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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 
<20120211111826.GG26251@think.nuvreauspam>:

> On Jo, 09 feb 12, 19:55:48, peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
> > *	From: deloptes <deloptes@yahoo.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
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_Rage#Mobility
> 
> 
> > 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,
> Andrei


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