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Old 07-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
Lambas
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Need help to install Radeon 9800se on Suse 9.1


well, i have Radeon 9800SE and i want to install new drivers. I am still a newbie using Linux so any step-by-step help would be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry for my bad english
Sorry for being such a newbie
thx in advance
 
Old 07-20-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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ATI's drivers are on their website. Included are instructions on how to install them.

Beware, however, of these two things.

1. ATI makes really bad Linux drivers.
2. I don't think they work with Suse 9.1 anyway. It has the 2.6 kernel, and ATI never released a driver for that.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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i installed the drivers which ati's homepage provides, following the instructions. The result was a failure. Linux would start with resolution 640x480. i thought it was ok, but when i tried to change the resolution to 1280x1024 , i found out that the ONLY resolution i could choose was 640x480.... i found a faq that gives instructions for radeon 9800 pro. i think it must be the same. i am a bit afraid thow to install ati drivers again, because i am still TOO newbie for this.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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HEllo u could try this guide because i let me install it the only thing i didn't have 3d acce http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=206141

My Spec are
ATI RADEON 9800 SE,
P4 2.8GHz,
Intel 865pe chipset
,SuSE 9.1
kernel 2.6.7
ATI driver 3.9.0

Last edited by Robert_san6LX; 07-21-2004 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:26 PM   #5
Lambas
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Well, its too late now
i followed the instructions of this thread --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177454 and now my X-window system won't boot. the problem is sure caused by the new driver i install. can you tell me if something is wrong in this thread whose instructions i followed?
Sorry for my bad english
(see the message that LiQuID0603 wrote, its the 3rd post in the thread)
 
Old 07-29-2004, 06:13 AM   #6
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Does the system boot, but won't load X, or will the system not boot?

Nothing in particular looks wrong with the instructions you linked to, although I myself have never had to patch the drivers manually, much less edit *.c files, so I can't vouch for that.

Did you follow the steps exactly? Did you get any error messages during the process? What is the error on which X is failing?
 
  


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