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* Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
 
* Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
  
== Installation ==
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I have the same laptop, but its much chepaer 250$ since its 160Gig Harddrive and 1Gig RAM. I change the OS to WInDarkLite, tweak all the system plus system maintenance like optimizing registry, defrag etc. and it runs smooth. I even play STARCRAFT II, MODERN WAR FARE. Etc, what i do is tweak the game that has higher system requirements. i even do multitasking while playing games, all you need to do is change the OS and tweak the system so that it will run faster than you expected.
 
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===OpenSuSe 12.1 (Driver from AMD website) easy way--only way so far...===
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*Download The Latest AMD Driver from ATI/AMD
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wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-3-x86.x86_64.run
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*Open software manager in YAST and install 5 packages by hand:
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''kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make'' <br />
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OR use the terminal and run:
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  sudo zypper in kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make
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*reboot
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*'''If radeon driver is active''' you must blacklist it, add this to boot paramaters (during grub startup menu):
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  radeon.modeset=0 blacklist=radeon 3
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*This will disable radeon driver and boot into runlevel 3. SU to get root, run mkinitrd to make sure radeon stays blacklisted.
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*(Comment) in case the above method does not help, you may try add to /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf the following line
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  blacklist radeon
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*(Comment) Either way, when your linux booted, you should check whether the radeon kernel module is not loaded, run
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  lsmod | grep radeon
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if nothing comes up you are good to go
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*cd to directory where proprietary "amd-driver-installer" is,
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type: 
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  sh amd-driver-installer-*.run
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*install default (do not generate distibution package)
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*verify /usr/share/ati fglrx-install.log, at the end of the file you should see "build succeeded with return value 0 duplicating results into driver repository...done.
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*in terminal type:
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  aticonfig --initial
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*then run:
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  /sbin/shutdown -r now
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===To Uninstall===
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Open terminal,SU to get root,type:
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  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
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==Video Playback==
 
==Video Playback==

Revision as of 05:56, 18 May 2012

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General Status

  • Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch

I have the same laptop, but its much chepaer 250$ since its 160Gig Harddrive and 1Gig RAM. I change the OS to WInDarkLite, tweak all the system plus system maintenance like optimizing registry, defrag etc. and it runs smooth. I even play STARCRAFT II, MODERN WAR FARE. Etc, what i do is tweak the game that has higher system requirements. i even do multitasking while playing games, all you need to do is change the OS and tweak the system so that it will run faster than you expected.

Video Playback

Add Packman Repositories


Good luck,

winglman

knowledge is free so share it!

OpenSuSE 11.0 & 11.1 The Easy Way

  • There is a one click installer available [1] for both of these OS's, this will give you access to a working ATi driver however it may not be the latest one available.

EDIT: This is currently not working. ATi Repository is down for OpenSUSE.

OpenSuSE 11.0 & 11.1 With The Latest Driver

You can easily install the latest versions of the ATi driver on OpenSuSE 11.0+.

  • Download The Latest ATi Driver.
  • Log in as Root using su
  • Install some dependencies with: zypper in kernel-source gcc make patch (I think, this needs more documentation & explanation in and of itself)
  • Install the ATi Driver with: sh ./ati-driver-installer-VERSION.run
  • Configure X to use the ATi Driver with: aticonfig --initial -f
  • Configure sax2 to use the driver with sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx Test May Crash the computer, Press Save
  • Exit the root account with exit
  • Reboot the computer. You can restart X by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace twice however rebooting is more reliable

Which came first, the problem or the sotluion? Luckily it doesn't matter.

GUIDE: ATI Installer HOWTO for SUSE/Novell users

http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html


YET ANOTHER Installation Guide:

Generally following this guide should help most of you: http://linux.wordpress.com/2006/05/12/suse-101-ati-drivers-installation/

What follows is a slightly simplified version that I've used numerous times without fail.


1. BACKUP your current /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, preferably to your home directory. Now change to a command shell by hitting Ctrl-Alt-F1.


2. Remove any previous versions of the ATI driver by either

If you have installed a previous ATI driver version without using RPM packages (or if you don't know if you have or not), type the following:

cd /usr/share/ati 
sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh

Otherwise, and even if you've done the above type the following,

rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep fglrx)


3. Change the directory containing the downloaded ati-driver...run file.


4. Change the permissions of the driver file to executable by typing the following:

chmod +x ./ati-driver...

Use the tab button to complete the rest of the ati-driver... file name.


5. Create a SUSE RPM (info is for 32 bit version) from the file by typing

./ati-driver-installer-*.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE101-IA32


6. Install the created fglrx... file by typing

rpm -ivh fglrx_...(hit tab again to get full name)...


7. The following command will update your library cache, you're recommended to run it:

ldconfig


8. Now run the ati config commands:

aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf


9. Now run the Sax2 setup.

sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx

You may wish to alter the refresh rates and DPI info with this, otherwise just hit save. DO NOT hit the test button, it regually crashes my machine when i do...


10. Reboot you machine. Do not use the reboot command, again this messes my machine up on the next boot for whatever reason... try

shutdown -h now


11. Boot up again, and check the new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, compare it to your old one, and make any changes if you know what you're doing.

Resources

AMD Packaging Script Maintainer for openSUSE:


Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting