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Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome



I would go back to the HOWTO Document referenced.  

Step 11 Common steps for all distributions
11 Common steps for all distributions 
11.1 Kernel 2.6 driver configuration 
11.2 Building the module 
11.3 Configuration of X Window 
11.4 Fine tuning the installation 

Create the modules then run

/usr/X11R6/bin/fglrxconfig to configure X

I checked inside the RPM and the last thing it does is move your XF86Config 
file out of the way and rename it.  It is up to you to continue on with the 
HOWTO and make and install the modules.   Then configure X with the tool they 
give you fglrxconfig.

Good Luck!!


On Monday 26 January 2004 12:37, Gunnar wrote:
> To Dave:
> No Xconfigurator , someone in another news told me to try that.
> XFree86 doesnt run at all (application that configures my video card)
> The /etc/X11/ has xf86config.backup and xf86config.old but nothing besides
> that (files with that name at least)
> I hope i learn how to set linux up with all the fun you mentioned :)))
> thx for your reply.
>
> to Mark:
> The rpm package i installed was this one:
> fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm that can be found on
> http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html?type=linux&prodT
>ype=graphic&prod=productsLINUXdriver&submit.x=17&submit.y=13
>
> The "how to" i used can be found here :
> http://www.rage3d.com/content/articles/atilinuxhowto/
>
> ps: the floppy solution was AMAZING. That remembered me that if you have 2
> possibles solutions for a problem then
> the simpler one might be the *true* one. I wasnt even remembering the
> existence of floppy. I will do what you proposed and
> send the files
>
> thx all for helpin
> Gunnar
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Margolis" <margolid@ecs.csus.edu>
> To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 5:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome
>
> > My guess is that you successfully installed the driver and now you just
> > need to (re) configure X.  Redhat comes with Xconfigurator (spelling?). 
> > I personally use xf86config.  The _no screens_ error usually means you
> > haven't specified a correct set up of horiz/vert refresh rates to make
> > your monitor and graphics card play nice.
> >
> > RedHat does a lot things its own way and X is one of them.  It's really
> > easy to set up a graphics card RH knows about (usually just autodectected
> > and configured during install).  Since that didn't work out for you, you
> > unforuntely have to do things the ugly way...ugly meaning editing the
> > XF86Config (usally found in /etc/X11) configuration file manually, or
> > using a not-quite-as-user-friendly non-gui tool (like xf86config) to help
> > you generate that file.
> >
> > The good thing about doing things this way is that you learn a lot more
> > about what XFree86 is and what it does, along with some of the hows and
> > whys of Linux drivers and all that fun stuff that a typical RH
> > installation tries to hide from you.
> >
> > On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Gunnar wrote:
> > > I forced the rpm cause i was following a "How to" and they said i
> > > should force it if it didnt install on the first try.
> > >
> > > I took a look at those directories you said:
> > >
> > > in the /var/log i found some XFree86 logs (all of them seemed to be the
>
> same
>
> > > for me but with diferent names. and they did not have "error" on their
>
> file
>
> > > name)
> > > I dont know how  can i send them to you cause i use windows xp to send
> > > emails. (sorry i am still learning linux)
> > >
> > > in the /etc/X11 directory i have found the following:
> > >
> > > XF86Config.old
> > >        "           .backup
> > >
> > >
> > > thx for helping me out
> > > Gunnar
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Mark Street" <jet@sonic.net>
> > > To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 3:20 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome
> > >
> > > > On Monday 26 January 2004 09:03, Gunnar wrote:
> > > > >  Hello Folks
> > > > >  I just started using linux 2 days ago and i am a little bit lost.
> > > > > I
> > >
> > > have
> > >
> > > > >  a 9600 pro and red hat 9 installed on my system.  I tried to
>
> install
>
> > > > >  9600 pro drivers from ati to my red hat following a "how to". The
>
> last
>
> > > > >  command i gave was rpm -i -force filename. Then i cant get startx
>
> to
>
> > > > >  work (gnome).
> > > >
> > > > Not a good thing.  Why did you have to use the force option with rpm?
> > >
> > > What is
> > >
> > > > the package name you installed?
> > > >
> > > > We need the complete output from the XFree86 Error, look in /var/log/
>
> for
>
> > > the
> > >
> > > > XFree86 error log.
> > > >
> > > > Looks like your XFree86 config file might have gone missing.  Take a
>
> peek
>
> > > in
> > >
> > > > /etc/X11 and see if the RPM package you forced made a backup of the
>
> old
>
> > > one.
> > >
> > > > >  I get the following messages when i type startx at prompt:
> > > > >  (EE) Unable to locate /open config file
> > > > >  (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> > > > >
> > > > >  Fatal error:no screen found.
> > > > >
> > > > >  My kernel is 2.4.20-8
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Mark Street, D.C.
> > > > Red Hat Certified Engineer
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