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Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Sokkratez » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:33 am

Does anybody know if drivers exist for this mobile card? It's what's in my Dell Inspiron 600m. I tried using EnvyNG to find a driver for it but it said one didn't exist for my 9000. Is it unsupported? Do I even need drivers for it?
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Re: Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Husse » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:21 am

You'll get decent 2D from the default driver in Mint (you'll probably use the radeon driver)
This is a fairly old card isn't it?
You may have to use the legacy driver from the ATI site
Start here
http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
the drivers for 9000 are from 2006 (=legacy)
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Re: Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Sokkratez » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:26 am

Only Win ME/98 are under Legacy. Linux x86 drivers under Mobile Radeon don't go back to 9000 :(
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Re: Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Husse » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:16 am

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Re: Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Sokkratez » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:47 pm

I'm not sure how to run any of those (or which one I need?). The .run asks me what I want to open it with, the RPM files show up as archives and give me a not-supported error when I open them.
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Re: Mobile Radeon 9000

Postby Husse » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:46 am

There is a link to Installer instructions on the download page
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/ ... -inst.html
This should work without build-essentials but you might as well install them first - you find the package in the software portal, should have mentioned that.
Then run this in a terminal that you open in the folder where the run file is

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sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.28.8.run

The rest is simple I hope - you get a GUI
(You can't use rpm files directly - you have to use alien to convert them, but that's another story)
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