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[New: openFATE 310975] Video Driver Pre-Install Script for ATI Installation
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:58:58 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-310975-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Helen South (helen-au)

Feature #310975, revision 1
Title: Video Driver Pre-Install Script for ATI Installation

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Helen South (helen-au)
Partner organization:

Installing ATI Catalyst is problematic, possibly due to pre-existing FGLRX
drivers which need to be removed before installation of the ATI drivers. It's
remarkably easy for a non technical user to come up with a botched
installation. Doubly so for the 64 bit version which has 32 bit dependencies.

openSUSE needs some sort of easy-install process, which will find and remove
any conflicting FGLRX drivers, and if possible download and install the right
ATI driver for the current kernel.

Business case (Partner benefit): Because the current instructions on a selection of forums and
wikis are confusing, and the latest release of the ATI driver seems to conflict
with the 11.3 kernel, and this type of frustration with installation is a
dealbreaker for many users.

openSUSE Feature:

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