Linux Mandrake 10.1

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  1. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    I've checked all my hardware, and I appear to be good to go with all my hardware, the only thing I can find no info on, is my video card, which is fairly new. I have an ATI Radeon 9550, 256mb of RAM, AGP(I believe its an 8x AGP card, not positive on that though)...

    Anyways, I have a couple questions....

    1. My current setup, I have Windows XP on an 80gig hard drive, I plan to put Linux on a spare 20gig hard drive I had laying around. Is it pretty simple to set these up in a dual boot format?

    2. When I tried to check the status of my video card on Mandrake's site(Click Here it has every number but 9550, as compatible/certified).... Do any of you Linux guru's anticipate me running into a problem?

    Thanks
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  2. Washington D.C.

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    ATI Desktop product family support

    The ATI Proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following ATI desktop product family:

    RADEON™ X800 series


    RADEON™ 9700 series

    RADEON™ 9800 series


    RADEON™ 9550 series

    RADEON™ 9600 series


    RADEON™ 9500 series

    RADEON™ 9200 series


    RADEON™ 9100 series

    RADEON™ 9000 series


    RADEON™ 8500 series









    Note:


    ATI ALL-IN-WONDER™ variants based on the above are also supported. Video capture however is not supported.
    Operating systems supported

    The latest version of the ATI proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

    * Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    * SuSe Linux









    Note:


    The ATI proprietary Linux driver should install on a number of other Linux variants as well. Refer to the installation instructions for more information
     

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Trying to run an ATI card, especially an ATI PCIe card, under Linux is going to be a frustrating experience.

    At BEST.

    I tried it once. Never again will I make that mistake again.

    Well, until they release some Linux drivers that work properly, anyway.
     
  4. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    I would try the ATI driver and see how it works.For a dual boot with a two hard drives,make the Linux hard drive the Master and your Windows hard drive Slave.That way you can boot both with the Linux bootloader and not write anything to your Windows drive.I had some good websites for Mandrake video drivers and other apps.I'll see if I can find them.
     
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    Also, consider putting your master (Linux) drive in a removable carrier. They are relatively cheap. When you want to boot Windows, simply remove the carrier from the system.
     
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