I hate being stuck on an old version of the distro that I use :
Thank you AMD, you have slowed down Slackware's development.
Usually those distributions don't care and you have to downgrade manually. And I think this is the correct way.
Arch, for instance, provides separate repositories for xorg-server 1.12 and 1.13 (xorg112 and xorg113).
AFAIK, the only reason they exist is to support AMD Catalyst users (xorg112 is required for the legacy Catalyst).
I like to warn other people who already had 13.3 beta 3 installed ( the older ?) ones.
When I tried to install them, amd said I had to un install the old driver first.
So I tried, but it failed, some files were changed wtf? :confused: and it could not remove all files.
Leaving the desktop did not solve this.
So I added --force to the un install command.
And that was the end of my desktop, and openSUSE 12.3 installation.
Then I reinstalled openSUSE without formatting my home partition.
You gotta love Linux.
I only had to install a few program.
Thunderbird being one of them, but after this all my old emails are still there. ( and the address book )
Firefox, all bookmarks and forum passwords survived the reinstall too.
Reinstalled steam, and I did not even had to type my log in details, nor reinstall the games.
Steam is working now with the opensource driver on openSUSE, but I cant start the game serious sam 3, it reports the drivers are too old.
That will be fixed after I install the amd drivers again though.
Not sure yet which ones I will pick, the latest beta again or the latest non beta.
Before You attempt to install Catalyst drivers again, make sure You have installed gcc, binutils, make,... etc, and especially kernel headers (kernel-desktop-devel package). Also You can try to setup ssh access to your pc, next time your desktop crash - You'll be able to login remotely to it, and try to fix problems without re-install.
Sorry for my bad English.