|Unlike other guides, you
will have to be using a recent
version of Mepis to complete this guide. I'd presume that you would
need at least Simply Mepis Test 3.3 or the Simply Mepis 3 final
release. It also should be able to be completed in recent versions of
Pro Mepis. This guide will not work on any of the 2004.0X releases.
Also, keep this in mind. The Fire Glide drivers will only work on ATi R200 chips and up. That is basically starting at Radeon 8500. If you have a Radeon 7500 or below, or a Rage chip, these drivers will do no good.
1: As normal, lets get an apt-get update accomplished. So open the terminal
2: Close the tip if it shows up
3: type su
4: Input the root password to get to the root line
5: apt-get update
7: Alright, update out of the way, open up Kpackage.
8: Go ahead and switch the tab to new
9: Then click on FILE
10: Then Find Package
11: type fgl into the search box
12: Then hit find
13: Kpackage defaulted to the control panel for FireGlx. Hit the Install button.
14: Input the root password.
15: Installing the control panel will also install the fglrx-driver
So just hit install
17: Close Kpackage.
18: Now open up the Os Control Center
19: Enter root password
20: When it opens, click on Mouse and Display
21: Now click on ATi
22: Put a check in Official ATi fglrx driver
23: Then hit Apply
24: Hit ok. Then reboot.
25: Unlike Nvidia-Glx, Ati's Fire Glide drivers do not give you a splash screen when Mepis loads.
26: Goto the k-menu
27: Go up to System
28: Click on settings
29: Then click on ATi Control
30: If the FireGlide drivers were installed, the ATi control panel should tell you about the installed card. If not, you will get a screen telling you the driver is a mesa-gl driver.
31: If you have a dual head card, you can also turn on dual-head support in here.
32: And manage the monitor color.
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