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    Exclamation ATI Proprietary driver for Compiz

    I have successfully installed Compiz and ATI driver on my laptop with openSuSE 10.3 (with some problems but solved).

    I then tried to install 3D support (that is ATI proprietary divers) on my new openSuSE 11.0 desktop.
    My VGA is a ATI HD3850. Using the opensource driver I have no problem (but that doesn't support 3D). The wiki suggests an "one-click-install" to get the drivers. After doing that and rebooting the system I was in text mode .
    Via command-line sudo yast I removed the two packets:
    "ati-flgrxG01-kmp-pae" "x11-video-fglrxG01" that were installed from the ATI repository. Then the system booted in GUI mode.
    (Yes, I am sure I have pae kernel as I have 8GB of RAM working ).

    I thought I could get the drivers from the ATI website, but realized that I wouldn't know how to remove them from text mode if the same problem occurs. So if someone suggest this please explain how to remove them via command-line .

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: ATI Proprietary driver for Compiz

    poletti marco wrote:

    > So if someone suggest this please explain how to remove
    > them via command-line .


    Try reinstalling from the one-click-install, then rebooting into runlevel
    3--text mode (type 'init 3' at the grub menu). Then
    run 'aticonfig --initial --resolution=0,1600x1200,1280x1024,1024x768'.
    This should properly build the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

    A second attempt would be to run 'sax2 -r', then reconfigure it using the
    interface.

    HTH!
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    Menes Narmer
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    Unhappy Re: ATI Proprietary driver for Compiz

    Thanks for the reply.

    I installed ATI drivers, then swiched into runlevel 3 and typed aticonfig --initial ...
    Running startx from runlevel 3 (from root) or rebooting into normal mode gives the same error messages:

    --------------------
    (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE) Failed to load module "dri2" (module does not exist, 0)
    dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: miZeroLineScreenIndex
    (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    (EE) Failed to load module fglrx (loader failed, 7)
    (EE) No drivers available

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up
    xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3) Server error
    --------------------

    going into text-mode yast I noticed that one-click-install had installed the module for kernel-default, not kernel-pae as it should (or as I think it should). I added the module for pae kernel from the Ati repository, but same problems arise. The one-click has also installed the kernel-default packet so I tried to boot without pae (unsuccesfully).

    Any clues?

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    Unhappy Re: ATI Proprietary driver for Compiz

    Oh, I forgot: when I ran from level 3 root
    Code:
    aticonfig --initial --resolution=0,1600x1200,1280x1024,1024x768
    it wrote the following messages:
    Code:
    Found fglrx primary device extension
    Nothing to do, terminating
    error at set screen resolution: screen0 does not exist
    aticonfig: parsing the command-line failed
    Is my screen section of xorg.conf causing problems? (I haven't modified it by hand)

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