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Bye fglrx...
Submitted by msameer on Thu, 09/04/2009 - 9:59pm

Thanks to all the hard work by the fglrx packaging team, DRI, MESA, Xorg, Radeon,... etc people!

I've been using fglrx with my laptop since I've had it:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400

And to the people behind the Debian packaging..
* xserver-xorg-video-radeon from testing.
* libdrm-intel1 and libdrm2 from unstable
* libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-glx from experimental

vader:~# apt-get --purge remove fglrx-driver fglrx-kernel-src fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-1-686 fglrx-sourceReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done

The following packages will be REMOVED:
   fglrx-driver* (9-2-2)
   fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-1-686* (9-2-2+2.6.26-13)
   fglrx-kernel-src* (9-2-2)
   fglrx-source* (9-2-2)
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
After this operation, 38.8MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

I probably lost the ability to suspend and resume but I don't usually do it with that laptop.

Now let's hope my lapop at work will be adapted easily too :)

UPDATE: Seems you lose OpenGL 2.0 if you use the free driver. If you are doing OpenGL stuff like me then you are in trouble ;-|

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/04/2009 - 8:26am.

Are we supposed to modify the xorg.conf? how?

thanks, d.

(I've the same card)

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 10/04/2009 - 3:18pm.


Just use radeon instead of fglrx.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/04/2009 - 7:42pm.

Actually after postin g the comment I tried with a dpkg-reconfigure -plow and all went good.

thanks debian :-)

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 10/04/2009 - 7:48pm.

Glad it worked for you :)

Just note that OpenGL 2.x (Probably some older versions too) seems not to be supported. Some apps might not work :|

Submitted by Ahmad Gharbeia (not verified) on Thu, 21/05/2009 - 7:41pm.

I'm still strugling with nvidia-glx-71

Submitted by Khaled Khalil (not verified) on Mon, 06/07/2009 - 10:27am.

didn't work at all for me :(
i had to revert back to fglrx.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series

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