I’m running Suse11 and have just installed my video driver for the ATI Radeon 9550 via the one-click install. At first the catalyst center wouldn’t open, telling me I didn’t have a driver installed. Sax2 showed the graphics card and the correct monitor (LG1917) and correct resolution.
Trying to run the compiz deskop effects were received with a blank black and then white screen.
After googling I read a few times that I had to type “aticonfig --initial” after installing the ati driver.
My screen wobbled a bit, and the resolution was changed to 1440x900 and the monitor is now showing as ATI.
When I start Sax2, I get the error message “Cannot Deactivate All Displays - At least one display must be active”.
When I try and change the monitor from ATI back to the LG and the correct resolution I get the following message
Saving Configuration Failed
The following report has been created:
SAX library: Success
X configuration: Data incomplete in file /var/lib/sax/xorg.conf
Undefined screen “aticonfig-Screen[D]” referenced by Server Layout “Layoug [all]”.
The catalyst control centre now works, but I can’t change the monitor in there and setting the correct screen resolution doesn’t work in there either.
I’m having the same problem, except with ATI X600 on my Acer laptop. When I first installed Suse and tried to enable compiz, I got white screen, after a lot of surfing, and installation dvd I managed to remove compiz and fglxr drivers and I got my desktop back. Then I downloaded ati drivers from their site and installed them, now I can’t change the screen or enable 3d in SAX2. I get the same Error. I tried editing xorg.conf file, but after I start sax2 it changes back. Also when I start sax2 I get: Cannot deactivate all displays At least one display must be active.
I just had the same problem today. I installed the ATI drivers and typed in “sudo aticonfig --initial”. After I restarted X, Sax2 was giving me the same message “Cannot Deactivate All Displays - At least one display must be active”
To fix this I had to configure Sax2 to use the new ATI driver.
> your password
> sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
It fixed it for me. But read the instructions, they are from here. ATI - openSUSE
Step 4 - Configuring the newly installed ATI driver
After the driver has been installed it now needs to be configured. Run this command after you have installed the driver.
sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
This forces sax2 to use the fglrx driver. Setup your resolution and save and exit
Attention: If you have ati radeon x1650 then you may want to skip previous command because sax2 doesn’t make correct settings. You should run sax -a before installing the driver and after installing driver just run following command:
aticonfig --initial input=/etc/x11/xorg.conf
And after that you should modify xorg.conf by yourself.
Attention: If sax2 goes to a blank screen then try the below method, if that doesn’t work, follow the the steps from the Troubleshooting section.