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