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Old 12-30-2006, 07:22 AM   #1
Naminator_X_
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ATI Radeon 9600 XT Drivers for SUSE 9.2


Hi there.Im new at linuxquestions and i'm new at linux too...so..i had installed SuSe 9.2 on my pc...this distro is amazing...i couldn't configure only my drivers to run 3D/OpenGL...i check in YaST but my model video card wasn't there...just nothing about Radeon 9600 i don't know what to do now...could you tell me some good tutorial...my brother with ATI Radeon 9250 has 3D acceleration but i haven't help please...if you want the output from some command just tell me...oh here is the configuration of my pc
OS: SuSe linux 9.2 i368
CPU: Intel Celeron D 331 2.66GHz (64-but architecture)
MB: Biostar PT880 Pro-A7
VGA: ATI Radeon 9600 XT (RV 360 *I think*)
i don't think you want to see the other parts the linux is on about an hour...so i haven't installed anything...waiting for your call guys
 
Old 12-30-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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If YaST doesn't provide the fglrx drivers, download them from ATI's site. You will need to do some configuration and manual work, but searching Google for how you install them, you should be fine; I just managed to install the ATI drivers for a mobile radeon 1800-something card, and after some struggling managed to get DRI enabled, so it's not impossible, just a bit difficult at times..

Check ATI's site, but I think the fglrx driver covers your card if it's newer than ATI Radeon 8500, which is pretty old by now. After the installation you may have some problems, but after configuring X and tweaking some things (like loading dri and a few other modules, making sure that Compiz isn't enabled since DRI doesn't work with it - at least if you're using ATI's cards, ...) you should be ok. I installed the drivers I mentioned earlier for a Kubuntu 6.10 box, by downloading the "official" driver package from ATI's site and using it to create distribution specific packages, and by installing them.
 
  


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