I tried to install the ATI proprietary driver for an HD 5800 (Catalyst for Linux 64 bit, v. 10.8).
The two main instruction sites are:
SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
I chose the hard way method. I downloaded the driver. Restarted SuSE 11.3 in mode 3. And as SU followed the method above, including adding the zypper programmes (which found some already installed and which installed a whole lot more).
When I then attempted to run the install (sh ./atidriver-install-10.8-x86.x86_64.run) and selected automatic mode. It completed 82% and stalled attempting to install “Postprocessing Kernel Module”.
I pressed control c to kill the process and attempted to re-install using the manual mode and then using the build mode. In both instances, same outcome.
When I rebooted, and entered my password, the desktop did not load but sent me back to the username/password page. I can’t get back in. Does not matter as I have backed up my docs.
Before I ask my question, here is some context. First, I decided to install the proprietary driver because the colours on the desktop corrupt after the 2nd boot following a clean install. i.e. on the initial boot the colours are fine. Second, this is the 3rd effort I have made to install the driver after a clean install of SuSE 11.3 and there is no change in outcome.
So, my question: anyone any suggestion what is going on and how I can install the driver successfully? Or, do I not understand the new regime in SuSE 11.3 and should I not attempt to install a new driver. (Frankly, I admit, I don’t understand the new driver regime, but I would like to better understand).
I hope I have given enough info. I’m somewhat nackered after the efforts (like banging head against brick wall).
Many thanks for the help.