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- May 2006
Radeon x800 ATI Driver Misery
Ok ive just migrated from windows to SuSE 10.1 x64. My specs are as follows:
AMD Athlon 64 3700 San deigo
1Gb Kingston DDR400
Saphire Radeon x800 GTO2 PCI Express
DFI Infinity NF4
Ive been trying all week to get these drivers to work on this machine, ive had no trouble with my other machine which was running SuSE 10.1 32 bit with another ATI card. Ive followed this guide:
Now I can install them fine, its when I come to the last step with sax2. When I launch SaX it begins to load, then the screen goes garbled and then goes black. If I reboot the same thing happens, I have to replace the xorg.conf file with a backup before I can get back in.
Now I have no idea how to fix this. If anyone can help me please post. Any information/files that are needed I will post them.
Thanks Alot Andy
Those instructions look fine to me.
You are using the latest ATI drivers?
So the ones for 64 bits computing environment?"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
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- May 2006
Yup downloaded the very latest ones for 64 bit but still no joy. Just cant get them to work.
You could take a look a this other how-to, maybe it'll give you some ideas:
http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
I tried not many but a few of my fav distros frugalware, fedora core 5, pclinuxos, ubuntu dapper and only ubuntu dapper seems to handle it good
I had also been suffering a lot of hair-pulling trying to get the ATI drivers working although I didn't actually suffer any black screens it just continued to use the mesa driver no matter what I did.
I found this guide which seem to do the trick:
I must be honest I didn't run through this step by step as I had already installed the RPM from a previous guide. I just used the command:
which I believe recompiles the fglrx kernel module and then ran:
# sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/sax2-profile
You could try this, it may work.
I dual boot my machine with Suse and Mandriva 2006 and just for my own interest decided to trying installing the drivers on Mandriva. I just ran the ATI installer using:
and it worked straight away!
I had issues too on FC5 when I tried to configure it for dual monitors at first
I found the best way to install them was from the livna yum repository.
Once installed, I ran the fglrx config (shortcut will appear in menu) as root and everything worked fine :oI am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!