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    Default How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    I want to install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst video driver BUT I want to be able to roll it back if needed (in case it doesn't work). Can anyone give me a step-by-step tutorial (for openSUSE 12.1)?
    Thanks!

    My setup:
    CPU: AMD A4-3400 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 2,700.00 MHz
    RAM: 3.6 GiB
    Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1.2-desktop x86_64
    OS: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
    Desktop: KDE 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
    GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6410D
    2D driver: fbdev
    3D driver: swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.11)

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Check this latest post, it contains the latest info:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/o...ml#post2421309

    And this is the original Article: (It may need updating)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/4...tiupgrade.html
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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    On 02/01/12 10:26, 6tr6tr wrote:
    >
    > I want to install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst video driver BUT I
    > want to be able to roll it back if needed (in case it doesn't work). Can
    > anyone give me a step-by-step tutorial (for openSUSE 12.1)?
    > Thanks!
    >
    > MY SETUP:
    > CPU: AMD A4-3400 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 2,700.00 MHz
    > RAM: 3.6 GiB
    > Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1.2-desktop x86_64
    > OS: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
    > Desktop: KDE 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
    > GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6410D
    > 2D driver: fbdev
    > 3D driver: swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.11)
    >
    >


    I would consider using "atiupgrade", which makes the whole driver
    installation (and necessary ancillary files) painless (including
    removing!). I have PTAs repo setup in YAST to keep it up-to-date.

    Info at http://forums.opensuse.org/content/4...tiupgrade.html

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Check this latest post, it contains the latest info:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/o...ml#post2421309

    And this is the original Article: (It may need updating)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/4...tiupgrade.html
    I downloaded it from please_try_again's repo but when I then run it, it says:
    No ATI graphic card detected. Do you want to continue? [yn]
    Should I run it anyways?

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I downloaded it from please_try_again's repo but when I then run it, it says:


    Should I run it anyways?
    No
    Wait for @please_try_again

    Just as a side note:
    If this onboard graphics turns out to be a load of crud. Would you consider putting in a proper graphics card? nVidia. You can buy reasonable ones cheap and IIRC you do have a PCI-ex16 slot
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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    No
    Wait for @please_try_again

    Just as a side note:
    If this onboard graphics turns out to be a load of crud. Would you consider putting in a proper graphics card? nVidia. You can buy reasonable ones cheap and IIRC you do have a PCI-ex16 slot
    Unfortunately, I can't really afford to get another graphics card right now.

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Unfortunately, I can't really afford to get another graphics card right now.
    Take it easy - as always!

    Please post the output of the following commands:

    Code:
    hwinfo --gfxcard
    lspci
    lspci | sed -n '/VGA/s/.*Radeon *//p' | sed 's/Mobility *//' | tr -d "]"
    I bet the output of the last command will be empty.

    You're not using Gnome, are you? The ATI proprietary driver under Gnome might be worse than what you have now.

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    No
    Wait for @please_try_again

    Just as a side note:
    If this onboard graphics turns out to be a load of crud. Would you consider putting in a proper graphics card? nVidia. You can buy reasonable ones cheap and IIRC you do have a PCI-ex16 slot
    I stupidly just installed it anyways (I figured since I haven't put anything real on this computer yet, I can always reinstall opensuse) and I'm getting the same issue I was when I had Ubuntu installed/running and added the catalyst driver: it shows the screen as smaller than the monitor (there's a big black area all around the screen). So it's not working (although sound finally works via HDMI) but I'm not sure it's the catalyst that's not working since when I look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, the driver listed is "fglrx" not "radeonhd". I wonder why this is. I wonder if it's because of my car being an integrated one? When I go to kickoff and choose "System Information," it lists the Graphics info as:

    Code:
      Vendor:  ATI Technologies Inc
      Model:
      2D driver:  fglrx
      3D driver:  ATI
    Notice there's nothing listed for "Model." How would I fix this?

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    Take it easy - as always!

    Please post the output of the following commands:

    Code:
    hwinfo --gfxcard
    Code:
    09: PCI 01.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)              
      [Created at pci.319]
      Unique ID: vSkL.BFqQkb3Goo0
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:00:01.0
      Hardware Class: graphics card
      Model: "ATI VGA compatible controller"
      Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
      Device: pci 0x9644 
      SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
      SubDevice: pci 0x061d 
      Driver: "fglrx_pci"
      Driver Modules: "fglrx"
      Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
      I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf0ff (rw)
      Memory Range: 0xfef00000-0xfef3ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 50 (3651 events)
      I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00009644sv00001025sd0000061Dbc03sc00i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: radeon is not active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon"
      Driver Info #1:
        Driver Status: fglrx is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe fglrx"
      Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    lspci[/CODE]
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h Processor Root Complex
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9644
    00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 1714
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h Processor Root Port                                 
    00:10.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB XHCI Controller (rev 03)                        
    00:10.1 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB XHCI Controller (rev 03)                        
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)               
    00:12.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)                        
    00:12.2 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)                        
    00:13.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)                        
    00:13.2 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)                        
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson SMBus Controller (rev 13)                                    
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson Azalia Controller (rev 01)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson LPC Bridge (rev 11)
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson PCI Bridge (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
    00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
    00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
    00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    lspci | sed -n '/VGA/s/.*Radeon *//p' | sed 's/Mobility *//' | tr -d "]"[/CODE]

    I bet the output of the last command will be empty.
    Yes! The last one is empty!

    And I'm using KDE.

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    Default Re: How do I install the proprietary Radeon Catalyst driver?

    FYI: You were not even using Radeon before this
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