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The new ati drivers from their website for the x800 series video cards, the only problem is they are for xfree86, and in rpm format...anyone know of the same drivers ...
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    anyone see?


    The new ati drivers from their website for the x800 series video cards, the only problem is they are for xfree86, and in rpm format...anyone know of the same drivers except for xorg and in any other format? so I can get it installed in the gentoo and get video??
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    You can use rpm2targz to convert an RPM to tarball. I'm pretty sure that the latest drivers will run on xorg...you can atleast try it.

    I would suggest it on xorg < 6.8.0 as the newest ati-drivers in portage (for the normal ATI cards) don't work in 6.8 and above.
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    ok...

    Which version of their freex86 do i want to download the rpm for? it has from 4.1-4.3.
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    As far as I know, Xorg uses the 4.3 branch of XFree86.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    As far as I know, Xorg uses the 4.3 branch of XFree86.
    Yes...and the ATI XFree4.3 drivers *should* work.
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    once i unzip them how will in make sur ethat xorg uses them(i'm new to the whole bring in external drivers for xorg and what not), doh, i just noticed that this is posted in the slack forums, i use gentoo=p Not sure on hwo to move it, but if someone could answer my questions still that'd be awesome.
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