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I installed the ati drivers (and after fixing them in yast so they worked) I tried the 3d option. but it won't stay on. it turns off after the wizard ...
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    ati 3d in suse 9.2


    I installed the ati drivers (and after fixing them in yast so they worked) I tried the 3d option. but it won't stay on. it turns off after the wizard finishes.

    so I searched about this problem and found this:

    1. Install the fglrx package with the following command:
    Code:

    (From current working directory) #rpm -Uvh --force fglrx*


    2. Download the patch files that exxtreme mentioned:
    Code:

    http://www.hot.ee/amurde/p1.patch http://www.hot.ee/amurde/p2.patch


    3. Copy the patch files to: /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
    Code:

    (Copying from current directory to the destination) #cp p1.patch /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/p1.patch #cp p2.patch /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/p2.patch


    4. Merge the patches:
    Code:

    #cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod #patch -p0 < p1.patch #patch -p0 < p2.patch


    5. Build the agp module:
    Code:

    #sh make.sh


    6. Move to the fglrx directory and chmod the install file:
    Code:

    #cd .. (will place you in /lib/modules/fglrx) #chmod 777 make_install.sh #./make_install.sh


    8. If you did not already configure the driver then run the following:
    Code:

    #fglrxconfig


    7. If you did not get any errors in the install process then you should be able to restart X or just reboot the computer and once it is back up. You should be able to run fglrxinfo and get the following:
    Code:

    #fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9800 Pro Generic OpenGL version string: 1.3.5010 (X4.3.0-8.12.10)


    but i'm stuck one step one

    Code:
    linux&#58;/home/weird # rpm -Uvh --force fglrx*
    error&#58; File not found by glob&#58; fglrx*
    help please!

    note: ya I know that rpm fglrx* wont find the package in /home/weird but urpmi isn't a command in suse so what do I use?

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    Did you use the Fglrx driver package to load the ATI drivers? If you did then step 1 is done. Now on to step 2, download the patch and follow the rest of the instructions.
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    thank you so much now I have 3d support but I still have another problem ... look here

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    Are you saying that you want 1024 x 768, but you get 640 x 420 on boot up instead ? Is it in 640 x 420 from the start, or after the boot splash load? Why are you editing the x86config back up file, thats what it is a backed up file, you wanted to edit the real one.
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    all right this is what is going on - its 640 x 480 at boot (acutual) but 1024 786 virtural (you know scrolling sides)

    I changed the backup into the real config file with no effect (as stated)

    if you've read the last post I made on the other thread it states that I can fix this using the procedure stated... but I have to do this every reboot.

    got any ideas?

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    Not any more, now that you fixed it.
    Research, research, research before you walk the plank.
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