Since the content of the “Radeon” page on the openSUSE wiki was extremely out of date, and there are many more users who are now interested in getting better performance out of their “legacy” ATI hardware using the open source driver, I decided to start a re-write of the wiki page.
I just added a one click install link for the latest Mesa from the OBS X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_11.2 repo to the wiki page. If you’re using Radeon (or maybe radeonhd) and are having weird lines show up on the screen with OpenGL desktop effects, updating this should fix it.
I’m still using fglrx because my HD4670 has 3D support with the newly arrived 2.6.32 kernel and i don’t want to experiment right know with non official kernel (although i have some freezes with fglrx 9.11).
after a fresh install of OpenSuse 11.2, on a laptop with a Mobility Radeon X1600, I found that the installed driver is the “radeonhd”.
Since I have big problems with 3D (system hangs) I would like to try the “radeon” driver: could you give me some direction for the substitution? I’m not very confident with kernel modules management.
I see that in the Radeon driver wiki page the paragraph about “removing the radeonhd driver” was deleted.
I suggest keeping it because, in some cases (mine for example), 11.2 sets it as the default driver where the right one is the radeon one.