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Only for the brave, Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.10 BETA2 (13.20.11-1) rpm released

October 6th, 2013 by

Only for the brave, Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.10 BETA2 (13.20.11-1) rpm released

Notice

This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above. And adventurous users who know how to deal with troubles.
The majority could easily wait the final release, expected somewhat later even if it take a long time :-)

This is experimental & BETA software, it could fix issues you encountered, but also can eat your kittens. You’ve been warned !
flgrx build for 3.11 series kernel ( Tumbleweed & 13.1 ).
But this time I’ve to update the Sebastian script myself, so I consider also the package as beta stage.

Installing the new repository

Admitting you’ve the normal repository named FGLRX, (use zypper lr -d to find the number or name you give it). You have to start by disabling it
so you could fallback to it quickly. Open a root console or add sudo at your convenience and issue the following command:

zypper mr -dR FGLRX

The beta driver is available for 11.4 (evergreen kernel), 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, Tumbleweed (12.3 based + kernel 3.11) at amd-fglrx-beta

To add another repository in the same console as root issue the following command which will install normally the right repository for your distribution

zypper ar -n FGLRX-BETA -cgf http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-beta/openSUSE_`lsb-release -r | awk '{print $2}'` FGLRX-BETA

If you are using Tumbleweed use this one

zypper ar -n FGLRX-BETA -cgf http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-beta/openSUSE_Tumbleweed FGLRX-BETA

Now the update/upgrade process

zypper dup -r FGLRX-BETA

Let the system upgrade the package, and try to enjoy the new beta

Release note about 13.10 BETA2 and new repository

This BETA Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.1 (new repository) and also Tumbleweed (thus also kernel 3.11x series).

We create a new repository, to avoid any mix between stable and beta. If you want to try it, you will have to disable the amd-fglrx, and install the
new repository. Also the signer of package have change and use now the generic builder gpg key at Ioda-Net. (gpg key id 65BE584C)

Release Note

A release note is available on AMD website

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta Driver for Linux:
This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new features:

    Not Applicable

Resolved Issues:

    [383176] System hang up when startx after setting up an Eyefinity desktop
    [384193] Permission issue with procfs on kernel 3.10
    [373812] System hang observed while running disaster stress test on Ubuntu 12.10
    [383109] Hang is observed when running Unigine on Linux
    [383573] AC/DC switching is not automatically detected
    [383075] Laptop backlight adjustment is broken
    [383430] Glxtest failures observed in log file with forcing on Anti-Aliasing
    [383372] Cairo-dock is broken
    [378333] Severe desktop corruption is observed when enabled compiz in certain cases
    [384509] glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0
    [382494] C4Engine get corruption with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled

Open Issues:

·   Not Applicable

Sebastien Siebert making script

This time Sebastian is doing work elsewhere, So I’ve adapted his beta1 to the new beta2

Raw & source for the script done

See below what to do in case of troubles.

Or you can also ping him on irc (freespacer) or me (tigerfoot)

Debugging troubles

I recommend in case of trouble the use of this 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.
Check the website to get the latest.

su -c 'sh makerpm-amd-13.10-beta2.sh -ur'
The system 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.us? yes/no [y/n]: y

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

Copy paste the link in the comment zone of Sebastian post

Thanks to Ioda-Net Sàrl which proudly offer bandwidth & openSUSE powered server to serve you rpm.

Good tests, and don’t forget to give your feedback to AMD

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2 Responses to “Only for the brave, Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.10 BETA2 (13.20.11-1) rpm released”

  1. Anonymous

    ATTENTION; FIX REPO LINKS (missing ‘mirror/’); i.e.,

    If you are using Tumbleweed use this one

    zypper ar -n FGLRX-BETA -cgf http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-beta/openSUSE_Tumbleweed FGLRX-BETA