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radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby Mlyy on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:31 pm

So, I installed linuxmint gloria this morning, installed alien but I can't figure out how to to repack the driver from ati into a debian package.

so I did a bit of looking up just now and found this: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.stanch ... aller.html

I'm pretty sure gloria works with debian, but thought I'd ask two questions anyways.

Is this recomendable?

Also I think that gloria comes with the nvidia drivers by default; am I right?

Thanks in advance for answers.

edit:That site has a link to prepackaged ati drivers in debian, but i'm not sure if there is one for radeon 9200

I thought about it and I thought this was the most important question of all. Should I bother with mint since I have ati radeon 9200 or should I just go for a different distro? I can't afford a new card.
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby clhodapp on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:18 am

I would really NOT recommend installing hardware drivers with alien. Have you checked if the "Hardware Drivers" tool can supply the drivers you need?
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby Mlyy on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:31 pm

it does not. My card is radeon 9200 (128mb).
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Hello, Miyy, and Welcome to Linux Mint. The open-source radeon driver comes with linux mint, and will be automatically activated when your card is detected on install.
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby Mlyy on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:47 pm

thanks for the welcome. and do you mean the linux install or me installing the card physically? as in, do I have to pull it out and put it back in?

Also I get screen flickering from videos and slow down during certain programs and video games so I doubt I have the optimum driver for my card.

I've read that a lot of people seem to have trouble with radeon 9200 so I'm guessing mint just isn't very compatible with it?
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:51 pm

You will get the best hardware compatibility when you install mint onto a machine with all the hardware plugged in, so I meant plug in the graphics card before you install mint. Have you tried disabling compiz to solve your other graphics issues, as it can cause problems.
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby Mlyy on Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:21 pm

I disable it in synaptic? I suppose that should save me a lot of memory as well huh.
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:48 pm

no, sorry, it's much less disruptive than that, just select none in the Effects tab of the Appearance preferences app.
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Re: radeon in debian and a guide for installing

Postby Mlyy on Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:54 pm

while we're at it, I don't have any sound with my video playbacks on firefox. Where's the settings for that? I got sound everywhere else, but not on firefox.
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