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Old 10-03-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone know about laptop graphics?

First of all I would like to mention I have Suse Linux Enterprise 10.0. I have tried to install ati driver for the laptop nc6230 and the card which is ati radeon x300. I have not been successful. Since Yast and SAX II don't report the same information I am also questioning how to properly install the graphics drivers.

I have a frame rate at this time of around 2.3 fps during the flipscreen3d screensaver and can not run anything graphic as a result of no acceleration. In sax it says I do have it checked . Other than graphics everything else seems fine. Is it the x-window version what I need to cater to for this?

Does anyone know the correct way to get this to work with this ATI driver or in X or both? I tried the linux proprietary drivers and I can't get it to improve with the trivial way of installing by the directions @ ATI.

Thanks for listening...

H.P. laptop - NC6230
2gig RAM @ 782MHZ
1.9 ghz p4 centrino u-proc.

Last edited by lightwave; 10-03-2006 at 11:17 PM.
Old 10-03-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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if i'm not mistaken,
download ati driver from (

as root, run
#sh --listpkg (you will get list of distro pkg name,yours probably SuSE/SLED10-IA32)

#sh --buildpkg SuSE/SLED10-IA32 (maybe others, depends your computer)

install generated rpm files
go to see the manual in /usr/share/docs/package/fglrx(if i'm not mistaken)
it will show you the final command. something like this
sax2 -b ... /usr/share/docs/package/fglrx/sax-template .. (exit X first.)

after this should be ok.
Old 10-05-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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Ill try this asap but am currently surrounded by math hw....

thanks for replying


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