What's New:

The following section provides a summary of new features and supported products in this driver version.

  • Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
  • AMD Radeon R9 285 support
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • RHEL 7.0 support
  • Install improvements
    • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
      • Help user install generated distribution package once created
    • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
      • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites

Resolved Issues:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.

  • Fixes the issue of discrete GPU not being powered off in Power-Saving mode on some PowerXpress AMD GPU + AMD APU platforms
  • Fixes minor screen corruption when resuming from S3 caused by display hot plugging
  • Witcher 2 random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • Screen corruption when connecting an external monitor to some PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Intermittent X crash when the user does a rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • Error message being displayed when a user does run clinfo in console mode
  • Blank screen when hot plugging an HDMI monitor from a MST hub
  • System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms
  • Corruption or artifacting on the bottom right corner of the screen before booting into login UI during restart
  • Occasional segmentation fault when running ETQW
  • xscreensavers test failing with multi-GPU Crossfire™ configurations
  • Motion Builder severe flickering while toggling full screen
  • Intermittent crashing and corruption observed while running X-Plane
  • Some piglit and Khronos OpenGL conformance test failures
  • Displays occasionally going black when startx is run on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching to integrated GPU on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel Haswell CPU system platforms
  • A connected external display getting disabled when unplugging AC power from laptop platforms
  • An auto log out when double clicking the picture under desktop server times on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms

Known Issues:

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.

  • [419960]: Vari-Bright on some configurations is not decreasing brightness as expected
  • [404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics
  • [404508]: Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle

Supported Products:

The AMD Catalyst 14.4 Driver for Linux is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
  • AMD Radeon R5 230 Series
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 260 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 250 Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 240 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​

  • AMD Radeon HD 7600A Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6600A Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7450A Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6350A Series

AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility

  • ​AMD Radeon E8860
  • AMD Radeon E6460
  • AMD Radeon E6760

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

  • Desktop
    • A-Series AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
    • A-Series AMD Radeon R6 Graphics
    • A-Series AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
    • A-Series AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
    • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000D Series
  • Mobile
    • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000G Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility ​

  • AMD Radeon R9 M200 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 M200 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Radeon R5 M200 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

Linux Distributions Supported:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
  • openSUSE 13.1
  • Ubuntu 12.04.3 and 13.10

System Requirements:

Before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver, the following software must be installed:

  • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.15)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.15)
  • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
  • POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

Note: If a Linux 2.6.11 or newer kernel was built with CONFIG_AGP enabled, the kernel AGP frontend is required to load the fglrx kernel module. To identify whether your kernel with CONFIG_AGP enabled, look for CONFIG_AGP=y in the kernel config file, or if the 'agpgart' module is loaded

System Recommendations:

For optimal performance and ease of use, the following are available:

  • Kernel module build environment
  • Kernel source code include either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages
  • The RPM utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system, if you intend to install via RPM packages

The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver to install and work optimally:

  • gimp-help-en
  • gimp-help-common
  • XFree86-Mesa-libGL
  • libstdc++
  • libgcc
  • XFree86-libs
  • fontconfig
  • freetype
  • zlib
  • gcc