Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1 drivers for Linux have been released yesterday, bringing support for the newest AMD hardware: AMD Radeon™ R9 280X, AMD Radeon™ R9 270X, AMD Radeon™ R7 260X, AMD Radeon™ R7 250, AMD Radeon™ R7 240. For a full list of improvements, fixes and supported hardware, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1 driver on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Pear OS, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, ROSA Desktop, Arch Linux and many others.
There is no repository for the ATI 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 1 on Linux systems:
$ wget -c www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.11-betav1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ unzip amd-catalyst-13.11-betav1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ sudo chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.11-betav1-linux-x86.x86_64