Originally Posted by Harpo
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.
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