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Re: x86_64 and Radeon 9600

On the eMachines M6805 notebook, which uses a Radeon 9600 Mobility, compiling XFree86 or later results in a working Radeon driver. You might try the same approach for the desktop card and see what happens.


Jason Reicheneker wrote:

My other box has a Rage Fury, which was recognized as r128.

The 9600 SE is not recognized by FC1 32-bit or 64-bit. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=114233 Looks like I'll have to use vesa for now.

In case anyone is interested, there was a nice write-up on ATI card support over on the xfree86 users list:

Thanks for everyone's help!

Gene C. wrote:

On Saturday 07 February 2004 13:33, Jason Reicheneker wrote:

I tried to set it to radeon but it froze on the startup splash screen
before it loaded any of the modules.

I couldn't find redhat-config-display.

I have another Linux box that's hooked up to the same monitor, keyboard
and mouse. It has Fedora Core 1 32 bit and was able to recognize them. So I used the XF86Config from that machine and changed the video driver
to vesa.

How do I find the PCI ID and what do I put in the XF86Config file?

OK, my experience is that there are (can be) a few problems configuring X on the x86_64 but if XFree86 and redhat-config-xfree86 work with your monitor and video adapter on 32 bit FC1, then you should be able to use the same XF86Config file and the same driver.

On my Opteron 140 system, the adapter is an ATI 9100SE but it was unrecognized by the installer or by redhat-config-xfree86. In my case, I "guessed" that specifying a "plain" ATI 9100 would work and it did. After bootup, I check /var/log/XFree86.0.log and found that XFree86 had recognized the adapter and worked fine.

Again, if you install the 32 bit FC1 on the system and it all works fine, then you should be able to use the same config file.

I am not an XFree86 "expert" and you may be able to get better answers by posting something on the xfree86-list redhat com mailing list.

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