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Author Topic: ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop  (Read 2495 times)

sarahn25

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ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop
« on: June 20, 2007, 09:30:21 am »

Does anyone know if I can get an updated driver for 3D gaming by using ati's drivers on my laptop?
I called ATI and they don't support laptops and couldn't tell me if I could use their updated drivers.
Am I going to really mess up my system if I install their drivers?
I'm running VL 5.8 SOHO with a C series Lifebook with a ATI Radeon IGP Video Card and Pentium 4 processor.
Thank you.
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newt

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Re: ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 09:39:56 am »

I had no luck on my laptop with an ATI IGP 320M (aka, Radeon Mobility U1).  Turns out it is not supported proprietarily, but the opensource radeon drivers works fine for most tasks - gaming is the drawback.  From the bit of reading I did a while back, it seems that the ATI IGP cards are not supported proprietarily but you may want to try anyway - YMMV.  Just back up your existing xorg.conf first that way you can go back to it if needed.

Good luck!!
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sarahn25

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Re: ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 10:25:28 am »

Yeah, I think my card is ATI Radeon IGP M340 and I don't know which open source driver to use or where to get it.
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newt

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Re: ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 06:38:16 pm »

From what I can find it seems that the IGP M340 is not supported by ATI, however you should get good results with the opensource 'radeon' driver.

You can manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to reflect 'radeon' as the driver in the "Device" section.  Or you can use VASM > (SUPER) > XWINDOW > XCONF to begin the xorg configuration routine.  It will ask to attempt to determine your hardware after which it will present you with a list of possible drivers to try using; most likely you'll see at least two (ati and radeon, maybe a third [fglrx]).  Try the 'radeon' option.

HTH
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sarahn25

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Re: ATI Radeon IGP video driver on a laptop
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 02:46:24 pm »

I have the Radeon option reflected in the file, but still having some problems with 3d gaming.
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