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Old 21st December 2006, 06:54 PM
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switching video cards nVidia to ATI

Hi,

Right now i have a nVidia 6600GT installed and it works great. I am building a new mythTV box and want to put this card in it. (i need the component out) I have a older ATI 9200 that I would like to through in. So, how do i do this.

I imaging I first need to get ahold of a fresh xorg.conf file. using the vesa driver.
then remove the nvidia drivers.
then, cp xorg.conf_vesa xorg.conf
install card.
then install ati drivers via yum.

Is this correct? Where can a get a plain xorg.conf file. Mine is highly modified for Component out.

Thanks,
Mitchell
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Old 21st December 2006, 07:08 PM
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a 9200 can happily use the open source driver. I suggest setting up the new xorg.conf, then shutting down, swapping cards, and booting.

Easy as that.

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Old 21st December 2006, 07:22 PM
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I don't think open-source driver has TV-OUT though. I'd copy the xorg.conf like you said, and from there get the v8.28.8 fglrx driver from the ATI site as after that the 9200 is no longer supported.
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Old 21st December 2006, 08:21 PM
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but where or how can i get ahold of a basic xorg.conf?
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Old 21st December 2006, 09:43 PM
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Move your current one to a safe place and run 'system-config-display'
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Old 23rd December 2006, 09:23 AM
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Cheers Firewing. I hadn't realised TV-out was missing. Lucky you're here, or my advice would have sent poor mitchell into a land of no screen!

Apologies to you both.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 05:43 AM
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so i am trying to install the ATI driver. Why i install it this is what is in the log.

Code:
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as ""
instead of "2.6.18-1.2849.fc6".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
Whats the deal?
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Old 2nd January 2007, 04:08 PM
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Please check out my ATi howto - At the bottom there's a section for manual installs, after running those commands things should go better. To rebuild the module after that's done, open a terminal, 'cd' into /lib/modules/fglrx and type 'make'
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Old 2nd January 2007, 04:12 PM
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so i am trying to install the ATI driver. Why i install it this is what is in the log.

Code:
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
==========================
initializing...
Error:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as ""
instead of "2.6.18-1.2849.fc6".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
- /usr/include
- /usr/src/linux
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
Whats the deal?
Thanks,
Mitchell

try

su -
yum -y update kernel-devel
yum -y install gcc* rpm-build
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Old 2nd January 2007, 09:44 PM
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when i run..

Code:
yum install kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx
yum wants to upgrade my kernel to 2869. But when i do that ivtv doesnt work. I removed fglrx and then new kernel. Now ivtv works.

How do i just install the 2868 kernel version?

Firewing...is this the instructions you are refering too..
Code:
su -
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
yum install kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx
yum update kmod-fglrx xorg-x11-drv-fglrx
service ati-fglrx restart
ati-fglrx-config-display enable
setsebool -P allow_execstack=1
setsebool -P allow_execmod=1
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Old 2nd January 2007, 10:02 PM
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In that case, I'll show you a little trick: If you browse directly to the Livna repos, you can download the fglrx kmod for a ton of old kernels! I'm assuming you're using 32-bit Fedora, browse here:
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/
Now download the two files needed for your kernel:
kmod-fglrx-8.31.5-1.2.6.18_1.2868.fc6.i686.rpm ( that i686 is important: Don't download the i586 variant )
xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8-31.5.i386.rpm
Install those, then run the same commands you posted above but just skip all the 'yum' ones.
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