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    Phoronix: AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

    Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3OTY

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    Release Package: 14.30.1005-140827a-175329E
    OpenGL Support: 4.4.13083 Compatibility Profile Context 14.30.1005

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      Can it be installed for kernel version higher than 3.13 without patches??
      And if yes until which version?

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        Originally posted by djdoo View Post
        Can it be installed for kernel version higher than 3.13 without patches??
        And if yes until which version?
        Yes? (>= 3.14 defined in source); but I can't install it on my hd7970 "Your graphics adapter is not supported by this driver...". Is it safe to force the installation?

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          Who knows I think it probably isn't tested on cards diferent to R9 285 it probably should work on the other GCN GPu but it could have issues with them. I wouldn't install it on systems without use as test/experiment system. you couldn't complain if your system didn't work afterwards, sinc support isn't advertised.

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            Originally posted by flim View Post
            Yes? (>= 3.14 defined in source); but I can't install it on my hd7970 "Your graphics adapter is not supported by this driver...". Is it safe to force the installation?
            I have it running on my AMD E-350 APU (HD 6310). No restrictions.

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              xorg

              xorg 1.16 support?

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                Linux 3.15 works out of the box. Haven't tried 3.16.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  Linux 3.15 works out of the box. Haven't tried 3.16.
                  Linux 3.16 works aswell.

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                    FYI: Only works for other ASICs when updating from a previous Catalyst

                    From the Arch Catalyst maintainer: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/catalyst-test/

                    Comment by Vi0L0
                    2014-09-03 19:18
                    About the new catalyst 14.30:

                    Once again Phoronix missed the truth. Phoronix wrote:
                    AMD put out the "Catalyst Software Suite for AMD Radeon R9 285" for Windows and Linux. While it's aimed for the R9 285, the driver will work with any supported Radeon GPU.

                    But it's not designed to work with cards other than 285.
                    It will work if you are updating, but it won't generate xorg.conf on systems with cards other than 285. aticonfig will say that they are not supported. So it does sucks for newcommers.

                    Look at the size of the control file:
                    $ ls -l 14.30/common/etc/ati/control
                    -rw-r--r-- 1 user users 312 08-29 15:54 14.30/common/etc/ati/control
                    $ ls -l 14.20/common/etc/ati/control
                    -rw-r--r-- 1 user users 89984 07-11 11:46 14.20/common/etc/ati/control

                    It has just one line...

                    That's why I won't update neither this nor catalyst-test-pxp nor the repo.

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