Re: http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary ; was Re (3): Laptop with external display running X11.
On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:18:26 +0200, Andrei wrote in message
> On Jo, 09 feb 12, 19:55:48, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > * From: deloptes <email@example.com>
> > * Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:25:16 +0100
> > > ... by installing the ati non-free. It's tricky but working well,
> > > I've configured many pc's and notebooks with ati ...
> > In http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary#Supported_Devices the link
> > for Squeeze lists many Mobility Radeon adapters. Unfortunately
> > none are here.
> > root@whiterock:~# lspci | grep VGA
> > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage
> > Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)
> > What is a Rage?
> Wikipedia helps in such cases
> > With nothing further to suggest whether this adapter is supported I
> > resorted to empiricism. The instructions in
> > http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary lead here.
> > root@whiterock:~# modprobe -r radeon drm
> > root@whiterock:~# aticonfig --initial
> > aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
> > Is this reliable evidence that the proprietary driver won't work
> > for this adapter?
> > If so, is purging packages fglrx-control and fglrx-driver enough
> > to avoid any problems when another driver is tried? Any advice
> > about leaving or removing the linux-headers package?
> > What are the alternatives to ati proprietary? By decreasing
> > preference xserver-xorg-video-ati, xserver-xorg-video-geode,
> > xserver-xorg-video-vesa?
> > Any point in trying xserver-xorg-video-radeon?
> There surely is a list of supported chipsets somewhere, but it seems
> to me like this card is supported by xserver-xorg-video-r128. See
> also the description of xserver-xorg-video-ati ;)
..my bet is on xserver-xorg-video-mach64. ;o)
> Kind regards,
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
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