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- Join Date
- Feb 2005
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!!
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
- Ontario, Canada
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