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openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

It’s true that AMD currently works on its next-generation AMDGPU-PRO graphics driver for Linux, and the latest release that launched today, versioned 16.50, appears to work on the 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 Service Pack 2 operating systems, on which openSUSE Leap 42.2 is based. But the problem with the AMDGPU-PRO driver is that it doesn’t provide support for the AMD Radeon graphics cards that were supported through the now deprecated AMD Catalyst graphics driver, which openSUSE engineers have hoped to implement in the openSUSE Leap 42.2 distribution.