Installing ATI Catalyst Driver

I have an Xi3 Z3RO that has an ATI Radeon HD 6320 GPU. The Z3RO came with OpenSuSE 12.3 installed and had the catalyst driver installed too but for whatever reason when I tried to upgrade to OpenSuSE 13.1 it would get half way and hang. I would leave it for 24 hours and come back to find it at the same spot.

So I did a fresh installation, I asked which Catalyst I needed and they told me; AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver v13.12 ; when I download it and unzip and run the .run file it starts installing but then tells me I need the repositories, I don’t know what those are and Xi3 is closed for the weekend.

Does anyone here know?

You should be able to get the driver from the repositories. In Yast Software Management. You may need to add the ATI repo

I opened the Yast Software Management an searched for ATI repo and it came back with no results. I just searched for ATI and the first things in the list (because it searches everything that has ati in it) weren’t ATI or AMD related.

Any ideas?

Did you add the repo?

Hmmm I use NVIDIA and I figured it would be the same

try here for a one click install

I figured it out sort of. I found a document from AMD in it near the bottom it says I have to do an sh ./ to install the driver on SuSE. I did that then it says I need to open another console and do aticonfig --initial, so I pressed ctrl+alt+F1 but now I can’t get back to X which has stuff running in it. (sigh)

So how do I get back?


On Sat 18 Jan 2014 03:06:01 AM CST, gogalthorp wrote:

Did you add the repo?

Hmmm I use NVIDIA and I figured it would be the same

try here for a one click install

I found the build your own rpm method a better option as it rebuilds on
kernel update. Plus the script is also updated;

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Guys the issues isn’t the ATI driver so much but the Catalyst application. I have figured out I need to sh the app which gives me only the option to create it for 12.3 (the newest), even the beta which is a newer release only goes up to openSUSE 12.3. The problem is the aticonfig it supposed to create and put into user/bin/ isn’t being created and I don’t get any errors. :frowning:

When I look in Yast at my drivers, I see the ATI driver is installed on my openSUSE for my chipset. I just want the extra control panel feature that’s all.