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ATI/AMD fglrx 8.911 Catalyst 11.11 rpm available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1

November 21st, 2011 by

AMD/ATI Catalyst 11.11 / fglrx 8.911 rpm are available

Call the 911 to rescue your gfx!

Quick Résumé about 11.11

fglrx direct rendering

Several of you has all kind of non feature (mostly called bugs) with Gnome3.2 and kde4 etc…

I will just copy/google translate/paste here the comment made by Sebastian Siebert on his blog

Okay, now that was a long night for me was.  I’ve researched intensively since yesterday evening after the problem of GNOME 3.2 and the XvBA hardware acceleration on openSUSE 12.1. Here, a blog reader has pointed out that the direct installation of the AMD Catalyst could solve the problem. However, I think the direct installation of anything since like AMD will move the existing files, and thus endangering the integrity of files. But I had to start somewhere and so did the RPM package and direct install AMD compared. I could detect no difference in principle, except that some files were installed in a different directory, where they had really nothing to be related. I could at first make any sense why the RPM installation failed. To me a very banal story is remembered. A specific search path ld.so.conf could possibly be kicked out in openSUSE 12.1. I have my current openSUSE 11.4 /etc/ld.so.conf compared with that of openSUSE 12.1 and lo and behold some search paths were removed. I have the necessary path to /usr/X11R6/lib/ or created and /usr/X11R6/lib64 in /etc/ld.so.conf.d/fglrx.conf for the fglrx driver, and lo and behold “vainfo” tells me that everything is in order. Now comes the interesting question: Is the problem fixed with GNOME 3.2 now? The answer: YES!  So, dear people, you invite the makerpm-ati-down script with the updated packaging script installs the driver as usual and have fun with the new openSUSE 12.1 and the AMD Catalyst driver.

All rpms are updated now

The 8.911 version are available from saturday November 19th

My advise is to firstly remove any existing version with zypper rm, then just zypper in the new version

Factory rpms are not available actually, Factory 12.2 has just change it’s version number in /etc/SuSE-release and thus is not detected for the moment.
The next version should see 12.2 supported (December). Anyway you have to debug radeon on factory please!

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kde telepathy one click install

November 16th, 2011 by

now with openSUSE 12.1 out maybe some of you would like to try something new… that will be probably in the future versions of KDE.

A lot of interesting packages can be found in KDE:Unstable:Playground

for me one of the most expected feature would be the new telepathy IM component for kde.

I have created a simple one click install for 12.1 if you are curious to try. Please test and contribute.

WebYaST Terminal Plugin

November 16th, 2011 by

During the SUSE Hackweek Vladislav Lewin (member of the YaST team) has had the nice idea writing a WebYaST plugin which provides a console terminal witch which the user has the opportunity to login on a console on the target machine. He sould be able to start any console based application there ( of course even YaST :-))

So the benefit is to login on a target linux machine from a computer which

  • has not to be a unix machine and
  • is without any VPN configuration stuff.

Just a simple Web browser is needed to get a login via the Web on another linux machine:

Mainly the architecture is based on shellinabox which we have packaged together with the WebYaST Terminal Plugin. These RPMs are now available for download.

BTW: You will be surprised that the source code of the WebYaST Terminal Plugin has about 100 lines only !!!

How to get:

  • All needed packages can be downloaded from OBS
  • The source code can be found in Github

Gold Master release is starting in 5 minutes

November 12th, 2011 by

As you all knows, our great party on Second life, celebrating openSUSE 12.1 Gold master release is starting in 5 minutes on Second Life.

Be there : rendez-vous at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ama%20gi/139/50/21

Just copy & paste the url, for a direct teleportation in our Geeko Place, once you are in SL :D

WebYaST 0.3 is out

November 7th, 2011 by

WebYaST 0.3 is out

“We have doubled the speed and have halved the memory usage”


The latest version of WebYaST has many improvements regarding speed, memory usage, usability and developing environment:

  • Speed
    Due a new caching mechanism the startup time of each module has been decreased to a maximum of 1-2 seconds. So the user is able now to click through WebYaST without any notable waiting time.
    We have made a video which shows the speed improvement: WebYaST Comparison VideoFor more technical information have a look to: WebYaST Caching Howto
  • Memory Usage
    Former versions of WebYaST were split into a service and into an UI part. Each part has run in a own HTTP server. We have decided to bring these parts together in order to save one HTTP server which halves the memory usage.
    One additional benefit is that the architecture of WebYaST has simplified a lot:
  • Simplifying WebYaST architecture
    Due the use of one HTTP WebYaST server only the development environment has been simplified very much:

    1. Setup an environment system is much more easier now. Even a setup based on the GIT repository is quite easy.
      For more information have a look to : WebYaST Installation
    2. Writing an own WebYaST plugin has been reduced to a minimum effort. Everyone who has read a Ruby on Rails tutorial is now able to write a plugin.
      You do not believe ? Then have a look to the Example plugin .

How to get:

  • All needed packages can be downloaded from OBS
  • The source code can be found in Github

Available for…

.Sadly it is too late for 12.1 but you can install the packages from the repository described above for 11.4 and 12.1

ATI/AMD fglrx 8.902 Catalyst 11.10 available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1 & Factory

November 5th, 2011 by

superseeded by //lizards.opensuse.org/?p=8224

The AMD/ATI Catalyst 11.10 / fglrx 8.902 is now available

Importants informations are contained is this post, so carefully read it!

linux.ioda.net is replaced by geeko.ioda.net

I decide to re-organize the openSUSE stuff on my servers, and then I create a dedicated host geeko.ioda.net for that. I firstly link all old links as alias or setup redirection to the new host.
So if you can’t change the old address immediately don’t worry until December 31st.

Like before the server is fully accessible by ipv4 & ipv6, powered by openSUSE distribution.

Server layout

The new hostname is : http://geeko.ioda.net
Different kind of mirrored stuff /mirror
ATI fglrx mirrors http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/ati
GIT Mirrors (sync every 10 minutes) /git
Gitorious clone of opensuse/art http://geeko.ioda.net/git/art/
Gitorious clone of opensuse-artwork http://geeko.ioda.net/git/opensuse-artwork/
GitHub clone of the new consolidated artwork http://geeko.ioda.net/git/artwork/

Rsync services

For those of you who need to sync the repository (ATI or GIT) you can now proceed with rsync.
rsync://geeko.ioda.net/ati/ for amd/ati repository and rsync://geeko.ioda.net/git/ for the artwork/marketing stuff

Example for a mirror of fglrx for openSUSE 12.1

rsync -av -P --no-checksum --no-o --no-g --delete -h rsync://geeko.ioda.net/ati/openSUSE_12.1/ /Your_Best_Path_Storage/mirror/ati/openSUSE_12.1/

We need you!

Even if today I already change the main ATI wiki page there will have a lot of stuff outside which contain the old server address. If you can fix them each time you saw that error, it will help any potential users to get the right informations.
About the wiki, the page need also your love and contribution, look at the wiki team remark in the header. So if you feel comfortable with wiki syntax, your help in fixing SDB/ATI will be really appreciate.

- Are you a virtuose on the forums, please pick and paste those informations there!
- Are you a social network addict, please forward as much as you can!
- Are you a designer/artist, I need something great to the home page of geeko.ioda.net, contact me, let a comment

You are brave, and knows how to fix your computer? There a beta one click installer available (feedback welcome)
AMD/ATI fglrx one click installer

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