OpenSUSE Hardware :: 11.3 With Brand New Radeon?

Nov 16, 2010

I consider setting up a new system with one of the upcoming new Radeon graphics cards. I would like to know whether this is possible or whether there is a problem I overlooked.

I thought of setting up the system with vesa mode and afterwords downloading/installing the latest radeon or fglrx driver as soon as they are available.would that work? how long does it typically take until these drivers are available?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Getting 11.4 MS4 With All Brand New Settings?

Dec 4, 2010

Not sure if this is correct place to ask this but here go:I have the following setup today:

sda openSUSE 11.2
sdb openSUSE 11.4 ms3
sdc openSUSE 11.3 (production)

sdb is my test environment. sda is still around since its the only way I can power down my system. 11.3 and 11.4 hang on power down. (Another subject) I have the 11.4 ms4 dvd made and I want to install to sdb without carrying over any of the settings. In the past I've just formatted and installed but the settings for the user and root were saved. Want to do a total fresh install. Reason for not carrying over setting is problems with Akonadi not starting (tried all the trouble shooting tips), and Vbox freezing keyboard and mouse when installing XP.

openSUSE 11.3 (|KDE 4.5.3 Release 10|
Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|4GB DDR3|GeForce 8400GS

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Grub Error 18 On Brand-new Mobo?

May 29, 2011

I have replaced my old mobo and CPU on a working 11.4 installation and was expecting some issues but not this.Contrary to expectations, the existing install booted fine first time but then would not reboot with the above grub error. As I understand it, this error usually occurs with old BIOS and new large hard disks which the BIOS can't cope with.OK, so I eventually decided that it would be a good idea anyway to reinstall openSUSE (/home is on a separate partition). During installation, I noticed a warning that Grub error 18 might prevent booting because the bootloader was on a partition larger than 128Gb. I proceeded anyway and the beast booted, but then refused to reboot today with that error.

Now I understand that a possible workaround is to install in a special, smallish boot partition but I'm reluctant to reinstall again, and don't understand why this should be necessary with a modern (Intel H67) motherboard.Other info that might be relevant: no dual boot involved, three SATA HDs with grub installed in MBR of first one (sda) and openSUSE installed to sdb1. Also, it cold booted fine this morning and the error only occurred after I edited the bootloader in YAST to change the VGA mode (it had complained about it during the cold boot).

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Brand New CD Not Copy Protected - Two Tracks Will Not Rip / Any Fix?

Feb 12, 2011

I have a brand new 3CD opera and two of the tracks on the last CD will not rip.
I have tried on two different machines with the same result. (Grip/cdparanoia)
The tracks appear to play OK on CD player.
Any solutions available?
Can I return disks as faulty?

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Fedora Hardware :: Replacing Radeon 9550 With Radeon X1300/X1550 - Low FPS

Apr 4, 2010

I replaced an ATI Radeon 9550 with a Radeon X1300/X1550, in hopes of better performance.

My System: P4@3GHz, 1.5Gb RAM, Fedora 12, kernel

Faults: Screen refresh is extremely low. Glxgears outputs 25 FPS. Dragging windows around is sometimes really slow.

What I did so far, in hope of fixing it:

1. Installed 'system-config-display', for providing an xorg.conf
2. Did: yum --enablerepo=rawhide update mesa-dri-drivers-experimental mesa*, fixing this, but to no avail...

I cannot find any errors in the log...I don't know what to do...

I am posting my Xorg.conf, Xorg.0.log and Glxinfo through links to


When running GlxGears, I get a bit of motion, and then the gears freeze for 1 second. And this goes on and on. But...if I move the mouse around, I get 1100FPS!

Now I messed a bit with xorg.conf and the "SWCursor" Option, but the above happens when this option is on "true". On "false" there is no 1100FPS, only the freezing loop...

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Hardware :: S-video VGA Compatible Controller - ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW - Radeon

May 24, 2009

I been searching for months on how to get the s-video to work on my pci VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500] card. I found a site with instructions.

This is how I got it to work.

I install Debian 5.0 Lenny Desktop

added the Driver "radeon" to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

This work and I was able to use my tv as a monitor however when I try to play a video file from totem or vlc all I could get was audio with no video; These files work and played fine in the CRT monitor.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: ATI Radeon HD 3650 - 3D?

Feb 2, 2009

I am running openSUSE 11.0 on a Toshiba laptop with the ATI Radeon HD3650 graphic card. After installing the ATI drivers using the "1-click-install" feature found in the suse wiki, the 3D acceleration seems to be working... sort of.


I haven't tried to launch Compiz. However when I try the OpenGL screensavers, they run fine in the preview but when I test them, they only show in what seems a 640*480 portion of the screen in the top left corner. The rest of my 1200*800 screen is blank.

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Fedora :: Copying A Partition To A Brand New Pc?

Dec 26, 2009

I have a dual boot-up desktop system with Window XP and Fedora. Linux was installed after Windows came installed with the system. The system has only one hard drive and both the OS are on the same drive but on different paritions. Is it possible to copy the whole Fedora Linux parition to a new hard drive and then install the new hard drive on an entirely desktop to make it work like the old system? Will all the setting in Fedora remain the same? All the file and enviornment variables or the changes made will be retained on a new system? What to do? Which software to use?

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Fedora Networking :: What Brand USB WIFI Is Best

Nov 18, 2010

I can use Ubuntu with my onboard wireless in my IBM Lenovo Laptop but it doesn't work here and in other linux distro's I have tried I need to do a lot of code manipulation with the help of experts on the forums telling me what to do. I want to install Fedora 14 and maybe even try other Distro's as they come out without needing to be a Linux expert. So I want to go down to Best Buy a couple miles down the road and buy a USB WIFI Wireless thing.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Best Brand For Wireless

Sep 12, 2010

What would the best brand & model to buy to go wireless? What I mean is plug it in and detect it if need too.

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Ubuntu :: Particular Brand Or Model Can't Recommend?

Sep 20, 2010

Currently I have a 500gb drive with Ubuntu on half of it. The other half is a soon to be Win7 install. I just picked up an identical drive for real cheap last week and I am interested in advice for going about setting up a RAID 1 for redundancy. My first road block is do I want software or hardware RAID? Is this even possible with a dualboot system? If hardware RAID is the way to go does anyone have a particular brand or model they could recommend?

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General :: Download System To A Brand New HDD?

Oct 30, 2010

I have to replace the HDD in my laptop. I want to install LINUX on it because I don't want to buy windows. I need to find a tutorial with step by step to follow to download LINUX to another computer, burn it to a cd(s), and then use those to load my new HDD in my laptop. Any one know where I can find this tutorial? I'm 60 and not very techie but I can follow a good set of instructions.

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Slackware :: Server Brand And Model For 13?

Jun 8, 2010

am thinking of buying new server that is tested in slackware for my company. as file server web server mail server and a capability of multiple hardisk (sas technology)to be use as san server in the future any recommadation?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: 3D Support For Radeon 9600?

Dec 18, 2009

I have an ATI Radeon 9600 video card on openSUSE 11.2 and I wish to enable 3D acceleration to get all the eye-candy working. As I understand it, fglrx will not work because ATI has relegated support of this video card to the legacy driver, which does not support the latest version of X. This leaves me to use the open source radeon driver. 3D acceleration works here, but when I move windows around I get lines on my screen suggesting something wrong with the refresh rate. Are there any modifications I can make to my xorg.conf file so that I can get acceptable performance with this video card, or am I relegated to using NVidia video cards?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Ati Radeon 5670 Fglrx With 11.2 (x64)?

Mar 18, 2010

I have a problem with the Radeon 5670 and the fglrx driver in opensuse11.2. I've created a rpm from the newest ati* (catalyst10.2, witch should support the radeon 5600 series) and installed it following the "ATI-the hard way" instructions. Here is the resulting Xorg.0.log:

X.Org X Server 1.6.5
Release Date: 2009-10-11
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
Current Operating System: Linux sissipc #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-01-27 08:20:11 +0100 x86_64
Build Date: 02 November 2009 12:04:43PM


"PCI bus 1 card 5 func 0" seems to be the Onboard-Graphics (Radeon 3200) and "PCI bus 2 card 0 func 0" i think is the Radeon5670 set as primary graphics adapter in the BIOS

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Driver For Radeon 5850 On 11.3?

Aug 4, 2010

I've installed openSUSE 11.3, and I want to have hardware 3D acceleration on my Radeon 5850. Far as I can tell, I don't have any right now (for example, I installed armagetron and it uses software rendering).

I'm a technical enough user, but I'm new to openSUSE and to Linux, and my previous attempt of installing ATI drivers (proprietary ones on Fedora) resulted in the OS being unable to boot. I figure that asking for directions would help make things work out better this time.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Kde Won't Start With Radeon Driver

Nov 11, 2010

I got 11.3 64-bit installed properly the first time around and working with a Radeon HD4350. I noticed X to be somewhat sluggish on certain apps under KDE so a couple of days ago I tried to install the Catalyst 10.10 tool from the unofficial repository. I didn't like it and uninstalled it.

After some research it turned out that the proper driver is radeon so I uninstalled the radeonhd driver and rebooted hoping Xorg will pick up the radeon driver automatically as it is included with my kernel. Didn't work and I couldn't even get past the failsafe login screen. Regular boot doesn't even get to the login screen. Just hangs and won't respond to any keyboard commands.

I followed the instruction at this SDB Configuring graphics cards in openSUSE 11.3 using the ATI Xorg -configure option from level 3 console and creating a radeon xorg.conf file. It all works to the point of "startx" as regular user which just brings me back to console. Rebooting and does the same things as before under failsafe and regular. Even nomodeset doesn't help. The output error from startx in failsafe console mode is the following:


Could not open library ksmserver: Cannot load library /usr/lib64/ ( cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory) reinstalling is not an option as I have a lot of custom stuff on this box.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Switching From Fglrx To Radeon

Mar 12, 2011

I've been using fglrx since 11.3 came out, and I just upgraded to 11.4 today and noticed that my graphics card is now supported by the open-source radeon driver. I was trying to switch, but was never able to properly switch the driver and get radeon running. I've read many of the help pages, but still am unable to actually get radeon working.

Perhaps I'm missing something, such as not properly removing fglrx, but I'm not too sure.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual-head Under 11.3 With Radeon?

Jul 16, 2010

I've just performed a fresh installation of openSUSE 11.3. System specs include GA-MA790X-DS4, PhenomII X4 940 AM2+, Sapphire RadeonHD 3670, two monitors. What I'm trying to accomplish is to set up my KDE desktop to (as it did under 11.2) use a multi-desktop multi-output non-cloned setup, so that I can use my two monitors side by side and maximize windows in either one respectively, etc.

So here I am with my newly installed system. Obviously I can't use fglrx, as it doesn't yet support the 2.6.34 kernel, so amdcccle is right out. SaX2, I notice, is gone. I have tried using KDE's built-in configuration tools, but the dual-head setup doesn't persist between logins. Strangely, windows that were open on the second monitor do vanish off-screen, but the monitors return to their overlapped positions so it's useless. Monitor 2 doesn't even retain its resolution setting. As one does, I decided I'd manually edit the X configuration file. SHOCK HORROR! No xorg.conf So what I'm driving at is this: How oh how do I configure my to remember that it has two, quite different, monitors under openSUSE 11.3 ? Sorry if this post is hard to follow, I got very little sleep while trying to sort out the myriad problems I caused myself in upgrading.

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OpenSUSE Install :: ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP Boot?

Feb 20, 2011

I have installed OpenSuse 11.3 . System doesn't boot in NORMAL mode, system boots only in Fail-safe mode. In NORMAL mode i have kernel panic (may be i am wrong, but Caps Lock + Scroll Lock are blinking synchronously during NORMAL boot). ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP figured on thread Subject because i am sure that the problem is in this video card. 2 weeks ago i have installed ATI Proprietary driver for this card and system successfully boot in NORMAL mode without any kernel panic. You may ask me, "What the problem, install this driver again and have fun!". The problem is that when I install this driver and boot in NORMAL mode video sub system works very slowly. For example one mouse scroll in Internet browser takes 2 seconds to redraw the window. It is not only browser window problem. It refers to all windows. I even can see the wave from up to down on the screen when any window redraws. Very poor performance of 2D video. So , installation of this driver is not the solution.

In the Fail-safe mode 2D video performance is not so cool as at Windows XP but is much more better than in NORMAL boot with proprietary driver installed. Now I have clean installation of system without any drivers installed over distributive. now system configuration:

1. Motherboard: Intel 845D(has on board AC'97 sound, but this sound is disabled in BIOS currently)

2. CPU:Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz.

3. Main memory: 1,5 GB DDR 266MHz.

4. Video card: PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP (512 MB, 64 bit).

5. Sound card: CMI8738.


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Hardware :: ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP On OpenSuse 11.3 Boot?

Feb 19, 2011

I have installed OpenSuse 11.3 . System doesn't boot in NORMAL mode, system boots only in Fail-safe mode. In NORMAL mode i have kernel panic (may be i am wrong, but Caps Lock + Scroll Lock are blinking synchronously during NORMAL boot). ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP figured on thread Subject because i am sure that the problem is in this video card.


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Nov 23, 2014

I am on Debian Wheezy+Xfce and I bought an external WD 3TB Hd (not yet formatted).

I wanted to prepare it to store all my videos and pictures, but to my surprise, when I opened Gparted to format it, it showed only 746GB.

How can I make my OS recognize the HD in all its size?

My system is amd64, on a 64bit Packard Bell imedia S3210

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Oct 19, 2010

How do I get applications intended for Windows to install on my Fedora 13 system? I assumed I could load Fedora and be able to install software that I purchased and ran in Windows...Is this true or am I going to be going back to Windows?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Live CD Does Not Run On Brand New Computer?

Jan 11, 2010

I just bought a new emachines et1331g-03w I can get the cd to boot and give me the choices. When I select run from cd it acts like it is getting ready to load and then the screen goes black and hangs.I have tried both 8.04.3 32-bit desktop and 9.10 32-bit desktop both give the same problem. Both cds work fine on other computers.

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Ubuntu :: MDADM Brand New Disk Failures

Jun 19, 2010

I currently have a Raid0 setup with two disks and I have no problems whatsover. I currently bought 3 brand new 1B drives and I set up Raid5. I created the array and everything works fine. I formatted the array and mounted it. When I tried to copy 750gb of data over my new array, it copies fine at some point and it fails. After reboot, I am seeing the array inactive. I tried everything and could not get the raid back active status. I have removed the array and recreated again, formatted again. When I started copying my files over, exactly same thing happened.

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Mar 10, 2011

I am trying to get wireless working on a brand new Dell M6500 that has an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 wireless device.

Why RHEL5.3?
Sponsor requirement
Why not contact Redhat?

Perhaps I will but I do not think they will support this package since they do not distribute it.When trying to install iwlwifi-1.2.25: this is what I get when running make.

# make
Checking kernel compatibility in:
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5PAE/source/net/mac80211/sta_info.h: No such file or directory
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5PAE/source/net/mac80211/kcompat-delayed_work.h: No such file or directory
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-128.el5PAE/source/lib/hexdump.c: No such file or directory


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Jun 7, 2010

I did it the wubi.exe way this time and I installed ubuntu 10.04 64-bit on my brand new HP dual-core 64-bit with win7. I was super happy to see it install too, because I've definitely missed using ubuntu in the past few days while setting this computer up.

However upon reboot, I see the usual "choice" menu. I choose ubuntu... it then goes directly to grub menu. I click the generic (I also tried safemode too) and I then only get full screen of code with a blinking curser at the bottom. Nothing else happens so I eventually have tp hard shut down. I sure wish I could screenshot all of that code... it's way to much to type out though, sorry.

I already tried the i915.modeset=1 and the i915.modeset=0 after quiet splash tricks,because yes, I do have an Intel. It's a brand new computer though, I thought only older intel cards had thar problem?

I also tried a fresh install of 9.10, even 9.04 (with live cd's that I know work)... same thing. A screen full of code after clicking "Try without...."

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Jul 21, 2010

I just updated my box to 11.3. And now when it starts, it goes to runlevel 3 which means the X server is not working. I'm using Radeon HD 4670. How do I configure X from runlevel 3?

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OpenSUSE :: PC Speed Under 11.4 - Radeon Graphics Drivers From YaST

Jul 28, 2011

I've recently managed to install 11.4 with both Gnome 2.32 and KDE 4.6, moving from 11.3. However, there seems to be a significant speed degradation in terms of opening applications, switching windows, clicking on links etc. I have installed the Radeon graphics drivers from YaST, without much success. IMHO, Gnome seems slightly faster than KDE; however, it's still not great.

My machine worked well with 11.3 and seemed to be going pretty well; however, I wanted new and shiny, so. The PC has an AMD dual-core chip (can't remember the exact spec). Alternatively, is there good benchmarking software I could try to see if I can get an idea of my real speed?

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Nov 12, 2009

Ati 11.2 repo isn't accessable. Ati catalyst 9.3 dont want to install.

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