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I downloaded and installed the ATI driver, but my desktop effects were not working. Moving windows creates choppy animations.

I changed the rendering backend in kwin from openGL to xrender and the desktop effects worked, but my 3Dchess din't work because in my hardware profile the driver for my video card still says Radeon via modprobe instead of fglrx.

I aslo tried installing from level 3 and also ran aticonfig --initial.

xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Xorg log:

[   199.425]
X.Org X Server 1.9.3
Release Date: 2010-12-13
[   198.439] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   198.439] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
[   198.439] Current Operating System: Linux linux-8ff2 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 x86_64
[   198.439] Kernel command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0_WD-WXV0A49E6829-part9 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0_WD-WXV0A49E6829-part7 splash=silent quiet vga=0x317
[   198.439] Build Date: 22 February 2011  10:08:09PM
[   198.439]
[   198.439] Current version of pixman: 0.20.0
[   198.439]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   198.439] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   198.439] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jun 30 01:44:40 2011
[   198.440] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   198.440] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   198.440] (==) ServerLayout "aticonfig Layout"
[   198.440] (**) |-->Screen "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" (0)
[   198.440] (**) |   |-->Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
[   198.440] (**) |   |-->Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
[   198.440] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   198.440] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   198.440] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
[   198.440]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   198.440] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[   198.440]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   198.440] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
[   198.441]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   198.441] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,
        /usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/URW/,
        /usr/share/fonts/cyrillic:unscaled,
        /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
[   198.441] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates,/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
[   198.441] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
        If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[   198.441] (II) Loader magic: 0x7dc040

LSPCI:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
09:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
09:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
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Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf, please. Also /var/log/Xorg.0.log or whatever your most recent X log file is called. –  Faheem Mitha Jun 29 '11 at 19:55
    
I tried editing your question to help a little but cannot even figure out how the bit about modprobe and the hardware profiler is supposed to fit together. Please actually describe what shows up where and what steps you have taken. –  Caleb Jun 29 '11 at 20:11
    
ok sorry about the posting! Let me give u the xorg.conf and log files. pastebin.com/zu7j7XSr pastebin.com/CCDF3UP8 –  Aadi Droid Jun 29 '11 at 20:34
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Where did you install fglrx from? I followed this guide and it worked like a charm. That repository also gets updates. –  VPeric Jun 30 '11 at 12:18
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@Aadi: Also post output of lspci. Also list your card, and the version of fglrx you are using. Your X log as posted looks truncated. –  Faheem Mitha Jun 30 '11 at 13:15
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Hey guys I had done a very small mistake i din install kernel source, realise ATI needs kernel source for build. Now i installed it and all works fine. Thanks for the help.

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