Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Install AMD Catalyst 12.10 Driver On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

AMD Catalyst 12.10 has just been released which brings some few changes and improvements compared to previous version (12.9). As usual, there is no release notes for the AMD Catalyst 12.10 driver for Linux and to know its effectiveness, the user has to test it. In this article, we will see how to install the driver in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 13 or older.

Current Driver Removal

Open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx

AMD Catalyst 12.10 Installation

Via the terminal, run these commands:

sudo apt-get install unzip

cd /tmp && wget -c http://goo.gl/Bbeki -O catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.zip

unzip catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.zip

chmod +x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.run

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.run

Then follow setup instructions:

Finally, run this command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

If you prefer to install from PPA, you can run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fglrx-installer

If you failed in installing the driver, you can check this guide.

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