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  • #46
    For anyone interested in pre-compiled drivers for Ubuntu: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...dates/?C=M;O=D

    Just grab the 3 ( fglrx-updates, fglrx-amdcccle-updates, fglrx-updates-dev) pretaining to your arch (x86 or x64), install them, do the initilization step to generate a xorg conf, reboot, win. Works fine (from what I can tell) on Xubuntu 13.10 on my 7850.

    You may need other packages installed, but if dpkg mentions any, just install them.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Forage View Post
      You are supposed to do some of your own research first since if you don't know, you probably shouldn't go there ;-P

      Anyway:
      1. ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --extract NewDirectory
      2. Apply the patch as described by Vi0L0 in the previous post
      3. sudo ./ati-installer.sh 13.251 --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy
      4. And install the build packages, placed one directory up
      Cheers! Thanks for the instructions. Mine appeared to build/install properly but compositing (kwin) was broken when restarting and amdcccle would segmentation fault. (This is on Kubuntu 13.10.) All is good now. Testing out some games like Dota 2 to see if it makes any difference.

      More importantly though, why has AMD put the drivers up like this on their stable release page? Horrendous.

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      • #48
        No improvement in Dota 2 frames on my 7660D GPU (A10-5800K APU GPU). Sad. When will they sort out their horrid opengl/linux performance?

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        • #49
          kolasa wrote up a patch also: https://github.com/kolasa/fglrx-13.251

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          • #50
            More importantly though, why has AMD put the drivers up like this on their stable release page? Horrendous.[/QUOTE]


            I totally agree with you. I expected that like basic thing "installing the driver" is improved or at least works.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by AJSB View Post
              Thanks for the info about new branch and all !
              I was expecting something like that and precisely for reasons mentioned by you: "Valve Pressure" (pun intended )
              You wrote 14.1 will be a new branch. Did they not change branches couple times within a year? I do not expect too much extra development.

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              • #52
                Statement from Valve:

                Originally posted by Valve
                Note for AMD users:

                There are outstanding interaction problems between recent Catalyst drivers and SteamOS; AMD is aware of the issues and investigating. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to get this resolved soon.
                In other words, Valve knows the current driver still sucks, however now with SteamOS, AMD is under pressure to sort this mess out.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  In other words, Valve knows the current driver still sucks, however now with SteamOS, AMD is under pressure to sort this mess out.
                  Based on the evidence we've seen so far, it doesn't seem like it's a lot of pressure.

                  Maybe the open community can get in there and create a suitable driver.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Forage View Post
                    You are supposed to do some of your own research first since if you don't know, you probably shouldn't go there ;-P

                    Anyway:
                    1. ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --extract NewDirectory
                    2. Apply the patch as described by Vi0L0 in the previous post
                    3. sudo ./ati-installer.sh 13.251 --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy
                    4. And install the build packages, placed one directory up
                    hmm, i was tried but i'm getting an error, or maybe i'm doing it wrong ?
                    1. ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --extract catalyst
                    2. Apply the patch as described by Vi0L0 in the previous post
                      Code:
                      $ patch -Np1 -i ./looks_like_amd_forgot_this.patch
                      can't find file to patch at input line 3
                      Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
                      The text leading up to this was:
                      --------------------------
                      |--- 13.12/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c	2013-12-17 20:05:35.000000000 +0100
                      |+++ 13.12/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c	2013-12-19 18:40:18.386568588 +0100
                      --------------------------
                      File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh
                      patching file /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh
                      Hunk #1 FAILED at 995.
                      1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh.rej
                    honestly, i'm confused which files should be selected, File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh or File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Forage View Post
                      You are supposed to do some of your own research first since if you don't know, you probably shouldn't go there ;-P

                      Anyway:
                      1. ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --extract NewDirectory
                      2. Apply the patch as described by Vi0L0 in the previous post
                      3. sudo ./ati-installer.sh 13.251 --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy
                      4. And install the build packages, placed one directory up
                      hmm, i was tried but i'm getting an error, or maybe i'm doing it wrong ?
                      1. ./amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run --extract catalyst
                      2. Apply the patch as described by Vi0L0 in the previous post
                        Code:
                        $ patch -Np1 -i ./looks_like_amd_forgot_this.patch
                        can't find file to patch at input line 3
                        Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
                        The text leading up to this was:
                        --------------------------
                        |--- 13.12/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c	2013-12-17 20:05:35.000000000 +0100
                        |+++ 13.12/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c	2013-12-19 18:40:18.386568588 +0100
                        --------------------------
                        File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh
                        patching file /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh
                        Hunk #1 FAILED at 995.
                        1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh.rej
                      honestly, i'm confused which files should be selected, File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/ati-installer.sh or File to patch: /home/bii/downloads/amd/catalyst/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_acpi.c

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                      • #56
                        installs with patch,however still no luck with modern CPU+GPU hybird

                        this could be hw specific issue with Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC/3567, BIOS F.6A 05/13/2013
                        / AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
                        <3>[fglrx:hal_read_VBIOS] *ERROR* Invalid AMD VBIOS at bus 1!
                        RIP msg in irqmgr_wrap_disable_userspace_interrupts+0x50/0x270 [fglrx]
                        and
                        <6>[fglrx] release failed with code -EBUSY

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                        • #57
                          oops sorry, double post

                          hmm, i've patched the file already (i choose a wrong file at previous post). But now i've new problem when i run the command:
                          Code:
                          $ sudo ./ati-installer.sh 13.251 --buildpkg Debian/stable
                          i getting an error
                          Code:
                          =====================================================================
                           AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager 
                          =====================================================================
                          Generating package: Debian/stable
                          cp: cannot stat `/home/bii/downloads/NewCatalyst/x710/*': No such file or directory
                          Package build failed!
                          Package build utility output:
                          dpkg-buildpackage: source package fglrx-installer
                          dpkg-buildpackage: source version 13.251-1
                          dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by AMD: Advanced Micro Devices. <http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html>
                           dpkg-source --before-build fglrx.NOKiji
                          dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture i386
                           debian/rules build
                          dh_testdir
                          make: dh_testdir: Command not found
                          make: *** [build] Error 127
                          dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2
                          any suggestions guys?

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                          • #58
                            13.12 version is probably the worst version I tried in years, at least on Ubuntu 64bit. Everything works fine after the restart, but after a while, videos don't play anymore (not in vlc, nor in mplayer; xv isn't diplaying anything, x11 works, gl crashes), steam client crashes at startup 8 out of 10 times, and when it starts, it's just flickering garbage in its window. Basically, any game just crashes within fglrx_dri.so Since I have a 7950 card, open source drivers aren't the best solution, but a few more days of this, and I'll try to use them on a regular basis. Absoulte garbage (literary!)...

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by zzarko View Post
                              13.12 version is probably the worst version I tried in years, at least on Ubuntu 64bit. Everything works fine after the restart, but after a while, videos don't play anymore (not in vlc, nor in mplayer; xv isn't diplaying anything, x11 works, gl crashes), steam client crashes at startup 8 out of 10 times, and when it starts, it's just flickering garbage in its window. Basically, any game just crashes within fglrx_dri.so Since I have a 7950 card, open source drivers aren't the best solution, but a few more days of this, and I'll try to use them on a regular basis. Absoulte garbage (literary!)...
                              Why do never get issues like this? I rarely experience inconsistent crashes in anything I do, and have been running on fglrx for over a year after my previous machine had a Nvidia card. I actually experience LESS crashes with fglrx than Nvidia. My notebook has been up 5 days now, in that 5 days I have been using KDE, VLC, Steam (playing metro and psychonauts), multiple suspend & hibernation cycles, and I have experienced nothing distracting.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by grigi View Post
                                Why do never get issues like this? I rarely experience inconsistent crashes in anything I do, and have been running on fglrx for over a year after my previous machine had a Nvidia card. I actually experience LESS crashes with fglrx than Nvidia. My notebook has been up 5 days now, in that 5 days I have been using KDE, VLC, Steam (playing metro and psychonauts), multiple suspend & hibernation cycles, and I have experienced nothing distracting.
                                Because you are very lucky or you are an alien XD

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