Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, AMD has just released the Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 graphics driver for Linux. Most probably, it comes with support for the following ATI graphics cards: AMD Radeon R9 290X and AMD Radeon R9 290. Also, the latest Catalyst drivers come with improved support for the Kernel 3.12.
In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 driver on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, KWheezy, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, ROSA Desktop, Arch Linux and many others.
There is no repository for the AMD Catalyst drivers, but they are available as precompiled libraries and can be easily downloaded from the official site, and run. Follow this intructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 on Linux systems:
$ wget -c www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.11-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ unzip amd-catalyst-13.11-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ sudo chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.11-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64.run