So last time I was on top of Curl and what problems can come out when you are using it through out different distributions. After that struggle UnReal World RPG have been ported to SDL2. It’s used by Steam so it should we available every distribution you can dream of. How wrong I can be and how correct I am! Read the rest of this entry »
Hey good news, finally, Sebastian Siebert manage to create a compatible drivers for our last release.
Tumbleweed is supported too (perhaps only until it diverge consequently from 13.2).
Kernel 3.18 will be supported too.
For complete original story, refer to the original post.
The driver were published 8 days ago and some brave enough soul test them with success. Especially if you have a pure gpu comibnation.
It seems some people with intel cpu/gpu + amd gpu still have trouble, but that can be linked to the intel driver problems.
The new repository url are :
To upgrade any previous version : uninstall fglrx_xpicXXXX and install the whole new rpms
This special version has been published only for 13.2 and Tumbleweed. We will wait a real updated official drivers to update the others flavors of openSUSE.
NO AMD FGLRX driver for openSUSE 13.2 and Tumbleweed will be
ready for the release on November 4th.
The reason is a bug affecting FGLRX against the new xorg present in 13.2 and obviously in factory / tumbleweed.
November 4th, tumbleweed repositories will be switched to the new factory rolling tested.
I’ve decided that at that time, I will until a fixes deactivate and empty the factory and tumbleweed repositories for fglrx and fglrx-beta.
What to do
If you depend on fglrx and are under 13.1, try to avoid to upgrade until fglrx for 13.2 reappear
If you are under tumbleweed (13.1) with fglrx, you have two choices. Remove fglrx, used free radeon, and then you can upgrade to newer tumbleweed, or lock your repository, and wait the fix for fglrx
Hope to write very soon, a good news.
Thanks to openSUSE TSP, this was my first ever participation in openSUSE event. I spent 15 days in China, traveling outside Beijing after the event, One word to define the experience would be People, close second would be Food. In this trip I met some of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people and had food I have never seen before or know the names of.
The summit venue was very impressive, and the event was well organized, there were wide range of topics in both Chinese and English, including mine on openSUSE Education project. What was really missing in the event were many participants. It was a pleasure meeting all the attending community members: Saurabh Sood, Max Lin, Max Huang, Fuminobu Takeyama, Richard Brown, Anja Stock, Raghu Nayyar, Alick Zhou, Qian Hong, and all the magicians behind the curtains running the show: Sunny, Lance, Yifan et al.
openSUSE will be present at the International Congress of Free Software CISOL 2014, November 3-7 in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico
and more ….
For more details go to http://www.cisol.org.mx
Have a lot of fun!…..Linux for Open Minds
openSUSE estará presente en el Congreso Internacional de Software Libre CISOL 2014, del 3 al 7 de noviembre en la ciudad de Zacatecas, México
- y más….
Para mayores informes http://www.cisol.org.mx
Have a lot of fun!…..Linux for Open Minds
While ago new version 3.19 of UnReal World RPG was released. It was very smooth release in my part. Everything was working as expected. Packages were build to several platforms that were planned. Those platforms were Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and openSUSE 12.2,12.3,13.1 all there packages build from openSUSE 13.1 base distribution. Nobody found nothing to complain about binary packages before someone launched them on Arch distribution. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello Beijing and lovely people of openSUSE, I will be reaching there tomorrow, will be at Green Tree Inn close to the summit venue, packing some “sightseeing” before the event, if you are also there early drop me a line . There is a short talk about openSUSE Education scheduled on 19th. Check out the summit website to find out what other interesting stuff is on offer.
See you soon…
As of October 11th, a bunch of new rpm for FGLRX has been released for openSUSE 11.4 to 13.1 including Tumbleweed.
a special patch has been added for supporting up to kernel 3.17
Installation / update
Please refer to the wiki page SDB:AMD_fgrlx_legacy
Notice radeon HD5xxx or above only
This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still 13.1, and thus didn’t work with openSUSE 12.3 or above.
Beware of that, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.
For 12.3 and especially 13.1 the free radeon often offer a better experience than the old fglrx-legacy, especially for HD2xxx-HD4xxx range.
openSUSE Factory / 13.2
Dear fellow, unfortunately an still open bug at AMD is not yet resolved to make FGLRX working under newer xorg version.
There’s also a re-organization of how xorg files will be placed in the file system. Once both of them will be fixed Sebastian will produce a newer script.
If those appear soon we perhaps will see rpm fglrx for 13.2.
Release note about 14.9
The following section provides a summary of new features in this driver version.
AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Ubuntu 14.04 support RHEL 7.0 support Install improvements Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default Help user install generated distribution package once created Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process Identifying and installation of pre-requisites
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
Witcher 2 random lock-up seen when launching the application Screen corruption when connecting an external monitor to some PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms Intermittent X crash when the user does a rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled Failure on exit of OpenGL programs Error message being displayed when a user does run clinfo in console mode Blank screen when hot plugging an HDMI monitor from a MST hub System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms Corruption or artifacting on the bottom right corner of the screen before booting into login UI during restart Occasional segmentation fault when running ETQW xscreensavers test failing with multi-GPU Crossfire™ configurations Motion Builder severe flickering while toggling full screen Intermittent crashing and corruption observed while running X-Plane Some piglit and Khronos OpenGL conformance test failures Displays occasionally going black when startx is run on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching to integrated GPU on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel Haswell CPU system platforms A connected external display getting disabled when unplugging AC power from laptop platforms An auto log out when double clicking the picture under desktop server times on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics : Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle
This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.1 plus Tumbleweed (thus covering kernel from 3.11 to 3.17 series).
A special thanks to Sebastian Siebert for his effort on making this driver working under openSUSE and latest kernel.
My motivation for writing this blog post is to have one simple place where I can point everybody using += in a loop. I will describe here why it can kill the performance of any application or library and will also show some measurement to demonstrate it. Read the rest of this entry »