[SLE] Re: [suse-amd64] ATI driver does not show SuSE
- From: Dimych <dimych@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 05:59:44 -0800 (PST)
1) In my answer to you, I tried to convey that these days it is
__EASY__ to install the ATI drivers - close to a no-brainer.
I would not be so sure :)
My apologies -- I see that I did not succeed.
According to the instructions from suse site, running the install
script with --get-supported option should list all supported
distros/versions, incl. SuSE 10.0. Unfortunately, this installer from
ati does not list SuSE at all. That's my confusion, as I'd prefer to
use this way of installing the driver, with rpm.
2) I went to the ATI site, the 'Downloads and Programs' section,
and drilled down using 'Linux' and 'x86_64'. That led me to
'ati-driver-installer-8.22.5-x86_64.run'. Downloaded it.
Used 'sh' to run it with '--get-supported' option. It listed
___SIX___ SuSE x86_64 distros/versions that were supported.
You wanted an assurance that it would work. To prove a point, I just
did it on my SuSE 10.0 64 bit system:
a) Used the 'fglrx-uninstall.sh' script to delete existing version
b) Since SuSE's directions describe making a rpm, that's what I did
with the 'ati-driver-installer' file (but in graphic mode, and
following ATI's directions). [It's simpler to skip the rpm and
install directly - but then it's not listed in the rpm database.]
c) rpm -Uvh fglrx64_6_8_0_SUSE100-8.22.5-1.x86_64.rpm
[The kernel module compile gave warnings but no errors.]
This, for example, does not work in my case - when the post install script tries to build a kernel module for me it fails with "no_iommu is undefined" error.
*) I'm leaving setting up xorg.conf as an exercise for the reader ;-)
RESULT: I have 3D acceleration with my ATI card on my x86_64 system.
RESULT: NO 3D acceleration with MY ATI card on MY x86_64 system.
(Of course your milage may vary ;) )
And I'm on the list, and I hereby confirm that this is not always OK ;)
I'm on the list, and I hereby confirm that this is OK
Hope it helps,
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