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How to use ATI Mobility Radeon 7500?
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pedox

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov 2009, 08:45    Post_subject:  How to use ATI Mobility Radeon 7500?  

hello all how do I install the ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 IN My Puppy Linux?
because yan OpenGL 3D rendering I can not perfect, help me (because I want to install Compiz Fusion on puppy 4.3)

Sory My BAD English Language !!! Laughing
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hondasid


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Location: Perry, OK

PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov 2009, 16:07    Post_subject:  

ok, that driver is included with xorg, so more than likely the reason your card isn't working is an xorg.conf tweak. follow these steps and it should work correctly

run the xorgwizard.
select the resolution you want and hit test
when it pulls up without going to xtest screen, click tweak.
it will ask about generic driver. click yes
click tweak xorg.conf, then click ok
scroll to your Section "ServerLayout"
make sure that if there is a screen1, is has a comment before it, like this:
#screen1
scroll to your Section "Monitor"
if your using a CRT monitor change settings to:
HorizSync 45-55
VertRefresh 55-65
if your using a LCD panel, use:
HorizSync 40-70
VertRefresh 50.0-72.0
now scroll to your Section "Device". there will be 2, one for onboard, one for your ATI card. make sure it is for the ATI card.
find the #Option DRI in that section. take out the first #, making it read: Option DRI.
Then click ctrl-s to save and ctrl-q to quit
select test x now, and when it pops up with the xtest box, hit ctrl-alt-bkspc.
select done and that's it
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pedox

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov 2009, 20:15    Post_subject:  

Can you write the details of the xorg.conf file??
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hondasid


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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 11:52    Post_subject:  

no, i don't have that card and may give you a piece of wrong info somewhere else in the file due to that. So just make the changes i suggested. And the steps i posted were to be followed with X off.
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pedox

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 04:46    Post_subject:  

Thanks hondasid
I use the DRI components and restart the X server and Xorg Confurgation, ago when I went into HardInfo and click on Display tab I found OpenGL rendering existing MESA DRI Very Happy GNOME I Coming
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