> So, how do I actually install these binary drivers from ATI? I want
> to
> use them with suse linux and I downloaded the offical driver package
> from the ati.de driver page. It's a file called
> "fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm", I heard that *.rpm are driver
> packages for red hat distribution, so can I use them for suse linux,
> too? I'm afraid, I'm a real rookie with linux, so help me please *g*.
> If
> u dont understand my english, ask me for german.
>
> MtL

I've installed them with my Radeon 9000 and they work almost fine, even UT2003 works.
Well, actually my machine hangs up with certain 3D apps and VMWare can't go in fullscreen,
but for the use I make of Linux they're good enough, and I also think that it is due to my
mainboard chipset, or something like that... (BTW, I've got SuSE 8.1)
Alright, it is not the right place to discuss about this, but here's how to install ATI's binaries:
0. Install with Yast2 the SuSE Kernel Sources (almost 175 megs), if not already installed.
1. CTRL+ALT+F5 (for example, you can use F6 as well I think) while in X (eg. while in KDE, Gnome, etc...)
2. Login as root
3. Digit "init 3" (without quotes)
4. Move to the directory where you saved ATI's binaries rpm file (use the cd command)
5. Digit, without quotes, as follows: "rpm -ihv fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm", then press RETURN.
6. Wait a while.
7. When finished, if everything is ok, you should read something like "run fglrxconfig now....". So, run "fglrxconfig".
(7b). Here you have to know your monitor Horizontal and Vertical screen refreshes. I suggest you to take a look in sax2's
database before starting, and write down your monitor's H and V frequencies.
8. Tell the program everything he wants to know. Do not enable TV Out (better be careful), nor the Quad Stereo or V-Sync.
Use Default settings, All User access to OpenGL and no special setting.
9. When finished, digit "SuSEconfig" (not sure if it is needed, but I do it everytime)
10. Digit 'init 5' and see the miracle happen.
11. Maybe you want to test a bit. Try glxgears and glxinfo. In the gears you should see about 1700fps in small windowed mode.
all you want to know from glxinfo is 3D Hardware Acceleration Enabled: Yes. Everything else is useless if you're a rookie (as I am too).
12. Now the fire-test. Run armagetron (install it, if you didn't before). Start a Local Game. If it works without hang, you have fully
working 3D. If not, I can't help (but ATI can't help you too...)
 
Hope this helped, mail me if you're in trouble
Waiser