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    Default ATI - Driver

    I have a Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series Graphic card And I would really like to install the Propiertary driver.

    Ive looked at the ATI site and it seems like my card is supported in their driver.

    Can I install the 1-click for openSuse 11.1 or should I wait until a 11.2 1-click gets there??

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    The 11.1 driver is for a different kernel. You can wait till the new one hits the repository, (easiest) or you can follow the instructions to compile the new one and load it now. (hard mode) It is up to you. The hard way is not that hard, but it is not for everyone. We don't know when they will populate the repository with a new driver. It could be tomorrow, or next month. Never know.

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    Ok.. Little bit sad when we dont have a answer when or if the drivers will be in the repo..

    But thanks for the answer maybe I will be back with questions when I have broke my system due to graphic driver installation..

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    Have you tried this: ATI Radeon Proprietary Driver Isnt work in OpenSuSE 11.2 - Page 2 - openSUSE Forums

    I have an HD4830 and it worked for me too.
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    Ill try that or something else as soon as I have read and maybe done some printouts what to do if something goes wrong..

    Maybe someone have a direct link with instructions what to do if something goes wrong with a graphic driver install.. (Black screen etc..)

    Is this install method possible from an ordinary terminal or do I have to do this another way?? Ive seen people talking about init 3 and such??
    Quote:
    "Don't try to build rpm, doesn't work.
    Install with installer with automatic option, no custom.

    zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms module-init-tools make gcc

    sh ./ati-driver-installer-9-10-x86.x86_64.run

    /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial

    Restart x
    This work for me with hd3200"
    Last edited by hence_persson; 15-Nov-2009 at 11:03. Reason: Question added

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    Yes. Level 3. You shouldn't do this in the terminal window.
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    so the complete procedure would be something like this

    Step 1: Log out
    Step 2: Switch to the terminal by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1
    Step 3: Login as root (Just use root as login?)
    Step 4: Type:
    Code:
    init 3
    Step 5:
    Code:
    zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms module-init-tools make gcc
    Step 6:
    Code:
    sh ./ati-driver-installer-9-10-x86.x86_64.run
    Step 7:
    Code:
    /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
    Step 8:
    Code:
    init 5
    Step 9: Just to be sure, reboot and off you go.

    Is there a way to get to the command line before KDE is started?? I know that i can get there if i choose failsafe but is there another way??

    If there is something wrong with the driver install is there possible to do something like this to restore the latest settings:

    SaX2 -r -m 0=radeonhd
    ?

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    Is there a way to get to the command line before KDE is started?? I know that i can get there if i choose failsafe but is there another way??
    Yes. You can do it from Grub. In the menu, move the arrow to pause it, then press backspace and it will delete the text there (under the menu). Type 3 and hit enter.

    Step 3: No. Login normally first, then instead of 'root', type 'su' and you'll be asked for the password.

    Step 6: Yes and don't forget to not to build the package and to choose the automatic option, not custom!


    If there is something wrong with the driver install is there possible to do something like this to restore the latest settings:

    SaX2 -r -m 0=radeonhd
    ?
    Hmm.... I think so.
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    Is kernel-source required? At least on ATI download page there is a sentence:
    Kernal Sources package is no longer required if Kernel Header package is installed.
    And after unpacking it's lots of MBs.

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    what's the difference between su and sudo?
    In previous Kubuntu/Ubuntu experience I always used sudo when doing something that needed root privilegies..

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