Switching from nvidia to ATi breaks X

I recently purchased an HD 6870 to replace my aging 9800 GTs. I first tested the card out on my Windows 7 install (x64), and it worked great, I simply uninstalled the nVidia drivers, installed the ATi ones and rebooted.

Then I tried to do the same with opensuse 11.4 x64… I booted into it, and was immediately sent into level 3. This was expected, and I uninstalled the nvidia drivers and installed the ATi drivers I had previously downloaded. On reboot, I was sent back into level 3, so I tried starting x manually, and ended up getting a solid cursor and a complete lock-up, forcing me to do a hard reset. I’ve been playing around with installing different packages and editing the xorg config files, but nothing seems to work. I have kms enabled as X said my card required, but now whenever I boot up I get a solid cursor and a lock-up unless I explicitly boot into 3.

So… This sucks.

Does anyone have any ideas…? I’ve even tried using the opensource drivers and booting from a LiveCD - Nothing works.

I use opensuse as my main OS, and I’ve only been using linux for a few months, so now being able to start X is totally crippling.

When I run X -config /root/xorg.conf.new I get errors about loading a few modules- vnc and fgl.renamed.libglx, invalid and missing, respectively, but google searches have turned up nothing… I’m completely lost >__ <

On Fri, 08 Jul 2011 21:06:03 +0000, Sornaensis wrote:

> When I run X -config /root/xorg.conf.new I get errors about loading a
> few modules- vnc and fgl.renamed.libglx, invalid and missing,
> respectively, but google searches have turned up nothing… I’m
> completely lost >__ <

Remove the xorg.conf (rename it) in /etc/X11 and try then; the system
should autodetect the hardware if the proper drivers are installed (as
you’ve not specified which drivers you have installed, it’s hard to say
if they’re correct or not).

Jim


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Ah yea, I am using the fglrx drivers from ati.

Well, I tried that and the problem persists. X just freezes.

try running aticonfig --initial as root from the runlevel 3 it’s booting you into

On 08/07/11 22:06, Sornaensis wrote:
>
> I recently purchased an HD 6870 to replace my aging 9800 GTs. I first
> tested the card out on my Windows 7 install (x64), and it worked great,
> I simply uninstalled the nVidia drivers, installed the ATi ones and
> rebooted.
>
> Then I tried to do the same with opensuse 11.4 x64… I booted into it,
> and was immediately sent into level 3. This was expected, and I
> uninstalled the nvidia drivers and installed the ATi drivers I had
> previously downloaded. On reboot, I was sent back into level 3, so I
> tried starting x manually, and ended up getting a solid cursor and a
> complete lock-up, forcing me to do a hard reset. I’ve been playing
> around with installing different packages and editing the xorg config
> files, but nothing seems to work. I have kms enabled as X said my card
> required, but now whenever I boot up I get a solid cursor and a lock-up
> unless I explicitly boot into 3.
>
> So… This sucks.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas…? I’ve even tried using the opensource
> drivers and booting from a LiveCD - Nothing works.
>
> I use opensuse as my main OS, and I’ve only been using linux for a few
> months, so now being able to start X is totally crippling.
>
> When I run X -config /root/xorg.conf.new I get errors about loading a
> few modules- vnc and fgl.renamed.libglx, invalid and missing,
> respectively, but google searches have turned up nothing… I’m
> completely lost>__<
>
>

Have a look at the thread

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/other-forums/development/programming-scripting/449058-upgrading-ati-driver-atiupgrade-6.html

solved the problem I had with installing drivers. I now have (and use)
the associated repo in my list for updating.


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