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  1. #1

    Recompiling Kernal for ATI


    After all this time, I still havent got my display drivers installed correctly. On Knoppix 3.7, ATI Radeon 9200SE.

    My display maxes out at 1024x768 @ 24bit colour at the mo.

    I have been told and seen evidence that I need to recompile my kernal to get these display drivers working properly...

    Anyone know of any good guides, and or step by step (and I mean step by step!) instructions? I have no knowledge of kernals, or kernal modules, etc.

    All I have found out is:

    Everyone complains ATI drivers are a &$@^ to get installed right
    I need to edit the Xfree86-4 file
    I'm in way over my head

    Please, experts, help!!



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    You need to compile your kernel and make sure you set a few options...modules are kernel specific

    Loadable module support -> Enable loadable module support: ENABLED

    Loadable module support -> Module unloading: ENABLED

    Loadable module support -> ENABLED

    Processor type and features -> MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support: ENABLED

    Device drivers -> Character Devices -> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support): ENABLED OR MODULE (if you don't compile this as a module, you'll have to set "UseInternalAGPGART" to "no" in your XF86Config file)
    This option enables AGP support in the kernel, which is usually a good thing to have

    Device drivers -> Character Devices -> (pick the correct AGP chipset option from the list, depending on your motherboard): ENABLED OR MODULE

    NB: compiling this option as a module is only possible in 2.6 kernels.

    NB: AMD64 users: you must also select the AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-

    CPU GART support option in addition to those described above.

    Device drivers -> Character Devices -> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support): DISABLED

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