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From: Ian Kabeary <omega21@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Video Card of Death! (Yes its on topic.)
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 19:00:28
1 Hi there,
2 My laptop has a Radeon 9100. Toshiba advertised a 9000 so at the time I was
3 happy. Then I realized that the proprietary ATi drivers dont give this card
4 3d acceleration, which it is totally capable of. Anyway, I tried the wiki
5 instructions on getting this card to work but they are quite cryptic the way
6 they have written them. It kind of branches off into three different ways of
7 doing it, but you never know what reading to skip and what to do.
9 I got reasonably far. What I did was take the support for the direct
10 rendering manager out of the kernel, while including the Radeon driver and
11 other associated things. For the purposes of this support request, I do not
12 believe they are completely relevant. After doing what I think it was that I
13 should do, I started X. (I have 7.1.1 by the way). What I end up with is
14 that it cant find the drivers because the version of the radeon driver
15 version doesn't match the server version or something? I have no idea what
16 that means.
18 Projects use waaaay different versioning systems. Seriously, I have no clue
19 what its going on about! :) Is this a cryptic way of saying the driver wants
20 Xorg < 7.0?
21 Thanks so much everyone!
22 ~Ian


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Video Card of Death! (Yes its on topic.) Mike <whodie@×××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Video Card of Death! (Yes its on topic.) Neil Isaac <isaac.neil@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Video Card of Death! (Yes its on topic.) Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>