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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.

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6 Responses to “AMD flgrx status”

  1. Good thing it’s the 3.11 kernel where the free radeon drivers are finally good.

  2. swan

    What is the best way to go back to the free radeon drivers from fglrx drivers?

    • @swannema if you have used the rpm, zypper -u “FGLRX” installed will remove and purge any file created during the installation.
      Now have a look in /etc/X11/ if you have an xorg.conf remove it, radeon doesn’t need it.

      Under /etc/sysconfig/kernel perhaps you have NO_KMS_IN_INITRD=”yes” simply put NO_KMS_IN_INITRD=”no” (default value) then issue a mkinitrd this should recreate the initrd with kms radeon in it.
      if mkinitrd doesn’t show you radeon as KMS drivers, then you will have to reboot (better to stay in console mode blacklisting fglrx)
      At boot prompt edit the line, add nomodeset blacklist=fglrx 3
      once booted again, redo the mkinitrd

  3. khizar

    @swan you need to see this link http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonBuildHowTo/