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Thread: Help needed: ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 on OpenSUSE 11.1

  1. #1
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    Jan 2009

    Question Help needed: ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 on OpenSUSE 11.1

    Hello, I'm an Ubuntu/SUSE user, and I need help installing fglrx on OpenSUSE, documentation and packages seem to be very poor and after I install the driver by hand all I get is:

    name of display: :0.0
    X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
      Major opcode of failed request:  144 (GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
      Serial number of failed request:  15
      Current serial number in output stream:  15
    This is my laptop:

    And I would like to install the newest ATI driver on OpenSUSE 11.1.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Here's what I do to install the latest ATI driver on openSUSE 11.1:

    Make sure you have kernel_source and 'make' installed.

    Download latest ATI driver from ATI/AMD website.

    Create openSUSE 11.1 driver package from ATI driver download.

    Copy fglrx_* to /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i386/.

    Enter init 3 as su in terminial

    cd /usr/src/linux

    make proper

    make clone_config

    make modules_prepare

    make clean

    remove your old fglrx driver using:
    rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep fglrx)

    cd /usr/src/packages/RMPS/i386/
    rpm -Uvh [fglrx .rpm name here, omit brackets]

    cd /


    sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx


    That's it! I put all the above into a simple bash script called 'driver_change' for easily changing video drivers.

    Hope this helps you.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2009


    I got the same error message on my new Fedora 10 system and since fglrx installation (specially with my mobility x1600) is a pain in the ass I had to use this how-to:

    Found it via . They have some tutorials for SuSE too:

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