I just upgraded to openSUSE 11 (KDE4) via a fresh install. After the install, things look fine, and function ok. I went to the following site and did the 1-click install for the ATI drivers:
This worked on my system running openSUSE 11 (gnome) with a Radeon HD3840. However, my KDE4 system with a x1600 I get less than desireable results.
The install seems to work, I don’t get any errors, however, after the install, I open a terminal and type in fglrxinfo I get the following:
~> fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.3)
per the 1-click page, it mentions that I don’t have to run sudo aticonfig --initial, I do restart X, but still the Mesa drivers show up.
Now, when I do run sudo aticonfig --initial and restart X, I get very bizarre results.
my refresh rate is fubar (can barely read the text on the screen)
The monitor setting in YAST/HARDWARE/Graphics Card and Monitor is set to some bizarre monitor with a resolution width greater than 1920x1200. I have a DELL 20" widescreen with a default resolution of 1680x1050. I change the setting back to either LCD with 1680x1050 or the correct DELL monitor with proper resolution and refresh rate, things are “ok” until I restart X, and they go back to the crazy monitor with resolution greater than 1900 and high refresh rate.
When I go into YaST2, search for “fglrx”, the packages that are displayed are:
I have an AMD 3800+ processor with 2 gigs of RAM. and I noticed that when I first installed openSUSE that I didn’t choose the pae kernel, and I’ve never had the pae kernel running in openSUSE on my rigs, and frankly, I don’t think my rigs are pae rigs, so I’m not sure why this driver is showing up selected.
Any idea what is going on? Any way to get the driver to work with the x1600, as I know it works with the HD3870.
any help is always appreciated.