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Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx rpms released for LEAP 42.1

October 31st, 2015 by

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

Have fun!

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One Response to “Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx rpms released for LEAP 42.1”

  1. w nye

    Just installed the Leap 42.1 ATI driver at 15.300.1025-1 and the GPU cant be found using BOINC. The clinfo command shows a very brief output which basically says no APU or GPU installed.

    Backing off the ATI driver to the 15.201.1151-1 level makes everything work again. The clinfo command again lists all the capabilities and functions of the GPU. BOINC again is processing SETI on the graphics cores. This system is running everything available from the 42.1 update repository as of yesterday 2015-12-13..