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Re: [SLE] Should I sit this one out?
  • From: Buddy Coffey <bcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 09:37:26 -0600
  • Message-id: <447DB836.8050603@xxxxxxxxxx>
Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
I'm somebody who *likes* to install newer code. Got the 10.1
distribution CDs/DVD as packaged and shipped by Novell.
Decided to apply it to my x86_64 system (Radeon X800 display
controller), which had "happily" been running SuSE 10.0.

First I booted from the DVD and ran "update the system". The
update itself (10.1 on top of 10.0) gave no problems, but the
resulting system went into an UNRECOVERABLE 'black screen' at
the point where it was supposed to allow me to log on.
[big snip]
Rightly or wrongly, I'm blaming a "poorly done port to SuSE of the
Xorg 6.9 radeon driver" for my struggles with 10.1.

The same thing happened to me with SuSE 10.0 on X86_64 and a different ATI card, so perhaps the problem isn't 10.1 specific. You'll find my writeup and "rant" in the Dec 2005 archives.

Buddy Coffey
Advanced Electromagnetics

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