Alright, I'll make another post for this:
First things first - you don't have KDE 4.2 because that hasn't come out yet.. It's currently at 3.1.2 I believe.
You're probably running XFree86 4.2.0, which shouldbe fine for this.
But -- it looks as if you're missing the OpenGL libraries for XFree86. OpenGL is what does Hardware 3d Acceleration for most programs.
I would get the latest version of XFree86 which is 4.3.0.
Now, for another thing, you need to have the source for the kernel you are running. From the looks of these lines:
kernel includes at /lib/modules/2.4.18-64GB-SMP/build/include do not match curre nt kernel.
they are versioned as "2.4.18-4GB"
instead of "2.4.18-64GB-SMP".
--- it looks as if you're running 2.4.18-64gb-SMP kernel.
use the command "uname -r" as root from a terminal to see what kernel you're running.
Now that's fine, but now you need the source for that kernel.. Since it's been patched a few times, it'll be a challenge for you as a newbie to get, compile, and add the patches to get that source.
I don't have the Specs for your computer, but I'm assuming this is a normal desktop. The SMP part of that means that the kernel is designed to run on a computer running multiple processors. If you've got a single Pentium or AMD, then there's no need for it. (Symmetric Multi-Processing capability).
64gb means it includes support for up to 64 gb of RAM. Again, I doubt you require this.
This is all extraneous information, but it'll help you understand whats going on-- you're running one of the default kernels with SuSE -- which is fine, but that's one of the specialized kernels that ships with SuSE.
So, head on over to www.kernel.org
and download the latest stable kernel sources (2.4.21). Around the middle of the page is a table with the list of current kernels. Click on the single-letter link "F" (for FULL sources), and download the 30 meg file to /usr/src or your home directory. If you download it to your home directory, you'll need to move it to /usr/src .
From there, unpack it - you'll use either :
tar -xzvf linux-2.4.21whatever.tgz for a .gz file
tar -xjvf linux-2.4.21whatever.tar.bz2 for a .bz file
There. Now you've got the sources for a stable kernel. The next thing to do is to head over to www.kernelnewbies.org
and check out the kernel compiling HOWTO. There's even a GUI for configuring the kernel
Configure the kernel, then install it as per the directions on that site, and start over with the install of the fglrx drivers for your Radeon card.
I'm running a Radeon 9000 pro card which works very wel for me.
You might want to try the drivers from
instead of the stock ATI drivers... I had better luck with the schneider drivers.
From here, check out my Success Story for getting the drivers for my Radeon card working under "Member Success Stories" from the Linux-General forum.
Good luck bud.
ATI cards are pretty darn good, and the drivers are there for linux. It's pretty straightforward, but you've got to have all your ducks in order before you go trying to install the modules/drivers for the card. I was a newbie once too (and some would say, I still am