Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the AMD Catalyst 13.9 drivers for Linux have been released today.
- Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.13)
- Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.8)
- glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
- POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications
Summary of the new features, brought by the AMD Catalyst 13.9 drivers:
- UEFI Support for Ubuntu
- RHEL 6.4 Production Support
- OpenCL Console Mode Support
- Remove Slot Maximizer Linux Libraries from Driver Build
- Kernel 3.7 and 3.8 Support
- Retire RHEL 5.x and SLED 10 SP4 Support
For more information and a full list of the graphics cards compatible with the AMD Catalyst 13.9 Drivers , see the official release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install the AMD Catalyst 13.9 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/embedded/13.151-130819a-161839C-EDG_Direct.zip
$ unzip 13.151-130819a-161839C-EDG_Direct.zip
$ sudo chmod +x amd-driver-installer-13.151-x86.x86_64.run