3D Support for Radeon 9600


I have an ATI Radeon 9600 video card on openSUSE 11.2 and I wish to enable 3D acceleration to get all the eye-candy working.

As I understand it, fglrx will not work because ATI has relegated support of this video card to the legacy driver, which does not support the latest version of X.

This leaves me to use the open source radeon driver. 3D acceleration works here, but when I move windows around I get lines on my screen suggesting something wrong with the refresh rate.

Are there any modifications I can make to my xorg.conf file so that I can get acceptable performance with this video card, or am I relegated to using NVidia video cards?

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

Useful x.org stuff for the Radeon driver can be found here: Radeon - openSUSE

Do the lines look like the ones in this picture?

If yes, then you should try upgrading to the latest Mesa, as those lines are produced by a big in Mesa 7.6. You can find a one-click install on that wiki page.

Thanks a lot Hard_Sphere, that did the trick

I now have proper 3D effects!

I was looking at that wiki earlier today. You did a very nice job with the last update to the openSUSE Radeon wiki. Thankyou very much.