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== Official packages == = How do I configure X to use ATI Radeon drivers? =
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There are official Debian packages containing the proprietary ATI RADEON and FireGL display driver: http://packages.qa.debian.org/f/fglrx-driver.html. Follow the instructions you can find in the README.Debian file(s) shippped with these packages. ATI Radeon cards 8500,9000,9200 and 9250 work with Open Source drivers and support !OpenGL 3D Graphics.
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== Obsolete installer packages == To configure X to use the Radeon drivers, the configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 should be edited as follows:
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About the obsolete installer packages: As of 2006-04-18, Flavio's [http://www.stanchina.net/~flavio/debian/fglrx-installer.html site] says "These packages are hopelessly out of date and I don't think I'll have time to update them in the near future, because I believe it's more useful to work on the official Debian packages."  Section "Device"
        Identifier "ATI Radeon 9000"
        Driver "radeon"
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== External Links ==  Section "Screen"
        Device "ATI Radeon 9000"
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 *[http://wizah.blogspot.com/2006/10/debian-how-to-ati-drivers.html Debian HOW-TO : ATI drivers] explains how to install and configure the latest ATI proprietary drivers using '''module-assistant''' and the official '''ATI installer'''. Note: The installation process may have set the driver type to "ati". This needs to be changed to "radeon".
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'''Be aware that upgrading from or to these packages (created by the ATI installer) is and will most probably ''NEVER'' be supported by the Debian maintainer of the [http://packages.qa.debian.org/f/fglrx-driver.html fglrx-driver] package(s)!''' == See Also ==

["ATIProprietary"] Installing the closed source proprietary driver

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".

See Also

["ATIProprietary"] Installing the closed source proprietary driver