AMD catalyst 12. 6 beta can work well with fedora 17. http://support.amd. com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst126beta. aspx
== '''Steps to install for HD5xxx and newer cards''' ==
1. You need kernel 3.3.7-1 or 3.3.7-3 . Get them from: (Download kernel, kernel-devel and kernel-headers) Kernel 3.3.7-3: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID= 321331 Kernel 3.3.7-1: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID= 319972
2. Amd Catalyst 12.6 beta Amd Catlyst: http://support.amd.com/ us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst126beta.aspx
Even if your existing kernel is 3.4.0-1 or higher, this procedure will work! So dont panic! I will take kernel 3.3.7-3 as example, you can use kernel 7-1 if desired.
1. Install the kernel: sudo yum -- nogpgcheck install kernel- 3.3.7- 2.fc17.x86_64. rpm (nogpgcheck is needed sice koji packages are not signed)
2. Remove existing kernel-devel. First do: rpm -qa | grep kernel-devel . Then remove the kernel-devel-3.x.x package you see, by using rpm -evv kernel-devel-3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64 (or whatever kernel version you are using)
3. Install kernel-devel (sudo yum --nogpgcheck install kernel-devel-3.3.7-2.fc17.x86_64. rpm)
4. Now, you need to remove kernel-headers. Use: rpm -evv --nodeps kernel-headers-188.8.131.52.fc17.x86_64 (or your kernel headers version, check with rpm -qa | grep kernel-headers). You need to use rpm, since yum will remove both it and dependencies, which include gcc and make; if they are removed, it will torpedo your amd-driver-installer scripts.
5. Install kernel headers (sudo yum --nogpgcheck install kernel-headers-3.3.7-2.fc17.x86_64.rpm). Do a final check with "rpm -qa|grep kernel" to make sure that there is only one copy of kernel-devel, and that it matches the kernel (3.3.7-2.fc17.x86_64) version. Do not proceed to the next step until you have made this check. If you find ANY kernel-devels other than the one being installed here, remove them.
6. Reboot to kernel 3.3.7-3 and install AMD-ATI Catalyst 12.6 BETA driver.
7. Now, edit yum.conf and exclude kernel updates. do: sudo nano /etc/yum.conf and add this to the end: "exclude=kernel*" This will prevent kernel from upgrading. When a new version of Catalyst is available, check for the kernel it supports and upgrade your kernel by uncommenting this line.
== Installing on Older Cards (HD4xxx and below) ==
If you have an HD4xxx series card , [http: // support.amd.com/ us/ gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux. aspx Catalyst] 12.4 is the newest driver to support it ( as of June 4, 2012) . This won't work with X version 1.12 (the one packaged with Fedora 17). To downgrade to X version 1.11, use the following commands (as root). <br> <em>Note: I'm assuming x86_64</ em><br> <b>IMPORTANT:</ b> I'd highly recommend going down to runlevel 3 first. You can do this using the following command in one of the text consoles (<CTRL> + <ALT> + <Fx> where x is 1-9, just try them until you get to a console) <pre>systemctl isolate runlevel3. target</ pre> Commands for downgrading X: <pre>yum erase xorg-x11-drv-intel</ pre> <pre>yum --releasever=16 install libxcb* xcb-util startup-notification*</ pre> <pre>yum -- releasever=16 downgrade *xcb* xorg*</pre> You may also need libxcb.i686 from the Fedora 16 release. The intel driver has additional dependencies, and those with AMD/ATi cards don't need it anyway. To solve the issues with the new kernel source, use the steps in <ul><li>[[Fedora 16 Installation Guide]]</li></ ul> <b>UPDATE</ b><br> 3. 4. 0 has been pushed as the most recent kernel update. This will require recompiling the drivers in addition to commenting the two lines out of <code>uaccess_64.h</ code>. Make sure you've rebooted into the new kernel before compiling the driver. To compile go to the directory where the <code>amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run</ code> file is and type: <pre>./ amd- driver- installer- 12-4-x86. x86_64. run --extract fglrx</pre> You will then need to edit <code>./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/kcl_ioctl.c</code> and add the line <pre>DEFINE_PER_CPU(unsigned long, old_rsp);</pre> on line <code>220</code> directly under the end of the multi- line comment. You also need to edit line <code>4157</code> of <code>. /fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_public. c</code> to be <pre>for_each_possible_cpu(p)</pre>. After this, execute <pre>cd ./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod ./make.sh</pre> as root. If you get an error about no make target for <code>libfglrx_ip.a</code>, then copy the one from <code>./fglrx/arch/x86_64/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod</code> to <code>./fglrx/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/</code> and try again. Finally, run <pre>cd ../ ./make_install.sh</pre> as root then <pre>reboot</pre> to check your results, which I do by seeing if this command correctly outputs a temperature. <pre>aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-gettemperature</pre>