openSUSE 11.1 - fglrx auf 64 Bit-Systemen - PC-Forum24.de
Thank you JanGerritJose, i had a bit of trouble translating from German, but i figured it out, this two lines of code solved my problem
rm /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so #wer
ln -s /usr/lib64/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
Now, just to setup mic and modem (maybe), and i can start fully enjoying suse on my laptop
Sorry,banisha, I’m German and I tangled up the languages (?)
Nevermind, i learned German for one semester, and when i saw the webpage i realized how much i forgot
I’m also having a bit of trouble with ATI drivers. I currently have the open radeonhd drivers at working order but I’m trying to switch over to the dark side (official ATI drivers). Now I have added the ATI repo to my Yast repo list but here it becomes tricky.
Should I just install the official driver on top of the closed ones or should I remove them first? And when i install the ATI drivers from the repo, then what? Will that do all the “aticonfig --initial” and “sax2 -r” stuff for me or do I have to fiddle around with them even when installing from yast. Simple questions really but I’d like to know before jumping “head first” to this.
The instructions on ATI - openSUSE
do not clarify if I have to do both “aticonfig” and sax2 -r" when installing from repos.
I’ve been having quit a time trying to get the ATI driver to work with 11.1, if ATI hasn’t created a drive sufficient for 11.1 it would be nice if they say so! As for me, I install the driver and get errors when I try to test the graphics driver, I also have no drivers in the box to select from! So far it hasn’t hosed up X to the point that I can’t login and use my computer but I am thinking of purchasing a seperate PCIe card and disabling the onboard graphics to see if this combination works better than the former. I wish I knew how to totally uninstall the driver, the directions say to go to this folder /usr/share/ati and run this command “sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh” I’ve done this once before but I’m not so convinced if that completely removes everything. Any suggestions!
I can’t say either way, I’ve tried the Automatic, Custom, and Package Specific installs and had no luck with any of them, even though when I select graphics card and display in yast and it shows that 3D is enabled, I still get nothing on the desktop. When I try to test it I get a message telling me that at least one display has to be active! Also, when I open the Graphics and Display module in Yast and try to test and save I receive another error box, something about /var/X11R6/Xorg.conf.99.log or something to that affect. I think I’ll submit to not having any fancy effects, besides, I can still enjoy the Xpenguins!
If Yast doesn’t work for you to set up the displays then use the catalyst control center. ( under Other in application browser (Gnome))
I finally got the ATI drivers to work! I installed them in strict accordance to ATI’s instructions, ensuring every package required was installed with the correct version. I decided to install from the terminal by pressing Ctrl->Alt>F3. I generated a distribution specific package and installed the ensuing RPM, after completion I was stuck with a screen full of small purple and black characters and couldn’t even see the login prompt. So I decided to do one last thing, I did this, sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx, lo and behold it worked once sax2 finished and I rebooted. I had all the 3D affects and it looked great. I speak of this in past tense because once I installed an Adobe update, which installed x11-video-fglrxG01 I now have no 3D!!! The irony of it all, made me laugh pretty good but I haven’t figured out how to get it back, oh well, who needs 3D desktop anyway! Take it easy and thanks for the tips.
Hi there, guys!
I just finished my tenth our of angry mental sex with fglrx and… it works with 3D-rich kwin =)
So I decided to post the short story of this little hair-tearing adventure =) Not sure if it’ll help anybody, but
a)I just need to spill it out
b)It might reassure some people of the fact that this is the thread they’ve been looking for.
Here’s the deal. I have a C2D E7300 with 4Gb of Corsair and a HIS RadeonHD 4850 on board. After some partitioning and installing XP it was openSUSE 11.1’s turn. Now, I must inform you that I’ve used CD versions of the installer both times, so LiveDVD users may not encounter the same problem.
First, 64-bit version was installed. X worked fine, except for the 3D. Now, I’ve had some previous experience with Ubuntu, so I checked the x.org (unfamiliar with SaX at the point), and, as expected, radeonhd was the driver used. “No problem! fglrx will do the trick!”. The heck it did… After 7 hours or so of trying every possible solution, smoking mans, installing all mentioned requirements and fiddling with x.org I gave up. fglrx was there, but it failed not only to provide 3D-capabilities, but even to provide glitch-free work of anything more sophisticated than metacity. So I napalmed the partitions and started anew.
32-bit worked, well… Just like its predecessor. Even when I managed to get X up and running, kwin either crashed or worked terribly slow w/o any 3D available, but with flicking elements and trailing window-movement. So I removed anything fglrx-related, restored backed-up xorg.conf and “here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again” (c)
Piece of advice, folks - when in linux and in doubt, do your i-am-root-the-mighty-linux-fiddler-!11!1 from good old tty2. Seriously. It’s just plain more informative! After doing everything step-by-step according to the instruction above (the one starting with “There seems to be no way to edit my last reply…”) from the-e-e-e-e-re hold your breath nothing worked! =) But at least now I knew what the problem’d been - fglrx kernel module couldn’t compiled properly! Running the installation script prompted I received an error. Now, having some experience with Linux, I know that when some packages are missing, fglrx-install script tells you so. This time it was different, 'cause the were all in place. Well, the problem solved itself after installing kernel-source (not just the headers!) through zypper.
Once again: when a smart guy (read: the author of the step-by-step guide in this thread) tells you there are advantages to getting out of X to configure X - do so Thanks a lot, smart guy! =)