Video card not supported in Linux 7.10

Asked by Lorgon Jortle on 2008-02-16

I am brand new to linux (under a day), and I have installed it perfectly fine, but I want the 3D acceleration and whatnot, but it says that my video card is not supported. I am not sure, but I think... in device manager (I have dual booted with XP), it says that it is "ATI Radeon Xpress 1100". I am not sure if that is what you guys need to know. But if you need something different just tell me. So there is that problem, then, I have a wireless network. I don't know how to connect to that. I have read many documents on hpow you are supposed to do this in Ubuntu and non of it makes sense to me, I was wondering if someone could work with me on this. My AIM is LorgonJortle
Thanks for everything in advance!
Sorry for being so new and ignorant, I feel badly.

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Neo (pudumula-gmail) said :
#1

linux is community driven and u should not feel bad to ask any questions u have
u can ask as many questions u please
and everyone will try their best to answer u
in here no one is a guru or an expert

i did some search
i am sure that u know about drivers in xp and since linux users are a meger percentage manufacturers dont provide drivers for linux
actually this 3d thing is not that stable. i dont mean that programs crash when u use them at times u will see ur moniter flicker and thats quite normal
but since it says that ur video card is not supported for it i dont think that u will find any other
and what about the wireless network
i need more info

thank u

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Lorgon Jortle (qwerts71) said :
#2

Ok, thanks for that. I have been working all night on this too. This is what I found. I type this in:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo depmod -a
That is what all the sites I go to are telling me to put in. Then it says something to the effect of "E: cannot locata xorg-driver-fglrx package" or something. I have no idea about that. Drive E? So I put in my Live CD, thinking that might help...haha, nope. My wireless internet... it is from a router, Verizon, hmm not sure what to say. In Windows, I just connect right to it... Well, I know there is a router, and it is wireless and I dont see any "wireless" option in my Ubuntu, and I am getting tired of switching back and forth and retarting over and over again...haha. So are you telling me I need to buy a new video card? Thanks for your time.

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Neo (pudumula-gmail) said :
#3

if u r really curious to try it i think u should
but it my be costly too.
 if u buy a new video card check if it is linux supported

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#4

Hi !

You should open the restricted driver manager and install the driver from there : all will be automatized :-)

Tell me if you encounter any problem

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Enmity (lorgonjortle) said :
#5

Where do I get the driver?! i got one, but it told me I needed sudo to install it and I know none of the commands. Plus, I have followed all of the troubleshooting crap and I still cant connect to my network. By the way, I was reading a thread that said they dont have a driver for my ATI card. I have ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. Is that true? The one I have now just looked like it might work. Nope. Gah...I thought this would be a challenge, but this is outrageously confusing.

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Enmity (lorgonjortle) said :
#6

Where do I get the driver?! i got one, but it told me I needed sudo to install it and I know none of the commands. Plus, I have followed all of the troubleshooting crap and I still cant connect to my network. By the way, I was reading a thread that said they dont have a driver for my ATI card. I have ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. Is that true? The one I have now just looked like it might work. Nope. Gah...I thought this would be a challenge, but this is outrageously confusing.

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Enmity (lorgonjortle) said :
#7

Sorry about that.

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Enmity (lorgonjortle) said :
#8

Yes, I have the same card. I also have Ubuntu 7.10. Would it be easier to get Beryl? I judst wanted to learn to operate a new OS, not have a early-life crisis.

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Enmity (lorgonjortle) said :
#9

It says that this card it compatable with Linux, I looked on the site. Where is the driver? And how do I connect to the internet? Enmity, if yu find out, please please please tell me.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#10

Please calm down. The first step is to get your network up and running. So open a new question for that. then open restricted driver manager and the rest should be pretty straightforward.

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