Hello Linux Geeksters. The AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta 2 driver for Linux has been released today. It does not bring major changes and features, only bugfixes. Among others, the AMD developers have also fixes the AC/DC switching detection issue and made Cairo-Dock work. For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.
Before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver, the following software must be installed:
- Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.14)
- Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.10)
- glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
- POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications
In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta 2 Drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Mageia, Fedora, OpenSUSE, 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 13.9 Drivers on Linux systems:
$ wget -c www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.10-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ unzip amd-catalyst-13.10-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
$ sudo chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.10-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.run