Driver for ATI Mobility Radeon X700 under FC4

Johan Lozano johan.lozano at
Thu Aug 4 20:12:20 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 16:00 +0200, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Mi, den 03.08.2005 schrieb Johan Lozano um 23:02:
> > I juist installed FC4 on a brand new Acer Aspire 5024 WLMi
> > how has a ATI Mobility Radeon X700 video adapter an a Broadcom 802.11/g
> > wireless network card.
> > Does anybody knows what driver is suitable for this kind of video card
> > since it is not detected by the system?
> It can help to explicitly set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> ChipID 0x5D57
adding this entry screen flikkers like hell

> Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,AUTO"
this seems to be accepted

> Check which driver is set up in xorg.conf.
i edited xorg.conf like this

Section "Device" 
  #ChipID       0x5d57 
  Identifier   "Videocard0" 
  Driver       "fglrx" 
  VendorName   "ATI" 
  BoardName    "X800" 

subsection display is modified in this way
  SubSection "Display" 
    Viewport	0 0
    Depth      24 
    Modes      "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"

> > Same problem voor for the network adapter.
> for Broadcom chipsets your nearly always need something to use the
> Windows® drivers on Linux: a) open source ndiswrapper b) or pay for
> driverloader. It matter which chip is used exactly. Can be found out
> running "/sbin/lspci".
> > Johan
> Alexander

now i have wonderful display in 1280x800 with the fglrx driver
thanks a lot. now the network. i will let you know if it 's working.

Johan Lozano
MicroBit, Duffel
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