I have installed Tumbleweed off and on over the last 6 months. Overall I have been very pleased with every aspect of it, except one: AMD Proprietary Drivers. On openSUSE’s Software Portal, there are three ways to install the driver: 1) using the “One-click” install method, 2) Using a script that downloads and installs the driver, or 3) Downloading, compiling, and installing the driver manually. This is where the problem comes in.
Each of these three methods have been tried, but it always ends up with X not starting. I’ve also tried to initiate a default xorg.conf configuration file using the “aticonfig --initial” command. Still no dice, although I do get a bit more information after trying that. It seems that it is not matching the correct PCI ID to the proper hardware. I can tell this by using the “lspci” command and comparing the ID for my driver with the what is listed in the xorg.conf file. If I use another tty and try to start X manually, I get the error that a display device can not be found.
After attempting to install Tumbleweed over the past few months several times to see if anything would change (bug fixes, etc), I’m still left with the same situation.
I really want to keep openSUSE Tumbleweed as my distro of choice but I feel I shouldn’t have to sacrifice the performance the proprietary driver gives me in able to do so. Perhaps there is a solution to all this on the forum, but I have yet to locate it. Any help with this would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks!