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Northernfrog
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« on: July 29, 2009, 18:48:09 PM »

Hi all , i have an ati x1300 and cannot find fglrx for it . I have Pardus 2009 installed but no tv-out . Is there a solution or stuck going back to KDE3.5  .  Looked through forum and no one seem to have working fglrx driver .  What to do now as i like Pardus . Will the ati site driver work with manual install . Hope there's an easy fix . I will await advice . THANKS   Northernfrog
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 19:49:10 PM »

Hi all , i have an ati x1300 and cannot find fglrx for it .

Hello,

search  xorg-video-radeon or only  xorg-video in package-manager.

There you find the driver. Wink

Greetings
bubbel
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 20:10:48 PM »

Thanks for quick response . I did the search you recommended with no results  except for Nvidia cards only.
I'm looking for ATI X1300 driver with fglrx . I'm affraid any ATI card requiring fglrx are out of luck in the new KDE4 .Is this so . Please still looking for fix . Hope it's not to top secret   lol      Northernfrog
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 20:17:41 PM »

Thats the open source version which is coming along nicely, if you get it from AMD site latest has support for newest xorg but not older cards the older one supports older cards but not latest xorg. This has been the case for a while, about the only distro left using the older x is debian.

With the open source one there are options to improve, performance. If you want more info post back, I wont post the link unless you ask for it and it is possible that it may cause issues with your system.
My fps in glxgears increased from <300 to >1300  Shocked on a x1150
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 20:31:56 PM »

I found the drivers you mentioned for radeon and radeonHD and are both installed already . I'm starting to think it's a no go . The problem i have is trying to get video to lcd tv . If there is a simple fix or a solution i'd be happy . DEBIEN hmmmmmmm . Is this a KDE problem or is it gnome also . Again thanks . Northernfrog
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 21:03:26 PM »

its and xorg/ati/kernel problem not desktop or distribution problem.

if you are comfortable with compiling, git and know how to recover from an x hard crash then then you may try this if not you will have to wait like everyone else.

First off you need some extra packages.

Code:
autoconf xorg-server-devel kernel-source gcc make git

if X crashes and you do a hard reset you can append your kernel line with xorg=safe to reboot to a vesa display or xorg=off to boot to command line only.

next get latest mesa source

Code:
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/mesa

this  may take a little while

next select the radeon-rewrite branch

cd mesa then

Code:
git branch radeon-rewrite origin/radeon-rewrite
ensure is latest
Code:
git checkout radeon-rewrite
no we dont want to build the whole thing as we we can specify the models
Code:
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --with-dri-drivers=radeon,r200,r300
the r200 r300 are the only supported cards for dri but the group includes x1xxx series

once that is done just sudo make install any voila

if you do not have  much success or find the driver unstable you can reinstall mesa through pisi.

now add some info to xorg.conf

lspci | grep VGA will tell you the pci address of you card

so use you prefered editor for editing xorg.conf is use nano

Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

some option may lock your card it is trial and error

here is my device section

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200]"
        Driver          "ati"
        BusID           "PCI:1:05:0"
        Option          "AGPFastWrite"  "true"
        Option          "AccelMethod" "EXA"
        Option          "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
        Option     "DRI" "true"
        Option     "AGPMode" "4"
        Option     "EnablePageFlip" "on"
        Option     "ColorTiling" "on"
        #Option     "DynamicClocks" "on"
        VendorName      "ATI Technologies Inc"
        BoardName       "RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200]"
EndSection

taken from

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16554&page=2

some more info on the options and a dual screen config

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Additional_options_for_the_radeon_driver








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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 21:37:11 PM »

Well i may not be the most educated , but am going to try before i run . Will post back on results sometime tonight or tomorrow . Again thank you for your quick reponse . Hopefully all will work in the end    Northernfrog    P.S.  if another method comes to mind please post.   
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