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Latest revision as of 20:21, 10 December 2012

There are two methods to install the fglrx driver. RPMFusion.org provides an RPM repository that fits in with yum for simple installation and updating. AMD provides a script installer that can generate Fedora RPMs or install the driver directly.

RPMFusion Repository

  • This method will give you automatic updates when they become available from AMD.

Step 1 Install RPMFusion repository information

Step 2 Install the driver

yum method

1. Open a terminal and become root.

$ su -

2. In the terminal, perform the following command:

# yum install akmod-fglrx

3. Enable the driver for use.

# fglrx-config-display enable

GUI method

  1. Open Add/Remove Software.
  2. Search for "akmod-fglrx"
  3. Check the package and click Apply.

Step 3 Restart

  • Restart your computer for changes to take effect.


AMD Repository

  • Visit the Catalyst 14.9 page and download the installer.

Step 1 Install Development Tools

The fglrx driver has a small kernel module that is required for hardware 3D and OpenGL acceleration.

$ su -c `yum install gcc kernel-devel rpm-build`

Step 2 Install fglrx Driver

Step 2a Generate RPMs Method

  • Open a terminal, and run the package.
$ sh amd-catalyst-14-9-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F10
  • Become root and install the RPM files that were generated.
$ su -
# rpm -ihv filename.rpm

Step 2b Script Install Method

  • Open a terminal, become root, and run the package.
$ su -
# sh amd-catalyst-14-9-linux-x86.x86_64.run

Step 3 Reboot

  • Restart your computer for changes to take effect.