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    Default Radeon open source driver

    Hello,
    How do I enable the open-source Radeon driver?
    I have 10.3 and an ATI X1250.
    Thank you for any help.

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    What desktop environment you running?
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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    translucentSabre wrote:

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    > Hello,
    > How do I enable the open-source Radeon driver?
    > I have 10.3 and an ATI X1250.
    > Thank you for any help.


    Boot in runlevel 3. To do this you can type 3 when you see boot menu.
    You will see text mode login:
    Login:root <press Enter>
    Password: <give here root password and press Enter>
    There is no visual feedback in text mode like stars in GUI, so just type in
    and press Enter.

    Now run program:
    sax2 -m 0=radeon
    it will replace nvidia driver with readeon.

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    I have not yet tried Rajiko's advice, but I think that I am currently not using nvidia driver but the proprietary ati driver and think that the open source one will serve me better.

    Oh and for MadHag: KDE3

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    I remember the days when you just went into sax2 and just clicked the enable 3D box
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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    Well for some reason, my card is able to do 3d but right now I can't even get smooth 2d video out of it.

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    Ok I tried Rajiko's method and it said:

    SaX: no X-Server is Running
    SaX: will start own server if needed
    SPP: prepare device [0] profile: Depth24
    SPP: prepare device [0] profile: Radeon
    SPP: calling device [0] profile script: Radeon
    SPP: prepare device [0] profile: FireGL.addon
    SPP: prepare device [3] profile: synaptics
    SPP: calling device [3] profile script: synaptics
    SPP: including prepared profile(s)...

    Sax: startup

    xc: sorry could not start configuration server
    xc: for details refer to the log file:
    /var/log/SaX.log
    xc: abort.....

    I'm posting this but I'm going to look into that log file

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    You might want to uninstall all and get the driver from the ATI site, login as root and create/put the file in /ati and then go through the list of packages needed and install them, then read the installation destructions and maybe it will work. I did it in Parsix the other day and it worked a treat.

    Is the Linux Catalyst driver ok for your card though?
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    translucentSabre wrote:

    > I'm posting this but I'm going to look into that log file


    You can post it on http://pastebin.com and post only URL here.

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    Default Re: Radeon open source driver

    I actually just wanted to get decent video for my comp. I now have it fixed, thank you all for your help.

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