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hi im having issues with the current video driver that came with my distro i found this driver ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver 8.40.4 but i have no clue ...
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    Unhappy pc linux os video driver issue


    hi im having issues with the current video driver that came with my distro i found this driver
    ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver 8.40.4 but i have no clue how to install it
    my video card is an ATI Radeon x1650 pro im a complete noob to this distro so if anyone can walk me through on how to install this video card driver it would be very appreciated
    other than that this distro kicks ass

    thanks

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Which Graphics Driver are you using right now?
    Open Terminal/Konsole and execute this
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep "Driver"
    Post output here.

    If you are using ati driver already, You have to remove the ATI Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver first.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    im currently using whatever driver that came on the linux cd so i have not alterded it

    heres what i got
    [nathan@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep "Driver"
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "evdev"
    Driver "fbdev"
    [nathan@localhost ~]$

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    Try "vesa" Driver.
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Set Driver "vesa" in Section Device "Video Card".
    Something like this
    Code:
    Section "Device"
      Identifier "xxxx Video Card"
      Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
      Driver "vesa"
      screen 0
    EndSection
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key. Reboot machine.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    it didnt work now it dosent load the gui but loads the kernal or command prompt lol time to reinstall it

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    You can install Ati drivers in Synaptic (Package Manager) Just search for ati and there it is.

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