This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new features:

  • Adds support for Steam OS

Resolved Issues:

  • [372656] : Resolves crash when resizing Konsole
  • [388325] : Resolves brightness adjustment issues
  • [388818] : Resolves kernel module compile failure when CONFIG_UIDGID_STRICT_TYPE_CHECKS is enabled
  • [388335] : Avoids the new GPL symbol acpi_bus_get_device for new kernel support
  • [386897] : Resolves system hang on resume from S4 with OpenGL screen saver running

Open Issues:

  • Steam OS: Some OpenGL applications exhibit screen tearing with V-sync enabled
  • Steam OS: Loading the Steam OS Overlay while playing games can result in a slower user Interface response time

Supported Products:

The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.95 Driver for Linux is compatible with the following AMD products:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X Series
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 250 Series
  • AMD Radeon R7 240 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 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 E6760
  • AMD Radeon E6460

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

  • Desktop
    • 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 HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

Linux Distributions Supported:

The AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.95 Driver for Linux is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.3 and 6.4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
  • Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 13.04

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 1.14)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.12)
  • 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