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I'm having problems getting the official ATI driver installed under SuSE 9.1, using kernel 2.6 (2.6.4-54.5-default exactly) and XFree86 4.3. i installed the kernel source and grabbed the .rpm from ...
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    ATI driver for Radeon 9600 under SuSE 9.1 / kernel 2.6


    I'm having problems getting the official ATI driver installed under SuSE 9.1, using kernel 2.6 (2.6.4-54.5-default exactly) and XFree86 4.3.


    i installed the kernel source and grabbed the .rpm from ati (fglrx-4.3.0-3.9.0.i386.rpm).

    i installed it as described on the ATI site and the output suggests that no errors occured.

    the complete output of the installation scripts can be found at http://www.sp1r1t.de/div/ati_linux/ati_linux.txt


    as lsmod shows, the module is loaded, but 3d acceleration is not available and there are some errors in the X logs that are no doubt related to the kernel module (it is called fglrx), especially the following lines :

    Code:
    drmOpenDevice: minor is 0
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: minor is 0
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    [drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] drmOpen failed
    (EE) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit failed!
    (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
    (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed!                  *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO)             *
    (WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available                *
    (WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
    (II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xc0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x08000000
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1280,8191)
    (II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1280,1024) (front color buffer - assumption)
    (==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
    (==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
    (II) fglrx(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 1024)
    (II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1280 x 7163
    (**) Option "dpms"
    (**) fglrx(0): DPMS enabled
    (II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
    but i don't know what to try now.

    the complete X11 logs can be found at
    http://www.sp1r1t.de/div/ati_linux/xf86log.txt

    any suggestions? thanx in advance,

    sp1r1t[/code]

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    Acording to your logs you are still trying to use "dri" which is the open source ati drivers.. it seems like they are competing with the official ATI drivers. you need to edit: /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
    and comment the line saying "dri" probably next to "glx"

    option GLX
    #option dri

    the "#" is the comment. there may be more to it than this though.

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