Re (4): Laptop with external display running X11.
From: deloptes <email@example.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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