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== General Status ==
* Native Installer Support contributed by Stefan Dirsch
* Repackaged by [http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.stanchina/debian/fglrx-installer.html Flavio Stanchina]
== Installation ==
===OpenSuSE 11.0 & 11.1 The Easy Way===
*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.
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 <b>Test May Crash the computer, Press Save</b>
*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>
===Method 1 (Building RPM Files)===
* Install 'kernel-source' and C++ compiler ('gcc') and tools selection in yast.
* Get the rpm that matches the SUSE X server on your system (XFree86 4.3 or X.Org 6.8) instead of the ATI driver installer from [http://www.ati.com] [[This step needs revision. ATI site doesn't have rpms for latest driver.]]
* init 3
* install the driver package (e.g. rpm -Uvh fglrx64_6_8_0-8.24.8-1.x86_64.rpm)
* configure your X server using ati-xconfig
note: this is not the way described in the READMEs, but it's the way that worked best for me and others. Especially if sax and/or your X server crash when using the ATI driver installer's package (due to missing symbols in fglrx_drv.o)
===GUIDE: ATI Installer HOWTO for SUSE/Novell users===
Keep on wiritng and chugging away!
== Resources ==
* [http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html Novell HOWTO]
* [http://www.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO openSUSE ATI Driver HOWTO]

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