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
they used to all say ok
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
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)
Here is the instructions i followed
Or is there a way to fix this
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
if [ -d 'src' ]; then echo -n ""; else mkdir src ; fi
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/drm ;
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; \
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 ;\
sudo make install
echo -e "\nsudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart\n"
file that may have useful information
by the way I am kind of new at ubuntu
any help would be greatly appreciated