As of May 2nd, a bunch of new rpm for FGLRX has been released for openSUSE 11.4 to 13.1 including Tumbleweed
This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still 13.1, and thus didn’t work with openSUSE 12.3 or above.
Beware of that, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.
For 12.3 and especially 13.1 the free radeon often offer a better experience than the old fglrx-legacy, especially for HD2xxx-HD4xxx range.
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Release note about 14.4
The following section provides a summary of new features in this driver version.
Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X Ubuntu 12.04.4 support Full support for OpenGL 4.4 OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions: ARB_buffer_storage ARB_enhanced_layouts ARB_query_buffer_object ARB_clear_texture ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge ARB_texture_stencil8 ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev ARB_multi_bind ARB_bindless_texture ARB_spare_texture ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture ARB_indirect_parameters ARB_shader_group_vote
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
Corruption and system hang observed while running Sanctuary BM with Tear Free Desktop enabled Memory leak about hardware context EGL create context error for glesx GPU hand in CrossFire Mode [Piglit] Test "spec/arb_vertex_array_object" failed [Piglit] Test "glx/GLX_EXT_import_context/free context" failed [Piglit] Test "spec/ARB_seamless_cube_map" failed Piglit] Test "texture swizzle with border color" failed Glxtest failures observed in log file Blank screen observed while running steam games with Big picture 4ms delay observed in the glxSwapBuffers when vsync is enabled RBDoom3BFG the game auto quit when use the security camera terminal ETQW segmentation fault
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.
Performance on some Steam OS games is lower on 1GB graphics memory cards, compared with 2GB graphics memory cards Some Piglit tests cause a system hang under Ubuntu
This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 13.1 plus Tumbleweed (thus covering kernel from 3.11 to 3.14 series).
A special thanks to Sebastian Siebert for his effort on making this driver working under openSUSE and latest kernel.
If a kind German geeko can take the time to translate his article, put the result in comments below, you will understand that getting it working,
is not just Fun.