[Comm-en] Fwd: Problems with X and Radeon R300/9700pro

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Sun Sep 14 14:18:42 MSD 2003

On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 05:32:31PM +0200, Mark Donahue wrote:
> detected as an ATI Radeon 9700 (R300 chipset I guess) but no
> driver can be found.  

Sure, it wasn't supported by spring's versions of software yet.

> On SuSE 8.2, the card is detected and configured flawlessly, so
> my first instinct was that perhaps the drivers delivered with
> XFree86 4.3.0 were required (since this is the version that
> ships with SuSE 8.2).

> I set up Junior to use the FBDEV driver temporarily and tried
> to use Synaptic to upgrade XFree86 to 4.3.0.  This broke X,

Ummm... well 

> Any ideas on how to get my video card to work?

If you want you can try to download beta and install from it:

It has more fresh drivers and IIRC R9200 was reported as working.

If it's not an option (though this beta seems rather working than
not to me), then you'd better describe more precisely what was
the problem with XF86 4.3 upgrade.

Sorry for slowish answer -- testing the beta on different
hardware myself to be at least a bit sure what to say :-)

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