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'''the below info is from Fedoraforum.org and should help you get AMD catalyst 12.6 for fedora 17
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Note:  12.9 BETA minimum !!!For kernel 3.4.* and up
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This section applies directly to users using the Official amd-driver-installer package downloaded from amd.com
  
'''Warning As of the release of catalyst version 12.8, this does not work at all. Additionally the guide contains architecture specific commands and following the guide to the letter will result in an unusable system that will require repairs in recovery mode'''
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=== Installation Prep for Amd-Driver-Installer ===
  
''' http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503
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The script from AMD builds the kernel module and a set of modules for XOrg. The Official AMD installer requires some development packages to be installed:
  
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<pre>
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su -
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yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc gcc-c++
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</pre>
  
  
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=== Download driver ===
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Download the driver for your particular card from http://support.amd.com/
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  wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
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  unzip amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
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=== Install driver ===
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Run the file as root in the ''sh'' shell.
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  su
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  sh amd-driver-installer-{{catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run
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Select the default install, do not generate distribution packages.
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Click "check log" when install finish
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=== GENERATE DEFAULT CONFIG ===
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  su
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  sh aticonfig --initial
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REBOOT
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===To Uninstall===
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Open terminal,SU to get root,type:
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  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh
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Video playback
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Add rpm-fusion repositories (free and non-free) via firefox
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    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
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    open with Archive manager and install,this will provide extra video-codec like H-264,ac3,xvid,mp4....
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Good luck,
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winglman
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knowledge is free, so share it!

Revision as of 15:10, 18 January 2013

Note: 12.9 BETA minimum !!!For kernel 3.4.* and up

This section applies directly to users using the Official amd-driver-installer package downloaded from amd.com

Installation Prep for Amd-Driver-Installer

The script from AMD builds the kernel module and a set of modules for XOrg. The Official AMD installer requires some development packages to be installed:

su -
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc gcc-c++


Download driver

Download the driver for your particular card from http://support.amd.com/


  wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-14-9-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
  unzip amd-driver-installer-14-9-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

Install driver

Run the file as root in the sh shell.

  su
  sh amd-driver-installer-14-9-x86.x86_64.run


Select the default install, do not generate distribution packages.

Click "check log" when install finish

GENERATE DEFAULT CONFIG

  su
  sh aticonfig --initial


REBOOT

To Uninstall

Open terminal,SU to get root,type:

  sh /usr/share/ati/amd-uninstall.sh


Video playback

Add rpm-fusion repositories (free and non-free) via firefox

   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
   open with Archive manager and install,this will provide extra video-codec like H-264,ac3,xvid,mp4.... 

Good luck,

winglman

knowledge is free, so share it!