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Re (4): Laptop with external display running X11.

From:	deloptes <deloptes@yahoo.com>
Subject:	Re: Re (3): Laptop with external display running X11.
> For ati you need the ati linux driver, ...

Before wandering too far down the wrong path I should establish 
which forest I'm in.

root@whiterock:~# lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)

Squeeze uses fglrx-driver 1:10-9-3 and http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary mentions 
"As of fglrx-driver 1:9-4-1, support of chipsets prior to the r600 series has been dropped.1"

http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary also has a "supported devices" link to 
which lists many Mobility Radeon series and zero Rage Mobilities.

So is a Rage Mobility M3 prior to the r600 series?  If so 
http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary  tells me not to bother with the fglrx-driver.

The technicalities here really aren't too difficult but the 
terminology could be improved.

Thanks,                ... Peter E.

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