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  • AMD Legacy Catalyst 13.1 for HD2000-4000 is out

    AMD Legacy Catalyst 13.1 for HD2000-4000 is out

    AMD site: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx

    Download: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/legacy/a...x86.x86_64.zip

  • #2
    I hope this will be incorporated in to the "Additional Drivers" Ubuntu utility because that has always been the only way I have ever gotten the ATI driver installed. I have tried over 20 times over the years and two more times with the latest 13.1 and have had ZERO success.

    If someone has had success in creating the Ubuntu 12.10 installer for this recent driver, I would love to get it from you. The installer always says it was successfull only to say on the next screen that there are errors.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Goodolandy View Post
      I hope this will be incorporated in to the "Additional Drivers" Ubuntu utility because that has always been the only way I have ever gotten the ATI driver installed. I have tried over 20 times over the years and two more times with the latest 13.1 and have had ZERO success.

      If someone has had success in creating the Ubuntu 12.10 installer for this recent driver, I would love to get it from you. The installer always says it was successfull only to say on the next screen that there are errors.
      The error reporting is just awful, I know. The thing is, you have to have lots of things installed (gcc, make, kernel headers, ... sorry I don't know them by heart) and the installer is very vague and says all ok and then changes its mind and says that some log somewhere might explain the issue further instead of just spelling out "dear user, please install this package".

      I normally just run, look at the log, install what's needed, ... and so on until it works. If you want, post your log to pastebin and I'll be happy to help.

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      • #4
        Don't use the installler. Do

        sudo ./amd-driver.sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal
        sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
        sudo apt-get -f install

        Done.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Don't use the installler. Do

          sudo ./amd-driver.sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal
          sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
          sudo apt-get -f install

          Done.
          It doesn't support Quantal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LordSocky View Post
            It doesn't support Quantal.
            My bad. Precise it is.

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            • #7
              Team Fortress 2 now run wit the 13.1 Legacy driver

              Before the 13.1 driver at lauch the game team fortress fail with the GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8351012409765/
              now it works fine with the Radeon HD 4250

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              • #8
                What about Fedora 18? Can download the automated installer (*.run), give it permission to execute and execute?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                  What about Fedora 18? Can download the automated installer (*.run), give it permission to execute and execute?
                  The answer is probably yes if it has Xorg version equal or less than 1.12. Using distro specific packages is advisable though(through repos or create them from the *.run file).

                  Edit: Must also check for the kernel version and apply required patches if it's newer than the supported one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rigaldo View Post
                    The answer is probably yes if it has Xorg version equal or less than 1.12. Using distro specific packages is advisable though(through repos or create them from the *.run file).

                    Edit: Must also check for the kernel version and apply required patches if it's newer than the supported one.
                    xorg version <=12? The whole point of the updated driver is to add support for xorg up to version 13, so I think you're mistaken.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                      xorg version <=12? The whole point of the updated driver is to add support for xorg up to version 13, so I think you're mistaken.
                      Says who?

                      The new legacy driver does not support xserver 1.13.

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                      • #12
                        Entropy and Rigaldo seem to be correct, the driver does not work with X.org 13.1, at least as far as I can tell. This was basically a rush-fix to make Team Fortress 2 (and perhaps others? not sure) work as it threw an error with 12.6. AMD is really shooting themselves in the foot with this, right as Valve pushes Linux towards being viable for gaming. Leaving a really sour taste and definitely making me second-guess buying another AMD card when I build my new rig, and judging by the reactions across various forums, I'm not the only one.

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                        • #13
                          Well basically it does what it should when you use Ubuntu LTS. Most likely you can use it on Kanotix Dragonfire as well soon when i finished my tests. Kanotix Dragonfire supports Steam unofficially as well...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LordSocky View Post
                            This was basically a rush-fix to make Team Fortress 2 (and perhaps others? not sure) work as it threw an error with 12.6. AMD is really shooting themselves in the foot with this, right as Valve pushes Linux towards being viable for gaming.
                            Maybe a dumb question, but how are we "shooting ourselves in the foot" by making Valve Linux gaming fixes a priority for the legacy release ?

                            Originally posted by LordSocky View Post
                            Leaving a really sour taste and definitely making me second-guess buying another AMD card when I build my new rig, and judging by the reactions across various forums, I'm not the only one.
                            Definitely lots of unhappiness about not having the fixes, but your post suggests that prioritizing these fixes over (say) 1.13 X support was a Bad Thing. I'm not seeing that in the forums (other than this post, which is why I'm asking).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                              Maybe a dumb question, but how are we "shooting ourselves in the foot" by making Valve Linux gaming fixes a priority for the legacy release ?
                              I notice with this new release lot of other games get some improvement for example 0AD hangs after 5 min with the old driver but with the new-one finally the IA pownded me ; the dolphin-emu (game cube) run with more FPS and less gliches for some more games (mario-(party~cart), soul calibur), ever games like torchlight and rochard (HB6) run with more fps.

                              BUT still we have a lot of problems, in my case, i can't use cairo-dock in mi amd machine because it freeze the PC (with an very old intel laptop it work very flawlessly), the video acceleration, blender clycles+amd...

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