I am trying to install the ATI drivers for an HD5550. It installed and worked fine under 11.3, but I’m darn’ed if I can do it under 11.4.
I know that there are tons (and stickies and …) of references on how to install your graphics adapter and I think I have read (but not necessarily understood) most of them.
The story so far:
Basic install of 64bit 11.4 from DVD.
Add the AMD repo (www2.amd.com/suse/11.4/)
Check to install ati-fglrxG02-kmp-desktop and x11-video-fglrxG02.
And … Problems! At the point that I think it is entering kdm, the displays go blank and go into power-save.
Reboot in safe mode and I get to a level 3 login prompt.
Nothing I can think of, will get me back int to kdm.
Now in an attempt to try it another way, I am looking at the AMD support site. which has a caveat towards the bottom that says this:
32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work.
Can anyone tell me a bit more about this? Which 32bit packages? Are they included in the downloaded package? Were they included in the 11.3 OpenSuSE ATI repo but not in the 11.4 repo?