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Yippee Yeah Another Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.11 BETA v9.4 (13.25.18-2) rpm are released for any openSUSE version

November 23rd, 2013 by

Yippee Yeah Another Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.11 BETA v9.4 (13.25.18-2) rpm are released for any openSUSE version

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Welcome in paradise II … :-)

A fresh new version of the FGLRX driver has been released by AMD, and thus packaged and available for all of you.

Next month, AMD promise to release a stable version.

Notice

This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above. All owner of HD2xx and HD4xx are really encouraged to use the free radeon driver (which received a lot of improvement in 3.11)

There’s 13 and thirteen :-) When I speak about 13.1 it’s openSUSE version, 13.11 is FGLRX version, don’t get confused! Oh and 3.11 is the kernel version :-)

This is experimental & BETA software, it could fix issues you encountered (FGLRX not working for openSUSE 13.1),
But good reports have been collected around (people having used Sebastian’s script directly)

I would like to thanks again Sebastian Siebert for his effort to kept FGLRX in a good shape for all of us.

Beta Repository

To make things clear about the status of the drivers, it will not be published under the normal stable repository http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx.
I’ve created some times ago a beta repository located at http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-beta.
The FGLRX 13.11 beta6 and beta 9.4 rpm are released for any openSUSE version from 11.4(Evergreen) to latest 13.1 + Tumbleweed

Also the signer of package have change and use now the generic builder gpg key at Ioda-Net. (gpg key id 65BE584C)

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 when new stable version will be published. Open a root console or add sudo at your convenience and issue the following command:

zypper mr -dR FGLRX

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.

Upgrading from the previous beta

Let the magic of zypper do the work for you

zypper lu

will show you the new build -2

zypper up

will update to the new version

Release note about 13.11 BETA v9.4 and new repository

A release note is available on AMD Linux Beta

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta V9.4 Driver for Linux:
This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new features:

    Not Applicable

    Resolved Issues:

    [372656] : Resolves crash when resizing Konsole
    [388325] : Resolves brightness adjustment issues
    [388818] : Resolves kernel module compile failure when CONFIG_UIDGID_STRICT_TYPE_CHECKS is enabled
    [388335] : Avoids the new GPL symbol acpi_bus_get_device for new kernel support
    [386897] : Resolves system hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running

 Open Issues:

    Not Applicable

Sebastien Siebert making script

Sebastian’s web page

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 information needed to help you. then you just have to issue a simple command in console to collect all information, you can review them, and finally transmit them.
Check the website to get the latest.

su -c 'sh makerpm-amd-13.11-betav9.4.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 rpms.

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

That’s all for this release

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