catalyst-13.4 and Kernel:3.8.8-1-desktop x86_64 compatible


updated today with

during the update the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf was overwritten,
this file was deleted and replaced with a saved version from previous install

the only noticeable effect, the AMD test driver label is not now present

performance appears unchanged
glxgears… at 1600x900@60.0hz 2257 frames in 5.0 seconds = 451.209 FPS
fgl_glxgears at 1600x900@60.0hz 2261 frames in 5.0 seconds = 452.200 FPS


3.8.8-1-desktop x86_64 (64 bit), KDE 4.10.2 Distro
AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon HD Graphics HD 7640G
X.Org: 1.13.2 driver: fglrx Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz, 1280x1024@60.0hz

Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with Ati drivers…
I’ve had Ati driver installed from the one-clic system (repository: Index of /mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_12.3/x86_64 ), but I see that is the version 13.1. Do you know If I can upgrade the driver to the latest one (13.4)? IF so, I would appreciatte any tip on this matter.
I guess that first step is dowloading latest one from ATI web page, but I don’t know if I have to uninstall the old ones first, or even if is better to wai till 13.4 arrives to the repository.
I would like to update the drivers, because right now I have a problem with laggy youtube/flash videos in fullscreen mode, and I hope that using the latest drivers could fix the issue.

my experience has been positive, but on different hardware nothing is guaranteed,
I’m afraid its suck it and see

here yast was the method used to un-install the fglrx driver

install of the amd driver was from a terminal at run-level 3 (cmd init 3)

have fun

Just last week I killed my openSUSE install. ( 13.4 was not yet released )

I had the beta drivers installed, so uninstall through yast was not available.

Uninstall did not work, so I did uninstall --force.

Then the uninstaller said something like: the changes might only take effect after reboot.

II then made the mistake to reboot.

I hope others wont make the same mistake.
Before you reboot, install new drivers.


it sounds as though both fglrx drivers were installed

did you install the amd driver over the top of the openSUSE fglrx driver?

I had 13.6 beta 6 running., used ati installer.

This was not the first time, normally the installer tells it finds an older install, and need to remove it.
Now it could not.

I should just have installed new drivers installed before rebooting.