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Re: [opensuse] ATI Radeon X1600 has no 3D acceleration
  • From: Curtis Rey <crey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 21:47:32 -0800
  • Message-id: <200701232147.32323.crey@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 23 January 2007 21:44, Curtis Rey wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 21:20, John Andersen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 January 2007 16:23, Grommley Spalanski wrote:
> > > . I have also
> > > tried the instruction provided on the ATI website, both using the
> > > installer and generating a distibution specific driver package. As
> > > well, I have tried adding the ATI repository and adding the drivers
> > > through YaST (this resulted in MESA drivers). Some of these
> > > instructions left me with the MESA driver installed, but most of them
> > > ended with the same result that I have now.
> >
> > CAREFULLY follow the instructions in the download from ATI, and
> > build the rpm being careful to select the proper processor type.
> >
> > Then install the rpm
> > They type this as root:
> > aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
> >
> > That will build a proper xorg.conf for you.
> >
> > There should be no reason to go into sax2 or yast, but if you want to
> > launch sax2 you can by this command
> > sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
>
> Also, if after you get the xorg conf setup and you're still having problems
> run /usr/atigetsysteminfo.sh (best as root). In my case lsmod had shown
> the fglrx module loaded but it kept defaulting to Mesa software. After
> running atigetsysteminfo.sh it showed that it wasn't finding the
> fglrx_dri.so file but if I ran "locate fglrx_dri.so" it was indeed
> installed but in the wrong directory (either in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/ or
> /usr/lib/). I just had to copy the file to the directory it said it
> couldn't find it in and I had 3D.
>
> The points is that the ATI linux stuff has always been a bit on the kludgy
> side and often a PITA. If not this shell script I would still probably be
> cussing at ATI and swearing never to buy another of their cards (jury is
> still out on this contention).
>
> Cheers, Curtis.
>
Sorry! that was /usr/sbin/atigetsysteminfo.sh

Just another long line of typos for me :D

Curtis.
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