ATI Radeon 8500 under RedHat 7.2 ??

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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 8:29 am

Hi there,
After some BIOS flashing and drivers download the onboard IDE Raid controller is working and Linux was installed to the hd attached to it...

Now comes the 2nd part =)

Do you know anyone who managed to get ATi's Radeon 8500 working under linux (XFree) ??

I wanna the grafic interface !! =)

Thanks for your help!!
Fleury
Hardware:
Abit KR7A-133-Raid
Athlon XP 1700+
512 mb DDR 266
Maxtor D740X 60gb Ata 133
ATI Radeon 8500 64mb
Sound Blaster PCI 128

OS:
WinXP Pro
RedHat 7.2
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 2:36 pm

Have you tried using the SVGA server? It should be enough to get X going.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:27 pm

You might try to grab XFree86 v.4.2. I could be wrong, but I think RH7.2 has version 4.0.3 or maybe 4.1. Depending on what you want your Radeon to do, 4.2 may provide good enuff support.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 7:18 pm

I agree, try to install the latest version of X...they're good at fixing things when they release a new version.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:51 pm

Thanks for all U guys who took your time to help me!!

I downloaded XF 4.2 (RH 7.2 comes with 4.1) and selected ATi All-In-Wonder and it worked fine!! now running Gnome at 1260x1024 24bit!! (there is an All-In-Wonder in 4.1 too, but it won`t go... btw the SVGA won`t go either... I get a system lock-up when trying to use SVGA)

Thanks a lot!
Fleury
Hardware:
Abit KR7A-133-Raid
Athlon XP 1700+
512 mb DDR 266
Maxtor D740X 60gb Ata 133
ATI Radeon 8500 64mb
Sound Blaster PCI 128

OS:
WinXP Pro
RedHat 7.2
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Postposted on Sat Mar 16, 2002 1:33 am

Hey fleury, does the All-in-Wonder server let you use the tuner or video I/O? Or allow hardware MPEG decoding? I'd love to use mine in Linux!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 17, 2002 3:46 pm

Hi,
I'm having the same problem as fleury.

Only I'm worse off.. I'm new to linux, and I don't know how to install programs or anything like that. I'm want to download all the files for Xfree86 4.2, but when I'm in linux (i'm using win2k right now, btw), i can't mount my windows hard drives.

How can I read the files from my other drives?

Are there any good websites that I would be able to get this sort of info from?

thanks
elp...


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Postposted on Sun Mar 17, 2002 4:34 pm

Speed, I really don't know... Actually I'm a newbie I and so happy I could make the video and my MP3s work that I forgot everything else LOL =) ...

EyeLike, check the other forum (Drivers - Graphics - http://www.tech-report.com/forums/viewt ... &forum=3&6)

I explaind how to install XF86 in a message that I've just posted there...

In that message I asked you if you could read your NTFS files there... but I guess you can't huh ? =)

Well... as I can't either, I made a FAT32 partition so Linux and WinXP can both, read and write... But I don't know about Win2K, can it read FAT32 ??

I'll start a new topic in this forum trying to get some help in mounting NTFS partitions under Linux ... think you should keep an eye there too ...

Good luck guys!
Fleury
Hardware:
Abit KR7A-133-Raid
Athlon XP 1700+
512 mb DDR 266
Maxtor D740X 60gb Ata 133
ATI Radeon 8500 64mb
Sound Blaster PCI 128

OS:
WinXP Pro
RedHat 7.2
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