[12.3 64Bit RC2]-How Do I Install AMD Proprietary Display Driver?


After two days, many questions, and some tinkering
I finally got openSUSE 12.3 64Bit RC2 natively installed onto my computer!

My question now is how do I install the AMD proprietary display driver?
(running an AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series PCIexpress 2GB GDDR5 graphic adapter)
Last time I used Linux I was running Kubuntu and there was a menu option to automatically load proprietary display driver.

Need the proprietary display driver because I will install WINE and test some new Valve Steam games.
Thanks for your help!

Also, can someone post a link the bug tracking website for 12.3? I’ve found some minor bugs already…

This time around it looks like openSUSE is the clear winner of the “Best Operating System” award.


Normally it would be done in Yast but since this is NOT the finial I don’t know if the repos are set up yet. Try installing by downloading the driver from AMD/ATI and see if that will work. You may need too install Kernel source files but the instructions should be on the site. :Let us know since the whole reason for beta and rc releases is to get feed back


Thanks for the reply.

What AMD display driver is installed by default?
I’m running “Half-Life 2” in WINE and it appears to be working, but a little slowly.

Where in Yast would I install the AMD proprietary display driver?

Kick @$$ O.S. BTW



I need to install “kernel headers” but don’t know how to do this.
Can someone provide simple instructions on how to install “kernel headers”?

When “kernel headers” are installed I can then install AMD proprietary display driver.



I think I install the kernel headers, but the AMD proprietary display driver is still complaining that they are missing?

Supported adapter detected.
Check if system has the tools required for installation.
fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers.  /lib/modules/3.7.9-1.1-desktop/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.

What do I do now?



Best way for me:

On 03/01/2013 09:16 PM, jezlee wrote:

> Also, can someone post a link the bug tracking website for 12.3? I’ve
> found some minor bugs already…

openSUSE:Submitting bug

Carlos E. R. (12.3 Dartmouth test at Minas-Anor)


I want to install the current 13.1 non-beta driver from AMD website.
I just need to figure out kernel sources for it to install.
Anyone have any ideas?


Sebastian Siebert is the maintainer for ATI/AMD driver.

He patched the offizial ATI/AMD driver to work with several kernels.
Therefore it is no better way as to run his script.

It will download the official ATI/AMD driver, patch it, install dependencies.
All you have to do after that is a

zypper in fglrx.......

The driver in the repository is also build with his script.

See his blog in german:
openSUSE – proprietären Grafik-Treiber AMD Catalyst 13.1 als RPM installieren

You can also use this repo:
Index of /mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_12.3

In that repo is only the 13.1 driver.