OK dudes, I got this to work last night using several pieces of documentation with a 9200SE. I hate to contradict the RPM thing, but it just makes life 200% easier. In SuSE 10, there tends to be an issue with just using "run" to install the driver. There are a number of scenarios where this will not work. Sometimes using run gets the driver installed, but then 3D doesn't work. I am not sure why. I will eventually post this on my blog, but for now, here it is (please note that I am using a 32-bit processor, so these instructions are for SuSE 10.0 on 32-bit):
1. From YAST2 install "kernel-source", "gcc" and "make". Use the update utility to make sure these are up-to-date after the installs are completed.
3. Go to ATI's web site
4. click on "Drivers and Software"
5. click on "Linux Display Drivers and Software"
6. click on "ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Drivers for XFREE86 / X. Org Version 8.22.5"
7. find the row that lists "ATI Driver installer" and click the Download link.
8. Save the file "ati-driver-installer-8.22.5-i386.run" to your hard drive. I saved it to "/" just because I would then always know where it was.
9. Use YAST to uninstall/delete any current fglrx driver. I just searched for "fglrx" in the packages and deleted what looked like a driver.
11. This may put you into text-only mode by default. If not, log in to a text-only session as root. If you wind up in text-only mode, log in as root.
12. type "cd /".
13. type "sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.22.5-i386.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE100-IA32"
14. type "rpm -Uhv fglrx_6_8_0_SUSE100-8.22.5-1.i386.rpm"
15. type "init 3". You may have to hit enter afterward to get another prompt.
16. type "sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/sax2-profile"
17. sax2 will eventually present you with a choice. Click "OK". DO NOT click "Change Configuration" or whatever.
18. run "/usr/X11R6/bin/aticonfig --initial"
20. You can test frame rates in KDE/Gnome by using the terminal command "glxgears".
You can also run "glxinfo" to check to make sure 3d acceleration works as stated in Harishankar's previous post.
Any questions? You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I am sorry, but if these instructions do not work for 64-bit Suse 10, there is not much I can help you with. I do not own any 64-bit equipment.