- Native Installer Support contributed by Stefan Dirsch
- Repackaged by Flavio Stanchina
OpenSuSE 11.0 & 11.1 The Easy Way
- There is a one click installer available  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
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  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!
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