Hosed myself again. I was trying to install the proprietary ati drivers for 11.2, which are available in a repository and according to swerdna do work. I followed the instructions he gave but it didn’t work out. Now when I boot I get to a command prompt in level 5 (or maybe 6, I can’t remember for sure and don’t want to reboot now to find out, but one of the two).
Have tried the usual suggestions. Aticonfig does not fix it; tried sax2 -r -m 0=radionhd and that didn’t work. SaX told me X-Server wasn’t running so it started a server, then gave a message: Sorry could not start configuration server. Roght now I can’t get to the log file for that install as it is not mounted (partition, not file). Can anyone tell me how to get back to the radeon driver so I can use my 11.2 install? Or better yet how to install something which will do OpenGL.
I am shopping for an nvidia card on ebay and will soon have one, so I don’t know if it is important to get the ati drivers working at this time. The reason I was trying to install them is I need to be able to run 3D cad and Civ4 and I don’t want to use Windoze to do it. I am planning to use VirtualBox and/or Wine, which either way will require OpenGL; in order to get this to work at all will require the ati drivers if I understand this correctly. Will this work any better for me with Nvidia? Or do I need to find another way or use Windoze?