hello, well i have an asus ati x1650xt video card (supported only by ati 9.3) and opensuse 11.2 64-bit installed. I had to install with vesa drivers because using the live cd with “normal” drivers made the computer crash while booting (no screen). I think it was trying to use the radeonhd drivers because now that the os is installed and i configure X to use these drivers (sax2 -r -m 0=radeonhd), the same thing happens. When i try to use the ati or the radeon drivers in the same way, i can see the screen and move the mouse arrow but it is very choppy. And i don’t get to save the configuration (no dialog).
Looks like no driver works for me except for vesa, this also happened with ubuntu 9.10, is my card the problem??
Note that the rpm file may change (as factory is constantly being updated so you may simply need to go to the appropriate factory repos and grab the latest version). Note also, being a “factory” release, it may even make things worse.
YESSS!! edited the thing manually, don’t know if i’m screwing up things, just deleted in modules section: Load “dri” and Load “glx” and also the entire DRI section at the end of the file. now i’m loading X with radeonhd :D.
but i wonder what’s the point if i’m not getting the nice 3d graphics…
editing the correct one didn’t fix the problem, the computer still crashes with a blank screen when using radeonhd. but using the “radeon” driver works, well not exactly i started firefox and i can’t scroll down the pages because the graphics become, i don’t know how to describe it, screwed up… i got a slight glxgears performance boost though, well, better than nothing, thanks for your answer oldcpu