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  1. #1
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    Hardy detected wrong video card

    When I went to install the restricted driver for my graphics card, Hardy told me that I have an ATI fire GL card. I do NOT have an ATI fire GL card, I have a radeon mobility x700 that was detected fine in gutsy. The box is checked, but says that the driver is not in use. What is going on here? I need my video driver!Should I try to reinstall?


    *EDIT* Solved by reinstalling Hardy
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    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: Hardy detected wrong video card

    Looks like we're in the same boat. My ATI Radeon Mobility x300 was detected as an ATI Fire GL, as well.

    I understand the Fire GL to be a workstation video driver, but how the confusion is happening is far beyond my scope, not to mention how to fix the problem.

    Could somebody please help us out?

    EDIT:

    Mine just worked itself out. Not sure how. Bizarre.
    Last edited by cwgannon; April 25th, 2008 at 01:23 AM.

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    Re: Hardy detected wrong video card

    I had this problem too. I'm pretty sure I know how it fixed itself.
    When I first installed I tried to go into add/remove programs and it failed to get the latest lists.(serevers are probably getting hammered) Anyway I tried refressing in synaptic untill it worked and once the latest lists were downloaded I went into restricted drivers and it was now unchecked and let me download the latest version. Once I rebooted I was greeted with pretty effects.

    (Oh, I have a radeon 200m card)

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