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ATI/AMD fglrx 8.872 Catalyst 11.7 available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1 (Factory)

August 1st, 2011 by

New version of amd/ati Catalyst 11.7 / fglrx 8.872 available

I’ve rebuild and published the new rpms last wednesday, but didnt find the time to give some news here.

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Please refer to my previous article where all the installation procedure is explained.

  • Quick résumé :
  • There’s no full changelog about them, but Catalyst 11.7 installer (pdf)
  • Get the cheat-sheet 11.6 version
  • Kernel supported up to 3.0x version
  • Removed support of openSUSE 11.2, if you are still using it with Evergreen project, the repository still exist with older version
  • Wrong (to my point of view) create an xorg.conf file which is unneeded if you work with /etc/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf and have driver "fglrx&quot inside

Troubles?

Some instabilities could happen. In case of crash like no keyboard, mouse, and blackscreen on reboot. Try to shutdown properly your computer with the shutdown poweroff button (or remote ssh). On reboot, just add 3 at the end of grub line to restart in console mode.
Then with yast or zypper you can always remove the actual version and try the previous version available in the repos.

All credits to Sebastian Siebert (freespacer) : 11.7 article (German)

What about tumbleweed, factory?

Users have reported that version 8.861 of catalyst 11.6 compile correctly under Tumbleweed with 2.6.39 kernel and the driver is ready for kernel 3.0x, so until xorg change too much and then AMD support for the new version, installing the 11.4 version should work

For factory, I’ve build a repository (see previous article) that can be used, and fglrx build.
The new package are called SUSE121 & no more SUSEFACTORY.

Stats Numbers ?

Month Unique IP Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2011 2355 6411 19688 35263 16.63 GB
Feb 2011 2906 7719 26383 41142 22.37 GB
Mar 2011 8055 21157 228494 258613 59.13 GB
Apr 2011 10592 29129 418281 437416 76.87 GB
May 2011 12511 36816 608350 626901 104.91 GB
June 2011 12737 38244 592116 614006 131.19 GB
July 2011 14436 42164 703390 723062 106.68 GB

All proudly served by openSUSE powered server! zypper dup from 11.2 to 11.4 in 45minutes last month

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3 Responses to “ATI/AMD fglrx 8.872 Catalyst 11.7 available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1 (Factory)”

  1. Philip

    Great work Bruno, as always! Works great here.

    Philip.

  2. Gilles

    updated Driver on openSUSE 11.4 : no 3D no acceleration with an HD6870.

    • Gilles, I’m a bit surprised you use the 11.7 when the 11.8 is available.

      To troubleshoot just verify you get the latest one.
      zypper se -s fglrx shoud show 8.881 as version

      Then, if in the amdccle you didn’t see 11.8, the update has failed somewhere (mostly this happen when the update is made under X)
      I would then goes to console, (close you xorg session), then ctl+alt+f1, log as root, init 3 (shutdown xorg)
      then zypper rm fglrx, zypper in fglrx should fix it.

      We know that testing with high end hardware is hard for example to Sebastian Siebert. That’s why we open the pledge to help him to get a real recent gpu and double screen
      If you can help, you’re welcome
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