Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Kernel-ATI and Yast

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    655

    Default Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Hello, i just added the ATI repository into Yast and then did a "update if newer version available", and its telling me i have to update my kernel from 2.6.27.23 to 2.6.27.29.

    Im using ATI driver version 8.582_2.6.19



    If i agree on updating the kernel and install the ATI drivers, would i have to do anything else after rebooting to get the system working?


    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    655

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Or would i be better to install the driver on the ATI homepage? 9.9

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    655

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Btw, which files should i install from the ATI repository?
    I own an HD2600XT, 64 bit 11.1 opensuse.

    Theres x11-video-fglrxG01 and G02

  4. #4
    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    On 10/07/2009 07:06 PM, assas1n wrote:
    >
    > Or would i be better to install the driver on the ATI homepage? 9.9
    >
    >


    First of all, update your kernel. Do one step at a time, and not
    everything at once. A reboot is required after kernel upgrade.

    Wrt the ATI driver, you basically have the choice between the open
    source drivers radeon or radeonhd, and the proprietary ATI Catalyst driver.
    Which one you choose would also depend on your actual card, as far as I
    understand it, for newer generation cards 3D is not supported by the
    open source drivers. Others may correct me here.

    The current Catalyst 9.9 driver does support 3D, and installation is
    pretty straight forward. Make sure to read and understand the release
    notes and installation instructions before going ahead.

    Note, the Catalyst 9.9 driver does not work for Kernel 2.9.31.

    --
    Christian

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    655

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Got it working flawlessly, though i must confess my hands were shaking at times hehehe


    PD: Why when im in init 3, logged in as root, and do "startx" i get logged in into a different session than then one i always use?
    Last edited by assas1n; 07-Oct-2009 at 11:13. Reason: Typo

  6. #6
    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    On 10/07/2009 08:16 PM, assas1n wrote:
    >
    > Got it working flawlessly, though i must confess my hands were shaking
    > at times hehehe
    >


    I'd guess you installed the ATI driver from the repository.

    >
    > PD: Why when im in init 3, logged in as root, and do "startx" i get
    > logged in into a different session than then one i always use?
    >


    Once you're done with the X configuration, you should return to run-level 5:
    # init 5

    Then switch from console to X, and login with your normal user account.
    There is no need to start X in run-level 3, and it is not recommended to
    do this as root either.

    --
    Christian

  7. #7

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Quote Originally Posted by assas1n View Post
    PD: Why when im in init 3, logged in as root, and do "startx" i get logged in into a different session than then one i always use?
    Of course, you get logged into the GUI as root.

    For the future:

    Don't do that!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    655

    Default Re: Kernel-ATI and Yast

    Didnt know that
    Everyday u learn something new.


    Thanks !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •