On Tuesday 25 January 2005 09:15 pm, William Lugg wrote:
Well, I bought an ATI Radeon 9550 video card,
installed it, installed
SuSE 9.2 and went to ATI to get the drivers for it. After a couple
of false starts, I got the 64 bit AMD driver and installed it
according to the instructions provided on their web site. It
basically made X die a horrible death which I ended up recovering
from by reinstalling 9.2 again.
1. Does anyone know how to actually get help from ATI?
I was given
the impression that they were more sensitive to the needs of the
Linux community, but that's not what I'm seeing in their
(non-existent) customer support. My other machine has an Nvidia card
and I've never had a problem with the drivers for it (admittedly
under SuSE 9.0 and I did have to endure the kernel module build).
2. Has anyone had experience with the 9550 and SuSE 9.2? Any
suggestions on a driver configuration that works? If anyone is
interested I have a file that contains the error info from startx.
Thanks for the help.
Milstar Software Support
Peterson AFB, CO
If you are running 64-bit SuSE, I think if you read the readme files
both on SuSE's mirrors and ATI's, the ATI drivers are not yet suitable
to use. Stick with the X.org default drivers included with your SuSE.
Once installed, do you either boot to "init 3" or drop back to "init
and run sax2 to setup your graphics? That would be the simple way of
handling things. I'm not that familar with the 9550, so not sure of
the support available in X.org, but I do believe it's there.
For now, leave the ATI drivers alone and use X.org's drivers, using sax2
to setup your card.
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