go to openSUSE 11.3 – proprietären Grafik-Treiber ATI Catalyst 10.10 als RPM installieren. He has a excellent script for install ATI Drivers. The site is in german.
You only have to download the script “makerpm-ati-10.10.sh”, chmod +x to make executable an run it as root
with the parameter -i. (makerpm-ati-10.10.sh -i). After that you can call the script with -irs and from now on
the system makes automatic new kernel drivers if the kernel changes.
It really works perfect.
When building the propreitary ATI graphic driver, I have found it always best to first remove any exisiting rpm files with fglrx in the file name. Ultimately after the new rpm file is built (or simply downloaded) a new version of the fglrx rpm will be loaded.
Also, ensure that the version of kernel-source and kernel syms match the current kernel version on one’s PC.
I assume from your words that if I remove the fglrx rpm the 10.10 package will install the correct fglrx rpm? or do I need to get it somewhere else? (sorry, maybe the question is silly but I have little experience)
I’ve always installed ‘the hardway’ which means installing from the ATI .run package, and not used the repository method. For the ‘hardway’ before building the rpm (which is what the .run package does) I first remove the old rpm with fglrx in the name. If you are asking about how the repository method installation works for this, I don’t feel comfortable in speculating for an answer. Sorry.
They are 2 ways to install from the ATI .run package:
create a rpm package first and install this rpm (the best method IMHO)
install the driver directly.
In the first case, you would deinstall the driver as oldcpu explained, as it is a package like any oher. (notice that the file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh doesn’t exist in this case).
In the second case, you should run /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh to deinstall the driver - provided it is not loaded.