tickets #118753

tickets #117442: [Regression] Regression test for SLED

tickets #117973: [Regression][Misc] Misc components of regression tests

[Regression][Misc] X11 driver: Check AMD/ATI driver is installed and running on SLED

Added by GraceWang 5 months ago. Updated 27 days ago.

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  1. Find suggested hardware in Desktop team:
        - HP ProBook 455 AMD/ATI radeon HD 8450G (integrated graphics card)                                                                                                      
        - HP ProBook 4540S AMD/ATI Thames [Radeon HD 7550M/7570M/7650M]
        - HP ProBook 6560b AMD/ATI radeon HD 6620G (integrated graphics card)
  2. Determine the model of your graphic card via:
        lspci | grep -i VGA
  3. Via the model, check the chip family of the card:
  4. Via the chip family, check it is either supported by
        xf86-video-ati (relateively old set):
        xf86-video-amdgpu (relatively new set):


  1. Install SLED12SP3(with SCC registration) on laptop with ATI graphics card
  2. Log in to the default desktop session(SLE-classic)
  3. Check if the graphic card driver is installed and running
        run as root user: lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3
        or: hwinfo --gfxcard
    4.1 Install Mesa-demo-x via:
        zypper in Mesa-demo-x
    4.2 Check whether accelerated OpenGL applications(eg:glxgears) work with the video driver
        Run the command: glxgears
    4.3 Try covering the glxgears window with other windows, move the window around and activate the overview mode then deactivate it


The proprietary AMD/ATI drivers (fglrx) are considered obsolete and are
no longer built. SLE uses the free radeon or AMDGPU drivers instead.

  • radeon(xf86-video-ati) is a family of open source graphics drivers for older AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.
  • AMDGPU(xf86-video-amdgpu) is a family of open source graphics drivers for newer AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.
    ","1. The system should boot successfully to the graphical login screen, at the optimal resolution for your monitor, with no errors
  • Log in successfully and Gnome Shell should be started with no errors
  • The output should contain:
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
    4.2 glxgears should run properly and with full acceleration and behave as any other window
        A new window with colored spinning gears should appear, and the terminal window will start displaying frame rates every five seconds.
    4.3 Covering them should work properly, they should move smoothly, and should render properly in the overview mode


#1 Updated by GraceWang 5 months ago

  • Assignee set to GraceWang

#2 Updated by GraceWang 27 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

PASS on Beta3 with the below hardware:
192:/home/suse # lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde GL [FirePro W4100] [1002:682c]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:2b1e]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

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