Revision as of 03:38, 22 August 2011 by (talk) (YET ANOTHER Installation Guide:)


General Status

  • 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 [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 ./
  • 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 [2] 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!


Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting