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Thread: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

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    Default New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    hello. I am VERY new to linux and i was wondering exactly what i need to do to install the ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run sitting on my desktop at /home/sean/Desktop/ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run

    i am running opensuse 11.0
    ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also - i installed cairo dock from the package installer - now how do I get it running? sorry for the noobness.

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    Quote Originally Posted by shuggans View Post
    hello. I am VERY new to linux and i was wondering exactly what i need to do to install the ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run sitting on my desktop at /home/sean/Desktop/ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run


    i am running opensuse 11.0
    ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also - i installed cairo dock from the package installer - now how do I get it running? sorry for the noobness.
    you might want to try the ati repo here by adding this addy to yast
    Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

    or if you want to install the drivers you downloaded, go into terminal cd /home/sean/Desktop/
    then su to get root privileges then type ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    I did what you said above and got:
    CORSAIR:/home/sean/Desktop # ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run: Permission denied

    :s linux doesnt like me?

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    when your in terminal type
    su
    then your root password
    then ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run

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    sean@CORSAIR:~/Desktop> su
    Password:
    CORSAIR:/home/sean/Desktop # ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run
    bash: ./ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run: Permission denied

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    just grasping at straws now but try moving the file to another folder instead of your desktop

    and if that don't work maybe adding that repo to yast2 would be better

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    If you are a noob, I would stay away from the installer. There are a half dozen other programs (dependencies) that have to be installed before the installer will work. But if you insist, at least read the instructions linked on the page where you downloaded the driver.

    An easier way would be to go to YAST / Software Repositories / Community repostories and add the ATI repo.

    Then go to YAST / Software Management and do a search for fglrx. Install the two files, then log out and log back in.

    When you get back to the desktop run this command in the terminal
    PHP Code:
    fgl_glxgears 
    If you get spinning 3d gears, you have succeeded.

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    Everything available from the ATI repository is installed, i restarted and ran the glxgears command and i get a draw error. What am i doing wrong?

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    What did you install exactly?

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    Default Re: New to Linux - ATI radeon 3870 installation help!

    x11-video-fglrxG01
    ati-fglrxG01-kmp-pae
    ati-fglrxG01-kmp-default
    ati-fglrxG01-kmp-debug

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