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Re: updating drivers for an ATI card

On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 00:20 -0600, Sumo Wrestler (or just ate too much)


I am using  ati-driver-installer-8.23.7-i386.run
on Latitude D810 running Ubuntu (debian clone), 3d works fine but it
staffs up hybernation process. Download it from ATI site and run it as
root, it should work. 


> [od] eeman wrote:
> > [...]
> > IT has become clear now that the reason why xwindow
> > was not running was because of my video card. I found on ATI's site a Linux
> > driver update.( Clicky
> > clicky<https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=300>)
> > however it only says it's "stable" with Redhat and something else. If
> > all
> > possible, could somebody please give me a quick lesson on getting modules
> > for debian like this onto a cd and installing them? I tryed to simply put it
> > on a cd and run base config and scan it for modules (packages) but it then
> > asks me for a Debian cd. Somebody please help me if all possible with this.
> I would take a chance with the installer. Even though ATI says that thay 
> support only Redhat and Suse, the installer might allow you to install 
> the files in a place of your chosing (I suggest /usr/local/lib/ati).
> Or you could use rpm2cpio (in the "rpm" package) to manually extract the 
> files from the .rpm on ATI's web site. Then you should be able to look 
> in the directory structure that rpm2cpio created and find the required 
> drivers (and other files).
> But before you download the software, make sure your system meets the 
> minimum requirements:
> https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.23.7.html#172686
> Traditionally, to load a module you use insmod:
> # insmod ./some-module.o
> But I've never loaded proprietary, pre-compiled modules before. Perhaps 
> there is a different procedure for that.
> > 
> > various info
> > video card: genuine ATI X800XL AGP
> > 1 gig of ram
> > stable release of debian on i386 dvds
> > dual boot win/debian
> > 
> > --
> > Remeber! a sad face is a happy face! :D
> > 

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