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Old 04-10-2006, 06:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy SAX2 problem! (ATI Graphics Card with 3D Acceleration)


Hi there!

Recently I bought a new powerful Notebook with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Card in it (3D Acceleration Support).

When I install SuSE Linux 10.0, the ATI RV350 NP graphics driver is installed by default. But ATI offers drivers for my card and for Linux. So I downloaded the actual drivers from this location:

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...uestionID=1176

After the successful installation and a reboot of the system, everything looks fine, but "Hardware Information" still shows the ATI RV350 NP driver. So I want to start SAX2 to change the driver, but when I run SAX2 (via terminal or via YaST), the progress bar appears to load some things and then - the SAX2-Window doesn't appear. There was no problem before the installation of the new graphics driver.

I reinstalled SuSE Linux and tried the same again with same results.

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 04-10-2006, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:53 AM   #3
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ATI is sometimes a PITA...
Make sure you installed kernel-source, gcc and make packages.
Then reinstall the drivers.
Then run sax2 as following:
Code:
sax2 -m 0=fglrx
This tells sax2 to use the ati proprietary driver (the module is called "fglrx", don't ask me why did the ati developers choose such a weird name) to configure your X server.
Configure your monitor, then quit sax2 and restart X (relogin).
Don't press "test" button in sax2, this will lead to graphical corruptions or crashes (it's a bug in the ATI drivers)

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