I installed OpenSuse 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 (with graphic card: Radeon HD 8850M) with a usb key (ultrabook, no dvd reader atm). I am having trouble with the graphic card drivers.
just fyi, I am very new to the linux world, i have tried for a month and a half to install Ubuntu with graphic proprietary drivers on my previous macbook pro, gave up, sold it, got this new laptop, tried once again ubuntu, could not even get the live cd working and finally I managed to get Open Suse installed, and this time I intend to finish it :)! However I have several issues still unsolved, and after many unsuccessful searches I decided to ask for your help here.
**[size=2]Currents issues I am stuck with:
resolution is stuck to 800*600
I had to set nomodeset in the boot load configuration both to start the live cd and to start the installed os afterwards.
I tried to install the proprietary driver fglrx following every different procedure indicated in http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx but once installed, I could not load the gui anymore. And I am too uneasy with the zipper command to restore the default graphic drivers (seemed easier with apt-get in ubuntu, would you have a tutorial to share to restore default headers/drivers through command line once we messed it all?), so every time I had to install once again with the live cd to restore my os.
**I would like at least to use the radeon driver as described in http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Radeon but “modprobe radeon” returns "FATAL: Error inserting radeon (/lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon.ko) : Invalid argument). Any hint/procedure on installing the radeon driver from scratch?
I figured out that I could get a normal resolution if I went through samsung boot loader first. How to get it permanently fixed?
**I went through the following procedure:press F10 when laptop starts to choose the partition to boot on
choose opensuse in grub2 (the grub2 UI appears in a higher resolution than if I let the laptop boot normally and go through grub2)
and Voila! resolution is correct but once i restart, i lose it.
Brightness is too low and keyboard fn keys do not work
while volume and touchpad-enable keys work. but not brightness or keyboard backlight.
I tried the the commands xrandr and xbacklight but nothing happens, as advised in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6625836/how-to-change-the-monitor-brightness-on-linux