Latest ATI Driver leads to a black screen

Hi folks,

i am using OpenSuse 11.0 with the ATI-Drivers repository. 3d was working perfectly until i guess the drivers update on november 14.
(i use to update all my packages via yast to the latest versions)
Now my screen turns black as soon as x is starting. In the menu of my monitor i can see, that the graphics card is set to weird resolutions, that obviously cant be displayed. The failsafe option works.

I am trying to search for errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Unfortunately this file is overwritten as soon as i boot in the failsafe mode.

Any ideas? Can i add an option to grub like “boot to console”? So i can search for the error logs before the next start of x?

I also tried reinstalling the drivers, because i heard of corrupted ati driver files. I didnt help.

Using an old backup of the xorg.conf file i can boot normally, but i dont have 3D-Accelaration.

Thanks in advance!

jostschoenleben wrote:

> Any ideas? Can i add an option to grub like “boot to console”? So i can
> search for the error logs before the next start of x?

When you boot with GRUB, use the e key to get to the kernel options line and
enter a plain 3 there. That will bring the system up in console mode. If you
don’t find the error file you are looking for, issue a startx command and see
the errors on the screen.

Larry

I had a similar problem. In 10.3 I fixed it by typing:
sudo aticonfig --initial
and then restarting the sever and running sax2.
Look at ATI - openSUSE

@whych: Thanks, i tried that several times before. It didn’t work for me this time.

@lwfinger: i added 3 to the bootoptions in grub and it worked, thanks. I didn’t need to press “e” before.

grep -e EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log only shows one error:

(EE) fglrx(0): === [swlDalHelperAddCustomizeMode] === CWDDEDI_DisplayGetSetModeTimingOverride failed: 7

No idea what this means.

I will try Catalyst 8.12 as soon as it is available via Yast.

As Usual, the ati*.run which can be updated from ati.com every month would installed very well, and if you choose the special installation for suse, it would come out an fglrx.rpm, and we gotta install the fglrx.rpm manually. and then, use the comand : sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx to set sax2’s 3D Active item before we open 3D.

but someth. seemed changed since the ati *.8.11.run.
thr is no fglrx.rpm comes out, and use the sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx would make screen black. what is wrong ?

I dunnt try 8.12 till now. :frowning:

To install 8.12 on OpenSUSE 11 I did:


zypper in gcc make kernel-source compat-libstdc++ patch
wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/64bit/ati-driver-installer-8-12-x86.x86_64.run
sh ati-driver-installer-8-2-x86.x86_64.run
Ran Through All the Automatic Steps
aticonfig --initial -f
sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
Saved all Settings
Logged Out
Restarted X
Logged back in
fglrxinfo

This worked for me, building the RPMs hasn’t worked in the past 2 releases for me, but this method is great either way.

The below worked like a dream for me in OpenSUSE 11.1

Thankyou! :slight_smile:

Hello,

Keep in mind that I am new to suse and linux. But I somehow managed to install the ati 8-12 driver (wouldn’t work 3 times before). I used the above method this time minus the wget (on desktop). I have a 9800 Pro, running 32bit.

I now get the black screen when suse starts. I see the green background with the mouse briefly. But my monitor says, “Out of Frequency,” 15 seconds later, poof and its gone. Also, What I do see. It is a smaller box in the middle surrounded by black and the icons are fuzzy.

I am able to boot in failsafe mode. But what am I to do with the blank screen?

I also found that in yast (completely greek to me), I am missing some of the required packages as per http://http://en.opensuse.org/Howto/ATI_Driver#The_Easy_Way

Those are…

compat-libstdc++

libstdc++

libstdc+±devel

libgcc

I don’t know if that has any thing to do with my problem. But its odd that I was even able to install. I am looking for any help you may have.

Thank you

^^^EDIT^^^

OMG, I don’t know how I did this. But I have it working!!! lol!

In failsafe, I opened up the Graphics card and Monitor in Control Center. Changed the resolution to one that wasn’t so big. Saved settings and rebooted. It started up and I now have ATI drivers intalled in Suse 11.1. I even have the ATI Catalyst program.

I do remember that I didn’t do the “Save Settings” and rebooted because when I did that step, the screen went blank.

I hope this helps someone. If it blanks out, boot failsafe, save settings in graphics/monitor and reboot normally.

I hate to keep adding to this thread. But my ATI driver in suse 11.1 didn’t last long. :frowning:

I had gnome installed perfectly with XP dual boot. I didn’t like the gnome menu in suse. (Its not the same as the linuxMint mintmenu that I tested). So I decided to try the KDE desktop. Installed the KDE stuff in yast. I didn’t have time to try it out because we left to go shopping. Computer went to screen saver and shut the screen off after 45 minutes (all set in suse).

When I came back, I moved the mouse and the screen had all kinds of vertical lines, and artifacts (LCD). I have had the computer since 2003 so I thought the screen finally crapped out.

Nothing worked, turning it off, reboot, and switching to the onboard graphics just showed a black screen. I thought I had screwed up everything by adding the KDE. So I started another format…

Then I got to thinking, the graphics card STUPID. If I switched to the board card and just got a blank screen…it was because the other one was still installed.

Tore apart the computer and found the fan from the Radeon 9800 Pro had broke off and was laying on the bottom of my case. So this would explain the lines due to it being too hot. I am surprised it didn’t start a fire. I just wish I could have been here to hear what it sounded like when it broke off.

This wasn’t due to installing suse, gnome or KDE. It was a card I bought used a few years ago. And the fan on it had been making noises for the past few months and it just now gave out.

Any recommendations on a card?

Problem is solved for me since the latest driver-update from ati.com (Catalyst 9.2)

I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but I fallowed the direction to the T and got to the point of testing the config and here’s what I have:

A dialog box that said “Testing configuration failed blah, blah blah. Refer to file: /var/log/Xorg.99.log”


(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
	compiled for 7.1.0, module version = 8.58.2
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.0.90, module version = 1.3.1
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.0.90, module version = 1.3.0
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.58.2
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: 8.582                                
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Feb  3 2009 23:42:05
(II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
(II) AMD ASIC control file status: R2 S1 B324 N324 T323
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x4152) found
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
(II) AMD Video driver is signed
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x2fffffff (0x2ff00000) MX**E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX**
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX**
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX**
	[4] -1	0	0xfa000000 - 0xfa003fff (0x4000) MX**
	[5] -1	0	0xfa004000 - 0xfa0047ff (0x800) MX**
	[6] -1	0	0xfa005000 - 0xfa005fff (0x1000) MX**
	[7] -1	0	0xfa102000 - 0xfa1020ff (0x100) MX**
	[8] -1	0	0xfa101000 - 0xfa1011ff (0x200) MX**
	[9] -1	0	0x30000000 - 0x300003ff (0x400) MX**
	[10] -1	0	0xfa100000 - 0xfa1003ff (0x400) MX**
	[11] -1	0	0xf0000000 - 0xefffffff (0x0) MX**O
	[12] -1	0	0xf9010000 - 0xf901ffff (0x10000) MX**(B)
	[13] -1	0	0xe0000000 - 0xefffffff (0x10000000) MX**(B)
	[14] -1	0	0xf9000000 - 0xf900ffff (0x10000) MX**(B)
	[15] -1	0	0xd0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x10000000) MX**(B)
	[16] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX**
	[17] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX**
	[18] -1	0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a03f (0x40) IX**
	[19] -1	0	0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc3f (0x40) IX**
	[20] -1	0	0x0000d800 - 0x0000d8ff (0x100) IX**
	[21] -1	0	0x00001400 - 0x0000141f (0x20) IX**
	[22] -1	0	0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX**
	[23] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f0 (0x1) IX**
	[24] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f7 (0x8) IX**
	[25] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f0 (0x1) IX**
	[26] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f7 (0x8) IX**
	[27] -1	0	0x0000b800 - 0x0000b81f (0x20) IX**
	[28] -1	0	0x0000b400 - 0x0000b41f (0x20) IX**
	[29] -1	0	0x0000b000 - 0x0000b01f (0x20) IX**
	[30] -1	0	0x0000bc00 - 0x0000bc1f (0x20) IX**
	[31] -1	0	0x00009000 - 0x000090ff (0x100) IX**(B)
(II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x82179e8
(II) resource ranges after probing:
	[0] -1	0	0x00100000 - 0x2fffffff (0x2ff00000) MX**E(B)
	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX**
	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX**
	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX**
	[4] -1	0	0xfa000000 - 0xfa003fff (0x4000) MX**
	[5] -1	0	0xfa004000 - 0xfa0047ff (0x800) MX**
	[6] -1	0	0xfa005000 - 0xfa005fff (0x1000) MX**
	[7] -1	0	0xfa102000 - 0xfa1020ff (0x100) MX**
	[8] -1	0	0xfa101000 - 0xfa1011ff (0x200) MX**
	[9] -1	0	0x30000000 - 0x300003ff (0x400) MX**
	[10] -1	0	0xfa100000 - 0xfa1003ff (0x400) MX**
	[11] -1	0	0xf0000000 - 0xefffffff (0x0) MX**O
	[12] -1	0	0xf9010000 - 0xf901ffff (0x10000) MX**(B)
	[13] -1	0	0xe0000000 - 0xefffffff (0x10000000) MX**(B)
	[14] -1	0	0xf9000000 - 0xf900ffff (0x10000) MX**(B)
	[15] -1	0	0xd0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x10000000) MX**(B)
	[16] 0	0	0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS**
	[17] 0	0	0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS**
	[18] 0	0	0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS**
	[19] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX**
	[20] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX**
	[21] -1	0	0x0000a000 - 0x0000a03f (0x40) IX**
	[22] -1	0	0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc3f (0x40) IX**
	[23] -1	0	0x0000d800 - 0x0000d8ff (0x100) IX**
	[24] -1	0	0x00001400 - 0x0000141f (0x20) IX**
	[25] -1	0	0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX**
	[26] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f0 (0x1) IX**
	[27] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f7 (0x8) IX**
	[28] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f0 (0x1) IX**
	[29] -1	0	0x000001f0 - 0x000001f7 (0x8) IX**
	[30] -1	0	0x0000b800 - 0x0000b81f (0x20) IX**
	[31] -1	0	0x0000b400 - 0x0000b41f (0x20) IX**
	[32] -1	0	0x0000b000 - 0x0000b01f (0x20) IX**
	[33] -1	0	0x0000bc00 - 0x0000bc1f (0x20) IX**
	[34] -1	0	0x00009000 - 0x000090ff (0x100) IX**(B)
	[35] 0	0	0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS**
	[36] 0	0	0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS**
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) fglrx(0): === [atiddxPreInit] === begin
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvgahw.so
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.0.90, module version = 0.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 2.0
(II) fglrx(0): PCI bus 1 card 0 func 0
(**) fglrx(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(II) fglrx(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
(==) fglrx(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(**) fglrx(0): Option "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
(**) fglrx(0): Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
(**) fglrx(0): Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
(**) fglrx(0): Option "DPMS"
(II) fglrx(0): 10BitPixelFormat disabled by default
(==) fglrx(0): RGB weight 888
(II) fglrx(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
(==) fglrx(0): Gamma Correction for I is 0x06419064
(==) fglrx(0): Gamma Correction for II is 0x06419064
(==) fglrx(0): Buffer Tiling is ON
(II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
(II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux//libfglrxdrm.so
(II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
	compiled for 7.1.0, module version = 8.58.2
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(--) fglrx(0): Chipset: "ATI RADEON 9600 Series  " (Chipset = 0x4152)
(--) fglrx(0): (PciSubVendor = 0x1002, PciSubDevice = 0x4150)
(--) fglrx(0): board vendor info: original ATI graphics adapter
(--) fglrx(0): Linear framebuffer (phys) at 0xd0000000
(--) fglrx(0): MMIO registers at 0xf9000000
(--) fglrx(0): I/O port at 0x00009000
(==) fglrx(0): ROM-BIOS at 0x000c0000
(II) fglrx(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) Loading sub module "vbe"
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.0.90, module version = 1.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 2.0
(II) fglrx(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 16384 kB
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM: ATI RADEON 9600 PRO
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: V350
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 12
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:01:00.0
(WW) fglrx(0): Failed to get kernel info
(II) fglrx(0): Using adapter: 1:0.0.
(EE) fglrx(0): Failed to initialize ASIC in kernel.
(--) fglrx(0): Video RAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR SGRAM / SDRAM
(EE) fglrx(0): [FB] Can not get FB MC address range.
(II) fglrx(0): AGP card detected
(II) fglrx(0): board/chipset is supported by this driver (original ATI board)
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(II) fglrx(0): ***Display: ConnectedDisplayTypes=0x00000001, disabled=0x00000000
(II) fglrx(0): Connected Display1: CRT on primary DAC [crt1]
(II) fglrx(0): Display1 EDID data ---------------------------
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer: GSM  Model: 567d  Serial#: 149845
(II) fglrx(0): Year: 2008  Week: 10
(II) fglrx(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) fglrx(0): Analog Display Input,  Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) fglrx(0): Sync:  Separate  SyncOnGreen
(II) fglrx(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 49  vert.: 32
(II) fglrx(0): Gamma: 2.20
(II) fglrx(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) fglrx(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) fglrx(0): redX: 0.635 redY: 0.342   greenX: 0.292 greenY: 0.611
(II) fglrx(0): blueX: 0.147 blueY: 0.070   whiteX: 0.313 whiteY: 0.329
(II) fglrx(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) fglrx(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1152x870@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) fglrx(0): #0: hsize: 1440  vsize 900  refresh: 75  vid: 3989
(II) fglrx(0): #1: hsize: 1440  vsize 900  refresh: 60  vid: 149
(II) fglrx(0): #2: hsize: 1280  vsize 1024  refresh: 60  vid: 32897
(II) fglrx(0): #3: hsize: 1280  vsize 960  refresh: 60  vid: 16513
(II) fglrx(0): #4: hsize: 1152  vsize 864  refresh: 75  vid: 20337
(II) fglrx(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) fglrx(0): clock: 119.0 MHz   Image Size:  474 x 296 mm
(II) fglrx(0): h_active: 1680  h_sync: 1728  h_sync_end 1760 h_blank_end 1840 h_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): v_active: 1050  v_sync: 1053  v_sync_end 1059 v_blanking: 1080 v_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) fglrx(0): clock: 146.2 MHz   Image Size:  474 x 296 mm
(II) fglrx(0): h_active: 1680  h_sync: 1784  h_sync_end 1960 h_blank_end 2240 h_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): v_active: 1050  v_sync: 1053  v_sync_end 1059 v_blanking: 1089 v_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Ranges: V min: 56  V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30  H max: 83 kHz, PixClock max 150 MHz
(II) fglrx(0): Monitor name: W2252
(II) fglrx(0): EDID (in hex):
(II) fglrx(0): 	00ffffffffffff001e6d7d5655490200
(II) fglrx(0): 	0a1201036a312078eaaec5a2574a9c25
(II) fglrx(0): 	125054a76b80950f950081808140714f
(II) fglrx(0): 	0101010101017c2e90a0601a1e403020
(II) fglrx(0): 	3600da281100001a21399030621a2740
(II) fglrx(0): 	68b03600da281100001c000000fd0038
(II) fglrx(0): 	4b1e530f000a202020202020000000fc
(II) fglrx(0): 	0057323235320a20202020202020009a
(II) fglrx(0): End of Display1 EDID data --------------------
(WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled
(II) fglrx(0): Primary Controller - CRT on primary DAC
(II) fglrx(0): Internal Desktop Setting: 0x00000001
(II) fglrx(0): POWERplay version 3.  1 power state available:
(II) fglrx(0):   1. 392/203MHz @ 50Hz [enable load balancing]

Backtrace:
0: /usr/sbin/xw(xf86SigHandler+0x7e) [0x80d3bce]
1: [0xffffe400]
2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so [0xb795f26e]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so(DALCWDDE_old+0x1a2) [0xb795d282]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so(_ZN18DalLegacyInterface5CWDDEEPvjS0_jPi+0x45) [0xb7921795]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so(DALCWDDE+0x3a) [0xb791ec9a]
6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so(swlDalHelperAddCustomizeMode+0x1f7) [0xb7863807]
7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/fglrx_drv.so(atiddxPreInit+0x1121) [0xb7834b51]
8: /usr/sbin/xw(InitOutput+0xa1f) [0x80aac9f]
9: /usr/sbin/xw(main+0x2b1) [0x8074091]
10: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe5) [0xb7d935f5]
11: /usr/sbin/xw(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x225) [0x8073581]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting

linux-sq2p:/var/log # 

The card is a radron 9600 xt
I noticed that sax2 states the card is a “ATI RV350 AR”

I’m scratching my head!
Thanks,
Bruce******************************************************************************************************************************************

Don’t know if this would help, but here’s the install log file from //usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log

inux-sq2p:~ # cat /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log 
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.GCC* .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25.20-0.1-pae/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.20-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.25.20-0.1 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.20-0.1-obj/i386/pae/. modules
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_acpi.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_agp.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_debug.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_ioctl.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_io.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_pci.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_str.o
  CC [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/kcl_wait.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
  LD [M]  /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.20-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
build succeeded with return value 0
duplicating results into driver repository...
done.
You must change your working directory to /lib/modules/fglrx
and then call ./make_install.sh in order to install the built module.
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
failed.
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.


linux-sq2p:~ # zypper in gcc make kernel-source compat-libstdc++ patch
Reading installed packages...
'gcc' is already installed.
'make' is already installed.
'kernel-source' is already installed.
'compat-libstdc++' is already installed.
'patch' is already installed.
Nothing to do.
linux-sq2p:~ # 

Not sure what to do at this point.

If anyone can help, GREAT! Otherwise I’m reinstalling
Thanks,
Bruce.

Tried the same actions for 9.2-drivers (downloaded from ati website)
These leads to successful KDE load (Startup sound ok), but showed some rubbish on the screen. This looks like xorg.conf-modeline bug for LCD 1680x1050 resolution. Anyone can help me?

PS. ATI drivers from “official” repository require kernel downgrade and incompatible with latest kernel.

I have the same problem (rubbish on the screen on LCD 1680x1050). I have tried with catalyst-9.1 and 9.2 with the same results with all the possible install options.

Yeasterday,I go back to my openSuSE 11.0 from 11.1, and installed the latest ati Catalyst 9.2,rpm -Uvh fglrx*.rpm && sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx.

and restart, problem comes, black screen, can not enter the terminal, and have to use RecoveryCD to boot into a no X linux, remove /etc/xorg.conf, not solved yet. gotta reinstall the whole opensuse …:’(

And I think, I should try the Previous Drivers. like 8.12. I have not tried 9.1, but 9.2 made me angry. so I would think that 9.x does not work so far.>:(

Hi! What type of ATI-card do you all struggle with?
I have a laptop with “ATI Radeon Mobility 9600/9700”. Tha cards GPU is identifed as “RV350 NP”. Only OpenSUSE manage to set ut it with “vesa”-driver and 1024x768 correct. It doesnt have any 3D or GL, but it works. Any ATI-driver i tried mess up the computer and only solution is to reinstall OS.

What is wrong with “RV350”? Even Ubuntu and Fedora, Mandrive crash during isntallation.

I find that a simple installaion of the driver is the best. dunnt use sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx.

What do you mean by “simple installation”?