radeon 7500
On Thursday 19 December 2002 12:59 am, you wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 02:41:07PM +0330, Aryan Ameri wrote:
> > Hi there:
> > Guess I'm new around here, so hello to everyone.
> > I recently bought a IBM ThinkPad A31, which uses a ATI Radeon 7500
> > mobiliti as it's video card. Using woody, I can't setup my X server. when
> > I issue the command "startx" it gives me fatal errors like: "no screen
> > found". I checked the screen section of the XFree86 config file, and it
> > seems to be ok. As I have also installed mandrake 9.0 on this machine and
> > mandrake worked flawlessly (with 24 bit colour and 1400x1050
> > resouloution), I thought the problem might be because mandrake uses
> > XFree86 4.2.1 and woody uses 4.1.0, so I upgraded X to 4.2.1 but things
> > didn't improve. Am I missing anything here? or has anyone experienced
> > something similar with Radeon 7500?
> 4.2.1 should work.. how did you upgrade?
finding a repository with 4.2.1 backported to woody, then upgrading using
I think It's not a matter of 4.2.1 versus 4.1.0, because according to XFree86
documentation, radeon chips are also supported in 4.1.0. I wonder though, if
there is a diffrence between radeon 7500, and radeon 7500 mobility.