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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Install AMD Catalyst™ 13.4 Graphics Driver in Linux

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Linux Distributions Supported:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.3 and 6.4
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
  • Ubuntu 12.10

New Features:

  • UEFI Support for Ubuntu
  • RHEL 6.4 Production Support
  • OpenCL Console Mode Support
  • Remove Slot Maximizer Linux Libraries from Driver Build
  • Kernel 3.7 and 3.8 Support
  • Retire RHEL 5.x and SLED 10 SP4 Support 

Installation:

1. Download your catalyst package. It will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers packed in a .zip file.

wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-catalyst-13.4-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

2. Unzip the compressed directory using following command:

unzip amd-catalyst-13.4-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

3. In order to access each file in the directory, you need to have root privileges. So, enter following command which applies execute permissions to the file irrespective of current permissions.

chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.4-linux-x86.x86_64.run

4. Create .deb files and install them using commands below: 

sudo sh ./amd-catalyst-13.4-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise

sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

Manual Installation (on your own risk): 

If installation of .deb file fails, you may install them manually. But, it is highly recommended that you should install .deb files and not follow manual installation. 

1. Take backup of original configuration file.

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig

2. Run it.

./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.4-x86/x86_64.run

3. Select “Install Driver on X.Org” option and go for Automatic installation.


Useful Links:

  • Download  AMD Catalyst™ 13.4 Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver from Here.
  • AMD Catalyst™ 13.4 Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver Release Notes Here. 


7 comments:

  1. What is the difference between creating the the .deb package and installing it and just running the .run file?

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    1. Creating .deb files has the following advantage:
      It is pretty easy to uninstall them using standard tools like apt-get.

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    2. it makes sense, thanks for reply

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  2. i have a question, it says Ubuntu/precise, but would we need to replace precise, with lets say, raring?

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  3. also before u will need to install some other stuff, at least i had to :)

    sudo apt-get install dh-modaliases libelfg0 execstack build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 ia32-libs; sudo apt-get -f install

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  4. perfect info!!!

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