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#1 dzazax



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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:24 AM

I'm having a video card problem with Mandrake 10.1
It seems my Gigabyte Radeon 9500 driver is not available in Mandrake 10.1.
During the installation, the GUI came out perfectly. During the post installation process to configure the video driver, all tests fail but I decided to try Radeon fglrx.
The installation is a success until after the login prompt.
After I entered startx, a problem occurs and this line comes up:

(EE) No devices detected

I have viewed the X.0.log and found out that there is an ATI RADEON R300 (9500) chipset supported but how come it doesn't support mine?
I tried to search for solutions but could not solve them. I think I'm truly lost.

Can someone help me?

#2 danleff


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Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:26 AM

This seem to be a problem with this model of the ATI card, among others.

I don't use ATI cards, but you could try to change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file entry to vesa to get it up and running;

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"

Note, that this is for my card, but change the;

Driver "ati" entry to

Driver "vesa"

Save the file and try startx again.

This does not solve the main problem, but it may get the card up and running in basic mode.

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