ATI Radeon 8500 under LINUX

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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:14 am

Hi guys,

I need help trying to make Radeon 8500 work under linux!

Has anyone here done this before?

Thanks!!
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:22 pm

I don't know about the 8500 specifically, but have been using other Radeon cards. What's the problem?
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:38 pm

The 8500 has 2D support in Xfree86 4.2.0

3D is currently unsupported and is likely to remain that way for some time.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 3:00 pm

I'm downloading XF86 4.2 ... hope this will get things working here... I don't need 3D under Linux, not until I've a nice working system...

In 4.1 it didn't work...



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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 11:53 pm

ATi Radeon 8500 running fine now!!

I installed XF86 4.2 and now it works (select ATi All-In-Wonder in Xconfigurator)

Thanks for all of U guys who tryed to help me!

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Postposted on Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:38 pm

Hey, I've been having the same problem..

I have a Radeon 8500 64meg,
Win2k,
Red Hat 7.2,
AMD Athlon 1.2g

So instlling XFree86 4.2 will make it work?? ugh.. I'm a bit of a linux newb, however.. Is this going to be a difficult process??


Thanks.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:22 pm

I'm newbie too! =)

This was the first XF86 Install I ever made! LOL!

Well, go to http://www.xfree86.org, select a mirror and download the files U want (12 of 'em must be downloaded... don't remember which ones but you will find that in the site, and the others are optional, like, fonts, and so)

Then U must put everything in a temp folder, but important, the folder must be in an ext2 or ext3 partition ... If you download it in Win2K for example, you must copy it to a ext partition even if you are able to read it from Linux...

Tech backgroud ... if you try to install XF86 from a FAT32 or NTFS partition the system won't be able to create some hard links and the stuff won't go...

Then, just type "sh Xinstall.sh" w/o quotes and follow the instructions... but IMPORTANT:

DON'T let the install app overwrite any configuration files or you will be in trouble! I didn't say NO to these questions in the first time I tryed to install and then I could't find Gnome or KDE ... startx would give me only a strange X session window ...

As I'm a newbie, I decided reinstalling Linux would be easier than reconfiguring it...
Any doubt, please write!

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BTW, can you read your Win2K (NTFS) partition from Linux ??? If I try to mount mine WinXP (NTFS too) I get a message that says NTFS isn't supported by Kernel ... strange cause many people can mount theirs...

I've tryed

mount /dev/sda1 /mountpoint

and also

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mountpoint

the device is right, it's a Raid IDE controller...

Thanks!!
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