Hey Christmas time around! AMD give us a new version of fglrx, and Sebastian Siebert just release his script yesterday night.
So I’ve prepared the new version available for openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2 and Tumbleweed.
Sebastian’s script contain a special patch for supporting kernel up to 3.17 and 3.18 version.
I should also share Sebastian’s surprize about the fact that this version didn’t got a beta/rc cycle….
I hope this release will give better results for all of you who own an apu (especially the recent one), and also fix a number of issue with the hybrid chipset intel cpu/amd gpu embedded.
See below how to report issue on Sebastian blog.
It will be the last build for all openSUSE version below 13.1 (except if patches are needed).
In January 12.3 support will definitively end. But I will let the drivers as is so you can still use them in case of.
Installation / update
Please refer to the wiki page SDB:AMD_fgrlx
New packaging schema
The driver is now splitted into different rpm that all need to be installed. Normally the necessary Require field is there and should happen automatically.
My advise is to check if you have them all installed.
for 32 bits
zypper install fglrx_xpic fglrx_core fglrx_graphics fglrx_amdcccle fglrx_opencl
for 64 bits
zypper install fglrx64_xpic fglrx64_core fglrx64_graphics fglrx64_amdcccle fglrx64_opencl
A notice for Tumbleweed users
The new release has now its package correctly named, previously they were called SUSEFACTORY, with the new version the package will contain SUSETUMBLEWEED in their name
Release note about 14.12
The following section provides a summary of new features in this driver version.
OpenCL 2.0 support (requires 64-bit OS and compatible AMD Radeon™ R Series GPU) VAAPI decoding support (H264, VC1, MPEG2, MPEG4) Distribution specific package support for Ubuntu and Red Hat
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
: Unexpected pixmap's time stamp change on Ubuntu with composite enabled causes Linux Khronos CTS to randomly fail : Driver install can sometimes have an error in Ubuntu 14.10 using GPL symbol before Kernel 3.16 : Driver installation may intermittently fail on Kernel 3.9.0 : Generate Distribution Specific Package' mode of Catalyst install does not create symbolic links for libGL : Driver upgrade failed in Ubuntu with specific drivers
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics : Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle
This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.2 plus Tumbleweed (thus covering kernel to 3.18 series).
Again a special thanks to Sebastian Siebert for his effort on making this driver working under openSUSE and latest kernel.
Want to help, use the donate button on his blog page
Sebastien Siebert making script
Damn I’m impressed by the number of steam games tested there, I should try some of them during hollidays 🙂
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.
Debugging and reporting troubles
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-14.12.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
Reminder this drivers is only for radeon HD5xxx
This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still there see wiki page atSDB:AMD_fgrlx_legacy.
Beware of it obsolete status, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.
For 12.3, and more true with 13.1+ the free radeon often offer a better experience than the old fglrx-legacy, especially for HD2xxx-HD4xxx range.
Humor : the never ending links
In 2014 April, I’ve decided to close the automatic redirection of http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/ati after being obsolete for more than one year.
The reason was that there’s no safe way to drive people having a older Radeon HD card (series 2xxx to 4xxxx) to not use newer fglrx build.
Guess what? I’m still seeing more than quarter billion hit on those address (for 12.1 to 13.1) 🙂
If you click on such link referring to this url, please do your best to fix thoses and check your or friends computer configurations 🙂
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