Originally Posted by migjam
I have SuSE 9.0 installed on my 8890 and it works great. The only problem is that I do not have 3d accel. at the present, because I am told that the 8x agp is not supported by the 2.4 kernel. SuSE announced yesterday that version 9.1 will be available May 6, and it will have the 2.6 kernel and many other improvements, so I would wait for that if I were you. I will definitally be updating at that time so that I can have 3d. There are other distros like Mandrake which should work as well.
Some people have all the time in the world to set up a system, but some of us don't, so I wanted something that would be "turn-key." Good luck.
I have an "Overam Mirage 8800" (also a Clevo D8P machine) with a 1600x1200 lcd. I put SuSE 9.0 distribution of Linux on and then updated the ATI drivers from the SuSE site. The links are:
Links (date 6 Feb 2004):ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/su...rx/3.7.0/READMEftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/su...7.0-25.i586.rpmftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/su...7.0-25.i586.rpm
The installation whet without any problems. I'm using the "2.4.21-99-smp4G" kernel.
The only problem that I have is that in 2.4 the ACPI does not work too well and I can not use the "APM" as I'm running the SMP kernal (making use of the hyper-treaded processor). The other thing that I did was to replace the broken "xine" by adding the needed shared library for DVD playing. I don;t have that link handy at the moment.
I have used Linux for 10+ years now and have used many distrubutuions. I quit using Red Hat when they messed up both Gnome and KDE products in 7.3. SuSE really has a sime GUI tool to administer your system (assuming that you include all the Yast2 modules) and it works well for new people to using Linux.