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Old 07-16-2005, 07:06 AM   #1
Marc L.
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Unhappy Still this problem: ATI drivers for Radeon9600 dont work


Hi.
Some time ago i posted that my ati driver doesn't work. At that time, I had only downloaded the console-only version. I was told that it would be better to use the 35MB installer program. So although i have only a 56k modem, I set up the download in KGet, typed shutdown -h 180 at the command prompt and went to bed.
Now, after installing the driver and running fglrxconfig, I still dont have OpenGL support. In fact, the only thing that was changed by the driver is that my refresh rate has gone down from 100 to 85 Hz.

Please, something must be done about this! If some wretched download manager wont work, be that. But OpenGL support is absolutely crucial
 
Old 07-16-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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The console only version didn't work for me. I still had to install it manually. Not a problem though opengl works fine just had to tweak the config for the lcd monitor. I acn give you my step by steps if you want them.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Yes, I'd like to try your step-by-step, please.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:02 AM   #4
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Get the latest xorg fglrx rpm from ati

You must have your current kernel sources installed, the rpm with check for this and will not properly load if you do not have them.

Switch to init 3

As root user run the command "rpm -Uvh fglrx*.rpm"

From the /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod directory run "sh make.sh"

Once this is done, change to the /lib/modules/fglrx and run "sh make_install.sh"

After this is done you will have to run "fglrxconfig" to set up your xorg.conf file. Run the fglrxconfig to set up the fglrx and dri modules, you can always manually edit the file to fine tune it. The xorg.conf for Suse is located in the /etc/X11directory and saving a backup config file or printing it out could help you later because you will be prompted for numerous questions and you will have something to fall back on. Just like a kernel compile the safest bet is the default answer.

Let me know how it goes, hopefully I didn't give you any typos.
 
  


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