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    Default Error with install - does this video card work with OpenSUSE

    Ubuntu and Kubunut both work with this card (using restricted driver method):

    Diamond Radeon X1550 Pro / 512MB GDDR2 / AGP 8x / DL DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card

    But every time I try to install OpenSUSE 11 (from liveCD and DVD) - I get errors (Radeon not supported...)

    So is this card going to work, or do I have to forgo OpenSUSE?
    Best Regards and God Bless,

    Martin E
    http://fiercestreetnetworks.com

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    I do not see why it would not work with the proprietary fglrx driver.

    What problems are you having, exactly?

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    The install drops to a bash prompt, and so I never get the GUI for installation. I "login", and try startx, but the screen flashes and I get "no screens found" (and such.) I've tried sax2 -r -a -m 0=fglrx and other methods I've found on the net, but nothing works.

    Lastly, I've tried nano /etc/x11/xorgconfig but I get "command not found".

    Thanks
    Best Regards and God Bless,

    Martin E
    http://fiercestreetnetworks.com

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    did you become root to do that stuff

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    Try:

    su -
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    Then startx.

    This will us the VESA driver and should get you moving forward.

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    I get a login prompt, which I type root, then I do that sax... line. I have not tried su - sax...

    I'll try that. Do I keep that " - " after su?
    Best Regards and God Bless,

    Martin E
    http://fiercestreetnetworks.com

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    wOOt!!! It works! I'm in the livecd now. I'll install and let you all know how it goes from here.

    What I did was:
    sudo sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    Best Regards and God Bless,

    Martin E
    http://fiercestreetnetworks.com

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    Good stuff - "unfortunately" the system tries to use the radeon driver but apparently it fails for this particular card.

    Luckily there's always VESA to fall back to.

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    Ha ha...

    I still am not running OpenSUSE 11. I even purchased both the Live CD and the DVD of it, hoping that would "help" with my installation.

    I still get to the command prompt, and no GUI
    Best Regards and God Bless,

    Martin E
    http://fiercestreetnetworks.com

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    Default Re: Error with install - does this video card work with Open

    i am think better place for you is FAQ

    [Published]Howto: ATI Radeon Driver - openSUSE Forums

    i have installed drivers for xpress 1100 but have some problems with it... you could have some problems with wine and compiz
    intelGMA3100#amd|radeonHD4200+radeonHD5450@catalyst12.4
    WC5020B,PagePro1480MF,LBP2900,hpCP1510,PHOTO1290,Scanmaker3600,PerfectionV200

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