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Hello, I'm new to linux. I'm using fedora 13, 64 bit, AMD athlon II processor. I tried to install ATI Catalyst Display Driver for linux but its giving following message ...
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    ATI Catalyst Display Driver


    Hello, I'm new to linux. I'm using fedora 13, 64 bit, AMD athlon II processor. I tried to install ATI Catalyst Display Driver for linux but its giving following message

    ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
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    which: no XFree86 in (/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin)

    Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
    default:v286_64:lib::none:2.6.33.5-124.fc13.x86_64:; make sure that the version is being
    correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.tcXvmo

    What does this mean? Where it is going wrong ? Please help me.

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    It appears the ATI driver does not recognize Fedora 13. I say this because Fedora uses Xorg, not XFree86 and the 'Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version' message says as much. Ati has a habit of being rather slow to support new Linux versions.
    You can use the Fedora supplied Xorg ATI driver, radeonhd. It supports hardware acceleration. It is not as good as an OEM driver, but unless you need super performance, it will get you by till ATI catches up.

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    Could you post the output of this
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    lspci | grep -i vga
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    hi the reply is
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4200]
    do I need to install any graphics driver for hardware acceleration ?

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