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Old 09-09-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
CrimsonHope
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Problem with video and sound on SuSe 9.1


I'm new to Linux and I installed SuSe 9.1 on my laptop. I have always heard that Linux is much better at a lot of things than Windows so I decided to give it a try. So far everything is great, the only thing that I am having problems with is my video. I have a Radeon 320M IGP with 64MB. The problem is that I do not get any sort of 3D acceleration, and I do not know where I can get drivers to make this work, or what do I have to modify. I also have no sound although SuSe9.1 detects my sound card correctly (and yes, I already have the volume at max). Any suggestions?

Here's some additional info of the laptop, in case it helps:

eMachines M2352
AMD Athlon XP-M 3000+
512 MB DDR RAM
Computer detects sound card as M5451 PCI AC-LINK Controller Audio Device
Computer detects video card as RS1000 4336

Thanks a lot for the help!

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Old 09-10-2005, 02:24 AM   #2
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Can anyone help me out with this?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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3D acceleration is experimental under linux so you will need to turn it on, i've only used suse 9.2 so it maybe the same for 9.1 You need to go into YAST and look for the devices tab, and then look for graphics card or something similiar too that and check the box for 3d acceleration.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 03:15 AM   #4
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Thanks, I tried that but it said that the hardware does not support 3D acceleration/OpenGL, also said that it was not configured. When I click "Change" it keeps telling me that it does not support 3D acceleration/OpenGL. If its not configured, how would I configure it?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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Can anyone help me out?
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:59 PM   #6
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Sounds like no drivers are installed for the card, maybe try the online update through YaST and see if it downloads the latest drivers and then go back and see if you can then enable 3D accelleration
 
Old 09-11-2005, 12:40 AM   #7
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The video config tool in SuSE is Sax2. Start it, then under the Monitor section, there should be listings for the graphics card, resolution, etc, and 3D Acceleration is listed at the bottom. Click it to configure it, and if all goes well you should see the standard message about testing the new video settings (answer Yes), and then the test screen come up with a "3D" emblem in the center. If it doesn't work, you'll see "3D" with a bar through it. Using Sax2 is the easy approach, and if it doesn't work, then you probably would need to go through the process of trying to upgrade the ATI drivers. There are numerous threads on that topic already, and speaking from personal experience, let's just say it can be a time consuming process. Good luck with it either way -- J.W.
 
  


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