Hello, I am using Fedora12 and I'm running the radeon graphics driver, my card is ATi 8500 Radeon and I can't play hardly any games or use applications that require 3D Acceleration.
The catalyst driver that I need for my ATi is too old to support Fedora 12 Xorg. My question is, is there a way to downgrade Xorg so I can install my cards drivers?
If there is how can I do this.
If I run a 3D game of any kind It either works for a while and locks up the system where I can't even telnet into it to shut it down, or it won't start the game or App. I know I have some acceleration due to my glx gears, I could get into great detail of what I can and can't do.
Bottom line is since the video card is too old, not even the generic radeon driver allows me full freedom so there must be a way to install the other X.org without breakage
GL_RENDERER = Mesa DRI R200 (R200 514C) 20090101 AGP 4x TCL
GL_VERSION = 1.3 Mesa 7.7.1-DEVEL
GL_VENDOR = Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
X.Org X Server 1.7.5
Release Date: 2010-02-16
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-03 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
Current Operating System: Linux fedora-core 184.108.40.206-1.rt20.1.fc12.ccrma.i686.rtPAE #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Jan 21 22:07:32 EST 2010 i686
Kernel command line: ro root=UUID=3b70961f-c0ce-425e-9362-fc02a2831fd9 radeon.modeset=0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
Build Date: 22 February 2010 04:51:26AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.7.5-2.fc12
Current version of pixman: 0.16.6
Before reporting problems, check http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
for my ati card
Needed version of X.org for install
1 of 1 17.9MB 8.28.8 Aug. 18, 2006 Display Drivers for X.Org 6.8
The R200 Radeon driver for my ATi in Fedora12 is not fully compatible with my video card, I was told this on an IRC channel a while ago, I think it stopped at Radeon 9600 ATi.