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  1. After looking about I'm thinking about going for...

    After looking about I'm thinking about going for the Gigabyte GA990XA-UD3. On the minus side it's not "new", it dates from 2011. But it seems to be able to do everything my current board can do (but...
  2. BTW One typo above I got the motherboard model...

    BTW One typo above I got the motherboard model wrong (and there seems to be no forum post edit command either :( ). The motherboard is an asus M5A78L-USB3

    ljones
  3. Advice on buying new motherboard for desktop PC

    Hello all! :)

    I apologise if this is another one of these "clueless newbie" type of threads but here goes. I was wondering if anyone here could give any sort of pointers or help on choosing a new...
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    Motherboards without UEFI

    Hello all :) !

    Don't know if this is a silly question or not so I aplogise in advance if it is. But does anyone know if nowadays it is possible to buy a new motherboard without any sort of UEFI at...
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    I wonder what could be wrong with my install?...

    I wonder what could be wrong with my install? (Slamd64, KDE4 with 3D graphics effects enabled, ATI Radeon 3200 onboard).

    9.5 dosen't seem to have brought any improvements. Instead it has made...
  6. Just one more point of confusion. On this site: ...

    Just one more point of confusion. On this site:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ati_radeonhd_4850&num=2

    I read the Radeon 4850 needs a single 6-pin PCI Express power...
  7. Well to sum it up it looks like it is a tossup...

    Well to sum it up it looks like it is a tossup between a nvidia gtx 260 or the radeon 4850. The GTX 260 costs UKP143, the Radeon UKP135 (though it is branded as asus -- is it any good?!). The GTX295...
  8. Will do, hope its easy to find this out on places...

    Will do, hope its easy to find this out on places like ebay! While I was looking around though, I came across these two pages on wikipedia ....


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  9. Looking on ebay, the GTX 260 looks like quite...

    Looking on ebay, the GTX 260 looks like quite intresting. It's cheaper than my friends' Radeon HD 4850! Intresting they look similar spec wise as well. :) . The GTX295 costs a fortune and I'm...
  10. Ooops x.x sorry, I forgot to mention my display...

    Ooops x.x sorry, I forgot to mention my display resolution. It's 1680x1050 on an LCD widescreen.

    ljones
  11. What's the graphics card (PCIE) with highest throughput for Linux?

    Hello all ! :) (btw by highest throughput I am thinking of 3D throughput, i.e. speed, framerates etc).

    Right now I'm using an asus M3A78-EM motherboard with an AMD Phenom II x4 CPU and 4GB of...
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    Just downloaded and tried this driver. Odd thing...

    Just downloaded and tried this driver. Odd thing is that (unless I'm still using the older 9.2) the new 9.3 driver seems to be no different! I don't see any speed increases in 3D nor in rendering...
  13. I managed to solve some of the other problems...

    I managed to solve some of the other problems such as the missing file, fixed with ' ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so ' .

    X starting still...
  14. x.x There still seems to be just one more...

    x.x

    There still seems to be just one more problem!

    If I run X and (let's say) fgl_glxgears as root, no problems.

    But as a normal (non-root) user, X crashes on first run with a blank screen,...
  15. Yep looks like I'll have to compile a kernel. I...

    Yep looks like I'll have to compile a kernel. I checked the normal slackware current version (it is currently 2.6.28.8 as you say) however the slamd64 kernel current appears to be different (example...
  16. Y'learn something new every day :) . I had never...

    Y'learn something new every day :) . I had never heard of a pastebin before!

    Anyways, here is the output of dmesg and the X log file;

    First of all, dmesg;
    http://www.pastebin.ca/1369456

    And...
  17. How do I pastebin? I tried to put my log and...

    How do I pastebin? I tried to put my log and dmesg in seperate posts here, but they are too big x.x

    I could always try zipping them and uuencoding them, would that work? :)

    ljones
  18. Maybe my X server is too old? Though it is the...

    Maybe my X server is too old? Though it is the one that slamd64 comes with. Wonder where those other posts are, I've not come across 'em yet.

    :)

    ljones
  19. :( ! Output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log (==)...

    :( !

    Output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log



    (==) fglrx(0): NoDRI = NO
    (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
    (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
    (II) Reloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/linux//libfglrxdrm.so
  20. Ok, I'm going to try to reinstall everything,...

    Ok, I'm going to try to reinstall everything, start from scratch. I just looked in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file and saw this:



    fglrx(0): driver needs X.org 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
    fglrx(0):...
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