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AMD/ATI fglrx 8.951 Catalyst 12.3 rpms available for openSUSE 12.2, 12.1, 11.4, 11.3

March 30th, 2012 by

Those informations are obsolete now : please consult //lizards.opensuse.org/?p=8888

AMD/ATI Catalyst 12.3 / fglrx 8.951 rpms are available

Quick Résumé about 12.3

AMD rename their installer, So Sebastian did the same for his script.

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

amd ccc and fgl_glgears running

The packaging script was updated because I have a compile error when building a kernel module fglrx in the kernel 3.2.8+ and 3.3+. Due to the very tight time window, the patches could no longer be incorporated into AMD Catalyst 12.3. Only in the upcoming AMD Catalyst 12.4, the patches from me for openSUSE will be available. AMD Catalyst 12.5 they will be officially included for all other distributions. Yes, with the makerpm-amd script made for you, I can despatch on very simple, convenient and quick patches or missing useful extensions via the script packaging update. Who need to wait months.
Driver support now AMD Radeon HD 7950, HD 7970, HD 7990

See more at Sebastian’s blog.
Don’t be shy, you can leave there the result of test in english too :D
or ask in forums, irc and ping freespacer.
See below what to do in case of troubles.

The rpms version 8.951 are available from Friday March 30th.

My advise is to firstly remove any existing version with zypper rm, then just zypper in the new version,
even if 8.930 was the first version I’ve seen able to upgrade correctly.
The 8.950 leave a file that need to be manually removed /etc/ati/amdpcsdb. The 8.951 fix that now.

As usual, I let the previous versions in the repository, just in case you need it.

Tested on a fresh 12.1 + updates and kde 4.8.1

12.2 Factory rpms are presently available, use at your own risk, and report bugs in forums and Sebastian blogs.
Anyways, factory and 12.2 should keep their effort on debuging and testing widely the free radeon driver.


Two one-click-installer are available here :
For 32bits system :
AMD/ATI fglrx one click installer

For 64bits system :
AMD/ATI fglrx one click installer
(*) To know which kind of system you have, open a console, then run uname -a and look the output if you see x86_64 on the line you are running a 64bits, otherwise a 32bits.

Installation, Caution, Troubles


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

For a first installation, if you don’t remove radeon from the initrd, you will certainly 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, let’s 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!

Debuging troubles

I recommend in case of trouble the use of his script which can collect the whole informations needed to help you. then you just have to issue a simple commande in console to collect all informations, you can review them, and finally transmit them

su -c 'sh makerpm-amd-12.2.sh -ur'
The sytem report 'amd-report.txt' was generated.                                                                                                                    [ OK ]
Do you want to read the system report 'amd-report.txt' now? yes/no [y/n]: y
Are you sure to upload the above-named system report to sprunge.to? yes/no [y/n]: y

The report was uploaded to sprunge.us.
   The link is:  http://sprunge.us/ZVRP

Copy paste the link in the comment zone of Sebatian post


December 2011 as shown a big bump on the server : 50,212 unique visitor for a roughly 320GB traffic for the rpm

1582GB has been distributed during 2011.


Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2012 57,955 133,903 3,463,860 3,502,972 372.10 GB
Feb 2012 65,806 149,590 4,008,869 4,040,043 366.37 GB
Mar 2012 69,921 159,224 4,393,414 4,430,734 409.79 GB
Total 193,682 443,017 11,866,143 11,973,749 1148.26 GB

All proudly served by openSUSE 11.4 powered server!

That’s all folks! Have fun!

Have a lot of fun!
My month wishes : Now we get a G+ button spread! :-)

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