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Open Source ATI driver with AMD Radeon HD 8330 flaky in OpenSUSE

Question asked by gogeden on Jan 17, 2014

Hello, it took me awhile to find out where to go for help with ATI drivers. I'm coming from a long line of NVIDIA.


So I just acquired a new laptop for school.

It' s an ASUS X550E with a AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics card in it.

I could not get X on Ubuntu, Fedora, or Mint to function, even with fglrx (Spelling?).


Now, I am using OpenSUSE 13.1 and it worked fine for a bit but then I had the following issues:


First, the screen would blank as if the machine was suspending the screen and then the display would turn off for 1 second and then I could see what I was working on/at again.

Then, the whole display would lock up and I could not even get to an emergency terminal.


Right now, I'm using the non-free driver fglrx and it's working fine but I'm only using this temporarily until the issues are resolved.

I ultimately want to use the FOSS driver and not proprietary drivers.


What do I need to do in order to get this issue solved? I can't directly fix the bug, I'm not a hardware guy hah!