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how do i install amd catalyst proprietary driver .zip

Postby happenstance1 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:48 pm

I'm sick and tired of searching the internet for an understandable answer to my question; so i opened a new topic.

Here's the problem:

I have an hp pavillion with amd a4 apu acc. processor with radeon graphics. After installing lmde with Cin. I hopped over to supprot.amd.com and downloaded the "AMD Catalyst 14.4 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver" (ie. Fglrx driver) went into the properties of the .zip.part file that showed up in downloads and made the file executable. Now what?

I used to know what to do next but have forgotten :) Please do me the honor of refreshing my memory!
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Re: how do i install amd catalyst proprietary driver .zip

Postby horigo on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:48 pm

Hi !

You can install latest amd driver from amd website but you will have lots of bugs. (i have try it)

LMD is 100% compatible debian, the solution is here

https://wiki.debian.org/fr/ATIProprieta ... 2Wheezy.22

It is not the latest amd drivers, but they are very good for my games, no bugs !!

Good luck :)

ps sorry its in French because i dont find the link in English
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Re: how do i install amd catalyst proprietary driver .zip

Postby jack003 on Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:38 pm

English is one of a number of languages listed on the topleft of the French version. clicking on it gives the instructions in English
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Re: how do i install amd catalyst proprietary driver .zip

Postby niowluka on Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:40 pm

happenstance1 wrote:I have an hp pavillion with amd a4 apu acc. processor with radeon graphics. After installing lmde with Cin. I hopped over to supprot.amd.com and downloaded the "AMD Catalyst 14.4 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver" (ie. Fglrx driver) went into the properties of the .zip.part file that showed up in downloads and made the file executable. Now what?

That doesn't sound right. I think your download has not completed.

One you have the file downloaded (i.e. ending with .zip, rather than .zip.part), unzip it (using file manager or 'unzip' command). This will give you a .sh file which you just... run:
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sudo <path-to-.sh-file>


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Re: how do i install amd catalyst proprietary driver .zip

Postby Don_Pedro on Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Hi the easiest way to install AMD Catalyst is inside this post : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=176939

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