A little while back, I wrote a review of SuSE 8.0 professional
in which I reported to have a problem with getting 3D working with my ATI Rage 128 card. Thanks to some help from Alex Jensen, here's how I was able to fix my problem. This also works for a number of ATI, 3Dfx, Intel and Matrox cards.According to the SuSE Support Database
, SuSE Linux 8.0 does not include the package xf86_glx
. This problem affects the following chipsets:
- 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee
- 3Dfx Voodoo-3/4/5
- Intel i810/i815/i830
- Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550
- ATI FireGL 1/2/3/4
- ATI FireGL 8700/8800
- ATI Rage 128(Pro)/Radeon
You can find the full details of the problem at http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/xf86glx_int.html.
To solve this problem, you simply have to download
the xf86_glx package from either SuSE YOU or from another source, such as RPMfind.net. Install it, re-start X and you're ready to frag!
Again, thanks to Alexander Jensen for this information.