I’ve just reinstalled my opensuse 13.1 because of an issue where windows removed grub from efi boot. Now, I installed the latest beta driver for Sapphire AMD 7850HD, and since then, I am getting random hangs. I first noticed it when I tried accessing a link sent by a friend, https://triggerrally.com/. It opened with chrome and as soon as any 3D came into picture the system froze completely. I had to force reboot it. I first thought it was the browser, but I also tried firefox with both this link and http://threejs.org/. At first none caused any issues, but after closing one app on threejs.org and opening another, it hanged again. I thought perhaps there is something with the beta driver and how the rendering is done in the browsers. So I went ahead and rebooted, did not open those websites but installed alien arena and played. Everything went smoothly and kept working after I closed the game. But 10 minutes later it hanged again.
I then removed the driver using amd’s scripts from /usr/share/ati and then installed the stable version using the fglrx repo on http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx. After installation I immediately tried triggerrally.com and again it opened with chrome and the system instantly hanged.
System: AMD FX-8320 firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz, Sapphire HD7850 OC edition, 8GM Ram Kingston@1333mhz, 1TB HDD with both openSuSE13.1 64bit and Windows 8.1 64bit, both installed in EFI mode.
Now, I did OC the ram to 1600mhz and undergone extensive testing both in windows and memtest with the dvd. Both passed without any issues. The RAM is stable. I only increased the frequency, and I did noticed the MB automatically increased the latency as well so i’m not sure if OCing made much of a difference. Point is the system wasn’t hanging prior to having to reinstall.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I might be able to try? I’ve already tried to different fglrx versions and both with the same result(unless perhaps running the amd uninstall script didn’t do the job properly).