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Thread: AMD Driver on SLED 12 SP1

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    Question AMD Driver on SLED 12 SP1

    Hello,

    I have been trying to install SLED12 SP1 for a week now, but regardless of trying to do a clean install or an upgrade of the existing SLED12 installation, the AMD driver repository no longer seems to be added during the installation. Does anyone know whether this driver has been dropped from SP1? If so, this would be very inconvenient for me. In that case, is there another way to install the proprietary AMD driver on a SLED12 SP1 system?

    A reply is greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

  2. Re: AMD Driver on SLED 12 SP1

    On Fri 01 Jan 2016 06:34:01 PM CST, hlaroes wrote:

    Hello,

    I have been trying to install SLED12 SP1 for a week now, but regardless
    of trying to do a clean install or an upgrade of the existing SLED12
    installation, the AMD driver repository no longer seems to be added
    during the installation. Does anyone know whether this driver has been
    dropped from SP1? If so, this would be very inconvenient for me. In that
    case, is there another way to install the proprietary AMD driver on a
    SLED12 SP1 system?

    A reply is greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.


    Hi
    I use the build my own rpm method from;
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx

    I've yet to upgrade to SP1, so haven't tested the above, plus I use the
    15.9 driver since they dropped support for my AMD GPU....

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    Smile Re: AMD Driver on SLED 12 SP1

    Hi Malcolm,

    Your answer proved to be most helpful.

    I am afraid that it might be my graphics chip as well. Probably isn't supported anymore by the newest AMD driver, which is likely to be the one that is installed via the official repository.

    I switched to openSUSE Leap 42.1 as a result, as I do not feel comfortable with having to manually build my own driver.
    Probably as a result of the newer kernel on the latest openSUSE I do not really need the proprietary AMD driver on this operating system.

    Have a nice day and thank you!
    Last edited by hlaroes; 02-Jan-2016 at 12:40.

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