ati drivers and dell inspiron 1501 issue

How in the world do I install the ati drivers that I download from the amd website.Please step by step in detail,im a newbie.

Did you have ATi repository?

Please, open the terminal(alt+f2 then type “terminal”)…then type: zypper lr and past here the results!

zypper --global-options] <command> --command-options] [arguments]

Global Options:
–help, -h Help.
–version, -V Output the version number.
–config, -c <file> Use specified config file instead of the default.
–quiet, -q Suppress normal output, print only error
–verbose, -v Increase verbosity.
–no-abbrev, -A Do not abbreviate text in tables.
–table-style, -s Table style (integer).
–rug-compatible, -r Turn on rug compatibility.
–non-interactive, -n Do not ask anything, use default answers
–xmlout, -x Switch to XML output.

    --reposd-dir, -D &lt;dir&gt;  Use alternative repository definition file
    --cache-dir, -C &lt;dir&gt;   Use alternative directory for all caches.
    --raw-cache-dir &lt;dir&gt;   Use alternative raw meta-data cache directory.
    --solv-cache-dir &lt;dir&gt;  Use alternative solv file cache directory.
    --pkg-cache-dir &lt;dir&gt;   Use alternative package cache directory.

 Repository Options:
    --no-gpg-checks         Ignore GPG check failures and continue.
    --gpg-auto-import-keys  Automatically trust and import new repository
                            signing keys.
    --plus-repo, -p &lt;URI&gt;   Use an additional repository.
    --disable-repositories  Do not read meta-data from repositories.
    --no-refresh            Do not refresh the repositories.
    --no-cd                 Ignore CD/DVD repositories.
    --no-remote             Ignore remote repositories.

 Target Options:
    --root, -R &lt;dir&gt;        Operate on a different root directory.
                            Do not read installed packages.

help, ? Print help.
shell, sh Accept multiple commands at once.

 Repository Management:
    repos, lr               List all defined repositories.
    addrepo, ar             Add a new repository.
    removerepo, rr          Remove specified repository.
    renamerepo, nr          Rename specified repository.
    modifyrepo, mr          Modify specified repository.
    refresh, ref            Refresh all repositories.
    clean                   Clean local caches.

 Service Management:
    services, ls            List all defined services.
    addservice, as          Add a new service.
    modifyservice, ms       Modify specified service.
    removeservice, rs       Remove specified service.
    refresh-services, refs  Refresh all services.

 Software Management:
    install, in             Install packages.
    remove, rm              Remove packages.
    verify, ve              Verify integrity of package dependencies.
    source-install, si      Install source packages and their build
    install-new-recommends, inr
                            Install newly added packages recommended
                            by installed packages.

 Update Management:
    update, up              Update installed packages with newer versions.
    list-updates, lu        List available updates.
    patch                   Install needed patches.
    list-patches, lp        List needed patches.
    dist-upgrade, dup       Perform a distribution upgrade.
    patch-check, pchk       Check for patches.

    search, se              Search for packages matching a pattern.
    info, if                Show full information for specified packages.
    patch-info              Show full information for specified patches.
    pattern-info            Show full information for specified patterns.
    product-info            Show full information for specified products.
    patches, pch            List all available patches.
    packages, pa            List all available packages.
    patterns, pt            List all available patterns.
    products, pd            List all available products.
    what-provides, wp       List packages providing specified capability.

 Package Locks:
    addlock, al             Add a package lock.
    removelock, rl          Remove a package lock.
    locks, ll               List current package locks.
    cleanlocks, cl          Remove unused locks.

 Other Commands:
    versioncmp, vcmp        Compare two version strings.
    targetos, tos           Print the target operating system ID string.
    licenses                Print report about licenses and EULAs of
                            installed packages.

Type ‘zypper help <command>’ to get command-specific help.

Install it:


the catalyst control center dont work.

Could you post the output of this command:

glxinfo | grep "direct rendering"

And could you post the output of this command:

modprobe ati

PS: Copy the code and past on terminal!