thinkpad t400 + ATI hybrid graphics + power managment

Hi All,

I have a Thinkpad T400 which comes with ATI’s hybrid graphics. I recently installed 11.2, but am not able to get the ATI graphics working. I followed the instructions on the openSuSE website - the fglrx drivers install, but I cannot use SaX2, or aticonfig command to enable the ATI drivers.

A second (maybe related) issue is that I get very little time on my 9-cell battery - just over an hour’s worth. This is less than half of what vista gives me on ‘full performance’ settings.

Does anyone ideas on how to fix these? Help much appreciated.