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Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 15.12 rpms released for LEAP 42.2

October 15th, 2016 by

Warnings

There’s 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 !

Still there will NEVER be a fglrx driver for recent kernel and xorg. So if one of those component change in Leap fglrx will be broken.

Actual situation

Since last december, AMD doesn’t published any update about fglrx so the version is still the 15.12.302 published. A few days ago our beloved Leap release manager Ludwig ask me by email, if there will be an available drivers for Leap 42.2.

Today, after hacking a bit the last Sebastian Siebert’s script I’ve been able to build the drivers for Leap 42.2 RC1, and the driver install fine, and xorg start on my HD5750 (but that’s all what I can tell).

I will rebuild the driver once Leap 42.2 will hit its final stage.

Repository

zypper ar -cfg -n FGLRX http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ FLGRX

zypper -v refresh -f FGLRX

zypper -v install fglrx64_amdcccle_SUSE422 fglrx64_core_SUSE422 fglrx64_graphics_SUSE422  fglrx64_opencl_SUSE422 fglrx64_xpic_SUSE422

Future

AMD has stopped any development for FGLRX, so it is already considered obsolete. But on the other side they make a lot of effort to bring radeon and amdgpu (the free and open source driver) to a decent performance level.

I don’t have that much usage anymore of my AMD gpu powered computer, and my HD5750 is now 8 years old already, so I can’t promise to be able to follow up with changes.

Cleanup

I removed all the obsoletes packages letting only the last one for each openSUSE version still available. Also the server has no more copy of openSUSE github artwork. If this missing to someone, don’t hesitate to ask.

Have fun

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6 Responses to “Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 15.12 rpms released for LEAP 42.2”

  1. Ladislav

    Just a note: there is a new AMDGPU-PRO Beta driver (version 16.30) which supports only the latest cards. Unfortunately it’s currently available only for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04 (see http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver%E2%80%93Release-Notes.aspx).

    • Hi Ladislav, as you’ve seen the AMDGPU-Pro is only available for newer card (I own none of them) so I can’t try them, and also unfortunately there’s no smooth instructions to build them in other systems than “U”.

      I’m not that much interested to spend spare free time on device/driver that don’t care about my plateform.

  2. Vadym

    Thank you for this. Would you mind pushing the updated makerpm-amd-15.12.sh script to http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/raw-src/?

    • Hi Vadym what you need was already existing in the raw-src.
      The name is the same, the internal version has been increased.
      You also need the amd-15.12-packaging-script.tar.bz2 which contains the support for 42.2

  3. Just a comment, a new build (but with the same release string) has been made now with full released 42.2 + update

    You perhaps have to force a reinstall of already installed FGLRX packages.

    • And in case someone is reading only this post. Fglrx is now a dead horse, under Leap 42.2 you will get only Xorg freeze and kernel freeze.
      As such the rpms were deleted.