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Old Feb 7, 2005, 02:45 AM   #1
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ATI Technologies Linux drivers killed linux

I decided to give suse another try. i installed 9.2 and initially was given the option of choosing a video card from the list.

I have an ati x700 pro. of course that wasn't on the list. the x600 was and so was the x800, but not the x700.

Anyway, i choose what i think will be the closest match and restart. boom, i am in the start up command line and linux is asking me for user name and password. it then dumps me at a prompt.

didn't know how to fix, so re-installed. during the installation, i was carefull to leave the default vesa video card selected. with a little fiddling, i had regular screen appearence.

i then downloaded the linux driver from ati's site and followed the terminal installation instructions. when i was done, i was supposed to log into xwindows and finish the install. when i restarted, i had the same problem of being dumped into the start up command line.

maybe i am supposed to go to xwindows from their? don't know how to get to xwindows or back to a regular gui interface.

ps. the terminal installation of the linux driver seemed to go according to their description. the only hitchs were that my video card wasn't listed in their install list and my benq's screen resolution wasn't able to be selected. i did check the screen's vertical and horizontal specs, before i entered them into the terminal, but the best refresh it would let me pick was 100mhz.

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Default just an update

when i would get to the start up prompt, i would drill down to the right directory and command: startkde.

i would get back that it couldn't load the display driver.

thus keeping me stuck at a prompt.

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 06:26 AM   #3
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hi i am newbie
when i follow the instruction in suse 9.2 ati drivers install..everything goes fine untill i invoke sax ..the sax hangs on me..so instead i copy the XF86config-4 to xorg.conf and change "keyboard" to "kbd" it worked perfectly first time.But after i reinstalled the suse 9.2 due to some unfortunate reasons i did the same..but this time xorg says failed to init core keyboard components and couldnt load kbd module... do any one have the solution
plz help
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 10:57 PM   #5
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Default ok, this is harder than it should be

i went ahead and tried to follow the instructions. there were no references to the files attached, but i installed both of them with yast.

anyway, it looks like there needs to be a slightly higher understanding of how these things work. there are a lot of knowledge assumptions within these directions.

or i am just retarded.

OK, STARTING FROM THE TOP...

1) update xfree86 drivers. gives me a instruction, which i am assuming goes into a terminal. I GET THIS ERROR:

warning: package fglrx_4_3_0 = 8.8.25-1 was already added, replacing with fglrx_4_3_0 <= 8.8.25-1
error: Failed dependencies:
fglrx conflicts with fglrx_4_3_0-8.8.25-1

2)prepare kernel module build.

INSTALLED ALL FILES REQUESTED

use YaST Online Update (YOU) and - if available - select the
kernel patch to make sure that the kernel sources match the
current running kernel

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

- configure the kernel sources
# cd /usr/src/linux (THIS WORKED)
# rm -f .config (THIS DIDN'T GIVE AN ERROR, BUT NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED
# make cloneconfig (I GET THIS

HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/basic/.fixdep.d
make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2

# make prepare-all (I GET THIS

HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/basic/.fixdep.d
make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
AT THIS POINT I GAVE UP
- remove kernel module source
# rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

* install kernel module source

# rpm -Uhv km_fglrx*.rpm

* compile kernel module sources (needs to be done each time you
update your kernel!)

# cd /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make install
# depmod -a
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 05:22 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 22350
i went ahead and tried to follow the instructions. there were no references to the files attached, but i installed both of them with yast.

anyway, it looks like there needs to be a slightly higher understanding of how these things work. there are a lot of knowledge assumptions within these directions.

or i am just retarded.

OK, STARTING FROM THE TOP...

1) update xfree86 drivers. gives me a instruction, which i am assuming goes into a terminal. I GET THIS ERROR:

warning: package fglrx_4_3_0 = 8.8.25-1 was already added, replacing with fglrx_4_3_0 <= 8.8.25-1
error: Failed dependencies:
fglrx conflicts with fglrx_4_3_0-8.8.25-1
this means you already have an fglrx-rpm installed which conflicts the one suse provides, so do an rpm -e fglx-ver-installed (do an man rpm as i am not quite sure if the -e option is the right to erase, any rpm users here to clarify this ???)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 22350

2)prepare kernel module build.

INSTALLED ALL FILES REQUESTED

use YaST Online Update (YOU) and - if available - select the
kernel patch to make sure that the kernel sources match the
current running kernel

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS
this means if you have installed an updated suse-kernel (through YOU, eg an security update) you also should install the kernel-sources


Quote:
Originally Posted by 22350
- configure the kernel sources
# cd /usr/src/linux (THIS WORKED)
# rm -f .config (THIS DIDN'T GIVE AN ERROR, BUT NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED)
# make cloneconfig (I GET THIS

HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/basic/.fixdep.d
make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2

# make prepare-all (I GET THIS

HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/basic/.fixdep.d
make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
AT THIS POINT I GAVE UP
seems you dont have the permission to change this files, are you root ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by 22350

- remove kernel module source
# rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

* install kernel module source

# rpm -Uhv km_fglrx*.rpm

* compile kernel module sources (needs to be done each time you
update your kernel!)

# cd /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make install
# depmod -a
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 04:13 PM   #7
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Default more on the tree day driver install

ok, i started from scratch at the ati download center. downloaded the file that appeared to be correct. i made sure that all of the files they asked for were installed. on the kernel header files, i assumed that because all the other files matched, these probably did also.

ran a rpm install in the terminal. ended up with the question and answers session. finished that. seemed good.

tried to restart into x windows, to confirm, as they instruct. i then realized that i didn't know how to restart into x windows. thats a problem.

went back into suse and on the desktop was this file: XF86Config-4

seems like it worked, but can't tell yet. i guess the next step is to confirm in x windows. then i would need to know how to set up my x700 pro radeon. there doesn't seem to be a profile that does anything for me, other than solarize my screen.

thanks for the continued help.

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Old Feb 8, 2005, 04:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 22350
ok, i started from scratch at the ati download center. downloaded the file that appeared to be correct. i made sure that all of the files they asked for were installed. on the kernel header files, i assumed that because all the other files matched, these probably did also.

ran a rpm install in the terminal. ended up with the question and answers session. finished that. seemed good.

tried to restart into x windows, to confirm, as they instruct. i then realized that i didn't know how to restart into x windows. thats a problem.

went back into suse and on the desktop was this file: XF86Config-4

seems like it worked, but can't tell yet. i guess the next step is to confirm in x windows. then i would need to know how to set up my x700 pro radeon. there doesn't seem to be a profile that does anything for me, other than solarize my screen.

thanks for the continued help.

paul
Please for suse use the suse supplied packages. And follow the steps described in the readme (it is vital to do so, if you change yourself configuration files like your x-config yast will change them back the next time, this is a glorius suse feature ).
You maybe should consider reinstalling suse and the following the steps described in the readme. As for starting and stopping X in suse:
Code:
init 3
as root changes to multiuser-mode text-login, whereas
Code:
init 5
as root changes to multiuser-mode graphical login.

cheers Jon
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 04:50 PM   #9
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Default ok,

thanks jon,

i just poped over to x windows and got the confirmation that the driver isn't installed correctly.
i can reinstall suse, but i am a little confused about your instructions.

there sems to be two rpm packages in your install. please clear that up.

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Old Feb 8, 2005, 05:23 PM   #10
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Hey paul
in case you missed it, i post here the complete readme from the suse-ftp:
Quote:
nstalling ATI 'fglrx' driver (8.8.25) on SuSE 9.2-IA32
-------------------------------------------------------

The following instructions explain how to install and enable release
8.8.25 of this driver.

The driver supports RV250, RV280, R200, RV350, R300, R350 chipsets of
ATI. Popular boards using these chipsets are:

- ATI Radeon 8500 / 9100
- ATI FireGL 8700 / 8800 / E1
- ATI FireGL T2
- ATI Radeon 9000
- ATI Radeon 9200
- ATI Radeon 9500
- ATI Radeon 9600
- ATI Radeon 9700
- ATI Radeon 9800
- ATI FireGL Z1 / X1 / X2
- ATI Mobility M9
- ATI Mobility FireGL 9000
- ATI Mobility M9PLUS

HOWTO
-----

1) Update XFree86 drivers

# rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm


2) Update kernel module

* prepare kernel module build

- install the following packages with YaST:
+ kernel-source
+ make
+ gcc
- use YaST Online Update (YOU) and - if available - select the
kernel patch to make sure that the kernel sources match the
current running kernel
- configure the kernel sources
# cd /usr/src/linux
# rm -f .config
# make cloneconfig
# make prepare-all
- remove kernel module sources
# rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

* install kernel module source

# rpm -Uhv km_fglrx*.rpm

* compile kernel module sources (needs to be done each time you
update your kernel!)

# cd /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make install
# depmod -a


3) Configure X11

# rcxdm stop
# sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/X11R6/lib/sax/profile/firegl -i


4) Enable 3D support

* edit /etc/X11/XF86Config with your favorite editor

- verify, that

Load "dri"

is in Section "Module"


5) Enable TV-out support

* edit /etc/X11/XF86Config with your favorite editor

- add

Option "NoTV" "no"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-D"

to Section "Device"

NOTE: PAL-D is only one example of several TV Standards. The
following are available for configuration:

NTSC-M
NTSC-N
NTSC-JPN
PAL-B
PAL-D
PAL-G
PAL-H
PAL-I
PAL-K
PAL-L
PAL-N
PAL-M
PAL-SCART
PAL-CN
PAL-K1


5) Known Issues

- driver only supports 24bit color depth
- enabling of 3D support through SaX2 does not work


6) Documentation

--> /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/README.SuSE


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO WARRANTY AND THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE SUPPORT
FOR THESE PACKAGES!

PLEASE USE "http://www.suse.de/feedback" FOR ANY FEEDBACK.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are two rpms on the mentoined suse-ftp, the first one (ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...5-0.1.i586.rpm) is the driver, the second one is the kernel-module (ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...5-0.1.i586.rpm), you need both ! Install them by doing an
Code:
 rpm -Uvh --force-all *.rpm
. Then follow the instructions from the readme (i think they are clear enough). If you have problems with the english language (because it is not your mother-tongue) and your mother tongue is german i can explain it in german to you, if your mother-tongue is another search for someone who can explain it to you.
It dont want to sound harsh or rude, but i cleary dont understand what your problem is.
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 06:34 PM   #11
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Default ok, getting a little pissed with this

i did a new install of suse. i then downloaded the three files you sent links to. i opened the third file with the read me:

HOW TO
-----

1) Update XFree86 drivers

# rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm

I AM ASSUMING THAT THE COMMAND ABOVE IS TO UPDATE DRIVERS? IF SO, I GET AN ERROR, WHEN I TRY AND RUN IT:

paul@linux:~> rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm
error: File not found by glob: fglrx*.rpm
paul@linux:~> cd /home/Paul
bash: cd: /home/Paul: No such file or directory
paul@linux:~> cd /home/paul
paul@linux:~> rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm
error: File not found by glob: fglrx*.rpm
paul@linux:~> *prepare kernel module build
bash: *prepare: command not found
paul@linux:~>

2) Update kernel module

* prepare kernel module build

IS THIS DEALING WITH ONE OF THE TWO FILES YOU ARE SENT? OR IS THIS A BULLIT POINT FOR A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION?
- install the following packages with YaST:
+ kernel-source {THIS IS THE FILE YOU SENT?)
+ make {GOT IT}
+ gcc {GOT IT}


I DON'T THINK I SHOULD GO FURTHER, UNTIL I GET THESE FIRST FEW POINTS CLEARED UP.

I THINK MY CONFUSION COMES FROM THE FACT THAT THERE IS SOME ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE IN MOST OF THE EXPLANATIONS I GET. UNFORTUNATELY, A PHRASE LIKE: "prepare kernel module build" DOESN'T MEAN MUCH TO ME.

I ALMOST NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHAT THAT IS AND THEN GIVE THE STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH IT.

THANKS FOR THE PATIENCE. PAUL
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Default ps

ok, got the kernel-source. so the only question is the first command, for which i am getting an error

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Default ok, a little closer

regarding 1) on your list. I went into a terminal and drilled down to my desktop, where the two files you sent are and got this error:

paul@linux:~> cd /home/paul/Desktop
paul@linux:~/Desktop> rpm -Uhv fglrx*.rpm
warning: fglrx-8.8.25-0.1.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 0dd8616d
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
paul@linux:~/Desktop>

hmmmmm.....
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You must install the driver as root.
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 09:45 PM   #15
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Default ok, now that helped.

i went all the way through the read me and everything worked. until........

i get to step 3) "configure X11"

i type in" rcxdm stop and the screen dumps to a prompt. i didn't have a hard copy of the instructions. i drive to another computer and print them out.

the last line "sax2" seemed to work fine. i restarted and now i don't get a screen.

there is no signal getting to my monitor.

i think maybe the profile i was using doesn't work anymore, but it is still the default.

now what?
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Default I hope i don't have to reload

got all the way through the install, that JonSvenJonsson gave (thanks), and when i got to step three, the terminal dumps me to the non-gui prompt. i follow the directions for x11 and don't get any errors.

Now when i restart the computer, i get the suse spash, but the monitor doesn't get signal after that.

i am assuming that the new driver needs to be selected, to send video to the screen.

tried: ctrl / alt / backspace. that did nothing.

i am sure this would work if i could get back into the interface.


thanks,

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use the normal xf86config or is it xorgconfig? and select vesa has you xserver, this should get your gui running in vesa mode(no accel)...until your sort fglrx
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the problem is: i cant get to a prompt, to do anything. it keeps logging into the os (loading non working video driver) automatically.

nothing to look at.

how do i boot to a prompt?

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how do i check to see if the driver is working? .............why is this so hard?
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try ctrl alt backspace

if that does not work try ctrl alt F1,

That should get you to a console login prompt.
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hi,
when suse is loaded, you'll probably have xdm or kdm
running(graphical login, eh..?)

simply press <ctrl><alt><f1>
this will get you to the first console
login as root
type "init 3" (without the "")
suse will tell you something like "reached runlevel 3"

then do the following:

# rpm -e km_fglrx
if this fails, km_fglrx is not installed, good just ignore it
# rpm -e fglrx
same as above
# rm -rf /lib/modules/fglrx
# rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx

check if the xorg-radeon driver is loaded(probably)

# lsmod | grep radeon
if it says radeon,
do a "rmmod -f radeon"

check for loaded agp drivers:
# lsmod | grep agp

if it tells u something like
agpgart
sis-agp OR via-agp OR nvidia-agp

save that info for later, you'll need it!

then follow the instruction in the suse README
step by step, but instead of using
"rpm -Uhv package.rpm"
you have to use
"rpm -ivh package.rpm", because you deleted the package at the start.

then DO NOT consider using sax2 to configure your driver,
it's simply mediocore.

just type fglrxconfig and follow the instructions.

if you have external agp drivers already loaded, as noted above,
answer "use internal AGP GART" with "no" or just "n",
otherwise the fglrx-internal gart will conflict with the OS gart.

plz make sure you enter the exact spec for your mopnitor,
otherwise your system may be damaged permanently

hth
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when suse is loaded, you'll probably have xdm or kdm
running(graphical login, eh..?)

YES

simply press <ctrl><alt><f1>
this will get you to the first console
THAT WORKED
login as root
type "init 3" (without the "")
suse will tell you something like "reached runlevel 3"
THAT WORKED
then do the following:

# rpm -e km_fglrx
WHEN TYPED, JUST GOES TO THE NEXT PROMPT. DOESN'T GIVE ANY ERROR
if this fails, km_fglrx is not installed, good just ignore it
# rpm -e fglrx
WHEN TYPED, JUST GOES TO THE NEXT PROMPT. DOESN'T GIVE ANY ERROR
same as above
# rm -rf /lib/modules/fglrx
WHEN TYPED, JUST GOES TO THE NEXT PROMPT. DOESN'T GIVE ANY ERROR
# rm -rf /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
WHEN TYPED, JUST GOES TO THE NEXT PROMPT. DOESN'T GIVE ANY ERROR

check if the xorg-radeon driver is loaded(probably)

# lsmod | grep radeon
LIST SHOOTS BY SO FAST, CANT SEE TOP THIRD, SO SKIPPED
if it says radeon,
do a "rmmod -f radeon"
SAYS THAT IT CAN'T FIND DRIVER TO UNLOAD
check for loaded agp drivers:
# lsmod | grep agp
DIDN'T GO FUTHER

DOES THIS MEAN THAT I HAVE TO START AGAIN?
DURING THE INITIAL DRIVER INSTALL PROCESS (WHICH SEEMED TO GO FLAWLESSLY), IT DUMPS MY VIDEO DRIVER AT STEP THREE(FROM PROCESS ABOVE). NOT SURE WHY.


I HAVE A ATI X700 PRO PCI EXPRESS CARD. I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MATTERS, BUT THE ATI SITE SAYS THAT THE DRIVER WORKS FOR THIS CARD.

THANKS


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Old Feb 10, 2005, 12:02 PM   #24
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Well, if it went to the next prompt, it means it has no errors. So now just continue with:

# cd /usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules
# KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make install
# depmod -a

Quote:
do a "rmmod -f radeon"
SAYS THAT IT CAN'T FIND DRIVER TO UNLOAD
Because it's not loaded yet ....

Then follow the rest of the readme.

Btw, you have to remember some things first:

Install procedures such as this are made with the "root" account so you have all the required permissions, your console prompt should be " #" and not ">". Switching accounts is very easy, if you're not logged in as root just type "su" and enter the password. From root to other users you just have to type "su <username>".

If you update the kernel through yast, you should also download the matching source code for compilation purposes (in this case, the fglrx module). In my case, i didn't update the kernel because the kernel source is a huge (100Mb) download. So the only thing i did was installing the original kernel source which came with the DVD.

Try to use xorg instead of XFree. SuSE is dropping support for XFree and xorg is pretty robust right now. You can make an online update to xorg before installing ATI new driver.

If you're not sure about if the module insertion (insmod radeon) is working, just type "init 6" to reboot and see if it works.

Keep looking at the file /var/log/XFree.0.log (i'm not sure about the correct name of the file, but i'm sure it goes something like that) for errors or warnings and report them back here.

Sometimes xorg and XFree references are a bit confusing since SuSE is undergoing through a change process at this level (from XFree to xorg). So make sure you install just one of the two packets. Open the control center, go to install/remove software and search for both packets. Again, make sure you have just one installed. When you install xorg you'll still be using some XFree configuration files, don't worry about this. SuSE is somewhat responsible for this confusion, as the readme should clearly state whether to install XFree or Xorg before installing the ATI driver. Where it reads "1) Update XFree86 drivers", it should read "1) Update XFree86/Xorg drivers".

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Old Feb 10, 2005, 12:24 PM   #25
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sorry jonsvenjonnson, is that why you quit replying to my post?

i just wanted to make it clear to whoever was reading, what was original and what was my reply.

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Old Feb 10, 2005, 03:59 PM   #26
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Default wow, this is great

i reloaded the os, i went to a root level, i entered init 3, and i followed the instructions given by jonsvenjonnson.

everything appeared to work properly. until i got, what appeared to be a couple of errors.

this is a link to pictures of what was going on. #3 is the resulting malfunction of the video driver:

http://homepage.mac.com/poberman/pics/PhotoAlbum154.html
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 04:24 PM   #27
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uhm,
looking at your pics,
i guess, sax2 did not load because
u gave it a non-existent profile, e.g.
the path should be /usr/X11R6/...
and not /usr/x11r6/

linux and other unix variants differentiate between
CAPITAL and non-capital letters in path/filenames,
_unlike_ wimpdos ;-)

greetz
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 11:51 PM   #28
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ok, that worked. now it is saying that it cant load fglrx, because it doesn't exist. is this because i didn't start at the beginning of the process?

what is all this i read about not using sax2 to configure the driver?

is this going to work on my pci express card? x700?

any ideas now?

getting tired of doing this over and over

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Old Feb 11, 2005, 12:18 AM   #29
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can't seem to jump into this install in the middle. i am going to do my fourth re-install and see if i can go all the way through the driver install , now that i know how to do it.

hopefully this will work.

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Old Feb 11, 2005, 01:34 AM   #30
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Default Scratch Didn't work

this is what i did:

1. fresh install.
2. installed make, gcc, kernel source
3. followed the instructions in the read me that is with jonsvenjonnson's links.

a. everything went fine until i got to:

"KERNEL_SOURCE=/usr/src/linux make modules"

this is an image of the reply i got from the prompt:
http://homepage.mac.com/poberman/hmmmm/PhotoAlbum155.html


when i restart the computer, i lists the video card as "vesa" and running fglrx in frame buffer mode. when i try to make any changes to the config, like color depth, it won't restart that configuration and i have to switch to vesa bios mode

help.............
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