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Installing ATI drivers in OpenSUSE 11.1

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:37 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:43 AM by phoenixrising

I was trying to install/enable drivers for my ATI video card in OpenSUSE:

1. In my case the typical 1-click-installs didn't work

2. The best way (I guess) is to do it the hard way -- download the driver from the ATI site and manually configure/build/install it; This guide worked for me. Note: for openSUSE 11.1, instead of 103 use 111)

3. All the desktop effects are working now and as a welcome side-effect, openoffice.org is not crashing anymore like it...
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Video Flicker in mplayer

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:33 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:44 AM by phoenixrising

Remember to use the X11 video driver in mplayer (and not the xv driver) to avoid flickery playback...
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How to Empty Trash in Gnome When the Trash Can Refuses to Clear

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:32 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:52 AM by phoenixrising

Sometimes you'll find some files in your trash that just won't go away. And unlike what many forums say, the Trash in Gnome is not in the .Trash directory in /home (At least not in my Fedora 10 and Linux Mint). So this is what you'll have to do:

Code:
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*
Yes, that's correct: the Trash folder is in /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/Trash
Quote:

WARNING: Be very careful about "sudo rm -rf" --it's a very powerful
...
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Compiling sound card drivers

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:25 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:44 AM by phoenixrising

before you go for 'make' and 'make install' you must ensure:

a. that you have kernel-source and kernel headers package installed

b. that you have build-essentials installed

c. also check if you've got gcc installed...
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Where to Install Bootloader: mbr or /

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:24 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:44 AM by phoenixrising
Tags boot, grub, mbr

You should try not to install grub/bootloader in the mbr when you have a dedicated boot handler and/or multiple distro installation in mind. Have the bootloader installed in the installed '/' partition instead e.g. in /dev/sdx1 or something like that...

More info about installing multiple distros here
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