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View Full Version : opensuse 12.1 video drivers



cyborg360
12-03-2011, 05:36 PM
My video card was working in 11.4 but I performed a new installation with 12.1 and it doesn't appear to be supported.

startkde and startx both fail.

How do I best troubleshoot this?

oracleguy
12-03-2011, 07:45 PM
See if there is a log at /var/log/Xorg.0.log if it exists it should say why the X server failed to start.

cyborg360
12-03-2011, 10:20 PM
1. in the log file i see "failed to activate core devices". Also, I see a line about a driver being experimental.

2. during installation one of the last parts of session could not load the gui.

3. I also recieved this error on kdestart (or was it startx?): $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to X server

4. I have a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 card. Can I use this driver and somehow pop it into Suse12.1? If so, what is the process? http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/ATI-Radeon-Linux-Display-Drivers-Download-6719.html


See if there is a log at /var/log/Xorg.0.log if it exists it should say why the X server failed to start.



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