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This package contains both the 32-bit and 64-bit driver.
 
This package contains both the 32-bit and 64-bit driver.
 
  $ cd ~/; mkdir catalyst{{Catalystversion}}; cd catalyst{{Catalystversion}}/
 
  $ cd ~/; mkdir catalyst{{Catalystversion}}; cd catalyst{{Catalystversion}}/
  $ wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run
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  $ wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip
  $ chmod +x amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run
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$ unzip amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip
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  $ chmod +x amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run
  
 
You MUST make sure that the standard radeon drivers are not installed. If you don't do this, the open-source radeon driver may be used instead of the newly-installed Catalyst driver, even if the Catalyst driver is correctly installed. This may cause the error message "amdconfig: No supported adapters detected":
 
You MUST make sure that the standard radeon drivers are not installed. If you don't do this, the open-source radeon driver may be used instead of the newly-installed Catalyst driver, even if the Catalyst driver is correctly installed. This may cause the error message "amdconfig: No supported adapters detected":
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An alternative would be to hold down Ctrl+Alt+SysRq (SysRq is usually the same key as PrintScreen) and type very slowly R E I S U B. A way to remember this is by inverting the word: "BUSIER" or remembering a phrase: "Restart Even If System Utterly Broken". This would also safely shutdown the system.
 
An alternative would be to hold down Ctrl+Alt+SysRq (SysRq is usually the same key as PrintScreen) and type very slowly R E I S U B. A way to remember this is by inverting the word: "BUSIER" or remembering a phrase: "Restart Even If System Utterly Broken". This would also safely shutdown the system.
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= Hardware Video Decode Acceleration (EXPERIMENTAL) =
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This is confirmed to work for newer RadeonHD GPU's (those with UVD2). If you have a RadeonHD 4000 series or newer, you have UVD2. To see the complete list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Video_Decoder#UVD_enabled_GPUs
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If you have an older RadeonHD with UVD, you can use Catalyst 10-7 to get working acceleration, but users have confirmed acceleration broken since then.
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For acceleration to work, you will need libva from this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~dtl131/+archive/catalysthacks and the xvba va-api backend from: http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauchesne/xvba-video/
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With those installed, you can get acceleration from any video player that uses VA-API. A compatible version of VLC is available in the aforementioned PPA.
  
 
=Updating Catalyst/fglrx=
 
=Updating Catalyst/fglrx=
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DO NOT try to install a new version over an old one. Follow the 'Removing the Driver' section below to remove your existing driver, and then you can start at 'Downloading the latest Catalyst' to install the new one.
 
DO NOT try to install a new version over an old one. Follow the 'Removing the Driver' section below to remove your existing driver, and then you can start at 'Downloading the latest Catalyst' to install the new one.
  
=Removing Catalyst/fglrx=
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The uninstall script in the first command will only exist if you downloaded the drivers and installed the directly (rather than building packages as this guide does). Skip the first command if it does not exist.
 
$ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
 
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
 
 
 
If you plan on using open-source drivers, you will need to reinstall some packages because Catalyst overwrites or diverts some key 3D libraries with proprietary versions. For more information on this issue, see [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/FglrxInteferesWithRadeonDriver this Ubuntu wiki page]
 
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
 
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
 
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
 
$ sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
 
  
 
= Issues =
 
= Issues =

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