ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

Kok, Auke sofar at
Wed Jul 18 19:14:06 CEST 2007

Richard Pyne wrote:
> The 8.38.6 driver appears to work with Xorg 7.2 on my ATI Mobility Radeon 
> X1400 (Dell Inspiron 9400) with only a couple of caveats. It even 
> correctly detects my 1440x900 wide screen.
> First, it will NOT work if you set any text screen mode at boot time 
> (vga=xxx in lilo.conf). This only took three days of tearing out hair and 
> searching the internet to discover.

we can add a warning: grep -q vga= /proc/cmdline && echo WARNING

> Second, the module needs to install the utility programs, especially 
> aticonfig. It might not hurt to even run aticonfig --initial as part of 
> the install.

well, xorg7 is designed to work without configuration, so I really dislike doing 
that. And running it automatically is a no-no.

> Also, it has a dependency on libGL, so you might want to make mesa-lib a 
> required dependency.

yes, that's needed.

care to send a submission that fixes all this?


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