Author Topic: nx7000 - ATI 9200 on Linux - OpenSource Radeon Drivers * Recommended  (Read 30328 times)

igama

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Everything on the laptop works on 6.06, 6.10 and on the up coming new version 7.04 of Ubuntu.


For the Graphic card - Ati 9200 - I recommed using the OpenSource Drivers because the official ATI drivers - FGLRX - dont support this card's anymore and it ( the fglrx ) has some problems with this laptop.


This is my xorg.conf (only the important parts)

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Section "Device"
         Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon R250"
         Driver           "radeon"
         Option          "AGPMode"       "4"
    Option          "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option          "NoRenderExtension" "false"
    Option          "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
    Option          "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    Option          "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
    Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

         BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
 EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250"
   Monitor      "Generic Monitor"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      1
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      4
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      8
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      15
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      16
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth      24
      Modes      "1680x1050"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

To activate radeon :

sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri

sudo modprobe radeon

sudo rmmod fglrx

sudo gedit /etc/modules

add to the end of the file : radeon

change your xorg.conf, section device , driver to radeon.

Reboot and thats it :)


This will work with Beryl or Compiz , using AIGLX ( that is default on the Ubuntu 6.10 and 7.04 )