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    Cool ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    I have upgraded my laptop to a gateway T1628 it has 3 gig ram 250 hdd amd turion 62*2 this laptop is in nice shape. but there seems to be some minor issues.I have the audio working fine using Kaffeine i can play music and watch movies both just fine, I cannot seem to get the ATI drivers loaded for the graphics or the system, for now i have settled forthe default loaded by suse 11.1, any idea as to how to get yast to load the drivers i am looking for this will complete this laptop configuration, or should i leave it alone. I can also burn using k3b. and i cannot use the webcam do to lack of know how. but that is another forum problem....any feedback as to this problem will help... THANK'S

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    Did you check if your card has a driver listed at the ATI site. I couldn't check for you, the site was down for me.
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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Monday 10 Aug 2009 06:16 to write:

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    > Did you check if your card has a driver listed at the ATI site. I
    > couldn't check for you, the site was down for me.
    >
    >


    I managed to get to the site ( after a bit of a lag )and your card needs
    the legacy drivers:;

    This is a link for the 32/64bit ones:;

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx



    The ones in the SuSE repo and the oneclick will probably b0rk you GUI.

    You will have to do it the "Hard Way" (tm)

    Here is the wiki article on installing the hard way.

    It looks a lot harder than it is.

    It is just a case of making sure you have the kernel source, the compiler
    and the required tools installed ( see list on wiki )

    And also make sure your system has been updated with yast to the latest of
    everything including the kernel, this is needed because doing it the hard
    way means you have to re-install after a kernel update ( just a matter of
    3/4 commands in a terminal)

    Then also read the installation note on the ATI site.

    One main thing to note and it is important

    Do NOT use sax to configure the card, you can only use sax if you use the
    repos or the oneclick, it is stated in the ATI docs and is there for a
    reason.

    Now if you want to install these then do not panic, if you get stuck or want
    a walk through before hand just holler.

    Just d/load the drivers and shout.

    And believe me it is a lot easier than it looks and sounds.


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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    Well, i tried the hard way and it failed badly i had to reload my os and all of my files, i must have done something wrong somewhere i will try again when i have some time to work with it more right now everything else is working fine and i am not that pressed to load these drivers. the graphics are choppy in some games, but i am satisfied with the system overall.
    i hope that ATI will get the drivers fixed and make them easy for someone to load them
    great article and thanks for the link's they are a lot of help.....

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    Cool Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    OK i tried before to install these drivers,but i did fail and the problem was missing packages here is what i missed.

    xfree86-mesa-libgl
    xfree86-libs

    using software management i cannot find these packages can anyone guide me in the right direction. i have tried all i can think of to locate them..
    these were on the list from ATI to load the drivers to make the RPM for suse11.1

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    TKS1125 adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 14 Aug 2009 07:16 to write:

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    > OK i tried before to install these drivers,but i did fail and the
    > problem was missing packages here is what i missed.
    >
    > xfree86-mesa-libgl
    > xfree86-libs
    >
    > using software management i cannot find these packages can anyone guide
    > me in the right direction. i have tried all i can think of to locate
    > them..
    > these were on the list from ATI to load the drivers to make the RPM for
    > suse11.1
    >
    >


    If you are doing it the "Hard Way" then you do not need to produce an rpm of
    the drivers.

    Just let it compile and install the drivers as is.

    The reason being that if you use the rpm way and there is a kernel update or
    patch then the rpm will have to be recreated against that kernel again and
    re-installed, meaning an extra step.

    If there is such an update then the procedure would be something like:

    Logout of KDE/Gnome select "console login" from login manager screen menu,
    login as root:

    init 3
    cd < to-where-ever-you-put-the-drivers>
    sh ./<driver-name-and-version>
    <ok through the build and install>
    init 5


    Note you do not need to run the ati-config script if you have done it once
    already on initial install of the propriety drivers, also note there is no
    need to reboot.

    If you have problems getting back to a GUI for whatever reason then drop
    back to a root login in runlevel 3 and then run:

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    This will recreate a standard xorg.conf then run the ati-config script to
    generate the need edits to the xorg.conf file and try init 5 again.

    Also when there are newer drivers released ( approx every month ) then you
    will have to go through the process again.

    If on the other hand you just follow the normal build and install then it
    cuts out the not needed step.

    The "normal" install procedure does not require the libs that the message is
    looking for.

    Unless you are compiling an rpm to distribute for other machines of the same
    arch and hardware it is just an extra step that you do not need.


    HTH

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    baskitcaise adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 14 Aug 2009 11:01 to write:


    > init 3
    > cd < to-where-ever-you-put-the-drivers>
    > sh ./<driver-name-and-version>
    > <ok through the build and install>
    > init 5
    >
    >
    > Note you do not need to run the ati-config script if you have done it once
    > already on initial install of the propriety drivers, also note there is no
    > need to reboot.



    Edit:

    should read:
    Note you do not need to run the "aticonfig" script if you have done it once
    already on initial install of the propriety drivers, also note there is no
    need to reboot.

    Don`t know why I was putting a spurious "-" in the aticonfig, sorry for
    confusion.

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    I could really use some advise, i downloaded the ATI drivers from the site, when i cd / to the location and enter the sh./ command nothing happens at all. i made sure that this is the correct driver and not the one click and i get no response at all, any advise, there has got to be something i am doing wrong. can anyone help....

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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    Instructions here:
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...cat92-inst.pdf

    But you should run the installer from level 3.
    Download the driver first and put it in /home/username
    Login as user at level 3 then switch to su

    Usually to run the installer type:

    sh *packagename*

    (if you type the first couple of letters of the installer package name and hit TAB it will auto complete)
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    Default Re: ATI Radeon X1270 drivers

    OK, i followed the instructions and did the install very carefully and the system has blacked out i will probebly have to go back to the default for whatever reason unless there is something i missed.

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