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Warning: You will install proprietary closed source software on your computer. Although you can find help on the openSUSE forum about the amdgpu-pro driver, the Free and Open Source radeon driver is in most cases the best choice.

Version: Leap 15.0 The AMDGPU-PRO driver provided for openSUSE Leap 15.0


AMDGPU-PRO is the next generation closed source graphics component that operates on top of the open source AMDGPU drivers for newer AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.

This guide is to help you install the AMDGPU-PRO proprietary AMD drivers for video cards from Radeon GPU HD 7000 to most recent series only.

AMDGPU-PRO cannot be included and integrated into the openSUSE distribution because it is not licensed as Free and Open Source Software.

Check HCL:AMD video cards to select the driver that best suits your hardware first before proceeding.

Procedure GUI

Creating local repository

  • Open AMDGPU-PRO driver page for Linux
  • Find appropriate link for SLED/SLES, e. g. for Leap 15.0 select SLED/SLES 15​
  • Download TAR.XZ archive – this is compressed RPM repository
  • Extract TAR.XZ archive anywhere in your computer (e. g. in /tmp directory)

Adding the repository

  • Start YaST2, with the help of menu
  • Click Software Repositories in the YaST Control Center
  • Click Add, select "Local directory" and click Next
  • Enter the path to directory (e. g. /tmp/amdgpu-pro-18.40-673869) and choose a name (AMD for example) for the repository
  • Click OK
  • Accept the repository gpg key
  • Ensure its status is "enabled" and "refresh automatically" is also on

Installing the "amdgpu-pro package

  • In the YaST Control Center, click Software Management.
  • Search for "amdgpu-pro".
  • Click Accept to confirm your changes.

The simplest way to apply these changes is to reboot.

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