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In the past (from a fresh install) I have installed xfree driver to use with my radeon 9600 with 256MB vram. I couldn't get KDE to load and being a ...
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    Major issues with xfree


    In the past (from a fresh install) I have installed xfree driver to use with my radeon 9600 with 256MB vram. I couldn't get KDE to load and being a newbie to linux, had no idea what to do. My only option at the time was to reformat. I want to get some kind of 3d graphics going on and try my hand at WINE gaming. This time I don't want to lose my data (seeing as I have some now ) and am wondering if anyone has some experience with this. Or if it is even possible to run on my card. I am also wondering if someone can point me to a place with some kind of resource that will tell me what to do through the console if KDE fails to load.

    Please and Thanks!

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    1) ATI has their own drivers you can try
    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27

    2) the DRI project has drivers too---i'm using just plain old 'radeon' driver with a 9200 series and have just gotten 3d rendering too work. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/

    3) wine will not play that many games. I'm not an expert on this but there is a program you can purchase called cedega --and is discussed on many threads in this forum.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Cedega (winex) can be downloaded for free over cvs. Loook here: http://www.transgaming.com/license.php?source=1

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    I just found out that I actually had the latest version of xfree.....must have came over a suse update.
    The problem is that suse doesn't support my graphics card so I have to find a way to enable 3d acceleration.

    And half life 1 supposedly runs fine over wine, but I meant to get cedega which is basically the same thing right?

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