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    Default Fglrx update: strange behaviour. Why?

    Hey guys! I have a nice question for you!
    Today I had to undergo an fglrx drivers update through Yast! I did the update, but, after rebooting, my screen was black! I solved by setting xorg.cong to vesa drivers, uninstalling fglrx and reinstalling them. After that, everthing went back alright! Why? What do u think caused the yast fglrx update to go wrong?
    Thanks in advance!

    Btw, for the fglrx drivers, I use the ati repo with yast. Cheers!

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    Default Re: Fglrx update: strange behaviour. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by xaber1488 View Post
    Hey guys! I have a nice question for you!
    Today I had to undergo an fglrx drivers update through Yast! I did the update, but, after rebooting, my screen was black! I solved by setting xorg.cong to vesa drivers, uninstalling fglrx and reinstalling them. After that, everthing went back alright! Why? What do u think caused the yast fglrx update to go wrong?
    Thanks in advance!

    Btw, for the fglrx drivers, I use the ati repo with yast. Cheers!
    Do You still have vesa in the xorg.conf ? If yes uninstalling and installing fglrx package changes nothing because You don't use it at all. Please read the following guide :
    openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Fglrx update: strange behaviour. Why?

    Obviously not, mate! I was running fine and update fglrx via Yast! I rebooted and the screen was black: I checked xorg.conf and obviously the driver was set to fglrx. Everything was normal: fglrx update, and fglrx driver in the xorg.conf device section. Nothing wrong: just that the screen was black after the update.
    After that I edited the xorg.conf, but just to uninstall fglrx and reinstall it again. Now everything works fine: I just wonder about the cause of this strange behaviour...

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    Default Re: Fglrx update: strange behaviour. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by xaber1488 View Post
    Obviously not, mate! I was running fine and update fglrx via Yast! I rebooted and the screen was black: I checked xorg.conf and obviously the driver was set to fglrx. Everything was normal: fglrx update, and fglrx driver in the xorg.conf device section. Nothing wrong: just that the screen was black after the update.
    After that I edited the xorg.conf, but just to uninstall fglrx and reinstall it again. Now everything works fine: I just wonder about the cause of this strange behaviour...
    This is magical indeed but I'm glad it works the best way to check what's going on when loading the GPU drivers is look inside the file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log".

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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