As of May 2nd, a bunch of new rpm for FGLRX has been released for openSUSE 11.4 to 13.1 including Tumbleweed
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, especially for HD2xxx-HD4xxx range.
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Release note about 14.4
The following section provides a summary of new features in this driver version.
Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X Ubuntu 12.04.4 support Full support for OpenGL 4.4 OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions: ARB_buffer_storage ARB_enhanced_layouts ARB_query_buffer_object ARB_clear_texture ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge ARB_texture_stencil8 ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev ARB_multi_bind ARB_bindless_texture ARB_spare_texture ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture ARB_indirect_parameters ARB_shader_group_vote
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled Memory leak about hardware context EGL create context error for glesx GPU hand in CrossFire Mode [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed Glxtest failures observed in log file Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal ETQW segmentation fault
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
Performance on some Steam OS games is lower on 1GB graphics memory cards, compared with 2GB graphics memory cards Some Piglit tests cause a system hang under Ubuntu
This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.1 plus Tumbleweed (thus covering kernel from 3.11 to 3.14 series).
A special thanks to Sebastian Siebert for his effort on making this driver working under openSUSE and latest kernel.
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 13.35, you could now 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
If you upgrade your tumbleweed from 12.3 to 13.1. You 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. ************************************************************* ...
Sebastien Siebert making script
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)
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-14.4.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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