[arch-general] 3rd Arch install -- on my laptop -- a bit more of a challenge - ATI is the problem

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Mon May 4 11:31:48 EDT 2009

David C. Rankin wrote:
> Listmates,
> 	My 3rd install of Arch is on my x86_64 laptop (Toshiba 205D). Unfortunately I
> have an ATI Radeon 1200 in it and ATI - SUCKS.
> (Not to mention they have just royally screwed Linux over by dropping all
> support for the R300-R500 series cards while the last driver ATI released [the
> 9.3 driver] is crippled as hell for many cards)
> 	I'm currently working to get the radeon driver up and going and when I'm done
> I'll look into compiling the last good fglrx driver (8-9 release) for Arch. I'm
> not that great of a programmer, so if there are any Arch programmers here that
> want to take a look, I could sure use the help.
> 	The package I will work with is the September '08 driver package you can
> obtain at the ati site under previous releases:
> ati-driver-installer-8-9-x86.x86_64.run
> 	You can extract the files with:
> ati-driver-installer-8-9-x86.x86_64.run --extract
> 	If anyone wants to take a look, 2 sets of eyes are always better than 1.

I don't have your card, but I do have another ATI Radeon card - the 9200 
SE.  IIRC, I just installed the xf86-video-ati and ati-dri packages, and 
things worked from there.



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