Hi karlt78, the ATI driver supports SuSE, I'm running SuSE 10 with the ati-driver-installer-8.21.7-i386.run. However ATI is updating constantly the driver, so you can use the latest one.
To solve your problem with the ATI graphic card, please follow these steps:
1. Download the latest ATI driver installer, in your case I believe this is the right one:
2. Make sure you have the kernel source, type the following command to show you your current kernel:
using YaST download the kernel-source corresponding to your kernel.
3. Verify that you have installed gcc and libstdc again using YaST.
4. Change to root
5. Once you have download everything verify that you're using the sources of your current kernel. Type:
The symbolic link "linux" must be pointing to the directory of your current kernel. Otherwise delete the link and create one for your current kernel:
# rm /usr/src/linux # ln -s linux 2.6.**-**.*
6. Build the kernel-module for your ATI graphic driver.
- Go to the directory where you download the ATI driver installer
- Create the rmp installer as root:
# sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.22.5-i386.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE100-IA32
- Switch to init 3
- Go to the directory where you build the rpm installer and type:
# rpm -Uhv fglrx_****.rpm
- Go to the directory where you downloaded the ATI driver installer
- Change to root
- Use the ATI installer, type:
# sh ati-driver-installer-8.22.5-i386.run
- You must choose to install the ATI driver, accept the License, the installer will automatically detect that you are using SuSE, and will build the kernel-module.
*** Note. If something goes wrong, the installer will write a file and will give you the path. Read this file carefully or post here.
7. Update the file xorg.conf. Follow carefully the instructions and insert all the info required, as hardware specs of your monitor, resolutions needed, etc. You can use sax2 or fglrxconfig
# sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/sax2-profile
I prefer using fglrxconfig since it's more stable. Many users have reported problems with sax2.
8. Check if you have the kernel-module installed. Type as root:
If you have installed the module you will have see the a new prompt line without any message. Otherwise you'll see an error indicating that the module has not been found.
9. Finally check with the following commands, if indeed you have 3D acceleration enabled:
Change to your usert, and if you're still in init 3, change to init 5:
or you can also type:
If you are in init 5 press
You should be now in your Desktop environment, type:
so you can check if you are using the driver, you should have an output like these:
linux:/home/victor # fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X600 PRO Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5582 (8.21.7)
You can also use glxgears, you must have +2000 FPS if you installed correctly the driver:
Hope this helps to solve your problem.