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    Hi all,

    more of a news item. The new ATI 9.10 catalyst driver has been released. From what I've read its supposed to support the kernel used in 11.2. I haven't tried it yet (activity for the weekend), but thought I'd let the other ati users out there know about it

    ATI Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver

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    Thanks gavinto. My HP ProBook 4710s is just bursting to try it out, but as a newbie to the ATI scene I'll look for tips from you after the weekend.
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    Installed on v11.1 and it enables my HD5870 correctly.

    However, not sure if it is related but my HD3870 in the same machine is not fully enabled since 9.9.

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    Make sure that you have kernel-desktop/server/xen-devel that matches your kernel if you want to use the Linux Catalyst driver auto-builder (otherwise you will have 3D issues because the modules won't build due to incomplete-source errors). I ran into this with a fresh install of 11.2 RC1; installing kernel-desktop-devel that matches my kernel let me go back and rebuild the modules (/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/./ and /lib/modules/fglrx/./, in that order, and each run using sudo or as root) and solve the performance woes (and even let me use compiz).

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    I wasn't able to get this to install using 11.2. I followed my usual procedure

    ./ --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64
    Except I've put 112 for the buildpkg (instead of 111 now that I'm running 11.2).

    I get a crappy non specific error:

    Generating package: SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64
    Package build failed!

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    Yea, that confused me too. And when I did manage to successfully install it, it hung when starting X11. I tried a number of things and it finally worked (I'm not sure how). Note that I have a Radeon 4870 and I'm running the 64-bit version of the OS.

    1. Firstly, I think it may have gotten fixed when I installed glibc-32bit and glibc-devel-32bit.
    2. Moreover, I installed the driver directly instead of creating a distribution-specific package. This might not be as important.

    So try 1 first. If that doesn't work, try 2 as well to see if it works. Note that if you install it directly, you can use /usr/share/ati/ to uninstall the driver.

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    Ok, well I did 1, but same result. Then tried 2, but when I dropped to runlevel 3, then did Sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx and went back runlevel 5, everything looks like I'm using a VESA mode driver.

    Windows paint really slow, can't turn on 3d effects in KDE.

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    hmmm, that's unfortunate. I needed to do a full reboot before it was working.

    Anyway, thanks for the help. I've got it working. Hopefully the next driver release will do the package building.

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    Out of curiosity, do you still need step 2 after reboot or did you go back to making a distribution package?

    Also, note that you can check always whether or not the driver is there properly by typing the following in console:
    $ glxinfo|grep OpenGL

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    hello i try to install the Ati driver in RC.1 but a i get this error when a i put this glxinfo|grep OpenGL.

    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 16
    Current serial number in output stream: 16

    install without errors and is like no driver is intalled

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