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Old 22nd August 2010, 07:38 PM
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Fedora12 Older Xorg needed

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 version
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 #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.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: Fedora12 Older Xorg needed

I really don't think there is any way you can get Fedora 12, with its 2010 era Xorg version, running properly with a 2006 version of Xorg (or was it called Xfree86 back then?).

In my case, I dumped the R200 card, and ordered a low cost nvidia 6200 256MB AGP card online. Been happy as a clam ever since running the proprietary nvidia driver.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: Fedora12 Older Xorg needed

Alright, thanks for the advice, If I ever get the chance to get a used card 9600 is prob the only thing that will work with my machine. I tried a Sapphire Ati once, it ran but it didn't run well it was a 4x as mine is oh well
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Old 22nd August 2010, 10:31 PM
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Re: Fedora12 Older Xorg needed

Buy Nvidia; trust me.
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