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Hi everyone! Just wanting a little help with this: I have an Acer laptop on double boot (Win/SuSE) with a 64MB ATI Graphics board. When i first used it, everytime ...
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- 03-25-2006 #1
Had 3D accelarator... not anymore!
Just wanting a little help with this:
I have an Acer laptop on double boot (Win/SuSE) with a 64MB ATI Graphics board.
When i first used it, everytime I tried to open something that used 3D (erm, games...coff,coff) it said that no 3D accelarator was either available or installed. So, asking a friend, he told me to download the drivers for linux on the ATI website. And so i did... download, read-through,install,
Because of that I was becoming a bit addicted to the Armegtron game :P
but yesterday while connecting to the internet, it said that new updates were available to install... so i did.
however, it was taking to long and i had to get to class. so, I interrupted the process (not sure when), and went to class.
when i got home, eager to play a little bit, it appeared the same message as before i had installed the drivers.
no panic, i re-did the whole process: installed, configured, reboot,and... nothing! now's not working! i've even tried uninstalling. it seemed to work nicely,but when i tried to use the game again...nada,nothing,zip!
It's as though the driver disappeared and it doesn't allow another instalation.
Any help here?
- 03-29-2006 #2
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Have you upgraded the kernel?
If so make sure it has support for the graphics card.
- 03-29-2006 #3Originally Posted by AndrewB
- 03-29-2006 #4
So, will i need to re-install the kernel or the drivers? because i've re-installed the drivers a number of times, the same way as i've done before, and still nothing.
is there a shell command so that i can uninstall permanently the drivers in order to re-install them again for good?
Anyway, thanx for the Help guys
- 03-29-2006 #5Originally Posted by Dpontes11
- 03-29-2006 #6
One other thing worth noting is that when SuSE does a kernel update through YOU it doesn't always download the kernel-source too. You normally have to manually select that to have the source.
The kernel source is necessary for the drivers to install correctly with 3D support.
- 03-30-2006 #7Originally Posted by techieMoe
Is there any other alternative I can try in the meanwhile?
- 03-30-2006 #8Originally Posted by Dpontes11
- 03-30-2006 #9
Ok, thanks for the help... I've just downloaded what said to be the latest stable kernel update, with the file patch-188.8.131.52.bz2.
So, how do I install this now? I just hope that this update won't damage anything... but maybe that's just wishful thinking...
- 03-30-2006 #10Originally Posted by Dpontes11