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Thread: Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

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    Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

    I just got a PCI ATI Radeon 32 MB SDRAM. How hard is it to get it working in Mandrake 8.1? Right now I have onboard 4mb video, will there be any problems with that ? Any thing I should know about before trying to get it working? Thanks

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    Re: Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

    hello,
    make sure you don't boot into X right away when do the swap. that way you will have time to configure the card and mnadrake wo't be trying to start X windows. Then I think you would use drakeX to set up the card.

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    Re: Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

    Unfourtanetly I tried to install the Radeon before I read your post. *Well, X wouldnt start so I tried xf86config, but there was no driver for a Radeon. *I then read your post, but there doesnt seem to be a drakeX command. *I tried drakeconf and it said Radeon in there, but it didnt seem to do anything and still no X Heres the error when I type startx:
    Code:
    XF86Config: /etc/X11/XF86Config
    (**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
    (--) no ModulePath specified using default: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules
    dbe: Unknown error loading module
    
    Config Error: /etc/X11/XF86Config:48
    
     * *SubSection *"extmod"
     * *^^^^^^^^^^^
    Module section keyword expected
    
    Fatal server error:
    Child error writing to pipe (Broken pipe)
    
    
    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages
    
    XIO: *fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
     * * *after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console
    What else can I try??? *Thanks

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    Re: Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

    I dunno what the state of Radeon drivers for X is, but AFAIK you can only get good 2D performance and dismal 3D if any 3D at all.
    I know this because I've read lotsa posts by people with Radeons, no hands-on experience.
    AFA X not working at all...I assume you're using X 4.1.0 but I read that "Accelerated support is provided for Mach64, Rage, Rage 128 and Radeon chips."

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    Re: Radeon 32 meg sdram pci in Mandake 8.1?

    according to startx, it says I am using xfree 3.3.6. How can I get 4.1 on there? Any help, Im totally stuck now and really dont wanna have to reinstall....thanks

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