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Old 08-25-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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suse 8.2 install problem

hi everybody

first, I want to excuse my poor english, I am swiss and still learning it at school (class best )

I bought today suse 8.2 prof.
i started from the DVD, selected install and waited ... nothing happened. it seems linux does not support my gfx-card (radeon 9700 pro)
is there any possibility to avoid my screen from turning black?
i aleready checked the ati website, but the driver seems not to work for 'powered by ATI' cards ... (damn, cannot post url .. )

hope you can help me

so long
Old 08-25-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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ok, I am not experianced in suse, but I think when it sais "boot:" when booting from cd you can type "text" then enter for a text based install.
Old 08-25-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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yeah, sure

i CAN install suse
but I have alnost no expirience in using linux, so a linux without graph. desktop could be a little .. confusing

but as i sayd, the problem is more to get a driver for my radeon 9700 pro (sapphire)
Old 08-25-2003, 02:46 PM   #4
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Look at this site. I just put a search in for Radeon 9700 on SuSE's maintenance database. You should be able to find an answer there.
Old 08-25-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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ati has its own drivers, also he dri project supports radeon, (I think)


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