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Old 11-06-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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ATI driver install troubles (SUSE10.0) <<it's still saying MESA in fglrxinfo>>

I recently installed the ATI driver version 8.18.8
followed the instructions as listed in ATI's online instruction page for "new install"
but I get this error when I try to set my displays in YAST:

(intial click on "Hardware/Graphics card and Monitors")
"Cannot deactivate all displays
at least one display must be active"

so I press OK and enter the Graphics card and Monitors page
I see that my monitor is not selected to I select Samsung SyncMaster 955SL(T)
press OK
set my resolution to 1600x1200 and 24-bit color

I see that the "activate this display" checkbox is selected at the top of the configure page, so I think "all's good" so I press OK.

DIalog box pops up saing "test" "save" or "cancel"
(testing fails and kinda crashes my system...won't let me back into GUI or console) I press save:

SO i think all's good. BUt to be sure it doens't kill my video like last time I attemped this, I go back to "graphics card and monitors" and sure enough, it gives me the same damn error
"Cannot deactivate all displays
at least one display must be active"


If i go ahead and restart X as ATI recommends, it fails and I'm stuck in console mode. Something about "no monitor selected" and I have to replace the modified xorg.conf file with the xorg.conf.saxsave one and I'm back to square one.

Can anyone help this linux newb?
xorg.conf file on request (something about screen0 was a problem)

BTW< my card is the x800xl in case this is an issue

Last edited by mchesney; 11-08-2005 at 02:01 PM.
Old 11-07-2005, 04:22 AM   #2
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I just installed a 9600 se radeon 128 mb on my suse 10. make sure your using x.x.x and not XFree86 x.x.x. go to the software maganment in yast to search and find out. the site that helped me the most is this one, and it is right DO EVERYTHING IT SAYS.

Old 11-08-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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thank you, I followed the link's instructions but I'm still having problems

After doing all the steps that site says to do, I complete it and reboot. X loads and so far I'm happy. But then I run fglrxinfo and it still reads MESA. I'm getting 650+FPS in glxgears but I can't run any 3D Accelerator programs so apparently it didn;t work.

can anyone help me on this? Did the ATI drivers not load or did I miss a step or what??

Last edited by mchesney; 11-08-2005 at 02:00 PM.


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