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Old 05-23-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
Harpo
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1-Click Install ATI Driver For ATI X1950 Video Card Corrupts Suse 11.1


Hello

I have installed Open Suse 11.1 on two different machines. One contains an ATI X850 video card, and the other contains an ATI X1950 video card. I updated the ATI drivers on the 850 card and it works like a dream. I updated the ATI drivers on the 1950 card and Suse becomes unusable. System works fine before the update. Before the update I ran it at a resolution of 1280 x 1024. I thought I would lower it to 1024 x 768 to see if that would help, but it does not. I dual boot with WinXP, and card works fine with that setup at 1280 x 1024, so I would suspect this is a specific problem with my Suse setup as opposed to a Motherboard issue.

I would love to take advantage of my video card, so any assistance as to what to do here would be greatly appreciated.

Harpo
 
Old 05-24-2009, 05:39 AM   #2
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Hello

I have installed Open Suse 11.1 on two different machines. One contains an ATI X850 video card, and the other contains an ATI X1950 video card. I updated the ATI drivers on the 850 card and it works like a dream. I updated the ATI drivers on the 1950 card and Suse becomes unusable. System works fine before the update. Before the update I ran it at a resolution of 1280 x 1024. I thought I would lower it to 1024 x 768 to see if that would help, but it does not. I dual boot with WinXP, and card works fine with that setup at 1280 x 1024, so I would suspect this is a specific problem with my Suse setup as opposed to a Motherboard issue.

I would love to take advantage of my video card, so any assistance as to what to do here would be greatly appreciated.

Harpo
What do you mean exactly by unusable ?
That the resolution is not good ?
In that case start opensuse in the failsafe mode and run yast2 as root
And than yast2>hardware>graphic card and monitor .
It will probe youŕe graphic card and monitor again .
See it comes up with something useful if so save it
Or run sax2 from the CLI of course as root
Or change youŕe xorg.conf manually
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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By unusable I mean I get the KDE GUI to come up, but I can't get anything to open. I would click on an icon and the screen just flickers over and over nothing will open. I can change my resolution to anything I want before the install of the video driver update. So what should I run my card at? I would thing that at least 1024 x 768 would be fine. I will try failsafe to see what it says.

I can't even boot into failsafe mode. I only get a blank screen that won't allow me to do anything. If I reinstall Suse I know all will be fine until I update driver. I have done this 3 times now. What am I missing or not thinking of here?

Harpo

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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Well it might be that the driver is not correct.
If you still like to use opensuse disable the auto update.
Update manually and do not select the driver update
 
Old 05-25-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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What do you mean by the wrong driver? Is there another place to get them? I would love to be able to use the full power of my video card, and would really like to be able to get it going. I appreciate any help I can get in getting this set up properly.

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