Since the content of the "Radeon" page on the openSUSE wiki was extremely out of date, and there are many more users who are now interested in getting better performance out of their "legacy" ATI hardware using the open source driver, I decided to start a re-write of the wiki page.
I am in the process of weening everyone off of Windows xp and moving over to Linux. I have used it at work and like it a lot. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it loaded with relatively little trouble. I do, however, seem to be having some trouble with the video driver. My video card is a Radeon HD 3450.
I am looking for the xf86-video-r128 driver for the ati rage 128 video card for opensuse 12.1 32 bit. There is a one-click install here: http://software.opensuse.org/package/xf86-video-r128
however, the 12.1 link is not active. Would the 12.2 or factory link be ok? If not, where can I get the source or rpm for my distro? In yast, the best that I find is fglrx_legacy_xpic_susse12.1.
Ive been doing some reading and it seems that users who have the same ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card are experiencing trouble with the driver. I think i remember reading somewhere that ubuntu automatically downloads the open source driver for you if your driver is no longer supported by the original company. Which this card is not, its really old, but it still runs pretty well.