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    Seeking help to get X server to work


    Hello, I just installed Debian and this is my first time dealing with linux.

    Anyways, my gdm will not start because its having some problems with the video card settings. Obviously I messed up something and am unsure how to fix it.

    I am using a laptop Toshiba Satellite A65 -
    Video card: ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
    Refresh rate: 60 on winxp with 1024 x 768

    Here is the log of running startx:
    Code:
    This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
    way.  Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
    to fixes@XFree86.Org.  Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
    please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
    (http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)
    
    XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
    Release Date: 21 December 2001
    	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
    	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
    	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-ac6 i686 [ELF] 
    Module Loader present
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Jan 12 11:42:31 2005
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
             (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
             (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
    (**) |   |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    (**) |   |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
    (**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
    (**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    (**) XKB: model: "pc104"
    (**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    (**) XKB: layout: "us"
    (==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
    (**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
    (WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    (==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    (--) using VT number 7
    
    (II) Open APM successful
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.1
    	XFree86 Video Driver: 0.4
    	XFree86 XInput driver : 0.2
    	XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
    	XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.2
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    	ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
    (II) Loading font Bitmap
    (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
    (II) PCI: Config type is 1
    (II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x00000000, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000
    (II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
    (II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1002,cab3 card 0000,0000 rev 05 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1002,7010 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
    (II) PCI: 00:13:0: chip 1002,4347 card 1179,ff10 rev 01 class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:13:1: chip 1002,4348 card 1179,ff10 rev 01 class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:13:2: chip 1002,4345 card 1179,ff10 rev 01 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:14:0: chip 1002,4353 card 1179,ff10 rev 18 class 0c,05,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:14:1: chip 1002,4349 card 1179,ff10 rev 00 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:14:3: chip 1002,434c card 1179,ff10 rev 00 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:14:4: chip 1002,4342 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,01 hdr 81
    (II) PCI: 00:14:5: chip 1002,4341 card 1179,ff10 rev 00 class 04,01,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:14:6: chip 1002,434d card 1179,0001 rev 01 class 07,03,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 01:05:0: chip 1002,4437 card 1179,ff10 rev 00 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 02:04:0: chip 168c,0013 card 144f,7064 rev 01 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 02:06:0: chip 104c,ac50 card 0000,0000 rev 02 class 06,07,00 hdr 02
    (II) PCI: 02:07:0: chip 10ec,8139 card 1179,ff10 rev 10 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: End of PCI scan
    (II) LoadModule: "scanpci"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) UnloadModule: "scanpci"
    (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
    (II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (-1,0,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus 0 I/O range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
    (II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    (II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    (II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x0a (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus 1 I/O range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x0000c000 - 0x0000dfff (0x2000) IX[B]
    (II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0xe0000000 - 0xefffffff (0x10000000) MX[B]
    (II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0xa0000000 - 0xafffffff (0x10000000) MX[B]
    (II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:20:3), (0,-1,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus -1 I/O range:
    (II) Bus -1 non-prefetchable memory range:
    (II) Bus -1 prefetchable memory range:
    (II) Subtractive PCI-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) Bus 2: bridge is at (0:20:4), (0,2,2), BCTRL: 0x06 (VGA_EN is cleared)
    (II) Bus 2 I/O range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a0ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[1] -1 0	0x0000a400 - 0x0000a4ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[2] -1 0	0x0000a800 - 0x0000a8ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0x0000ac00 - 0x0000acff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0x0000b000 - 0x0000b0ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0x0000b400 - 0x0000b4ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0x0000b800 - 0x0000b8ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[7] -1 0	0x0000bc00 - 0x0000bcff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) Bus 2 non-prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0xd0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x10000000) MX[B]
    (II) Bus 2 prefetchable memory range:
    	[0] -1 0	0x90000000 - 0x9fffffff (0x10000000) MX[B]
    (--) PCI:*(1:5:0) ATI unknown chipset (0x4437) rev 0, Mem @ 0xa0000000/27, 0xe0000000/16, I/O @ 0xc000/8
    (II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
    	[0] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    	[1] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges:
    	[0] -1 0	0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    	[1] -1 0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    	[2] -1 0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges:
    	[0] -1 0	0xd0000000 - 0xd00000ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[1] -1 0	0xd0010000 - 0xd001ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1 0	0xf0000500 - 0xf00005ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0xf0000400 - 0xf00004ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0xf0000000 - 0xf00003ff (0x400) MX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0xf0003000 - 0xf0003fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0xf0002000 - 0xf0002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1 0	0xf0001000 - 0xf0001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[8] -1 0	0xb4000000 - 0xb4000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[9] -1 0	0xb0000000 - 0xb3ffffff (0x4000000) MX[B]
    	[10] -1 0	0xe0000000 - 0xe000ffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
    	[11] -1 0	0xa0000000 - 0xa7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
    	[12] -1 0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a0ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[13] -1 0	0x00008070 - 0x0000807f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[14] -1 0	0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[15] -1 0	0x0000c000 - 0x0000c0ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
    	[0] -1 0	0xd0000000 - 0xd00000ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[1] -1 0	0xd0010000 - 0xd001ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1 0	0xf0000500 - 0xf00005ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0xf0000400 - 0xf00004ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0xf0000000 - 0xf00003ff (0x400) MX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0xf0003000 - 0xf0003fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0xf0002000 - 0xf0002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1 0	0xf0001000 - 0xf0001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[8] -1 0	0xb4000000 - 0xb4000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[9] -1 0	0xb0000000 - 0xb3ffffff (0x4000000) MX[B]
    	[10] -1 0	0xe0000000 - 0xe000ffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
    	[11] -1 0	0xa0000000 - 0xa7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
    	[12] -1 0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a0ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[13] -1 0	0x00008070 - 0x0000807f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[14] -1 0	0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[15] -1 0	0x0000c000 - 0x0000c0ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
    	[0] -1 0	0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    	[1] -1 0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    	[2] -1 0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) All system resource ranges:
    	[0] -1 0	0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    	[1] -1 0	0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    	[2] -1 0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1 0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[5] -1 0	0xd0000000 - 0xd00000ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[6] -1 0	0xd0010000 - 0xd001ffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[7] -1 0	0xf0000500 - 0xf00005ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[8] -1 0	0xf0000400 - 0xf00004ff (0x100) MX[B]
    	[9] -1 0	0xf0000000 - 0xf00003ff (0x400) MX[B]
    	[10] -1 0	0xf0003000 - 0xf0003fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[11] -1 0	0xf0002000 - 0xf0002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[12] -1 0	0xf0001000 - 0xf0001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[13] -1 0	0xb4000000 - 0xb4000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
    	[14] -1 0	0xb0000000 - 0xb3ffffff (0x4000000) MX[B]
    	[15] -1 0	0xe0000000 - 0xe000ffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
    	[16] -1 0	0xa0000000 - 0xa7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
    	[17] -1 0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[18] -1 0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[19] -1 0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a0ff (0x100) IX[B]
    	[20] -1 0	0x00008070 - 0x0000807f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[21] -1 0	0x0000e000 - 0x0000e00f (0x10) IX[B]
    	[22] -1 0	0x0000c000 - 0x0000c0ff (0x100) IX[B](B)
    (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
    (II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
    (II) Loading font Bitmap
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "ddc"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
    (II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
    (II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading sub module "drm"
    (II) LoadModule: "drm"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
    (II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension FontCache
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.9
    	Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    	ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
    (II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
    (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
    (II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "int10"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
    (II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) LoadModule: "pex5"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
    (II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension X3D-PEX
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
    (II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "speedo"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a
    (II) Module speedo: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    	ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
    (II) Loading font Speedo
    (II) LoadModule: "type1"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
    (II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    	ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
    (II) Loading font Type1
    (II) Loading font CID
    (II) LoadModule: "vbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
    (II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) LoadModule: "xie"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
    (II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    	ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension XIE
    (II) LoadModule: "ati"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ati_drv.o
    (II) Module ati: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 6.3.6
    	Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
    	ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
    (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
    (II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
    	ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.2
    (II) ATI: ATI driver (version 6.3.6) for chipsets: ati, ativga
    (II) R128: Driver for ATI Rage 128 chipsets: ATI Rage 128 RE (PCI),
    	ATI Rage 128 RF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 RG (AGP), ATI Rage 128 RK (PCI),
    	ATI Rage 128 RL (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Pro PD (PCI),
    	ATI Rage 128 Pro PF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Pro PP (PCI),
    	ATI Rage 128 Pro PR (PCI), ATI Rage 128 Mobility LE (PCI),
    	ATI Rage 128 Mobility LF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Mobility MF (AGP),
    	ATI Rage 128 Mobility ML (AGP)
    (II) RADEON: Driver for ATI Radeon chipsets: ATI Radeon QD (AGP),
    	ATI Radeon QE (AGP), ATI Radeon QF (AGP), ATI Radeon QG (AGP),
    	ATI Radeon VE (AGP)
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:05:0
    (II) ATI:  Candidate "Device" section "Generic Video Card".
    (WW) ATI:  PCI/AGP Mach64 in slot 1:5:0 could not be detected!
    (EE) No devices detected.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    
    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages.
    This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
    Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

    Thanks for any help you might be able to provide

    Also, I was wondering how can I switch between gdm, xdm etc? I have no idea whats the difference and just went with the default.

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    Re: Seeking help to get X server to work

    Quote Originally Posted by B1acksun
    Hello, I just installed Debian and this is my first time dealing with linux.
    I am using a laptop Toshiba Satellite A65 -
    Video card: ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
    ATI:here is ur problem they don't make any effort for the community. Personnaly I avoid those cards and I will avoid them until they do some correct drivers like nvidia
    Try to look at ati's website but...

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    ATI doesn't support any of the mobility cards. Your best bet is the gatos drivers. Note, however, that even if you get them working with 3D accelleration, it's not going to be anywhere near as good as in Windows. I think using the genric drivers I was getting like 80fps, then when I got 3d accel working I was up to 95fps. I was never able to reached 100+fps.

    http://gatos.sourceforge.net/

    *EDIT* I didn't see that you're using a pretty new ATI card, maybe things have changed.
    Jeremy
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    Thanks for your help.

    This causes some problems for me because I dont think I am smart enough to download the drivers from ATIs website from command prompt. Ahh

    I will try some other options and see if I can get it to work.

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