How to Install AMD ATI Catalyst Drivers 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13

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In this article I will show you how to install the AMD ATI Catalyst Drivers 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Among others, these are the issues that got fixed with this drivers:

  • Driver release version is added to GL_VERSION
  • X crash for AMD PowerXpress™ A+I High-Performance mode on Ubuntu 12.10
  • Bblank VGA display after resume from suspend
  • Performance of Valve Linux games
  • Segmentation fault when exit QtOpenGL applications such as AMD CodeXL
  • OpenGL performance on “Southern Islands” ASICs
  • Xserver getting exit upon resume from suspend on RHEL 5.8
  • VariBright not working when change AMD PowerPlay™ settings in AMD Catalust Control Center:LE
  • VariBright doesn’t work after resume from suspend on “Trinity” platform
  • Flickering cursor when run some full-screen OpenGL games with CrossFire enabled

How to install AMD ATI Catalyst Drivers 13.1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

First, uninstall the old drivers:

$ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx

Install AMD ATI Catalyst Drivers 13.1:

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

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2 comments on “How to Install AMD ATI Catalyst Drivers 13.1 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13
  1. Allen says:

    I had to change the last step to ” sudo apt-get install fglrx” and it worked fine. However, when I bring up the catalyst control, there is no option to enable crossfire and it shows an unidentified graphics card.

    Any idea how I enable crossfire?

    It was working with the older driver on Kubuntu 12.10 but now, after upgrading to 13.04 with the new catalyst driver, the crossfire option isn’t there.

  2. Alex says:

    Depends on how that unidentified board comes up as. Make sure your ATI Catalyst A.I. setting is set for “Standard” not “Disabled” or “Advanced”, that is required for crossfire usage.

    Sometimes you have to apply the settings and reboot, assuming that’s the problem. It could be a glitch with the driver too.

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