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    Default WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    I am hoping that someone out there can help. I have successfully installed the latest version of WoW and all the patches up to 2.4.3. The Launcher comes up fine but after clicking on "Play" the graphics get completely garbled (tech term). I am running the following:
    OpenSuse 11 x86_64
    Quad Core Q6600
    4GB RAM
    wine-1.1.2

    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7769 Release
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

    The string in the registry is there. I have put in the lines that were suggested to the config.wtf file. I have also put in and taken out everything I could find to help in the xorg.conf file.

    Before using the latest ATI Drivers I could get everything to come up looking fine but the FPS were so low that I would click then wait 5-7 sec for the response. Now the FPS look like they would be ok if I could actually see what I was clicking on. The sound is working.

    I would really appreciate any help getting this working. Here are the relevant sections from the xorg.conf file and the config.wtf file:

    xorg.conf
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    VendorName "SAMSUNG"
    ModelName "SYNCMASTER 940BW"
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    DisplaySize 316 237
    HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Driver "radeonhd"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "Radeon HD 2600 XT"
    Option "monitor-DVI-I_2/analog" "Monitor[0]"
    Option "NoXServerModes"
    BusID "1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
    Option "UseFastTLS" "off"
    Option "KernelModuleParm" "locked-userpages=0"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Device "Device[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Config.wtf
    SET gxApi "opengl"
    SET ffxDeath "0"
    SET ffxGlow "0"
    SET M2UseShaders "0"
    SET processAffinityMask "3"

    Any Ideas?
    BellBoy

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    Is it the same problem as here? There seem to be issues with wine and recently released ATI drivers. I am having this problem with wine games and Blender.

    Catalyst 8.6 + Cedega = graphics corruption - Phoronix Forums

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    Yes, This appears to be the same issue. I am excited to at least have something to try now. Thank you for the post. I will let you know how it goes this evening.

    BellBoy

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    If you do get a resolution to this please let me know what you did, I have posted a request in the Hardware section on this forum to try and find out exactly how to downgrade my ATI driver as the Phoronix thread suggests but on opsenSUSE because you can guarantee if I just do an uninstall and reinstall using the .run file from the ATI site something will go horribly wrong.

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    The newly released Catalyst 8.8 driver apparently does not fix this issue

    AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver - Phoronix Forums

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    I have been unable to get the workaround suggested in the phoronix forum to work. I have set the Virtual in the xorg.conf file like so.

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Device "Device[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 1472 900
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 1472 900
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 1472 900
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 1472 900
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1472 900
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    This did not seem to work. I did try adding it in each SubSection one at a time no luck there either. I also could not figure out where to get the Mesa 3d drivers from. The directory they say to copy from doesn't exist. I know I can get the drivers if I uninstall the ATI drivers but would like to avoid that. Any Suggestions?

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    Hi!
    My bro had a couple of problems with ATI card and with WoW.
    Take a look to Linux/Wine/Troubleshooting - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft.
    I hope this helps.
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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    Well I tried everything listed in the Wine post. Still have the problem. If I go back to the mesa drivers completely, I don't have the problem viewing the screen but it is soooo slow and choppy that it is unusable. I am trying to figure out how to do the fix suggested in the phoronix forums of using the ATI drivers with the library from the mesa drivers. But I can't seem to get the correct library.
    Anyone know how to get the correct mesa library files for the 64 bit and 32 bit?

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    Default Re: WoW display garbled with OpenSuse 1164bit and ATI Radeon

    bellst

    There appears to be a new ATI driver in the ATI repository. Can you give your result after installing this.

    I cannot do it here because I was so sick of the problems with the ATI card I had I replaced it with a cheap Nvidia until I see some more positive progress with the ATI drivers.

    Would be helpful for anyone else who stumbles across this post to know your result

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