How To Install The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta Drivers On Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta drivers for Linux have been recently released, coming with official support for Ubuntu 14.04, some improvements for the driver installer and bug-fixes.

System requirements:

  • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.15)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.13)
  • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3

How To Install The AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Drivers On Linux

In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta drivers on Linux systems.

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver have support for:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
    • openSUSE 13.1
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 14.04

Download AMD Catalyst 14.4 Drivers for Linux

$ unzip ~/Downloads/linux-amd-catalyst-14.4-rc-v1.0-apr17.zip
$ cd fglrx*
$ sudo chmod +x amd-driver-installer*.run

Kill the display manager, which can either be: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE (i think), mdm (for Linux Mint):

$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

And finally, run the AMD Catalyst binary file:

$ sudo ./amd-driver-installer*.run

 

 

 

 

 

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One comment on “How To Install The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Beta Drivers On Linux
  1. Witch says:

    Nice instructions it worked on my fully updated Mint 17. I didn’t have to manually upgrade anything for the binary to work its magic.

    Much easier to read and follow than AMD’s long winded instructions. 🙂 Thank you!

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