I just come from Ubuntu. To mutch steps for installing aptana. I need to work with the laptop, not playing on “how to install this or that”. So, opensource second change. Here I am, on Opensuse. Really like the openSuse + gnome. Really. Very pratical, the way we can access the terminal, very fast the way we do things, it seams good to work.
“On new Ubuntu 8.10: You start ubuntu, he says that you need the proprietary drivers, he downloads and installs ATI proprietary drivers. DONE.”
on new OpenSuse 11.1:
“ATI? Sorry? AT what? Yes… we have it but… do you have what? A xpress? No? ow… a 64 Bits… yes… well… it’s complicated. We have… a page where you can see how to do it.”
So, I’ve read and follow the manual. Let’s go to the easy way. Ups, OpenSuse 11.1 isn’t there. Ok.
Let’s go to the hard way (even if I don’t like it, I’m a newbie): ups… you download the drivers, you make them a package, but you can only choose 11.0 max. No 11.1. Ok. Let’s choose 11.0 maybe they will work. Ups! Error. Can’t create package. Ohhh…
So… here I am, asking you this very simple question:
How can I properly install a ATI graphic card on my HP 8530p that says on the selling paper: Suse Enterprise Certificated (what a joke!).
I do understand that it can be no easy to install a USB Wireless card, when you have to use inf files. So, I wait the time to come for that to be easy. I do understand that running wine could be complicated, that virtualbox can have multiple issues to look at… etc… etc… but there is some basics things that I cannot understand: Forgeting the ATI graphic cards???
So, please, anyone to help a newbie that wants to stay on openSuse: How can we install a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 graphic card on opensuse 11.1 64bits environment ?
ATI drivers are non-free software, so they can’t be shipped with any true GNU/Linux system. To get them, you must manually add the ATI proprietary repository to your software sources in YaST. See detailed instructions at Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE.
Anyway, since openSUSE 11.1 has just come out, you may have to wait a couple of days for the ATI repository to catch up. Try using the non-accelerated vesa/framebuffer drivers for the time being.
Cheerz and good luck!
They’re still not up, just tried… add > community repositories doesn’t list it.
Also tried manually adding the link and it wont let me, the link on the page is just where it’s expected to become available, too bad ATI is slow… real slow.
Nvidia had their stuff sorted during the beta iirc.