Linux for Dummies 2003
ok, operating mandrake 9.2 all installed ok, but... the drivers that came default for my ati radeon 8500dv did not work at all. linux did autodetect it and put drivers on. i edited the xf86config file and could get it working using (ack) VESA... but nothing with the drivers that came with it... this gets better. I downloaded the rpm file from ati for 4.3.0 (the version that came up with the script they had me run) installed it without a hitch, rpm complained about existing vesa drivers ect but i used the rpm -i --force to override it and then ran the other configuration file...fglxconfig... and answered the questions accordingly...restarted x (i did this all in console mode btw) and the screen was a nasty green with some white... after a moment, my monitor shut down signal with a message saying my video card is not configured correctly.
any ideas? i went back to vesa for the time being..but i would love to have my 3d ect going for the card...