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Installing ATi Drivers in OpenSUSE

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http://techsnap.co.uk – There are a few different ways and many different webpages which teach you how to install the ATi drivers, however this guide should be always kept up to date with the most current method of installing the drivers. This guide will work for installing the ATi Drivers on OpenSuSE 11.0, 11.1 & 11.2 The Really Easy Way – Repository Open YaST, Click Software Sources, Add, Community Repositories, Click the ATi Repository. Then go into Software Management, OpenSUSE will automatically mark the fglrx package, if it doesn’t simply search for it and mark it for install. The Easy Way The easiest way for you to install the ATi Drivers would be the one click installer, this doesn’t necessarily bring down the latest version of the driver but it if works for you then I suggest that you stick to using it unless you want features that are only in the newest version of the drivers. After you’ve ran through the one click installer, configure OpenSuSE and Sax2 to use the driver. This Step is not required on OpenSUSE 11.2! Log In as Root: su Run the ATi Configuration tool: aticonfig –initial -f Configure Sax2: sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx Exit Root: exit Reboot your system and that’s all there is to it, you can verify that the installation worked by running: fglrxinfo as a regular user. Note: The driver will not have to be reinstalled when the kernel is updated if this method is used. The Manual and Harder Way HD2400 and Newer If you would like to have the latest and greatest or there is a feature which you would like which isn’t in the older version of the driver, then you can follow this instead of the above instructions. Download the Driver: wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run Log in as Root: su Download some dependencies: zypper in gcc make kernel-source patch Install the ATi Driver: sh ati-driver-installer-10-2-x86.x86_64.run Run through all of the steps in automatic. Configure the ATi Driver: aticonfig –initial -f Configure Sax2: sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx Exit Root: exit Reboot your system and verify that the driver is working with the following: fglrxinfo The Manual and Harder Way Older Legacy Cards This does not work on OpenSUSE 11.2! If you would like to have the latest and greatest or there is a feature which you would like which isn’t in the older version of the driver, then you can follow this instead of the above instructions. These drivers are not compatible with OpenSUSE 11.2+ you will have to use the opensource drivers for older cards, however the opensource drivers should work fine with these. The latest version of the Driver for cards older than the HD2400 is 9.3. Download the Driver: wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run Log in as Root: su Download some dependencies: zypper in gcc make kernel-source patch Install the ATi Driver: sh ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run Run through all of the steps in automatic. Configure the ATi Driver: aticonfig –initial -f Configure Sax2: sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx Exit Root: exit Reboot your system and verify that the driver is working with the following: fglrxinfo (General)