Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.12 (13.251-1) rpm released
Patience is a virtue, months of it and finally we got a proof that Santa Claus exist 🙂
This release allow me to wish you a Merry Christmas!
This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still 13.1, and thus didn’t work with openSUSE 12.3 or above.
Beware of that, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.
For 12.3 and especially 13.1 the free radeon often offer a better experience than the old fglrx-legacy.
Changing the signer of package
I’ve done a change with which key used for signing the package and repository. So you will need to trust the new key for the repository
zypper ref -f -r amd-fglrx Forcing raw metadata refresh Retrieving repository 'amd-fglrx' metadata ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[\] New repository or package signing key received: Key ID: 484F703065BE584C Key Name: builder Ioda-Net (Building and signing packages build at Ioda-Net) Key Fingerprint: 80D079EBFB1AB0FEE3CA41E6484F703065BE584C Key Created: lun 30 jui 2012 15:27:35 CEST Key Expires: sam 29 jui 2017 15:27:35 CEST Repository: amd-fglrx Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [r/t/a/? shows all options] (r): a
Help for spreading the word
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Feel free also to translate it into your native language
Release note about 13.12
This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.1 and also Tumbleweed (thus also kernel 3.12/13 series).
A special thanks to Sebastian Siebert for his effort on making this driver working under openSUSE.
If a kind German geeko can take the time to translate his article, put the result in comments below, you will understand that getting it working,
is not just Fun.
Notice for users of the -beta repository
If you previously used the fglrx drivers using the -beta created for fglrx 13.11, you could not switch back the url of the repository to the standard one.
The beta will contain now outdated driver until AMD release a new one.
If you were using the normal repository the update should appear directly
To change the url if your repository is called FGLRX zypper mr -n FLGRX http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_13.1
For tumbleweed due to the change of openSUSE version from 12.3 to 13.1, you will certainly have remove the old package and install the new one.
zypper rm fglrx64_xpic_SUSE123 zypper in fglrx64_xpic_SUSE131 [snipped par of installation] Calling 'depmod -a 3.12.5-3.g48b587a-desktop' this may take a while... Summary report: ================================================================================ Kernel => 3.12.5-3.g48b587a-desktop Detected => RPM package Build => [ OK ] Install => [ OK ] ************************************************************* Please read "/usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/README.SuSE" for configuration details when using SaX2. ************************************************************* ...
A release note is available on AMD website
Fixed issues : Ultra slow dota2 fps : System hang when startx after enable Eyefinity : System hang when run Unigine Heaven 4.0 : Screen corruption when run C4Engine with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled : Fix the procfs permission issue on kernel 3.10 and later : System hang when run some OpenGL stress test : Glxtest failed with force AA : Fail to launch cairo-dock : glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0 : AC/DC switching is broken : Tear-Free Desktop sets V-Sync to 30Hz instead of 60Hz : CrossFire aspect observed in CCCLE where it should not : Steam crashes and games hang on a black screen when Force AA is on : Glxtest failed on SLED11 SP3 : MARI crash with weird stack : X crash when kill X with Xserver 1.13 and 1.14 : Screens are distorted when connecting an external monitor on some PowerXpress platform with Intel Haswell : Segfault after disabling display on re-launch of CCCLE : Soft hang and error observed on BasicDebug sample for OpenCL when run on x86 : Black window when run glxgears with TWM : Display corruption when using rotation
Sebastien Siebert making script
If you have any problems with the driver, don’t be afraid to report to Sebastian (German and English bug report 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)
I recommend in case of trouble the use of his 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-13.12.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
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