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Howdy, Recently I bought an Acer Aspire 1600 notebook. I am totally happy with this machine and of course want to install Linux on it Suse 8.1 installed without problems, ...
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    ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility and SuSe 8.1


    Howdy,

    Recently I bought an Acer Aspire 1600 notebook. I am totally happy with this machine and of course want to install Linux on it
    Suse 8.1 installed without problems, but unfortunately it didn't recognize the Ati Radeon 9000 Mobility card So now it's running on 800x600 with 256 colors...
    Ati has released drivers that should work, but I must be doing something wrong, because after installing the rpm the card is still not recognized!

    Can someone please help me out? Am I missing something? What went wrong? Should I try another Linux distro instead?

    I am not a Linux wizzkid, so please try to bare with me

    Thanx in advance!

    RenÚ

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    It's possible that you will still have to configure the card after installing the RPM. Use "rpm -ql name" (where name is the name of that package) to find out what files it installed, and then post it here.

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    Will do :)

    Thank you for your reply !
    I will do what you asked and post it asap!

    RenÚ

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    hmmm

    Howdy again,

    It said: package fglrx-glc22-4[1].2.0-2.5.1.i586.rpm is not installed ???
    Which is weird.
    I installed it with yast2, by just clicking the rpm. It probably need more packaged or something?

    RenÚ

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    Howdy, found the answer!

    Thank you for you reply!
    I found the answer on the internet.
    It seems you have to update your kernel and xfree86 before it can work.
    Just have to find out how, but I'm sure the answer is out there

    Thanx again!

    RenÚ

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    Tell us exactly what was needed, and we can help you.

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    :)

    I found a manual somewhere (forgot to bookmark, duh).
    It said you could make the ati radeon 7500 drivers work for the ati radeon 9000 if you update the kernel en put agpgart (might be spelled wrong) into it, but not as a module. It said you have to update XFree86 too.
    Since I am a kinda newbie to Linux, I guess I should read up on this and try first

    Thanks again!

    RenÚ

    Ps. If you know any good site to learn more about kernel updating and XFree86 updating, please post them

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    There is an excellent kernel compiling HOWTO on tldp.org:
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/index.html
    As for XFree86, check their website:
    http://www.xfree86.org/

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