Video all fouled up

Yes, I know it’s not very descriptive. I’ve been running a opensuse 42.2 install on a computer with a radeon 3000 video card, and it flashes on and off, and does strange things to the display. I tried to check to see whether the fglrx drivers were installed and somehow they are, although I never knowingly installed them the 13.2 version.

Can someone walk me through:

a removing the fglrx drivers - They don’t show in yast, but they are apparently installed.,

b choosing which nvidia driver to install - GO3 or G04 for my radeon 3000 card.

Am Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:26:02 GMT
schrieb robertsmits <robertsmits@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>:

>
> Can someone walk me through:
>
> a removing the fglrx drivers - They don’t show in yast, but they are
> apparently installed.,
>

Huh?

What leads you to that conclusion?

Hard facts like logs, etc. and no guessing please.

If they don’t show up in YaST/zypper, then the only way would be you
explicitly installed them manually, something you normally would remember, I
guess.

> b choosing which nvidia driver to install - GO3 or G04 for my radeon
> 3000 card.

None of them, (with the one exception you are the only person on earth who
has a “Nvidia Radeon” and not a AMD/ATI Radeon) card.

(If so, don’t install anything, remove the card and try to sell it, this unique
piece of hardware should yield a fortune!11111 :))

AK

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
(R.J. Hanlon)

On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:26:02 +0000, robertsmits wrote:

> Yes, I know it’s not very descriptive. I’ve been running a opensuse 42.2
> install on a computer with a radeon 3000 video card, and it flashes on
> and off, and does strange things to the display. I tried to check to see
> whether the fglrx drivers were installed and somehow they are, although
> I never knowingly installed them the 13.2 version.
>
> Can someone walk me through:
>
> a removing the fglrx drivers - They don’t show in yast, but they are
> apparently installed.,
>
> b choosing which nvidia driver to install - GO3 or G04 for my radeon
> 3000 card.

FGLX doesn’t work and isn’t supported on 42.2. The package maintainer
opted to stop building it because it was so horribly broken.

Use the OSS radeon driver.

To remove the fglrx installation that might be from your 13.2
installation, run:

rpm -qa | grep -i fglrx

See what packages are installed, and remove them if they are.

Check the output of lsmod to see if there’s a kernel module loaded. If
it is, but there are no packages installed, chances are you installed it
from ATI/AMD directly.

As AK notes, the nvidia drivers won’t work for you - completely different
manufacturer than AMD/ATI, and they are not compatible with the hardware
you’re using.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Thanks for your reply, Jim. I know I must sound terribly confused, and I am . The video started to act up, and i followed instructions I found that I thought were to check if I had flgx installed, and instead of checking if they were there it apparently installed them.

I think I’ll just erase / and home and reinstall 42.2, and see how that goes.

Thanks.

Reinstalled 42.2 and all is well. Even my printer and scannner work.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:26:01 +0000, robertsmits wrote:

> Reinstalled 42.2 and all is well. Even my printer and scannner work.

Glad to hear things are working now. :slight_smile:


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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