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[openFATE 310975] Video Driver Pre-Install Script for ATI Installation
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 22:03:48 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-310975-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Helen South (helen-au)
Feature #310975, revision 2
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.
+ Reducing the confusion created by having to search
+ through a range of instructions on forums and wikis, many of which are
+ lengthy and with convoluted command line solutions that have variable
+ succes.

openSUSE Feature:

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