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    Default ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Hello everyone

    I installed openSuse 11.3 gnome 64bits edition 2 weeks ago and was pleased.
    Yesterday I wanted to monitor my ATI 4850 temperature so I decided to install ATI official drivers, which turned to be a big mistake.

    I ran this script found on this forum :

    Code:
    #! /bin/bash
    
    # --------------------------------------------------------------
    # What This script does the following :
    # - unload fglrx if needed
    # - make a copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if any)
    # - download ATI Catalyst 10.9 for your architecture
    # - deinstall the repo driver (x11-video-fglrxG02 ) if it was previously installed
    # - run the ATI installer  
    #
    # as always ... yuou're using it at your own risk.
    # $ Agnelo de la Crotche - 31.08.2010
    # --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    mach=`uname -m`
    
    # define x86_64 and i686  installer
    x86_64=https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run
    i686=https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run
    
    # don't run in X
    [ "$DISPLAY" ] && exec echo "this script cannot be run in X"
    
    # unload fglrx 
    lsmod | grep -q fglrx && modprobe -r fglrx
    
    # exit if fglrx is still loaded 
    lsmod | grep -q fglrx && exec echo "fglrx is still loaded"
    
    # save /etc/X11/xorg.conf (just in case)
    [ -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf ] && cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf{,.pta}
    
    # make sure wget is installed
    which wget > /dev/null 2>&1 || zypper in wget
    
    # get the ATI installer for your architecture (i686 or x86_64)
    wget ${!mach}
    
    # look for the ATI installer in the current directory
    ati_install=(`find . -name "ati-driver*$mach.run"`)
    
    # cancel script if 0 or more than 1 installer found
    if [ ${#ati_install[*]} -gt 1 ] ; then
    	exec echo "several versions of the ATI installer found. Script aborted."
    elif [ ${#ati_install[*]} -eq 0 ] ; then
    	exec echo "no ATI installer found. Script aborted."
    fi
    
    # let's doublecheck ! :-)
    AtiInstall=`basename ${ati_install[0]}`
    [ -f ./$AtiInstall ] || exec echo "no ATI installer found. Script aborted."
    
    # uninstall x11-video-fglrxG02
    rpm -qa | grep -q x11-video-fglrxG02 && zypper rm x11-video-fglrxG02
    
    # run ATI installer if x11-video-fglrxG02 successfully removed
    rpm -qa | grep -q x11-video-fglrxG02 || sh ./$AtiInstall
    Once rebooted, I wanted to enable compiz effetcs, an error message said there was no driver detected, I was surprised but clicked to enable effects. No effects were enabled and worse, window borders disappeared. There is no more window manager.
    I search on this forum, tried to boot in level 3, ran the script again. The problem remains.

    However if I boot in level 3, then type "startx" I have window borders but scrolling is terribly slow, just as when there is no driver installed on Microsoft Windows.

    I have some basic knowledge of Ubuntu, but I was clumsy with openSuse. So here are my questions :

    1) how come compiz is not supported when official drivers are installed ? on Ubuntu it's the opposite, compiz requires proprietary drivers
    2) how can I fix this mess ? I tried to reinstall Xorg but I fear to worsen everything

    Any help is welcome

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    I can't edit my post (maybe I'm blind). I wanted to add that in normal boot I don't even have the sound drivers loaded, which is weird because I didn't make a change about alsa/pulseaudio or whatever.

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Here all explained:

    SDB:ATI drivers - openSUSE
    OpenSUSE KDE

    Dell Inspiron 1545 Intel

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Hello,

    I followed this tutorial and it helped a bit.
    Now I have sound and compiz seems to be enabled. However windows' borders are still not here, and my computer became totally jerky. I can hardly move the mouse pointer, there is a 2 second delay.

    When I looked for CPU usage, I saw that Xorg was taking 30% CPU.

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    I gave up making work ATI official drivers.
    I removed the fglrx troublemaker, but I could not fix the Xorg server. I read on the forum that 'sax2' could fix problems, but sax2 is not available anymore.

    Can someone please tell me how I could just reinstall the free drivers and X11 ? I'm really stuck.

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Did you tried to install and test the newly Kernel 2.6.36 (just released a week ago!) it appears add new support to more recent Graphic Cards:

    http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/Ker...kernel+desktop


    PS: On my notebook is notable the great perfomance and graphic card evolution!



    Or try it:

    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE

    if it is not working there's some post related to you issue:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=225580

    and on google:

    http://www.google.com.br/search?sour...+4850+opensuse

    Good Luck!
    OpenSUSE KDE

    Dell Inspiron 1545 Intel

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Thanks again for your answer,

    Did you tried to install and test the newly Kernel 2.6.36 (just released a week ago!) it appears add new support to more recent Graphic Cards:

    http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/Ker...kernel+desktop
    I already have trouble to install the radeon drivers, so I don't think it would be a good idea to compile a new kernel.


    Or try it:
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
    I followed this guide

    1st thing to try (nomodeset) :
    when I launched startx I had this error
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 51: exec: X: not found


    2nd thing to try (failsafe/safe-settings boot)
    same

    3rd thing to try (use installation config file
    I don't have any xorg.conf.install file

    4th thing to try (edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory)
    I wrote Driver "radeon", but I had again this error :
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 51: exec: X: not found

    5th thing to try (Xorg -configure creation of a legacy xorg.conf file)
    once again : /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 51: exec: X: not found

    6th thing to try (proprietary graphic driver)
    I ran the script to install the ATI drivers, the first time I could launch Xorg, but this time I have this error again : etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 51: exec: X: not found

    7th thing to try (experts only - udev edits)
    I'd better not touch this thing

    I have a problem with this xserverrc thing, and google didn't help me.
    Here are the drivers currently installed on my computer :

    xorg-x11-driver-video-intel-legacy-2.9.1-1.9.x86_64
    xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau-0.0.15_20100401_bfb95cc-1.10.x86_64
    xorg-x11-driver-input-7.5-9.1.1.x86_64
    xorg-x11-driver-video-7.5-15.2.x86_64
    xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd-1.3.0_20100325_f6c9991-1.13.x86_64

    Do you have any idea ?

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    Default Re: ATI driver installation then compiz trouble

    Try open with gedit:

    gedit /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc



    Keep trying, search at forum who have your G. Card and send a mp!

    http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=226459
    Good Luck
    OpenSUSE KDE

    Dell Inspiron 1545 Intel

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