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Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.1 (9.012-1) rpm released

January 21st, 2013 by

Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.1 (9.012-1) rpm released

Sorry this article should have been published Saturday, but some trouble (error in a updated module) locked me outside of lizards), Thanks to Matthew to have fix it in the meantime

fglrx 13.1 amd-ccc & fgl_glxgears

fglrx 13.1 amd-ccc & fgl_glxgears


This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still 12.6, and thus didn’t work with Kernel 3.6, 3.7, 3.8
Beware of that fact, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.

Release note about 13.1

This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 12.3 (new repository) and also Tumbleweed (thus also kernel 3.8x series).
For testing with the next openSUSE 12.3 just use the new openSUSE_12.3 repo

Release Note

A release note is available on AMD website

Fixed issues

    [368958]: Driver release version is added to GL_VERSION
    [367282]: Bblank VGA display after resume from suspend
    [367245]: X crash for AMD PowerXpress™ A+I High-Performance mode on Ubuntu 12.10
    [366820] Performance of Valve Linux games
    [366805]: Segmentation fault when exit QtOpenGL applications such as AMD CodeXL
    [366425]: Xserver getting exit upon resume from suspend on RHEL 5.8
    [364107]: VariBright not working when change AMD PowerPlay™ settings in AMD Catalust Control Center:LE
    [363638]: VariBright doesn’t work after resume from suspend on “Trinity” platform
    [350759]: Flickering cursor when run some full-screen OpenGL games with CrossFire enabled
    [347895]: OpenGL performance on “Southern Islands” ASICs
    [344996]: 16 re-frames doesn’t work for H.264 @Level 5.1
    [337240]: Corruption when resize the Konsole window
    [304016]: One display goes black after changing from multi-display desktop from single independent

Sebastien Siebert making script

Sebastian Siebert post about 13.1

If you have any problems with the driver, don’t be afraid to report to Sebastian (German and English bugreports are gladly accepted).
he will try, as far as I am able to reproduce the bug. Together with the necessary system information, he will go directly to the right place at AMD to have the bug fixed in the next driver release.
Thank you very much, Sebastian.

See below what to do in case of troubles.

Or you can also ping him on irc (freespacer)

fglrx & 3d effects kde 4.9.5 on openSUSE 12.2

fglrx & 3d effects kde 4.9.5 on openSUSE 12.2

Quick overview

For openSUSE version 11.3 and above

    Have a radeon hd5xxx and above

  1. You have to use the standard fglrx
  2. Use the new repository http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_VERSION
  3. SDB:AMD_fgrlx
    Have a radeon between hd2xxx and hd4xxx

  1. You have to use the legacy fglrx version
  2. Use the new repository http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-legacy//openSUSE_VERSION
  3. SDB:AMD_fgrlx_legacy

Note that legacy has not yet been updated, and so can’t be use on kernel 3.6+ (Tumbleweed, 12.3 or kotd)

or have a look at the previous article which describe also step by step the procedure

fglrx & 3d effects kde 4.9.5 on openSUSE 12.2

fglrx & 3d effects kde 4.9.5 on openSUSE 12.2

Debugging 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.
Check the website to get the latest.

su -c 'sh makerpm-amd-13.1.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

flash film ( osc13 Thessaloniki teasing )

flash film ( osc13 Thessaloniki teasing )

Mirror Statistics

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 75,108 170,605 4,681,131 4,723,496 460.55 GB
Apr 2012 77,222 173,829 4,706,989 4,736,517 300.85 GB
May 2012 74,050 171,728 5,345,797 5,372,652 369.08 GB
Jun 2012 67,754 165,257 5,133,741 5,157,350 310.55 GB
Jul 2012 64,807 152,592 4,741,393 4,770,447 380.32 GB
Aug 2012 62,057 158,628 5,055,061 5,084,401 287.22 GB
Sep 2012 61,933 172,488 6,135,890 6,178,778 427.59 GB
Oct 2012 62,261 181,342 5,631,020 5,664,388 416.46 GB
Nov 2012 64,335 186,792 5,244,615 5,270,794 315.25 GB
Dec 2012 65,264 184,221 4,667,329 4,700,379 306.81 GB
Total 804,092 2,014,942 59,263,029 59,656,068 4390.50 GB

All proudly distributed by openSUSE powered server and sponsored by Ioda-Net Sàrl

That’s all folks! Have fun!

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2 Responses to “Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.1 (9.012-1) rpm released”

  1. Fisiu

    It seems AMD released driver update for legacy cards too 😉


    • And hopefully Sebastian has already adjusted his script. So new rpm for -leagacy- are available …
      Sebastian is looking for feedback about those drivers and openSUSE 12.3 please report to him