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Hello , i just installed a lot of updates the system telled me were available and i installed them all. There were a 8.5 fglrx driver that updated my actual ...
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    Help with ATI driver ?


    Hello , i just installed a lot of updates the system telled me were available and i installed them all. There were a 8.5 fglrx driver that updated my actual 8.4 ,but now i don't have 3d hardware acceleration , help me install the appropiate ati driver for my card which is :

    dentification
    Vendor: ‎ATI Technologies Inc

    Description: ‎RV370 [Sapphire X550 Silent]

    Media class: ‎VGA compatible controller

    Connection
    Bus: ‎PCI

    PCI domain: ‎0

    Bus PCI #: ‎4

    PCI device #: ‎0

    PCI function #: ‎0

    Vendor ID: ‎0x1002

    Device ID: ‎0x5b63

    Sub vendor ID: ‎0x1043

    Sub device ID: ‎0x3000

    Misc
    Module: ‎Card:ATI Radeon 9500 to Radeon X1050

    Please i really need help here. Many thanks in advance

    Look it has changed my xorg.conf file like this :

    # File generated by XFdrake (rev 234840)

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "1024x768 @ 60 Hz"
    HorizSync 31-70
    VertRefresh 50-120
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 to Radeon X1050"
    Driver "ati"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
    EndSection


    So is there a way to roll back the changes i made to the system via the command line ?
    If not how can i configure it to run 3D acceleration ,when i check at the HARDWARE and run the config tool it says 3D HARDWARE ACCELERATION with a ticket there ,so i really am not understanding nothing here ?
    I have had a 360 ,but it got the RROD
    No more XBOX, i turned PS3
    I had it for months ,it still amazes me!

    Never seen a bigger failure of MICROSOFT then the XBOX 360!

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    You can always remove the new package, from within the package manager, and then to install the older driver. If you didn't install it from a .rpm package, you'll have to visit the vendor's homepage for further instructions.
    I had an AtiRadeon card, but hey man, I got rid of it, thanks to God!
    If you need a CD/DVD catalogizer, give a try to my program:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show...content=100682
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    Unfortunately , i have updated the fglrx-kernel-2.x.x (my kernel number) and there is no way back for me. I tried for several hours via the console login,removed the packages installed the old ones. Still nothing. So i got to ATI home page download the proprietary Linux installer ,installed it, and i get the following message error during booting:
    No ati driver found in fglrx switching to free ati driver

    Anyway it's not the end of the world.I can live happily with the free driver.My only restriction is in the games section,as for other thing they work really well,like COMPIZ,VIDEOPLAYBACK , MUSIC, GRAPHICS and all multimedia things in Linux.
    I will reinstall Mandriva after i finish some torrents ,and transfer them to my laptop.

    I know what error i made ,i updated fglrx-kernel which i really shouldn't ,cause i had everything working fine.

    Anyway i got a lot experience with the command line ,and the urpm commands and its extension by using it for 6 hours without any interrupt
    I have had a 360 ,but it got the RROD
    No more XBOX, i turned PS3
    I had it for months ,it still amazes me!

    Never seen a bigger failure of MICROSOFT then the XBOX 360!

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