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I am having trouble with my ATI video card . I tried downloading new update, but still having video trouble only with 3D games.

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    Michael Lucas May 11, 2010

    what type of laptop do you have. make and model please

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Use windows update to get the lasted updates~

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Could not find any compatible Direct 3D devices


You don't have the correct video card to support the game. Always check game system requirements. gl

Nov 23, 2012 | Dell XPS 400 PC Desktop

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How to install ATI Video Card Drivers for Linux / Ubuntu


For most of the linux distributions, ATI Video Card Drivers are the hardest to get working, since it is not normally included in the installation. Linux would still normally work since it has a basic VESA driver installation but it would not have any 3D effects, which is one of the things Linux users would crave to have on their system.

With the 3D effects, changing the desktop or the workspace, makes linux usage fun and exciting. To have that, we need the drivers for the video card that allows 3D Acceleration.

For ATI Video cards, here are the steps to follow to install the driver on linux.

1) Make sure that you have updated your kernel to the latest version.
2) Go to this link --> "http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx"

This is where you can download any ATI Video Card driver. Make sure to pick the right linux type because there are two items on the list to choose from either Linux x86 or x86_64. The latter part is for 64 Bit systems. Then choose your ATI Product Family like Radeon, FirePro and so on. Then choose your product from the list and click go. Download the latest driver with ATI catalyst onto a folder in your hard drive.

3) You need to go to the terminal console. On ubuntu it would be Terminal on mandriva it is KTerminal or whatever terminal you are used to. Change to the directory of the download. ( e.g. "chdir /home/myusername/Downloads")

4) To run the installation you need to be an administrator or a SuperUser. There are a couple of ways to do it and it is dependent on what distribution you are using. For ubuntu, kubuntu or any other debian type linux distributions first you need to type in "sudo" then the command or the name of the executable file or script. For example for your ati driver: "sudo ./ati-driver-installer-10-4-x86.x86_64.run ". The press enter. It may ask for a password, so you have to type it in.

For other distributions, like mandriva or redhat, you need to be a superuser or login as a super user in the terminal before you do the command or run the executable. So you first type in "su" then press enter. After that it would ask you for the password. Type it in and then press enter. Then type the command or name of executable like "./ati-driver-installer-10-4-x86.x86_64.run " then press enter.

5) After you have run the installation you will get the installation screen just make sure to just follow the steps or normally keep clicking next.

6) When you are done installing the driver make sure to restart the system.

NOTES / TIPS:
Linux normally gets updates almost every week, which would sometimes include an update of the kernel. When this happens, your ati driver would not work on reboot. On some instances, you would even just go to a black screen or it would crash and stop on the splash screen at the start of the linux boot process. For you to prevent this from happening make sure that you have a copy of the driver you installed or better yet make sure that you have an updated copy of the driver. If you are able to go into linux but found that you do not have the 3D capability. Reinstall the driver again. If you are not able to go to linux go to the repair option at the start of the boot process. From there install the Driver. Then restart the computer.


on May 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I had installed the game called WILL ROCK and while starting the game gsvideo Init failed is showing and the game is not playing.


Make sure you all have this system requirements.

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
MINIMUM
Pentium III 500MHz or AMD Athlon 550MHz Processor
128MB RAM
32MB DirectX compatible 3D Accelerated Video Card
DirectX compatible Sound Card
DirectX 9.0
4X CD-ROM Drive
700MB Hard Disk Space
RECOMMENDED
Pentium III or AMD Athlon 800MHz Processor
256MB RAM (Windows XP)
64MB DirectX compatible GeForce3 or ATI Radeon Video Card

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When i try and install nhl 2006 i get a message 3d acellrator card did not intialize properly and that i should update my drivers


Graphics card may not be on game compatablity list.
Check games specs at Manufactures web site.
Get updates driver from Graphics card maker.
ATI.com + nVidia.com are most common unless Graphics on Motherboard - which in most cases are not updatable.
You may have add a graphics card if graphics on motherboard -check your system specs-
Most major computer manufacturers use ALL IN ONE motherboards to build thier systems - something to be aware of for gaming.

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do you know what an onboard video card is? it is a basic video card that is primarily installed onto the motherboard for basic PC work, not for heavy video files or gaming. seems to me you have a low end graphics card that cannot handle the job.you have to find out whether or not you can upgrade your pc to a fullon mind blowing video card before you even think about getting another. but unfortunately you do. plus you also need to check your net connection speed as this can play a major part also when downloading and playing large files.

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I have a dell dimesnsion 3100. I recerntly had to


Are you still using that ATI card or are you wanting to use the onboard video card?

Jun 26, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Hi sal - what game are you trying to play? Is this a new card? What's the make and model# of your pc and what operating system are you running? Thanks.

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ATI RADEON 9550 X 1050 256MB --Someitmes Screen goes blank


I read somewhere that this black screen/blank screen problem is due to a hardware conflict with AMD boards that use a VIA northbridge chipset.  So I tested this by installing the video card on a AMD board with a SiS chipset.  Since installing on a board with the SiS chipset, I have had NO problems whatsoever.  I am convinced it is a hardware incompatibility issue.
I also am running an older version of Catalyst, version 7.7, per recommendations from others.  I have heard the X1050 has problems with 7.8 and above.  I admit, I have risked it and subsequently updated the drivers through windows update, without any problems, but have not updated Catalyst.  Still running fine.

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