Current long-term stable kernel, which will be supported by kernel.org up to 2014 is 3.4
Last edited by krasnoglaz; 01-30-2013 at 07:48 AM.
As long as they go for this crappy driver policy I will not give them my money again.
AMD, if you are already short on money pissing of your existing customers should not be the way to go. Sad enough that you do not recognize that on your own.
I'm running catalyst 13.1 on kernel 3.7 with no problems. Folks, try before you whine.
The driver likes the same patches as 13.1. I packaged 13.2 beta 3 and tested it with Serious Sam 3. Well the result was that it does not start until you do:
I can not test HD 6000/7000 because i do not own such cards but with HD 5670 i have got the same launching and corruption issue that should be fixed in that driver - did they really fix em for the newer cards???Code:rm -rvf ~/.steam/root/SteamApps/common/Serious\ Sam\ 3/Temp/ShaderCache/
Perhaps your own distro is patched in such a way that it doesn't allow the catalyst to function?
Last edited by nirvanix; 02-01-2013 at 12:28 PM.
I can tell you what is going wrong: AMD's driver policy is pathetic. The latest officially supported kernel that is still supported by the kernel developers is 3.4. Patches to make it work with newer kernels seem to be trivial, but nonetheless AMD is not able to integrate them.What baffles me most about this forum is how people automatically fling poison darts at the most obvious target, AMD, instead of doing a deeper evaluation of what is going wrong.
Want to try the improved drivers of kernel 3.7? The improvements in btrfs? Want to get rid of problems that are solved in newer kernels? Or even try the AVX support for your new CPU? Nope, AMD does not want you to, as long as you are not using the free drivers, which lack proper power-management, video-decoding and don't fully support other features of your GPU.
I run Slackware, it is even less patched than Arch.Perhaps your own distro is patched in such a way that it doesn't allow the catalyst to function?