ATI, How - I - Wonder?

I've just finished seting up my linux system (mandrake 6.0, McMillan release 6.5 Deluxe) and I'm finding it impossible to set up X to run. I've tried both the setup configuration and the xf86config comand but  the most I can do is get my mouse to work (feels like I'm back in my old 286 of once upon an age...). Drivers for screen options I didn't chose (like 1900x1440) keep poping up in the error message and then say that they're deleted. Then at the end of the message it says "no monitors found" and wont go into the X GUI. In my setup options I chose to run both KDE and Gnome, but I dont think that this would be a problem. The monitor I have is a Radius L-1 (AV-195T) plug n play made by KDS, but according to the company, the monitor works fine with linux. I also have an ATI all-in-wonder 128 video card (AGP slot)which is - I believe - in Red Hat's/Mandrake's Hardware options under simply ATI all-in-wonder (is there another all-in-wonder that I'm not aware of?). I've tried to configure it variuos times but I can't seem to get it to work. I've gone to the site and of no avail. Can anyone help me out here? As you can probably tell, I'm pretty new to Linux/Unix so I haven't quite gotten the hang of all this (though I have to say, the O'Reilly books are REALLY coming in handy!). Is there something I'm missing here? Is there a driver that I've just not been able to find? I think the card runs on the Mach64 config, but I'm not totally sure because I haven't been able to get any sort of tech support from  the company as of yet.

     Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.


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On RedHat 5.1 and up, ATI cards autodetect as Mach 64. Don't bother with specific monitor setup just use a manual 1024x768 at 50-70Hz and 1M mem on card (cause you know that is going to work.) Just try and get one simple setup like this running and then fiddle.
Some one else may know if their is a specific driver for the all-in-wonder. Mine is a rage pro and works fine.
castleinfo is correct.  The ATI all in wonder (an Pro) use the Mach 64 X server in xfree86.  That should be no problem with your release of Mandrake.  His suggestion should also work for the monitor.  Actually, you could probe for the settings or run superprobe to find them automagically.
No ATI 128-bit cards work with XFree86's Mach64, becuase they're completely different cards.  You'll have to use the FBDev X server.

You can find instructions on how to do it at

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niccademousAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reply!! I've been pulling my hair out (which is pretty long, so it's not too hard of a task)trying to find the answer to this. Thank you :0)
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