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  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 Is Now Officially Available

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 14.4 Is Now Officially Available

    After yesterday's testing of the GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series With The Latest Linux Drivers test results were made available, the official Catalyst 14.4 Linux graphics driver was offered up to the public...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3MzA

  • #2
    Is there a PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 with this?
    (I don't want to mess with a manual install)

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    • #3
      you can try --buildpkg method. download driver extract, chmod +x *.run and then

      ./amd-driver-installer-*-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty
      sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
      sudo apt-get install -f

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Veto View Post
        Is there a PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 with this?
        (I don't want to mess with a manual install)
        If you're using Ubuntu - or of derivatives such as Kubuntu, I invite you to www.netext73.pl. As part of our program NeteXt'73 optimizes, adapts and publish include packs with the latest drivers from AMD and Nvidia.

        Catalyst 14.4 RC

        Today probably I share the drivers 'stable' Catalyst 14.4. Of course, all drivers are designed to work with Linux kernels 3.14.x including [here's my line of kernels v29.x].

        Catalyst 14.4 RC + kernel v29.3-3.14.1-brazos [testing line]

        Regards

        Tomek

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        • #5
          I can confirm that L4D2 works fine with Catalyst 14.4 (hovewer I tested it on RC version) and Radeon R7 (A10-7850k + 1600MHz RAM).

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          • #6
            openSUSE 13.1 64 bit.
            I just installed the latest catalyst driver.

            ( command line, become root, start the driver package, build a distro specific rpm.
            Opened the rpm with apper, and then apper got me an extra file. )

            After a reboot I started Left For Dead2. Finally this game runs smooth.
            HD5750

            The sound however is not working.

            When trying two other games, Portal 2 and Hal Life 2, sound was working fine.

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            • #7
              AMD Driver

              Is AMD developers working full time to provide better Linux drivers?

              This is greate for us!!!!

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              • #8
                Keep drivers updated

                To keep drivers updated I use http://sourceforge.net/projects/uaci/

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                • #9
                  Installed xubuntu 14.04 yesterday and also running the xorg-edgers drivers on my 7870(Pitcairn version).
                  The OSS driver forces vsync on by default. But unlike fglrx it supports dynamic vsync and doesen't lag.

                  On springrts the performance is great. I may try portal out this days.

                  I don't think I will install fglrx on linux again.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Veto View Post
                    Is there a PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 with this?
                    (I don't want to mess with a manual install)
                    Not yet, but I recommend just downloading and installing the package, because fglrx though the repos don't work at the moment with 14.04.

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                    • #11
                      I can say that 14.4 from AMD site installs fine with ubuntu 14.04. But I had a couple of compiz crashes. So it's not working 100% bug free.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                        you can try --buildpkg method. download driver extract, chmod +x *.run and then

                        ./amd-driver-installer-*-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty
                        sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
                        sudo apt-get install -f
                        Used to work most of the time when I had the GT725(4850 mobility) w/Ubuntu unless the install scripts were borked which happened from time-to-time...

                        caveat IIRC it produces 4 packages(maybe 3) and they need to be installed in a certain order which I think is listed in the docs, but it doesn't take much to figure it out o.w. then just sudo dpkg -i them

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by narciso View Post
                          I can say that 14.4 from AMD site installs fine with ubuntu 14.04. But I had a couple of compiz crashes. So it's not working 100% bug free.
                          With catalyst you have a 50:50 chance your hardware accelerated programm is running at all. I can't understand the euphoria which comes with each new release of this piece of crap.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                            With catalyst you have a 50:50 chance your hardware accelerated programm is running at all. I can't understand the euphoria which comes with each new release of this piece of crap.
                            Folks are in euphorically hope that every next release wil be better and better

                            But I don't understand why linux proprietary Catalyst has a worse performance than Windows releases. Nvidia's binary blobs have almost the same performance in both OSes.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by circulus View Post
                              But I don't understand why linux proprietary Catalyst has a worse performance than Windows releases.
                              It doesn't. Catalyst performs the same as well in OpenGL tests - it's just that it's OpenGL support is slower than Direct3D, while NVidia has done a better job of making sure OpenGL is fully optimized.

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