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I have Mandriva free 2010.2 with KDE and I'm trying to install the proprietary drivers for my Radeon x800 XL graphics card by following the guide on Mandriva community wiki. ...
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    gona
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    ATI proprietary driver installation on Mandriva free (+some tweaking)


    I have Mandriva free 2010.2 with KDE and I'm trying to install the proprietary drivers for my Radeon x800 XL graphics card by following the guide on Mandriva community wiki. I have enabled the non-free and non-free updates repositories but when I open the graphical server configuration panel and try to select the graphics card I don't get any message about proprietary drivers.

    The graphics settings are configured as follows:

    Graphics card: ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier
    Display: 1280x1024/60Hz
    Resolution: Automatic (24bpp)


    Then another problem: I have used Windows for a long time and one of the things I noticed when I installed Mandriva was that almost all fonts look messy. Is there a way to fix this? Maybe changing the font types? Any suggestions for good ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gona View Post
    I have Mandriva free 2010.2 with KDE and I'm trying to install the proprietary drivers for my Radeon x800 XL graphics card by following the guide on Mandriva community wiki. I have enabled the non-free and non-free updates repositories but when I open the graphical server configuration panel and try to select the graphics card I don't get any message about proprietary drivers.

    The graphics settings are configured as follows:

    Graphics card: ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier
    Display: 1280x1024/60Hz
    Resolution: Automatic (24bpp)
    Of course you are not going to get anything: AMD has already long dropped support for the X-series graphics cards in Catalyst.

    Those cards are now only supported via the free radeon and radeonhd driver. Which should already have been baked into the distro itself.

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    gona
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    Ok, thanks for the info. Old ATI cards don't seem to be the best option for Linux use...

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