- 1 General Status
- 2 Installation
- 3 Video Playback
- 5 Resources
- Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
- Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"
- no luck yet will do or best to workit out :)
OpenSuSe 12.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000,8000 Series)
- Update your system
- Click on The "one-click-installer" and open with YaSt
- 32bit http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
- 64bit http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
- XBMC Media Center can be install via package manager with packman repo install
- Follow instructions then Reboot
- Your done!
- check out packman repo for extra plugins and stuff,
OpenSuSe 12.1 (Driver from AMD website) easy way...
- Download The Latest AMD Driver from ATI/AMD
wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip unzip amd-driver-installer-12-10-x86.x86_64.zip chmod +x amd-driver-installer-9.002-x86.x86_64.run
- Open software manager in YAST and install 5 packages by hand:
kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make
OR use the terminal and run:
sudo zypper in kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make kernel-syms
- If radeon driver is active you must blacklist it, add this to boot paramaters (during grub startup menu):
radeon.modeset=0 blacklist=radeon 3
- This will disable radeon driver and boot into runlevel 3. SU to get root, run mkinitrd to make sure radeon stays blacklisted.
- (Comment) in case the above method does not help, you may try add to /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf the following line
- (Comment) Either way, when your linux booted, you should check whether the radeon kernel module is not loaded, run
lsmod | grep radeon
if nothing comes up you are good to go
- cd to directory where proprietary "amd-driver-installer" is,
- 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 -f
- then run:
/sbin/shutdown -r now
Open terminal,SU to get root,type:
Add Packman Repositories
- Open YAST
- Open Software Source,Click add,From URL
- and add this url http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.1
- This will provide extra packages for video playback and other stuff
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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
Which came first, the problem or the sotluion? Luckily it doesn't matter.
GUIDE: ATI Installer HOWTO for SUSE/Novell users
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