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Video Driver Pre-Install Script for ATI Installation

Feature state

openSUSE-11.4
Unconfirmed

Description

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.

User benefit:

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.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png L. M. wrote: (3 years ago)

I note user "please_try_again" in openSUSE forums, is working on a script ... here is a thread documenting some of his efforts: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/development/programming-scripting/449058-upgrading-ati-driver-atiupgrade.html ... Assuming this script like this reaches a level of desired maturity, is it the sort of script that could be included with an openSUSE distribution version ?

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