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ATI radeon Mobility 9000 install

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On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 22:23:29 -0500 (EST)
"Kevin Zablonski" <kzablonski at> wrote:

> I had purchased an HP zv5034us laptop last week that has a 128Mb
> radeon mobility 9000 video card.  I have installed fedora core 1 and
> it tries to use the default radeon driver.  I have since looked into
> applying a driver that will allow direct rendering.  Obviously HP
> doesnt support linux and the Radeon site has directed all consumers to
> vendor provided drivers for all mobility cards.  I was wondering if
> anyone has found a way around this or knows of a driver that works. 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
In all fairness to HP, both the classic HP and Digital (acquired as a
result of Compaq) have supported Linux. 

Normally, when notebooks come out, they are usually not well supported
by Linux, and I checked the Linux on Laptops and they did not list any
of the zv series. 
In any case, I checked the SuSE Linux database, and the Radeon 9000
chips are fully supported. In the past, I have found that support may
not exist in all distros. You might try to download a Knoppix,
MandrakeMove or Dynebolics standalone CD. 

BTW: Most laptop vendors do not provide Linux drivers for the laptops. 

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