Latest ATI driver is broken

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FFS! AMD & ATI, how F'ing hard is it to test the releases BEFORE releasing to the general public. You just made me waste 2h of my life on rolling back and getting in depth on what you guys managed to screw up so I could fix it.

So, to everyone else, here's the deal. The latest ATI driver and catalyst control center (11.5), they forgot to sign the driver for Windows (at least for x64, haven't tested the 32-bit), making it not to install properly unless you've explicitly allowed the OS to install unsigned drivers. And you should not have that option enabled anyway.

openSUSE 11.4 GM

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After the dust has settled and I've used the GM release for a couple of days I thought that I would write up what does and doesn't work for my part.

Stuff that doesn't work
VMWare workstation; It will not compile the needed modules after install. A patch was made for 11.4 RC1 if I remember correctly, but it doesn't seem to be updated to support the GM release yet.

openSUSE 11.3 released / fglrx driver fix

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It's finally here, the much improved openSuSE 11.3 release. And I have to say that the team behind it have done a fantastic job!

I've upgraded my main desktop to run the new OS and as usuall, the ATI prop. driver isn't updated to support the new kernel shipped with openSuSE 11.3. But no worries, a work around has already been published AND it allows you to download a pre-built RPM both for x32 and x64.

openSUSE 11.2 with ATI graphics

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I ran into some problems while setting up my openSUSE 11.2 x64 system using ATI graphics. The problems occurs during the install and configuration of ATI's proprietary driver.

First of, you must enable POSIX shared memory, since this is not enabled by default in openSUSE. (At least not in my case).$[BREAK]$

Please note that this guide is intended for x86_x64 only. It might work for x32 as well if you mod the pre-requisite part.

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