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== Install the required libraries ==

It is necessary to install driver libraries, in order for the 3D capabilities of the card to be utilized:

 apt-get install xlibmesa-dri

How do I configure X to use ATI Radeon drivers?

ATI Radeon cards 8500,9000,9200 and 9250 work with Open Source drivers and support ["OpenGL"] 3D Graphics.

To configure X to use the Radeon drivers, the configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 should be edited as follows:

  • Section "Device"
    • Identifier "ATI Radeon 9000" Driver "radeon"

    ?EndSection Section "Screen"

    • Device "ATI Radeon 9000"

Note: The installation process may have set the driver type to "ati". This needs to be changed to "radeon".

Install the required libraries

It is necessary to install driver libraries, in order for the 3D capabilities of the card to be utilized:

  • apt-get install xlibmesa-dri

See Also

["ATIProprietary"] Installing the closed source proprietary driver