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SDB:ATI Driver Installer under SUSE

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Version 9.3-10.0


You want to use the the ATI Driver with 3D acceleration instead of the Open Source radeon driver using the ATI Installer.


The newest ATI driver is generated with the help of the "ATI Installer". First examine, whether the following packages are installed from:

YaST > Software > Software Install and removal

and search for the following packages:

  • kernel-source
  • gcc

Install these and check all dependencies. Download the ATI Installer (ca 35MB) from Choose the correct version for your System (32bit, 64bit).

Start the Console (Ctrl+Alt+F2 for Console; Alt+F7 for KDE/Gnome Desktop) and login as the user "root".

Go to the directory where you saved the downloaded installer using the command:


RPM Creation

1. Check which version is supported by the installer with the command:

./ --get-supported

Since ati-driver-installer version 8.25.18 '--get-supported' parameter is no more valid: use '--listpkg' instead (and 'grep' command to filter by SuSE available option). Therefore the command should be:

./ --listpkg | grep -i suse

Instead of the xx.xx marks fill in the number of the driver version. Check the name of the package with the following command:

ls |grep -i ati

The Output should look approximately like this:


2. Afterwards you can generate the .rpm package with the command:

./ --buildpkg NAME_OF_VERSION

NAME_OF_VERSION is the output from --get-supported. Here is an example for a 32 bit system with SUSE 10.0:

./ --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE100-IA32

RPM Installation

Change the runlevel to 3 using the command:

init 3

and start the Installation with:

rpm -Uhv fglrx_x_x_x_SUSE100-x.xx.xx.ixxx.rpm

When the installation is finished, load the driver using:

sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx -b /usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/sax2-profile

At this point of the installation you can start the grafical interface using:

init 5

Test 3D

You can test the 3D acceleration with the command :


The output should look similar to this: display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: (Your ATI card Model) (processor extensions) (vid card info) (GNU_ICD) OpenGL version string: 1.3.5395 (X4.3.0-8.18.8)

You can also try:


and test the FPS-rate. Or just start the G117 Flight simulator to see if 3D is enabled.