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[opensuse] does suse 11 play nicely with ati radeon drivers?

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])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Device 0506
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 7
Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: radeonfb

after the install, booting normally gave me nothing but a dark
screen, although i could "ssh" in to look around. i could, however,
boot in failsafe mode, at which point "xdpyinfo" tells me that i'm
running at a resolution of 1024x768, which appears to be the best i
can do right now. so, X works fine in failsafe mode but normal mode.

short question: anyone know what the problem is?

more info: when i boot normally (for which X fails), then ssh in, the
tail end of /var/log/Xorg.0.log reads:

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

so it's pretty clear *something* failed badly, and i've been googling
on that error to see if i can learn something obvious.

i attached the system's xorg.conf file, which i find curious since i
didn't change it at all, and it defines a number of modelines, *none*
of which match the actual display res of 1280x800.

i'm not a video expert so i'm stumped here, and open to suggestions.
i've had issues with radeon drivers under fedora for a while -- should
i expect the same grief under SUSE?

rday
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========================================================================# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2009-10-19T07:39:21-0400.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@xxxxxxx>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
Option "ZapWarning" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech M-BJ69 Optical Wheel Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30-78
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "LCD MONITOR"
Option "DPMS"
Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
VendorName "___"
VertRefresh 43-75
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 134.72 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1068
Modeline "1280x1024" 109.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 1024 1027 1034 1060
+HSync -Vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 81.80 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 802
Modeline "1024x768" 76.16 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 800
Modeline "1024x768" 69.71 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 798
Modeline "1024x768" 69.50 1024 1072 1104 1184 768 771 775 796 +HSync
-Vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795
Modeline "800x600" 48.91 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 627
Modeline "800x600" 45.50 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 625
Modeline "800x600" 44.00 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 622 +HSync -Vsync
Modeline "800x600" 42.11 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 623
Modeline "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
Virtual 3840 1200
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
Virtual 3840 1200
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
Virtual 3840 1200
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
Virtual 3840 1200
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)"
Driver "radeon"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "monitor-LVDS" "Monitor[0]"
VendorName "ATI"
EndSection



Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

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