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    Default Video drivers for KN133

    Found a very old laptop (Acer aspire 1300) and decided to get it working again so I choice opensuse as the linux distro to install on it. Everything seems to work really considering the low specs of the laptop. The only thing I am having trouble is enabling 3d support for the graphics chip (Via ProSavage kn133, which I believe is a savage4). Looking on the ubuntu website I see that it supports both 2d and 3d, infact I believe it can even play quake 3 etc. However I cant seem to get an opengl or 3d rendering to work. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Video drivers for KN133

    Welcome sebbo90. I don't have experience with this graphics chipset, and I don't know your level of expertise, so to get started we need to know which graphics driver is in use. These commands can help with that:

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard
    as well as trawling through /var/log/Xorg.0.log to find out which driver gets loaded etc

    This could be as simple as loading the 'savage' driver by editing (as root) /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf so that it looks like this

    Code:
    Section "Device"
      Identifier "Default Device"
    
      #Driver "radeon"
    Driver "savage"
      ## Required magic for radeon/radeonhd drivers; output name
      ## (here: "DVI-0") can be figured out via 'xrandr -q'
      #Option "monitor-DVI-0" "Default Monitor"
    
    EndSection
    This may be useful too:

    http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.0/doc/savage.4.html

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