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AMD flgrx status

November 12th, 2013 by

Just a quick note before openSUSE 13.1 hit the street.

Sebastian Siebert is trying to build and fix issues (essentially with 32bits) founded in the beta6 version of fglrx. Once that will be done, I should be able to deliver a new version of the fglrx drivers in the beta repository.

He also ask, like several of us AMD when they would like to release it: there’s no answer to that. So what does that mean.

The old 13.4 stable version from April, will NOT work with openSUSE 13.1. That’s why you will not find any driver in the stable repository.

For owners of old HD2xx-HD4xx, don’t dream, the legacy driver didn’t get update, so your choice is easy, use open source radeon driver.

I just hope I’m wrong in my feeling that we will have to wait until January, the launch of AMD new processor & apu.

openSUSE and GCC part 6: Introduction to autotools

November 12th, 2013 by

Autotools, autotools and once again autotools. Years ago I started with autotools I thought, ‘Hey someone has really get into linking and compiling’. I was sold for a while and tried to learn it inside out. Then I understood that I will never be good at autotools (So I started to go to gym instead). M4 macro language it is not my thing.
It’s just something that should be put on one way Mars shuttle and send to gray ones to figure out. I think mr. Spock’s brains functioned with M4 but mine won’t. If there is some M4 specialist. Send me e-mail or post comment about it and tell why M4 is best macro language on earth. If nobody stands up for poor M4-macro language I’ll keep unloving it. I can start liking it because I was so wrong with Rexx. (more…)