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Re: [opensuse] does suse 11 play nicely with ati radeon drivers?
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, David C. Rankin wrote:

On Friday 23 October 2009 04:58:39 am Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, David C. Rankin wrote:
On Monday 19 October 2009 02:47:43 pm Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i've been fighting with this for the last couple hours, and i'm
finally giving up and asking for help.

i installed a fresh suse 11 (yes, it's SLES 11 but i have to
think this is going to be a general problem since it involves
video drivers, but i'm willing to be corrected.) this is on a
gateway mx7120 laptop, with a 1280x800 display, and the following
snippet from "lspci -v":

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS
200M 5955 (PCIE) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
<snip>
short question: anyone know what the problem is?

Yes, and hopefully yes, the "black screen of death" means that your
radeon.ko, (or radeonhd.ko, or fglrx.ko) isn't being loaded. giving
your the screen init failure below.

i did eventually track down a solution here:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

download the linux x86_64 .run file for the intergrated xpress 200
chip, run it to generate an rpm file for my SLES 11 system, install,
then drop to runlevel 3 and run "sax2" to set up for my xpress 200m
chip.

after that, it worked like a charm.

rday
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Robert,

If you don't mind, can you post the filename of the .run
package. Something like: ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run I
just want to see what side of dividing line old/new the 200M falls.

that is, in fact, exactly the one i used, which was selected thru
here:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

by picking linux x86_64 -> integrated/motherboard -> xpress 200.
since that file appears to work, i'm assuming there's no better choice
for my scenario.

rday
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