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    problems with graphic card

    I have a ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc) graphic card and would like to be able to use it. IN my search for trying to get it to work with compiz or just at all i found compiz-check. Compiz-check said that everything was OK but i did not think my dri was enabled. so i found a thread that i thought might work. I followed the process and it did not help now i cant even use the card without using a resolution of 600X600 which is way to small. is it possible to use the card at a higher resolution like 1024 x 768 also when the screens saver come on there is a box with for white stripes and now compiz-check says this
    Code:
    tatoniss@Eric-desktop:~$ ./compiz-check
    
    Gathering information about your system...
    
     Distribution:          Ubuntu 8.04
     Desktop environment:   GNOME
     Graphics chip:         ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc)
     Driver in use:         ati
     Rendering method:      AIGLX
    
    Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...
    
     Checking for texture_from_pixmap...               [ OK ]
     Checking for non power of two support...          [FAIL]
     Checking for composite extension...               [ OK ]
     Checking for FBConfig...                          [ OK ]
     Checking for hardware/setup problems...FATAL: Error inserting battery (/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.ko): Operation not permitted
               [FAIL]
    
    There has been (at least) one error detected with your setup:
     Error: Your current resolution is too high to run Compiz. 
    
    Would you like to know more? (Y/n)
    they used to all say ok


    Here is the instructions i followed
    Code:
    DRIVER_VS="6.8.192"
    
    sudo echo "activating sudo rights"
    
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    sudo apt-get install autoconf-archive xorg-dev  git-core libdrm-dev mesa-common-dev
    SRCPATH=`pwd` 
    cd $SRCPATH 
    if [ -d 'src' ]; then echo -n ""; else mkdir src ; fi
    cd src
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/drm ;
    cd drm/linux-core
    make DRM_MODULES="mach64" 
    if [ -f mach64.ko ] ; then echo -e "\nSuccess\n" ; \
    sudo cp *.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/drm/;  \
    sudo depmod -a; \
    sudo modprobe mach64; \
    fi
    if [ -f 'xf86-video-ati-$DRIVER_VS.tar.bz2' ]; then echo "already have xf86-video-ati"; else \
    	wget http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/xf86-video-ati-$DRIVER_VS.tar.bz2 ;     \
    	tar xvjf xf86-video-ati-$DRIVER_VS.tar.bz2  ;\
    fi
    cd xf86-video-ati-$DRIVER_VS
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    make clean
    make
    sudo make install
    cd $SRCPATH/
    echo -e "\nsudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart\n"
    Or is there a way to fix this

    file that may have useful information

    by the way I am kind of new at ubuntu
    any help would be greatly appreciated
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