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Old 06-17-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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3D Acceleration on ATI R200 QL

I was having some trouble enabling 3D acceleration on my graphics card (ATI R200 QL, on SuSE 9.2 pro) up until a couple hours ago. I would enable it, it would say "Your modifications will take effect next time the graphics system is restarted" and I would restart the computer. It would then return to disabled. That has now fixed itself, but whenever I try to open a game such as Tux-Racer, it says "No 3D graphics card available or 3D support not configured yet" What does this mean? Do I need to install drivers, and if so, what ones?

Thanks in advance,

Old 06-19-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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ATI's latest drivers are a big improvement over their previous releases. You can get them here:

I recommend using the installer - it's quite nifty, although it is a little heaftier too.


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