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General Status

  • Native Installer Support contributed by Stefan Dirsch
  • Repackaged by Flavio Stanchina


Installation

OpenSuSe 12.1 (from ATI website) easy way--only way so far...

  • Download The Latest ATi Driver (11.11) minimum!!! from ATI website
  • Open software manager in YAST and install
  kernel-source,kernel-devel,kernel-default-devel,kernel-desktop-devel,Gcc,Gcc++,Make
  • reboot
  • Open terminal, SU to get root,cd to directory where "ati-driver-installer" is,

type:

  sh ati-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 
  • reboot

To Uninstall

Open terminal,SU to get root,type:

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


Good luck, winglman

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


Distribution Neutral Steps

Verifying | Configuring | Troubleshooting