Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Linux drivers have been recently released.
Requirements for installing the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Linux drivers: Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above, Linux Kernel 2.6 and newer, glibc 2.2 or glibc 2.3.
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver for Linux (from the official site):
- OpenGL 4.3 support
- Dynamic primary surface resizing
- Kernel 3.10 support
- SLED 11 SP3 support
In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Linux Drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, OpenSUSE 12.1, OpenSUSE 11.4 and a few others.
Download the AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Linux Driver, from the official site, for both 32 and 64 bit systems:
$ wget -c www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.8-beta1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
Extract the driver archive:
$ unzip amd-catalyst-13.8-beta1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
Set execution permissions:
$ sudo chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.8-beta1-linux-x86.x86_64.run
Install the drivers:
$ sudo ./amd-catalyst-13.8-beta1-linux-x86.x86_64.run