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I noticed that the ATI repository is now available for SUSE11.1...was there a reason for its omission when SUSE 11.1 was initially released?...Gerard4143...
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    suse 11.1 ati repository


    I noticed that the ATI repository is now available for SUSE11.1...was there a reason for its omission when SUSE 11.1 was initially released?...Gerard4143

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    Generally it take time for 3rd party to catchup.

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    Makes sense...I asked because I have an ATI graphics card installed on my computer so this is a good thing...Thanks for the reply

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    So far, I've found that openSuse 11.1 and ATI do not play nicely. Only tried on 64 bit though.

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    I have to agree storm rider...Gerard4143

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    Honestly, I'm just about done with 11.1. Overall I feel that 11.0 was a superior release.

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    You know I feel the same way...OpenSuse 11.0 Gnome was about perfect, it was fast, it was stable especially when compared with Suse 11.1 but maybe we've been spoiled by it(OpenSuse11.0)...Gerard4143

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    I have a NVIDIA card and I have found it is better to download the drivers and install by what is called the hard method. It really is not hard. For this to work you must have the gcc compiler and kernel-source installed.

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    On my notebook, 11.1 runs fine. On my 64 bit pc with radeon card, I had problems, even after installing the radeon drivers. Now gone back to 11.0 on the pc.

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    I believe that there are two or three different drivers being developed for ATI cards. There is the one that AMD/ATI is doing, called fglrx

    Drivers & Software

    There is also the radeonHD driver, which may work better for some cards.

    X.Org Wiki - radeonhd
    RadeonHD.org | IRC Archives For The Radeon & RadeonHD Drivers

    There also is the plain old radeon driver.

    X.Org Wiki - radeon

    Confused? So am I.

    I may have some of the driver names mixed up. There also are drivers called "ati", "xf86-video-ati" and "video-ati". You can try to understand it by reading the Linux and FOSS sections in this wiki.
    Radeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Me, I just switched to nVidia. I have two expensive ATI cards that are useless to me now. I don't have any hope that I can use them for my MythTV boxes, ever.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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