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.
|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/|
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
General Informations about 11.10
Warning to Gnome3 users
Unfortunately, a severe bug exist between fglrx and Gnome3 (11.4 and next 12.1) which render the usage of Gnome3 impossible. The good news is that a patch will exist next month for Gnome 3.4, and it will be backported to Gnome 3.2 normally in the beginning of December.
The somewhat good news don’t switch to another distribution, you will have the same troubles
Our advise : stick to the free radeon which works. And perhaps will suffice for what you have to do, during the next 6 weeks
- 11.10 Quick review :
- Catalyst 11.10 installer (pdf). You can always look for supported chipset at 11.10 Release Notes
- Get the cheat-sheet 11.10 version
- Kernel 3.1 is supported
- Support of openSUSE 11.2 is removed, if you are still using it with Evergreen project, I’ve kept the repository with older version
- Tested and working on stock 11.4 kde 4.6.0 and kde 4.7.3 with a HD5750
- Tested with flash 64 under Firefox 7.0.1
- Factory will be tested next week
- Sebastian Siebert (freespacer) : 11.10 article (German)
I’ve created now a repository dedicated to 12.1, so if you are using 12.1RC please switch to that one, next month it will differ from the Factory one
zypper ar -c -f -n "ATI/AMD fglrx non-official" http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/ati/openSUSE_12.1/ "ATI/AMD FGLRX"
Installation, Caution, Troubles
Please refer to my previous article where all the installation procedure are explained.
For a first installation, if you don’t remove radeon from the initrd, you will get in trouble. Don’t thanks who removed that from the wiki.
- 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" inside
- AMD CCLE didn’t get correctly upgraded if xorg is running during the upgrade my advise, go to console and as root do the following :
init 3 rcatievenstd stop zypper ref zypper up init 6
let the package rebuild the kernel driver. And for me I always remove the newly xorg.conf file created.
reboot is mandatory!
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.
Or remove it totally and reuse free radeon driver. Think to remove any reference to fglrx inside xorg config files. and remove the blacklist radeon.
Under kde4, some system settings in Desktop Effects can drop you out of sync with your screen. alt+shift+F12 (disable desktop effect toggle keyboard shortcut) can restore your desktop.
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|
|August 2011||16699||47743||913574||935978||122.73 GB|
|September 2011||17377||53836||980932||1010932||94.34 GB|
|October 2011||18427||58307||1123653||1151748||130.60 GB|
All proudly served by openSUSE 11.4 powered server!
Have a lot of fun!
My month wish : can someone add a G+ button on our wordpress?
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