3d screen saver

Lokeey lokeey at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 14:21:47 GMT 2007


thnx! that first link was the one the trick for me. yeah, i also heard or
read about some dude devoting this time to writing drivers for linux
support. i believe you are correct on that ATI/AMD merger thing, they've
kicked it up a notch. we should start seeing more changes soon as I've heard
that AMD is a big advocate of Open Source.


On 2/4/07, Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> Hey that was quick!  Glad to see that this helped and you are up and
> running.
>
> Under Dapper I had to install an older ATI driver than what the repository
> held in order to gain 3D.  When I upgraded to Edgy, that older version no
> longer worked and the version offered in Edgy repositories did not fix the
> bug.  About a month or two after Edgy was released ATI introduced a
> 8.32.....magically the bug dissappeared without a word from ATI.  Those
> Radeon 200M cards are very common in a lot of HP/Compaq laptops, many
> people
> cheered when they were finally able to get their 3D back.
>
> The word on the street is that since ATI came under AMD, they have been
> slowly
> getting better at supporting the Linux community, but it has taken a bit
> of
> pressure, griping, etc. in order for them to come around--learning that
> their
> end user population is bigger than those who purchase/use that other
> OS.  Now
> if Broadcomm would start giving us support.....
>
> Larry
>
> On Sunday 04 February 2007, Lokeey wrote:
> > thanx larry! that did the trick!
> >
> > On 2/3/07, Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > > Lokeey:
> > >
> > > This is really an ATI video driver related question.  I've been down
> the
> > > ATI
> > > road before.  It looks like the card that you have is not the one that
> > > causes
> > > the most troubles for people (that one is the Radeon 200M series).  To
> > > set my
> > > card up for LINUX I went through various websites and forums to sort
> it
> > > all
> > > out, but I have that rather infamous card I referred to.  I don't
> think
> > > you
> > > will have the same difficulties.
> > >
> > > The Ubuntu repositories do offer the ATI driver; however, it is
> several
> > > versions old and the newer versions do have some bug fixes in
> them.  The
> > > latest ATI driver can be found at the ATI website for download (first
> > > website
> > > below).  After that, the other sites listed offer how to's and
> pointers
> > > for
> > > troubleshooting and additional features.  I recommend reading through
> the
> > > material on the websites really well before diving in.
> > >
> > > Larry
> > >
> > >
> > > ATI driver website:
> > > http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-firegl.html
> > >
> > > Dapper Installation Guide:
> > > http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Dapper_Installation_Guide
> > >
> > > Edgy Installation Guide:
> > >
> > >
> http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Edgy_Installation_Guide#Method_2:
> >
> >_Generating.2FInstalling_Ubuntu_packages_for_the_new_8.29.6_drivers_in_Ubu
> > >ntu_Edgy_Manually
> > >
> > > Ubuntu HOWTO:
> > >
> > >
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI#head-c966b2cb7c82
> > >944d6883f27a2896725db3b90a3a
> > >
> > > Ubuntu Forum--Help with ATI and no DRI problem?:
> > > http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=289100&highlight=ati+200m
> > >
> > > Ubuntu Forum--ATI Big-desktop:
> > > http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1773544
> > >
> > > On Saturday 03 February 2007, Lokeey wrote:
> > > > hey all, what do i need to do to get my 3D to work. i see in
> > > > xorg.confthat kubuntu recognized my monitor, but i had to adjust the
> > > > view because it
> > >
> > > had
> > >
> > > > it set to 1280x1024 and i have a widescreen monitor that goes up to
> > > > 1400x900, but i'm trying to get 3D to work. i've looked in the
> repos,
> > >
> > > but i
> > >
> > > > don't see any ATi drivers.
> > > >
> > > > i'm using ATi 9600 DVI and i wasn't able to find fglrx in the repos
> as
> > > > well.
> > > >
> > > > any suggestions?
> > >
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