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> Pci Express, Damned Confusing
mikalee
post Dec 11 2004, 11:41 AM
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Hi All,

Im new to linux as a whole, but my job requires me to learn how to use it to an effective level. I thought the best way to do this would be to install it onto my home machine, and use it as much as possible. My boss is a big fan of the Debian distro, so i thought i'd go for something based on Debian. I chose Libranet (wise or not?). After some trouble with SATA drive support, i managed to get the install underway. However, my next problem came from trying to install my graphics card. And thats where im stuck!! I need help badly.......
My machine is:

2.8 Ghz P4
3gb of RAM
ATI Radeon X800 SE 128mb

If anyone can help i would be gratefull. ( sorry about the long post, but i heard its good to talk about things which drive you insane)

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post Dec 11 2004, 12:31 PM
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Hi,

this should help you solve the problem with the video card

http://www.linuxhelp.ca/forums/index.php?a...=ST&f=15&t=3070

follow the instructions... I know it's on a nforce2,... but it's about the ati driver...which is a pain in the ass to get working under linux (compared to nvidia)

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post Dec 11 2004, 12:54 PM
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Hi,

Does this work for PCI Express cards as well? isnt there a distro which will auto detect my card?

I know this is lazy, but my Linux skills really arent up too much.

Thanks for your reply,
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post Dec 11 2004, 01:14 PM
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It should work on PCI express just fine.

Most distros will not auto-detect ATI cards. If you don't need 3D support, or a high resolution, you could change the driver in /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf) from whatever it is currently to vesa

I think Fedora might work out of the box, with no 3D excelleration.


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post Dec 11 2004, 04:30 PM
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Yes...Fedora(2 or 3) configures ATI cards automatically..but without 3D acceleration.


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post Dec 11 2004, 09:06 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'll try Fedora, and hopefully that'll work.

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post Dec 12 2004, 07:06 AM
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3D acceleration is also supported for ATI cards by FC-2.
Just check out this link..

http://www.fedorafaq.org/fc2/#radeon


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