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Old 12-17-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
Fluux
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ATI Driver Installation probs in SuSE 10.0 with Radeon 9600


Hey All,

I know there are alot of resources about explaining the installation of the ATI driver and they are great I managed to install it with ease after following the instructions over at
linux . wordpress . com.

But the thing is whenever I check using
Code:
fglrxinfo
it still shows that im using MESA.

I have tried every way possible from using the GUI auto installer to using the RPM in the terminal.
I even reinstalled my Distro and started fresh. Help would be really apreciated.

Im using SuSE 10.0
Kernal:
2.6.13-15-smp

I dont know if it will help, but this is what I get from

/sbin/lspci

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
02:0a.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
02:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7134 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)
02:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
It also mentions that I should check xorg.conf after i have run the config files. But when i try to check it I end up with the following.

Code:
xorg.conf: line 12: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 13: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 14: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 15: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 16: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 17: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 18: FontPath: command not found
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xorg.conf: line 21: FontPath: command not found
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xorg.conf: line 23: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 24: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 25: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 26: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 27: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 28: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 29: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 30: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 31: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 32: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 33: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 34: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 35: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 36: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 37: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 38: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 39: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 40: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 41: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 42: FontPath: command not found
xorg.conf: line 43: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 44: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 45: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 46: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 47: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 48: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 49: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 50: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 51: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 52: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 53: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 54: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 55: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 56: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 57: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 58: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 59: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 60: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 61: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 62: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 63: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 64: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 65: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 66: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 67: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 68: InputDevices: command not found
xorg.conf: line 69: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 71: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 72: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 73: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 75: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 76: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 77: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 78: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 79: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 80: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 81: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 82: Load: command not found
xorg.conf: line 83: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 85: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 86: Driver: command not found
xorg.conf: line 87: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 88: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 89: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 90: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 91: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 92: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 95: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 96: Driver: command not found
xorg.conf: line 97: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 98: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 99: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 100: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 101: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 102: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 103: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 104: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 107: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 108: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 109: DisplaySize: command not found
xorg.conf: line 110: HorizSync: command not found
xorg.conf: line 111: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 112: ModelName: command not found
xorg.conf: line 113: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 114: VendorName: command not found
xorg.conf: line 115: VertRefresh: command not found
xorg.conf: line 116: UseModes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 117: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 120: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 121: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 122: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 125: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 126: DefaultDepth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 127: SubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 128: Depth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 129: Modes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 130: EndSubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 131: SubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 132: Depth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 133: Modes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 134: EndSubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 135: SubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 136: Depth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 137: Modes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 138: EndSubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 139: SubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 140: Depth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 141: Modes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 142: EndSubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 143: SubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 144: Depth: command not found
xorg.conf: line 145: Modes: command not found
xorg.conf: line 146: EndSubSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 147: Device: command not found
xorg.conf: line 148: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 149: Monitor: command not found
xorg.conf: line 150: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 153: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 154: BoardName: command not found
xorg.conf: line 155: BusID: command not found
xorg.conf: line 156: Driver: command not found
xorg.conf: line 157: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 158: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 159: Option: command not found
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xorg.conf: line 194: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 195: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 196: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 197: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 198: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 199: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 200: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 201: VendorName: command not found
xorg.conf: line 202: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 205: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 206: Identifier: command not found
xorg.conf: line 207: InputDevice: command not found
xorg.conf: line 208: InputDevice: command not found
xorg.conf: line 209: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 210: Option: command not found
xorg.conf: line 211: Screen: command not found
xorg.conf: line 212: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 214: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 215: Group: command not found
xorg.conf: line 216: Mode: command not found
xorg.conf: line 217: EndSection: command not found
xorg.conf: line 219: Section: command not found
xorg.conf: line 220: EndSection: command not found
Anyone have a similar prop? Ive been on this thing for 3days now. Im relatively new to Linux so sorry if im missing something really simple.

Thanks
-Fluux
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
Thanh-BKK
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Hello

Welcome to the "Club". Unfortunately i can't help you but i want to let you know that you are not alone..... i am having quite exactly the same problem with a Radeon 9200 and SuSE 10.0.0, Kernel 2.6.13-15-default.

I get either no TV-out (original Linux driver) or no 3D (ATI proprietary) due to installation problems. Last night, after 8 hours straight, i got the driver to install 100% correctly, which Linux thanked me by disabling X. I have now reinstalled the whole OS from scratch just to go on working. Nowe i have no more TV-out (using original Linux driver again) but 3D.

You may have the same problem i ran into (getting MESA instead of FGLRX). For me the problem was that, during installation of the ATI driver, errors occured - missing kernel sources, missing compiler. It still installed, but as mentioned - MESA instead of FGLRX.

You could check at this location /usr/share/fglrx/install.log

That's a log file which should have all errors, if any.

Be carefull.... you may end up like myself wioth no GUI...... ATI and Linux don't seem to play well together, lots and lots of people having the exact same problems.

Kind regards.....

Thanh
 
Old 12-18-2005, 01:16 AM   #3
Fluux
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Thanks for the reply Thanh,

I checked out the log file, but no errors. This is what it contained.

Code:
/tmp/fglrx
Package /home/Fluux/fglrx_6_8_0_SUSE100-8.20.8-1.i386.rpm has been successfully generated
Should it state that the package was installed? Not just generated.

But yeah your right my problem is that im getting MESA when I check.

It would be great if you could post if you find out anything new. I will do the same.

Thanks
-Fluux
 
  


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