Since the last few months, we all know that the new openSUSE Leap 42.1 is on its road.
But fglrx drivers were missing. Even with the 15.9 release in September.
There’s really no warranties the drivers will work, for you!
If you are satisfied with the open-source radeon drivers, don’t risk to break your computer
All the trouble present in 15.9 will be there, like the failing gnome3 gdm start, see previous article from Sebastian, his scripts also available on the raw-src directory on the mirror, allow you to apply a quirk patch.
I’m considering the release of thoses rpms as experimental, they work for some, and sometimes are convenient. But they can also create kernel segfault on some configurations.
If you are in trouble start your openSUSE in rescue mode with nomodeset on boot line, and then zypper rm fglrx related packages, reboot and you should safely return to free radeon.
Today, while packing my stuff for the SUSECON15 in Amsterdam, I was pleased on irc to have feedback of users
who were able to run fglrx Tumbleweed packages on their Leap 42.1
I’ve then start a Leap vm and hack a bit Sebastian Siebert’s script for 15.9 to add support for Leap.
The drivers build, and install correctly. I’ve also updated the one-click installer for people using this
Leap being available only for x86_64 bit plateform, the driver follow the same available arch.
Links to the new repository openSUSE_Leap_42