I have an HP Pavilion DV6, and I’m running openSUSE 11.2. The graphics card built in to my laptop is an ATI Radeon HD3200. There isn’t yet a one-click installer for the proprietary driver, so I need to install it the hard way. Unfortunately, that’s not working. When I tell it
Created directory fglrx-install.Xekgtm
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.671......................................................................................[this goes on for seven lines]......
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
Generating package: SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64
Package build failed!
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.Xekgtm
And it puts me back at the prompt. I suspect that the problem is with dependencies, but I have all of the packages that it says it needs (as near as I can tell). The Hard Way page does seem a bit out-dated, is there a different set of packages I need? If it’s not that, what is going on?
sh ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
to see if “SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64” is available as an option in that binary?
Did you previously ensure the appropriate compilation programs are installed ? (I typically select the pattern “base development” and also have pre-installed kernel-source, kernel-syms, and linux-kernel-headers).
Did you try this from run level 3, having booted directly to run level 3, and are not trying it in a konsole session.
A number of users are claiming the binary/proprietary ATI driver does not work for their openSUSE-11.2. Others have stated they managed to get it to work. I don’t know what to believe, but I think there is some combined hardware-specific/driver-specific aspects which suggests the proprietary ATI driver does not work for many openSUSE-11.2 users.
Note you can always try the “radeonhd” driver if the proprietary driver fails. Just be certain to clean up first before trying to install the “radeonhd” driver after a failed proprietary driver installation attempt.
All right, the proprietary driver is still failing me. I’m going to give the RadeonHD Driver a shot, what steps should I take to clean up after my failed install?
EDIT: Never mind,that’s the one that’s already running. The point of this was to get the shiny features offered by KDE that I can’t get with the current driver. Any other suggestions for getting this working?