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[SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby budhus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:16 am

ATI has released updated drivers for its Radeon Series Graphics Card via the below given link.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

ATI in addition to SUSE and Red Hat has also started to support select versions of Debian, Fedora, Mageia, Mandriva, Slackware and Ubuntu. BUT when i tried to build a package for Mint 14, it gives an error: Linux Mint not supported :evil:

1234@5678:~/Downloads$ sudo sh amd-driver-inst*.run --buildpkg `lsb_release -is`/`lsb_release -cs`
Created directory fglrx-install.5Adbn0
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-8.97.100.7....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager
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Error: The distribution LinuxMint is not supported
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.5Adbn0

The distributions supported are:

1234@5678:~$ '/Downloads/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-legacy-linux-x86.x86_64.run' --listpkg
Created directory fglrx-install.qWrARc
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-8.97.100.7....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
=====================================================================
AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager
=====================================================================
List of generatable packages:

Package Maintainer(s): Aric Cyr <aric.cyr@gmail.com>
Mario Limonciello <superm1@gmail.com>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Debian Packages:
Debian/sid
Debian/unstable
Debian/etch
Debian/stable
Debian/lenny
Debian/testing
Debian/experimental

Package Maintainer(s): Niko Mirthes <nmirthes@gmail.com>
Michael Larabel <michael@phoronix.com>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Fedora Packages:
Fedora/FC3
Fedora/FC4
Fedora/FC5
Fedora/FC6
Fedora/F7
Fedora/F8
Fedora/F9
Fedora/F10
Fedora/RHEL3
Fedora/RHEL4

Package Maintainer(s): Anssi Hannula <anssi@mageia.org>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Mageia Packages:
Mageia/1
Mageia/2

Package Maintainer(s): Dmitry Mikhirev <dmikhirev@mandriva.org>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Mandriva Packages:
Mandriva/2007.0
Mandriva/2007.1
Mandriva/2008.0
Mandriva/2008.1
Mandriva/2009.0
Mandriva/2009.1
Mandriva/2010.0
Mandriva/2010.1
Mandriva/2010.2
Mandriva/2011.0
Mandriva/2012.0

Package Maintainer(s): AMD
Status: Verified
RedHat Packages:
RedHat/RHEL5_64a
RedHat/RHEL6_64a
RedHat/RHEL5
RedHat/RHEL6

Package Maintainer(s): Emanuele Tomasi <tomasi@cli.di.unipi.it>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Slackware Packages:
Slackware/Slackware

Package Maintainer(s): Sebastian Siebert <freespacer@gmx.de>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
SuSE Packages:
SuSE/SLE10-IA32
SuSE/SLE10-AMD64
SuSE/SLE11-IA32
SuSE/SLE11-AMD64
SuSE/SUSE113-IA32
SuSE/SUSE113-AMD64
SuSE/SUSE114-IA32
SuSE/SUSE114-AMD64
SuSE/SUSE121-IA32
SuSE/SUSE121-AMD64
SuSE/SUSE-autodetection

Package Maintainer(s): Alberto Milone <alberto.milone@canonical.com>
Status: *UNVERIFIED*
Ubuntu Packages:
Ubuntu/gutsy
Ubuntu/hardy
Ubuntu/intrepid
Ubuntu/jaunty
Ubuntu/karmic
Ubuntu/lucid
Ubuntu/maverick
Ubuntu/natty
Ubuntu/oneiric
Ubuntu/precise
Ubuntu/source

For example, to build a Debian Etch package, run the following:
% ./amd-driver-installer-<version>-<architecture>.run --buildpkg Debian/etch

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.qWrARc

Can anybody help me with installing this driver :? . I am a noob and has reached up till this stage by following instructions from various forums :idea: .

As always, any help is appreciated! :wink:

Regards,

Budhus
Last edited by budhus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver

Postby budhus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:18 pm

After many hours of trial and error, I have finally installed ATI Radeon graphics driver for my laptop.

Spec:

Model: ACER 5536 Laptop
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1 Ghz
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: Radeon HD 3200 graphics
OS: Linux Mint 14 Nadia

How to install the driver:

Note: PLEASE GO THROUGH THE BELOW GIVEN LINK CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING ANY DRIVERS FROM AMD/ATI

Most Important: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Quantal_Installation_Guide

Further Instructions/Reference: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx and ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

Important Points:
1) I have installed drivers for a legacy graphics card (ATI RadeonHD 2x00 - 4xx0 cards).
2) Need to be careful about the kernal and XServer versions. For the above mentioned cards, kernal <=v3.5 and XServer <v1.13 ( found in Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10)
3) If you have higher versions, hopefully, these instructions should work.

This repository provides AMD Catalyst drivers for legacy graphics Radeon HD 2xxx - 4xxx for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:makson96/fglrx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install fglrx-legacy


And restart your computer.

This repository is downgrading X-Server from 1.13 to 1.12.4 (which is maximum version supported by the drivers). Also driver Catalyst 13.1 (fglrx 8.97.100.7) is patched so it could work on Linux kernel 3.5.

For newer graphics cards:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fglrx-installer


After finishing the installation, you need to remove the xorg-edgers PPA using these commands before rebooting your system:

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sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update



MANUAL INSTALLATION

First: Remove old fglrx drivers

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sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

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sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx


OR

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cd /usr/share/ati

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sudo sh ./fglrx-uninstall.sh


Second:Install some dependencies needed for creating the Debian packages out of the .run file. Open the terminal and enter these commands:

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


Users of amd64 platforms (64-bit) need also to install these packages:

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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch i386 lib32gcc1 ia32-libs libc6-i386 ia32-libs


Third. Installing The AMD Driver

Via the terminal, download AMD Catalyst driver 13.1 with these commands:

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mkdir -p ~/amd-driver && cd amd-driver

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wget -c http://goo.gl/gKM8v -O amd-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86_64.zip
(You can also use the driver file from ATI website - Link given in previous post)
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unzip -oq amd-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86_64.zip
or
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unzip -oq <file from ATI website>.zip


Generate now Debian packages for your distribution with the following command:

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sudo sh amd-driver-inst*.run --buildpkg `lsb_release -is`/`lsb_release -cs`


eg:
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sudo sh amd-driver-inst*.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal
(Mint users should use corresponding Ubuntu version names)

Install the driver with these commands:

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sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo reboot


After reboot:

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fglrxinfo


You should get an output similar to the following:

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fglrxinfo
display: :0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series
OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context



Hope this is of help to you esp. newbies like me!

Any constructive comments are most welcome...

Regards,

Budhus :wink:

Disclaimer: Have consulted whole lot of other websites other than those mention above and in previous post. Hence. credits are given wherever due ....
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby helios5993 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:14 pm

Hi, I've just seen your post and that's exactly what I need, I have a Radeon HD 3650. But before I make any change, I must ask if you have tested hardware acceleration on Chorme or VLC. This is because I've been installing and uninstalling linux mint 14 and kubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 just to try make the driver work, on 12.04 I managed to install it, but when I activate hardware acceleration some web pages don't visualize correctly like this one http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Perfo ... ishIETank/ I can't see the fish.

I would really appreciate your answer, Thanks
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby budhus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:33 pm

Hello helios5993,

I have checked it on both Firefox and Chrome. It took its sweet time to load but now I can see the fish or rather a lot of fish for that matter :lol:

The frame rate for 1366x633 resolution and 24 fish varies between 21 and 29. With 20 fish, the frame rate is between 25 and 39.

Hope this solves your query!

Regards,

Budhus :wink:
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby helios5993 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:03 pm

Thank you Budhus for your fast answer, I think I'll try it, but for the fish tank test, with open source drivers I have 60 fps with 20 fish, and 49 fps with 500 fish, so... I'm not sure about it, and, from vlc or any other video player, have you tested hardware acceleration? like if it can play 1080p video?

Again thank you.

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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby budhus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:06 pm

A bit of heads up.... Dont think that this driver is the perfect one! It some times gives me messed up screen and slowed acceleration i.e. pictures moves very slowly :evil:.
Also, rarely it doesn't allow the shutdown of laptop, perpetually waiting for signal 15 :oops: . Had to do a physical shutdown.

Wish ATI would provide the binaries for its drivers esp the legacy ones. Maybe someday...

But I would suggest to give it a try and if you don't have any use for it, you can always remove it.

Regards,

Budhus :wink:
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby helios5993 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:14 pm

Thank you, well I guess I'll wait before installing anything, I'll be looking for information about it, so when I install it, I can come back and report the results. I used the driver when I was on kubuntu 12.04 and It used to work pretty good, but with all this stuff of xorg and amd driver not being compatible I've passed for a lot of trouble, also maybe my problems are because my GPU is a bit old. SO again thank you for your help, this post really gave me a lot of hope but i'll try it later, I have work to do and to and testing it would require time, but again I'll be back when I do it.

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Re: AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver

Postby bredahugo on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:40 pm

budhus wrote:After many hours of trial and error, I have finally installed ATI Radeon graphics driver for my laptop.

Hope this is of help to you esp. newbies like me!

Any constructive comments are most welcome...

Regards,

Budhus :wink:

Disclaimer: Have consulted whole lot of other websites other than those mention above and in previous post. Hence. credits are given wherever due ....


Thanks man! Helped a lot.

Budhus please help me with this: after i intalled the new drivers, my notebook went from burning up to hot...i'v tried AMD Catalyst control center (admin) and selected the Intel GPU but after that my Mint14 (cinnamon) does't boot anymore. I had to use a LiveCD Ubuntu 12.04 to fix it and rename the xorg.conf file....and activate ATI GPU again. Do you have any idea how can i activate the Intel GPU intead of the ATI's? So my temperature can fall...

Thanks!!! Best.
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby macpepino on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:29 am

In details:
AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor × 4
3,2 GiB RAM (4GB really)
VESA: RV730 ------> ATi HD 4650
Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit

I can do everything without problems, but now I have some image errors and windows seems erratics, this is normal? I must to deal with this errors? There is some solution? I made the test of the fish. I let you some results:

Window size: 1440 x 732
20 fish -> 29-40 fps
Firefox 12

There is any other way to probe that the graphics card works well?

Thanks for all!!!! You saved my life and the life of "nomodeset"

Sorry for my English. I'from Argentina.
:P
Regards,

Rodrigo.
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby SonAdamu on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:13 pm

Ok, I did install my fglrx driver via .deb packages, built for the Ubuntu/raring. It's BETA driver, 13.11 version, it is the only one that works with the new (13.10 Ubuntu) kernel. I upgraded my Linux Mint 15, btw.
Everything works nicely, except Catalyst Control Center. Can't open it. When I try to open Catalyst (Administrator), I get:
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KDEInit could not launch 'amdxdg-su':
Could not find 'amdxdg-su' executable.

When I try regular Catalyst:
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KDEInit could not launch 'amdcccle':
Could not find 'amdcccle' executable.

There is a folder with a bunch of amdcccle files in /usr/share/ati/amdcccle/, there are .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ also...
What to do? Tried to install second package again (fglrx-amdcccle_13.250-0ubuntu1_amd64) from those 3 when you build packages from a .run file. Did not help.

Someone pls halp! :(

fglrxinfo, if needed:
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display: :0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
OpenGL version string: 4.3.12614 Compatibility Profile Context 13.25.18
OS: Win7 Ultimate / Linux Mint 15 Olivia / Linux Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander
CPU: Intel I5-2500K
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition OC
RAM: GeIL EVO Corsa DDR3 2133MHz 8GB
Storage: Samsung SSD 840 120GB, WD Black Caviar 1TB
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Re: [SOLVED] AMD Catalyst™ 13.1 Proprietary Display Driver

Postby Klenz on Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:18 pm

Hi, sorry iam new in LinuxMint 16 Petra. Iam having problem with the installation.

sudo sh amd-driver-inst*.run --buildpkg `lsb_release -is`/`lsb_release -cs`

that part, i dunno what is my lsb_release -cs. i tried a few times such as Ubuntu/petra and other but they gave this
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Generating package: Ubuntu/petra
Requested package is not supported.
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install


So, could u guide what to do, actually i also couldnt install fglrx from previous step. Thanks
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