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« on: March 10, 2011, 23:41:47 PM »

Hello.

First post and a problem for a start - sorry about that, but the matter really annoys me.
I have here graphic card Radeon Sapphire 1650 PRO and default driver for it (X.org R300 project - gallium 0.4 on RV530 - 2.1 Mesa 7.9.1). It's working - i can't deny that, but my eyes burns. In other words driver is working, but the quality isn't as good as it should. I remember from my last OS (Windows XP) that this problem can be solved, simply by installing ATI drivers. Well, i've searched many places and learn nothing - i couldn't find anything that would match Pardus 2011. The main question here: is there ATI video driver that matches with this version of Pardus?

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 23:47:28 PM »

Maybe this can be of help:
http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=2870.msg13737#msg13737

And in the Wiki to. But I dont know if that info are up to date:
http://en.pardus-wiki.org/Atidrivers
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 00:39:26 AM »

I've already check both:
- both xorg-video-radeon and xorg-video are installed. Wiki article is obsolete, drivers won't work on version 2011. I have also gather few ATI packeges, but all of them are working on other linux distributions.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 06:36:55 AM »

Check on the system settings if the drivers are activated.


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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 06:37:48 AM »

On this second screenshot you see where to go and change.


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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 10:10:35 AM »

Yeah, it's all ok - it was default since system installation. Pardus is running on driver developed by open source community (X.org R300 project - gallium 0.4 on RV530 - 2.1 Mesa 7.9.1). That driver is working, but as i said quality isn't perfect.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 16:02:15 PM »

The proprietary driver should be in the package xorg-video-fglrx

Edit: I just tried this myself. The proprietary drivers don't show up in System Settings and neither of these will launch.  Huh?



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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 18:06:26 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 18:18:30 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 21:23:38 PM »

Quite so. I've checked that before (unistall/install default driver) and the result was te same: failure. Is there a possibility, that this version of Pardus is troublemaker? I have downloaded version 2007, if this problem cannot be solved.

PS. ATI may be an "enemy of my freedom", but in this case i choose quality over legal details. In this situation i just can't work - and for webmaster this is troublesome.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 21:55:44 PM »


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ATI has since merged with AMD Corporation and has taken steps to make their hardware documentation available for use by the free software community

"Enemy of your freedom" is a mute point now. Freedom does not mean Only great drivers will be released.. This is probably why I needed to use "fail safe" when installing Pardus 2009.2 with my Nvidia card, and after installation I  could install and use the proprietary driver. Worked great.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 22:00:09 PM »

.... I have downloaded version 2007, if this problem cannot be solved.
Don't use this very old version.
Why don't you try 2009 Huh? to see if it makes a difference.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 22:48:38 PM »


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ATI has since merged with AMD Corporation and has taken steps to make their hardware documentation available for use by the free software community

"Enemy of your freedom" is a mute point now. Freedom does not mean Only great drivers will be released.. This is probably why I needed to use "fail safe" when installing Pardus 2009.2 with my Nvidia card, and after installation I  could install and use the proprietary driver. Worked great.


making hardware documentation available for free software community is a good move of course but this is another point. if you stop giving support for x series for linux although you got payment, so what the linux users do with their unsupported x series card?

but they dont sell those cards to us by force of course.


@Oneit
you can try pardus 2008. i had used 2008 with ati radeon 1600 with no problem.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 23:01:51 PM »

Confuse-mode is on.

Version 2007, 2008.2 or 2009.2. 2007 is too old, i understand that. But what with 2008.2 and 2009.2? - Can anybody confirm that ATI card (title) will work on that Pardus? I have here one last cd - i must make my mind on that x).
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 23:02:55 PM »

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making hardware documentation available for free software community is a good move of course but this is another point. if you stop giving support for x series for linux although you got payment, so what the linux users do with their unsupported x series card?

So what's the harm in ATI (AMD) giving hardware docs for older cards, what's the harm to there business??

Please explain how "they" got payment, in what way? I do not understand this.

Well, I am glad they opened up on newer cards under AMD at least, but I also know that free or not does not guarantee a quality product.

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