Greetings! A small problem...
I just installed RedHat 8.0 3 days ago. I set up a dual boot system, and have booted to the evil gates system for only an hour or 2 to play Battlefield 1942 the whole time. Linux rules over windows...
My problem is one that I have seen others post about but I have yet to find a solution. That of the Radeon 9700pro. If I could get that working properly i could then let RH take over and format the diseased gates drive. As I play fewer and fewer games anyway, what is available for linux suits me fine. But I have to get my 3d working.
Whenever I try to start a game requiring 3d, the game takes off and runs, but the grafix go to horizontal lines. I know the game is working properly as i can usually find the right key combo to tell the game to quit, even tho i cant see. I can also here the games sounds. I have tried to update the driver using the one off the ATI site and one on the installation cd. Whenever I reboot the system, RedHat comes up to what I assume is an ASCII error screen, but the text is garbled and unreadable. It then takes me to the command prompt. Being new to Linux (Dos 5.0 oldtime vet tho) i haven't yet figured out quite everything, but am 'rediscovering' the command line, but I have re-installed RH several times in my trial and error processes ;)
If anyone has found the fix for the 9700pro it would be greatly appreciated if you could post how to do it.
LSI U160 SCSI Adapter
IBM Piranha 15k drives