Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 9 April 2015 at 11:46 AM EDT. 3 Comments
While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.

Since yesterday, the updated Catalyst 15.3 Beta (fglrx 15.20) has been sitting in "trusty-proposed" for ultimately landing in the Ubuntu Trusty archive as a stable update.

The Catalyst 15.3 driver adds support for the newer X.Org Server and Linux kernel releases plus various other changes. This is the first Catalyst Linux update since the 14.12 Omega driver release from last December.

Details on this big driver back-port to Ubuntu 14.04 can be found via the trusty-changes list.
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