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    peter_b NNTP User

    Default ATI 3d problems

    i have suse 11 and ati x1950

    works ok about the resolution.

    but i cant work 3d acceleration i try it many times with many guides, from Internet.Is there a way to setup the ati drivers properly to work? Or stop trying with ati anymore.

    its a bad think to have a 512MB card with 3d and dont work never in linux

    if someone can give a solution or help i would like to try it

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    Default Re: ATI 3d problems


    I have an AMD x1950 as well. Here is how I got my AMD card working.

    1. Enable the AMD / ATI Community Repository by: Computer > YaST > Software Repositories > Add > Community Repositories > (check) ATI Repository
    2. Install Drivers: Computer > YaST > Software Management > (install) ati-fglrxG01-kmp-default and x11-video-fglrxG01
    3. After they have installed, go to a command prompt / console and type the following:
    "su root" press enter and then enter your password
    "sax2 -r" press enter and then let it do it's thing

    Restart the computer.

    After rebooting to check to see if you have 3D enabled, go to Computer > Control Panel > Graphics Card and Monitor > (make sure Activate 3D Acceleration is checked).
    Go to a command prompt / console and type fglrxinfo, it should say something like this:
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1950 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7537 Release
    Hope this helps, but I hope you dodge the problem that I have been having with my x1950 and the 3D Desktop Effects:
    Choppiness with ATI card and desktop effects - openSUSE Forums

    My 3D works, it is just choppy at the desktop when Desktop Effects are enabled.

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    Default Re: ATI 3d problems

    I can report that I have done the install as discussed, and it worked like a charm. I botched it the first time, got the black screen of death. So, I rebooted, started at a console and went through character YAST deleting the installed fglrx components. This got me running again on the Radeon drivers. Then, I loaded the drivers from the ATI repo, ran SAX2, accepted the auto configuration and then rebooted. Works in KDE3 and GNOME, ahve not played with the KDE4 settings yet.


  4. #4

    Default Re: ATI 3d problems

    first download the driver at ATI Catalyst 8.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver

    install the Kernel Header from repository

    then install the driver and run 'aticonfig --initial',

    run apps you want

    if you got black screen or hangs(it may or may NOT mean the driver fall to install),check the logs

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