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FGLRX – Warning openSUSE 13.2 / Tumbleweed

November 1st, 2014 by

NO AMD FGLRX driver for openSUSE 13.2 and Tumbleweed will be
ready for the release on November 4th.

The reason is a bug affecting FGLRX against the new xorg present in 13.2 and obviously in factory / tumbleweed.
November 4th, tumbleweed repositories will be switched to the new factory rolling tested.

I’ve decided that at that time, I will until a fixes deactivate and empty the factory and tumbleweed repositories for fglrx and fglrx-beta.

What to do

If you depend on fglrx and are under 13.1, try to avoid to upgrade until fglrx for 13.2 reappear

If you are under tumbleweed (13.1) with fglrx, you have two choices. Remove fglrx, used free radeon, and then you can upgrade to newer tumbleweed, or lock your repository, and wait the fix for fglrx

Hope to write very soon, a good news.

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32 Responses to “FGLRX – Warning openSUSE 13.2 / Tumbleweed”

  1. manchette

    what a nice opportunity for radeon 😉

  2. Listenlord

    Hope it will be fixed soon, as tvtime wont work without
    fglrx (on my rig anyway).
    But will upgrade anyway, i suppose i can live without tv for some time 🙂

  3. MirceaKitsune

    I use the free driver (Gallium / MESA) which became surprisingly usable for high end gaming during the last 2 years. In openSUSE 13.2 MESA got even faster and less buggy! Hopefully this will be an opportunity for others to try it out and see. I’m sorry for the trouble those who still need or prefer the proprietary driver have though.

  4. Orlando Xavier

    Work to me.

  5. doenstmatter


    any updates?
    i really am waiting. hope i can use the weekend.
    And what about nvidia drivers? I think i read somewhere they are not ready too?

  6. Would also like an update.
    Installed Gnome 3.14 on Ubuntu for a test run.
    But I would really like to use Opensuse 13.2

  7. atilinuxgamer

    Any updates? my games dont work…

  8. Anonymous

    My hd7750 seems have some issue with radeon on tumbleweed… screen goes off and pc goes sleeping for a while, then it starts with some artifact video. I’m wondering if radeon is responsable of this issue. until last update, I used fglrx without any trouble

  9. Dear openSUSE-Community,

    I have published a new makerpm-amd-script only for openSUSE 13.2. The “refurbished” AMD Catalyst works on openSUSE 13.2 now.

    For those who can not wait on new rpm packages in the fglrx repository.





  10. atilinuxgamer

    Didn’t work 🙁

    It created the rpm’s and used the zypper command it told me to run, it seemed to install but X doesn’t start anymore at all.

  11. Jason Smith

    Script worked like a dream…FGLRX installed on my OpenSUSE 13.2 box….Toshiba Satellite P775D Notebook PC, gfx: AMD SUMO (Radeon HD 6620G)

  12. Hallspeed

    Did not work for me, well it did download and make rpm’s
    but got error that the driver does not support my card
    (Sapphire HD 7850)

  13. BlackAdder

    I also gave it a try, but did not work for me. The reason seems to be that the script is only for 13.2, as the author said, while I had upgraded to Tumbleweed.

    Should we assume that the AMD driver is not working for Tumbleweed yet? If it looks like it is going to take a long time, I might as well “downgrade” to 13.2, I have a Radeon SI and the open source driver crashes every few minutes when glamor egl acceleration is loaded (known bug, has been happening since around Mesa 10.2), so the proprietary driver is so far my only option for harware acceleration.

    • Jason Smith

      Comfirmed, this script does not work for Tumbleweed, I had to step back to 13.2 for it to work.

      • Hi,

        I have updated the script and I have got time to test it with openSUSE Tumbleweed. This should work now. Please download the script and try it again. Or use the updated fglrx package in the repository from Bruno Friedmann that was also generated from the script.



        • BlackAdder

          Hi again,

          I tried the script briefly this morning before leaving for work, and I am very happy to report that it seemed to work flawlessly on Tumbleweed. It created the rpms, and after installation and reboot the system booted into X without a hitch with the new driver.

          I did not really have the time to test it thoroughly or go thoruhg the logs, that is for this evening, but just from the desktop effects and by launching a couple of video applications that use opengl I could tell that hardware acceleration seemed to be working.

          Thanks a lot for the work you put into this!

  14. New repo for 13.2 avalaible

    But i dont installed yet.


  15. marty


    thank you very much for the script!

    worked nicely. suse 13.2 and AMD 7950 3Gb.

  16. Hallspeed

    Update to my post. (Sapphire HD 7850)
    Added the 13.2 repo and installed via yast and it installed
    without errors, so everything is working.
    Thanks for the good job 🙂

  17. lebonga

    Hi, Sebastian !!!!

    I thank you a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Worked perfectly for me

    OpenSuSE 13.2 and 2×7970

  18. JimH

    Got an ATI R9 270 here, just upgraded the system to 13.2, but the packages in the repo didn’t work for me – had to fall back to the Radeon driver. I’ve got a dual-head display (one 4K display, one 1280×1024 CRT display), wondering if you have any tips to get the config working properly.

    Missing the higher frame rate. 🙂