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Old 09-10-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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ATI Driver Nightmare


Hello. I downloaded ati's linux drivers for my suse 9.1 system, and now I can't boot into x anymore. No matter what I try in fglrxconfig nothing seems to work. I looked at the xf86 server log and it does find my radeon 9200 chipset, however I get fater server error messege after that. Anyone else try installing these drivers? I don't know what to do from here, and I don't want to reinstall suse AGAIN. Thanks
 
Old 09-10-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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in console, become root, and cd to /etc/X11

Check for a backup of XF86Config, if there is one, rename it back. Then X Windows should start just fine using the old drivers.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:03 PM   #3
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If it's not to late take It back and go Nvidia or you will waste months reading posts in this forum and you have only a 10% chance of actually getting it to work. Sorry I have a sour taste in my mouth when it comes to ATI
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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yeah, it's too late. I had no idea about ati sucking ass for linux. I just went out and bought a cheap low end card with tv output (I have an athlon 700 so I don't care that much about speed). Is there any way I can avoid reinstalling suse and go back to the default drivers that were working? I don't think there is a backup. If I pop the dvd in and run setup can I fix the display settings?
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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should be able to if you have a live cd
 
  


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