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  1. #11

    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    ALSO.. do i install RPM or let it set up automatically?

  2. #12

    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    this is what i got

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Driver "radeonhd"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series (M82)"
    Option "monitor-PANEL" "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection


    also i dont have this


    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "on"
    EndSection


    at the end :S

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    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    Parka2k adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 15 Aug 2009 13:16 to write:

    >
    > this is what i got
    >
    > Section "Device"
    > Identifier "Device[0]"
    > Driver "radeonhd"
    > VendorName "ATI"
    > BoardName "Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series (M82)"
    > Option "monitor-PANEL" "Monitor[0]"
    > EndSection
    >


    This above is the entry for the Open source radeon driver

    And below is the part for the ATI propriety driver.

    > Section "Device"
    > Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    > Driver "fglrx"
    > BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    > EndSection
    >


    You could just try and comment out the radeon driver ( with "#"`s ) part so
    it looks like this

    # Section "Device"
    # Identifier "Device[0]"
    # Driver "radeonhd"
    # VendorName "ATI"
    # BoardName "Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series (M82)"
    # Option "monitor-PANEL" "Monitor[0]"
    # EndSection


    I will not say 100% if that will work as the rest of the xorg.conf might be
    a little confused :-)

    But worth giving it a try, make sure you make a copy of the original, make a
    copy in the same directory ( /etc/X11/ ) and call it xorg.conf-bak so if X
    does not start you can just go back and rename it back to xorg.conf and you
    will be back here as you are now.

    Personally I would get to runlevel 3, either by logging out of the GUI and
    then press Ctrl+Alt+F1, login as root, enter passwrod and then enter :

    init 3

    this will stop all the graphical stuff.

    Next run:

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    that tells sax2 to start with a fresh xorg,conf ( -r = reread the hardware
    state and not use existing xorg.conf )

    -m = use the next module for the graphics.

    0=vesa means this is the module vesa which is a standard module that all
    cards can use but is a basic driver with no fancy stuff, it just gets a
    picture on the screen.

    Next sax2 if starts, just follow the OK button, do not change anything as
    long as you have a working graphical screen, then when you tell it to save
    it will ask if you want to test, yep press test just to make sure, if all is
    OK then save and exit.

    This will give you a default xorg.conf with no added bits and pieces to get
    in the way.

    Now go back to /etc/x11/ and make a backup of that new xorg.conf just in
    case, call it something like xorg.conf-working

    you will be back at the command prompt, now type:

    aticonfig --initial

    and you should see the message about it doing its stuff and all is OK.

    Now try:

    init 5

    If that gets you to a nice desktop and all seems OK you can then open a
    console in KDE or Gnome and type:

    amdcccle

    which will get you the graphical Catalyst configurator to set up the rest
    of your screens and resolutions.

    Now if all is fine and working OK you can edit ( as root ) the xorg.conf and
    add the last section:

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "on"
    EndSection

    Notice the case of those lines.

    Then log out of your desktop and when at the login screen press and hold
    Ctrl+Alt and press the Backspace key twice, you should here a beep and the
    screen will go black for a second and then you will be back at the login
    screen, login and now try and enable the effects.

    Hopefully you will be "Amazed", "dumb struck" and "bedazzled" by the wobbly
    windows :-)

    If not then just replace the new xorg.conf with the backup and come back
    here and shout at me for giving bad info :-)


    Finally if you do get a system freeze or cannot get to a console to edit the
    xorg.conf then reboot and at the grub screen type the number 3 on its own
    this should be echoed on the kernel parameter line, then when the system
    boots you will be back at the commandline so you can login as root and copy
    the xorg.conf-working to xorg.conf overwriting the one that is there:

    cp xorg.conf-working xorg.conf

    There I think I have covered about all the bases there.

    If you are not certain or I have baffled you with too much waffle then
    please shout before you do anything, I will be happy to explain or try and
    shorten my explanation

    ;-)

    HTH
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  4. #14

    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    i did most stuff on there... got to sax2 said it failed, is it worth doing a fresh install from the DVD or Live CD version of opensuse. what is your opinion? ive printed all that stuff out just in case lol never knew something that looks better than windows can be so difficult!!

    =]

  5. #15
    adnanthp NNTP User

    Smile Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    I think something was wrong with your installation, what about your xorg.log said? and what version of ATI driver that you use? or maybe you can re-installing ATI Driver
    from HCL/ATI Video Cards - openSUSE it's clearly stated that you don't have to installing ATI proprietary driver at all because it's auto detected on 11.1

  6. #16

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    hmm it also says this on the website :S man im soo confused hah

    Autodetected - 3D Support - Just installed openSUSE-11.1 on my pc with this graphic card. I followed the instruction on this site and used the latest driver from ati. It worked flawlessly in KDE, but keep freezing in gnome.

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    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    Parka2k adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 15 Aug 2009 16:16 to write:

    >
    > i did most stuff on there... got to sax2 said it failed, is it worth
    > doing a fresh install from the DVD or Live CD version of opensuse. what
    > is your opinion? ive printed all that stuff out just in case lol never
    > knew something that looks better than windows can be so difficult!!
    >
    > =]
    >
    >


    Well, if you have nothing of import on the system then I suppose a re-
    install would do the trick, however I would my self would tackle the
    problem, but as your system might have a few conflicting bits of different
    ATI installs on it it might be best.

    But for a new person to linux a re-install is probably better at least you
    will have a clean system.

    Now once installed make sure you do a complete update as there will be
    kernel and other important stuff to get then just holler back here ( start a
    new thread if you want ) and we will guide you through the process depending
    on which way you want to go ( repo, oneclick or the ʎɐʍpɹɐɥ )

    :-)

    HTH



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    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    Ah I see my little joke backfired on me that last word which is all garbled should have been:

    ʎɐʍpɹɐɥ
    Mark

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  9. #19

    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    thanks for everybody who helps - SOLVED =]

  10. #20
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: hmm sorry for the questions!

    > SOLVED

    what did you do to fix it?

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