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== General Status ==
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* Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
 +
* Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"
 +
 
 +
== Installation ==
 +
 
 +
===OpenSuse 12.3 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000,8000 & Up Series)===
 +
*Update your system
 +
*Enable Software Source in YaSt
 +
*Click on your RESPECTIVE ARCH below and OPEN with YaSt
 +
 
 +
*X86
 +
  http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
 +
 
 +
*X64
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  http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
 +
 
 +
*Generate Config file via console
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  sudo aticonfig --initial -f
 +
 
 +
*reboot & Have fun people!
 +
 
 +
--winglman--
 +
 
 +
===OpenSuSe 12.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000,8000 Series)===
 +
*Update your system
 +
*Click on  The "one-click-installer" and open with YaSt
 +
 
 +
*32bit http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
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*64bit http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
 +
 
 +
*XBMC Media Center can be install via package manager with packman repo install
 +
 
 +
*Follow instructions then Reboot
 +
*Your done!
 +
*check out packman repo for extra plugins and stuff,
 +
--winglman--
 +
 
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===OpenSuSe 12.1 (Driver from AMD website) easy way...===
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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-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip
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 +
  unzip amd-driver-installer-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip
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  chmod +x amd-driver-installer-9.002-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 kernel-syms
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*reboot
 +
*'''If radeon driver is active''' you must blacklist it, add this to boot paramaters (during grub startup menu):
 +
  radeon.modeset=0 blacklist=radeon 3
 +
*This will disable radeon driver and boot into runlevel 3. SU to get root, run mkinitrd to make sure radeon stays blacklisted.
 +
*(Comment) in case the above method does not help, you may try add to /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf the following line
 +
  blacklist radeon
 +
 
 +
*(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
 +
if nothing comes up you are good to go
 +
*cd to directory where proprietary "amd-driver-installer" is,
 +
type: 
 +
  sh amd-driver-installer-*.run
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*install default (do not generate distibution package)
 +
*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 -f
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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==
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Add Packman Repositories
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*Open YAST
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*Open Software Source,Click add,From URL
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*and add this url    http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.1
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*This will provide extra packages for video playback and other stuff
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 +
 
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Good luck,
 +
 
 +
winglman
 +
 
 +
knowledge is free so share it!
 +
 
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==    ==
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===OpenSuSE 11.0 & 11.1 The Easy Way===
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*There is a one click installer available [http://en.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO#1-click_install_for_openSUSE_11.1.2C_11.0_and_10.3] 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.
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 +
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'''
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*Configure sax2 to use the driver with sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx <b>Test May Crash the computer, Press Save</b>
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*Exit the root account with exit
 +
*Reboot the computer. <i>You can restart X by pressing ctrl-alt-backspace twice however rebooting is more reliable</i>
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
 
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1. BACKUP your current <code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</code> 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:
 +
 
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cd /usr/share/ati
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sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh
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Otherwise, and even if you've done the above type the following,
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rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep fglrx)
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3. Change the directory containing the downloaded ati-driver...run file.
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4. Change the permissions of the driver file to executable by typing the following:
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chmod +x ./ati-driver...
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Use the tab button to complete the rest of the ati-driver... file name.
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 +
 
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5. Create a SUSE RPM (info is for 32 bit version) from the file by typing
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./ati-driver-installer-*.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE101-IA32
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6. Install the created fglrx... file by typing
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rpm -ivh fglrx_...(hit tab again to get full name)...
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7. The following command will update your library cache, you're recommended to run it:
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ldconfig
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8. Now run the ati config commands:
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aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
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9. Now run the Sax2 setup.
 +
 
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sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
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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.
 +
 
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== Resources ==
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* [http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html Novell HOWTO]
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* [http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:ATI_drivers SDB:ATI drivers]
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* [http://de.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD/ATI-Grafiktreiber SDB:AMD/ATI-Grafiktreiber (german)]
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AMD Packaging Script Maintainer for openSUSE:
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* [http://www.sebastian-siebert.de/ Sebastian Siebert]
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{{VCT}}
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Revision as of 13:50, 5 July 2013

Contents

General Status

  • Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
  • Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"

Installation

OpenSuse 12.3 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000,8000 & Up Series)

  • Update your system
  • Enable Software Source in YaSt
  • Click on your RESPECTIVE ARCH below and OPEN with YaSt
  • X86
 http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
  • X64
 http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
  • Generate Config file via console
 sudo aticonfig --initial -f
  • reboot & Have fun people!

--winglman--

OpenSuSe 12.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000,8000 Series)

  • Update your system
  • Click on The "one-click-installer" and open with YaSt
  • XBMC Media Center can be install via package manager with packman repo install
  • Follow instructions then Reboot
  • Your done!
  • check out packman repo for extra plugins and stuff,

--winglman--

OpenSuSe 12.1 (Driver from AMD website) easy way...

  • Download The Latest AMD Driver from ATI/AMD
  wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip
 
  unzip amd-driver-installer-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip
  chmod +x amd-driver-installer-9.002-x86.x86_64.run
  • Open software manager in YAST and install 5 packages by hand:

kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make
OR use the terminal and run:

  sudo zypper in kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make kernel-syms
  • reboot
  • If radeon driver is active you must blacklist it, add this to boot paramaters (during grub startup menu):
  radeon.modeset=0 blacklist=radeon 3
  • This will disable radeon driver and boot into runlevel 3. SU to get root, run mkinitrd to make sure radeon stays blacklisted.
  • (Comment) in case the above method does not help, you may try add to /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf the following line
  blacklist radeon
  • (Comment) Either way, when your linux booted, you should check whether the radeon kernel module is not loaded, run
  lsmod | grep radeon

if nothing comes up you are good to go

  • cd to directory where proprietary "amd-driver-installer" is,

type:

  sh amd-driver-installer-*.run 
  • install default (do not generate distibution package)
  • 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.
  • in terminal type:
  aticonfig --initial -f
  • then run:
  /sbin/shutdown -r now

To Uninstall

Open terminal,SU to get root,type:

  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh

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