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ATI/AMD fglrx 8.850 Catalyst 11.5 available for openSUSE 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, Factory

May 14th, 2011 by

New version of catalyst 11.5 / fglrx 8.850 available

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

At least after a wrong 11.4 version, and a first buggy 11.5 catalyst version, the new one is finally build and ready to install from the repo. Like for 11.3 I’ve clean up all previous version which are not xpic, so everybody can easily know which drivers he has to install.
I’ve resigned all rpm with my key. And the tests made show them working.


Some instabilities have been reported. In case of crash like no keyboard, mouse, and blackscreen on reboot. Try to shutdown properly your computer with the shutdown poweroff button. On reboot, just add 3 at the end of grub line to restart in console mode.
Then with yast or zypper you can always try the previous version.

All credits to Sebastian Siebert (freespacer) : 11.5 article

What about tumbleweed, factory?

Users have reported that version 8.850 of catalyst 11.5 compile correctly under Tumbleweed with 2.6.38 kernel and the driver is ready for kernel 2.6.39, so until xorg change too much and then AMD support for the new version, installing the 11.4 version should work

For factory, I’ve build a repository (see previous article) that can be used, and fglrx build

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

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2 Responses to “ATI/AMD fglrx 8.850 Catalyst 11.5 available for openSUSE 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, Factory”

  1. Pau

    Great! I installed the lastest version last week and it broke my GNOME3. I’ll try again with this one. Nice work!

  2. This is not working at all :o(
    I am able to use my 3D ATI card when on Kubuntu but on openSUSE and Fedora Gnome 3. It is a no-go. I’m starting to suspect it is related to the RPM as opposed to DEB?

    I am on a 64-bit ATI HD4650 system. Out of the box when I install openSUSE the RADEON driver for 3D and seems to work fine and I get a nice 3D effect when activating the desktop cube. However I need to be able to run Phoenix Viewer from Secons Life (www.phoenixviewer.com).

    I have no problems installing the actual ATI Catalyst and after that to enter the administrative control panel of it. The System Information screen show that I am using ATI and that the 2D is atken care of by “fglrx”. However the line “3D” is gone and the desktop cube effect is also gone.

    Also I am getting odd diagonal lines on my panels at the top and at the bottom of the screen (where I have panels). Looks kinda cool – but obviously an error..

    It must – mustn’t it? – be possible to do this in a proper user friendly manner? If Kubuntu can why on earth can’t openSUSE?

    Hope someone can help – before I bite the apple and return to Kubuntu…