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Hi I have just bought a laptop with amd 64 and installed Mandrake 10.1 x86_64. The installation went just fine and the display settings, everything. When I just started kde ...
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    ati display problems mdk 10.1


    Hi I have just bought a laptop with amd 64 and installed Mandrake 10.1 x86_64. The installation went just fine and the display settings, everything. When I just started kde after some time I had some strange problems. I get DOTS of every color on the screen, I dont get them on all of the screen. I dont have any idea what can be the problem. Can some one help me here please or give me some idea. oh btw when I type glxinfo I get 4 lines and they are all errors and plus segmentation fault, glxgears does not even starts. Thanks.

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    Can you give us specs?

    Since you've got a laptop, chances are your ATI card is a mobility version. If it's newer, it may be supported by the ATI drivers:

    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...asp?deptID=894

    If it's not supported there, you can always use the GATOS drivers, although they lack the quality of the ATI drivers (but they are opensource):

    http://gatos.sourceforge.net/

    Good luck!
    Jeremy
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    >> Can you give us specs?

    What kind of specs do you want me to send you???

    >>Since you've got a laptop, chances are your ATI card is a mobility version. >>If it's newer, it may be supported by the ATI drivers:

    yes it is mobility ATI RADEON 9700 Mobility (64MB RAM)

    >>https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...asp?deptID=894

    I did not find anything usefull here )

    >>If it's not supported there, you can always use the GATOS drivers, >>although they lack the quality of the ATI drivers (but they are >>opensource):

    >>http://gatos.sourceforge.net/

    As I can see on their site there is not support for xorg 6.7 but Xfree86 and Mandrakelinux 10.1 comes with Xorg 6.7, and lets say that that is the main problem. I dont have constant internet connection and cant update it. There are ati drivers for xorg 6.8 but I did not find any for 6.7

    >>Good luck!
    >>Jeremy

    Thanks I'll need it )

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    Then update your xorg to 6.8
    Try this HOWTO

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