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== General Status ==
* Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
* Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"
== Installation ==
== Installation ==
Method 1
* Install kernel-source and C++ compiler 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]
* init 3
* install the driver package (e.g. rpm -Uvh fglrx_6_8_0-8.18.8-1.i386.rpm)
* configure your X server using fglrxconfig


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)
===Any OpenSuse version auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series) - RECOMMENDED WAY - ONLY for openSUSE 11.x 12.x and 13.2 ===
*Click on one of the following links according to your openSUSE's arquitecture (32 bits or 64 bits):
  [http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 32 bits system]
  [http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 64 bits system]
*In case the file extension association is not properly configured you have to open the .ymp file with "Yast meta package handler" (/sbin/OneClickInstallUI %f)
*Follow the steps on the Yast Installation Gui program and then reboot.
 
===OpenSuse 13.1\13.2  auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series)===
*Click on one of the following links according to your openSUSE's arquitecture (32 bits or 64 bits):
  [http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 13.x 32 bits system]
  [http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 13.x 64 bits system]
*In case the file extension association is not properly configured you have to open the .ymp file with "Yast meta package handler" (/sbin/OneClickInstallUI %f)
*Follow the steps on the Yast Installation Gui program and then reboot.
 
===OpenSuse 12.3 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series)===
*Update your system
*Enable Software Source in YaSt
*Click on your RESPECTIVE ARCH below and OPEN with YaSt
 
*X86
  http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
*X64
  http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
 
*Generate Config file via console
  sudo aticonfig --initial -f
 
*reboot & Have fun people!
 
--winglman--
 
===OpenSuSe 12.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000 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
*You're done!
*check out packman repo for extra plugins and stuff,
--winglman--
 
===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'' <br />
OR use the terminal and run:
  sudo zypper in kernel-devel kernel-desktop-devel gcc gcc-c++ make kernel-syms
*reboot
*'''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
  blacklist radeon
 
*(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,
type: 
  sh amd-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 -f
*then run:
  /sbin/shutdown -r now
 
===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>
 
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 <code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</code> 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.
 
==Video Playback==
Add Packman Repositories
*Open YAST
*Open Software Source, Click add, From URL
*and add this url    http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.1 (Change "openSUSE_XX.Y" to match your openSUSE version)
*This will provide extra packages for video playback and other stuff.
 
==To Uninstall==
Open terminal, get root permissions with su command, and then type:
  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
 
== Resources ==
* [http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/ati-installer-HOWTO.html Novell HOWTO]
* [http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:ATI_drivers SDB:ATI drivers]
* [http://de.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD/ATI-Grafiktreiber SDB:AMD/ATI-Grafiktreiber (german)]
 
AMD Packaging Script Maintainer for openSUSE:
* [http://www.sebastian-siebert.de/ Sebastian Siebert]
 
 
{{VCT}}


Method 2
[[Category:Distributions]]
* Follow the instructions here: [http://www.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO OpenSuSE ATI Driver HOWTO]

Latest revision as of 08:42, 29 January 2017

General Status

  • Native Installer Support contributed by Sebastian Siebert, Stefan Dirsch
  • Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"

Installation

Any OpenSuse version auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series) - RECOMMENDED WAY - ONLY for openSUSE 11.x 12.x and 13.2

  • Click on one of the following links according to your openSUSE's arquitecture (32 bits or 64 bits):
 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 32 bits system
 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 64 bits system
  • In case the file extension association is not properly configured you have to open the .ymp file with "Yast meta package handler" (/sbin/OneClickInstallUI %f)
  • Follow the steps on the Yast Installation Gui program and then reboot.

OpenSuse 13.1\13.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series)

  • Click on one of the following links according to your openSUSE's arquitecture (32 bits or 64 bits):
 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 13.x 32 bits system
 1-Click installation of AMD/ATI fglrx drivers on openSUSE 13.x 64 bits system
  • In case the file extension association is not properly configured you have to open the .ymp file with "Yast meta package handler" (/sbin/OneClickInstallUI %f)
  • Follow the steps on the Yast Installation Gui program and then reboot.

OpenSuse 12.3 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000 & Up Series)

  • Update your system
  • Enable Software Source in YaSt
  • Click on your RESPECTIVE ARCH below and OPEN with YaSt
  • X86
 http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx.ymp
  • X64
 http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/ymp/amd-ati-fglrx64.ymp
  • Generate Config file via console
 sudo aticonfig --initial -f
  • reboot & Have fun people!

--winglman--

OpenSuSe 12.2 auto install Amd Driver (RADEON 5000,6000,7000 Series)

  • Update your system
  • Click on The "one-click-installer" and open with YaSt
  • XBMC Media Center can be install via package manager with packman repo install
  • Follow instructions then Reboot
  • You're done!
  • check out packman repo for extra plugins and stuff,

--winglman--

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
  • reboot
  • 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
  blacklist radeon
  • (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,

type:

  sh amd-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 -f
  • then run:
  /sbin/shutdown -r now

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.

Video Playback

Add Packman Repositories

  • Open YAST
  • Open Software Source, Click add, From URL
  • and add this url http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.1 (Change "openSUSE_XX.Y" to match your openSUSE version)
  • This will provide extra packages for video playback and other stuff.

To Uninstall

Open terminal, get root permissions with su command, and then type:

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

Resources

AMD Packaging Script Maintainer for openSUSE:



Distribution Neutral Steps

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