ATI driver installer fails to build package

Hello, everyone.

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

./ --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64

it spits out

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?

Thank you,

Some silly questions, and then a caution.

First the questions … Did you first run

sh --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.

Hm. I didn’t have the kernel-syms installed, I got it and I’ll report back shortly. The answer to all of the other silly questions was yes.

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?

A number of users are having problems with the ATI proprietary driver. User NicoK claims to have a fix that works for him in this thread where he patched the proprietary driver:
Generating catalyst 9.11 rpm’s on openSUSE 11.2 - openSUSE Forums
… its not all that simple, … you could try it.

If you do, be certain you remove the “fglrx” rpm that you previously installed in your proprietary driver installation attempt, before you try again.

I have not applied that patch, so I can not help you with it. You may have to go to that thread for any clarifications you need.


I am just trying to help ATi users including you to solve issue as I also had graphics related issue got resolved after big R & D kind which included reinstallation of OpenSuSe 11.2

I downloaded Catalyst drievrs from Ati with extention .run
Ran the installer, everything went smooth but but…
After rebooting the laptop & logging in to SuSe it showed me some crash error constantly.

I tried repairing etc but didnt help.
This link helped me sent by caf > Radeon - openSUSE

Hopefully this easier tutorial will help you as well.