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I need help installing the ati video card drivers for my HD 2900 XT video card. I tried to follow the directions from ati but its not working so is ...
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    Talking installing ati drivers in Gnome. suse 10.3


    I need help installing the ati video card drivers for my HD 2900 XT video card. I tried to follow the directions from ati but its not working so is there anyone out there that can tell me how to install the driver. I am fairly new to linux, I have used it a few times before with Mandrake 8.5, thats the last distro I really used. so if I can get some fairly detailed instructions on how to install the card I would be grateful. thanks

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    try this

    ATI - openSUSE

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    Smile ok its fixed now.

    I got it installed now it took me a long while to get it to work I had to do a combo from ati's instructions and from the opensuse instructions. but now I have a new video related issue, now when I am surfing the net or just in a file browser window, like Nautilus, the screen scrolls very slowly and is showing the lines that go across, and I cant find the correct setting to get it to work. so I am still trying to figure it out. but thanks for the help so far.

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    In a console run

    top

    This will show active programs and how much CPU they are using. See if you have a run away process that is eating CPU cycles.

    You can stop the process with

    kill PID

    Where PID is the process ID (first column in Top)
    Note you must own the process to kill it. or become root.

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    nothing out of the norm

    nothing out of the norm, there. everything is at zero or 1, now I dont know if 1 means 100% cpu usage or if it means 1% or one process running. I dont know for sure. if there is a setting or if I am reading this all wrong.

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    It is percent so 1 is 1%

    Many times it is some process that is runaway process causeing a slow screen.

    In you case it looks like it is the driver.

    Open a console run
    glxgears

    what are your FPS

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    after running glxgears

    here is my frame rate

    8058 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1607.810 FPS
    3946 frames in 5.0 seconds = 788.444 FPS
    8355 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1669.587 FPS
    8420 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.805 FPS
    8420 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.194 FPS
    8419 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.452 FPS
    8420 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.025 FPS
    8420 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.851 FPS
    8420 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.191 FPS
    8426 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.418 FPS
    8240 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1645.134 FPS
    8320 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1661.868 FPS
    8340 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1667.926 FPS
    8286 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1654.956 FPS

    maybe my frame rate or even my refresh rate is either too high or its just out of whack I am going to try installing an older video card version just to see if that helps.

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    Your frame rates are low mine are 10,500+ on an old NVIDIA 6800

    Your frame rates should be much higher.

    But even with your frame rates you should not see any screen lag on normal non 3D.

    There is most certainly something wrong with the driver or its configuration.

    I use NVIDIA so I can't help much more. Sorry

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