Could it also be your configuration file ? Have you tried:
booting with no xorg.conf file ? or
after booting direct to run level 3, creating an xorg.conf file with “aticonfig --initial” and then restarting to run X window ? or
*]after booting directo to run level 3, creating an xorg.conf file with “sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx” and then restarting to run X window ?
Do all of the above give this unsatisfactory behaviour that you report?
Pardon my intrusion, but I too have trouble installing.
The ATI documentation mentions XFree86-Mesa-libGL and XFree86-libs are required. I assume the refer to the X11, right?
My second problem is that after completing the graphical part of you instructions (built distribution specific package) the console asks me the same questions. I have completed that part and the I get an error mesage
Ensure you removed any fglrx rpm BEFORE you tried to generate the package. Ensure you have kernel-source, kernel-syms of the appropriate version, and have linux-kernel headers and gcc/make (preferably the base development package) installed BEFORE you tried to generate the package. Also ensure your graphic hardware is supported by the driver, as legacy hardware (as deemed by ATI) is not supported.
I have had some success too! It seems to have installed properly, i have a cursor and was able to launch a quakelive game, so looking good. Ill try and get desktop effects working now but that isnt really important,
everything is working perfectly now, desktop effects and all!
I didn’t have the base development pattern either, so i installed that. Then it said i didn’t have kernel-source, yast showed it as installed so i re-installed it, and it all went smoothly from then on.
so THANK YOU again for all the help in this thread!!