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    Default How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    Hi,

    What is the procedure to install the latest catalyst software from AMD for the ATI videocards?
    I downloaded the linux 64 bits RUN package from AMD website (version 11.12) and used the following command :

    ./ati-driver-installer-11-12-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE114-AMD64

    This extracts the fglrx driver for my opensuse version after which I install it via zypper install fglrx-xxxxxx.rpm

    This is all OK, but when I launch the catalyst software in KDE to configure Crossfire, Xinerame, screens etc... it opens the catalyst software version 11.6 (the one I installed several months ago, the first catalyst package I installed after the installation of opensuse 11.4).

    So my guess is that the ati driver installation RPM only installs the fglrx radeon drivers and not the catalyst software.
    Is there a way to upgrade this software as well?

    It should be version 11.12 by now.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst softwarefor ATI videocards?

    > What is the procedure to install the latest catalyst software from AMD
    > for the ATI videocards?


    as far as i know this is the latest and greatest:
    http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

    be sure and let us know if it doesn't work for you..

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    Quote Originally Posted by LRE View Post
    Hi,

    What is the procedure to install the latest catalyst software from AMD for the ATI videocards?
    I downloaded the linux 64 bits RUN package from AMD website (version 11.12) and used the following command :

    ./ati-driver-installer-11-12-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg SuSE/SUSE114-AMD64

    This extracts the fglrx driver for my opensuse version after which I install it via zypper install fglrx-xxxxxx.rpm

    This is all OK, but when I launch the catalyst software in KDE to configure Crossfire, Xinerame, screens etc... it opens the catalyst software version 11.6 (the one I installed several months ago, the first catalyst package I installed after the installation of opensuse 11.4).

    So my guess is that the ati driver installation RPM only installs the fglrx radeon drivers and not the catalyst software.
    Is there a way to upgrade this software as well?

    It should be version 11.12 by now.

    Thanks.
    ATI driver with atiupgrade
    Don't copy/paste the code (it's not up to date). Install atiupgrade from repo as described in the article and run:

    Code:
    sudo atiupgrade
    It will create the package and update the driver.

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    Worked fine but reported the following in the end:

    (9) - running aticonfig...
    /usr/bin/aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
    /usr/bin/aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

    My gfx adapter is a "ATI Radeon Mobility X600 (M24) 3150 (PCIE)"
    which seems not to be supported anymore...

    Now the 2D driver ist still "radeon" but the 3D driver, which used to be "R300 Gallium (7.10.2), is missing.
    In order to return to my previous 3D driver, would I have to de-install the "atiupgrade" stuff ?

    Any help appreciated very much!

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    Quote Originally Posted by hardy59 View Post
    Worked fine but reported the following in the end:

    My gfx adapter is a "ATI Radeon Mobility X600 (M24) 3150 (PCIE)"
    which seems not to be supported anymore...

    Now the 2D driver ist still "radeon" but the 3D driver, which used to be "R300 Gallium (7.10.2), is missing.
    In order to return to my previous 3D driver, would I have to de-install the "atiupgrade" stuff ?

    Any help appreciated very much!

    The script checks for Legacy (now unsupported models) in this list:
    ati_legacy="9500 9550 9600 9700 9800 X300 X550 X600 X700 X800 X850 X1050 X1300 X1550 X1600 X1650 X1800 X1900 Xpress X1200 X1250 X2100"

    Normally it should have aborted at stage (1) and printed that the model is unsupported. Why it did not, I don't know, but probably it couldn't read/parse the model correctly. What's the output of:
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    There is nothing you can do with that driver. You have to deinstall it. Check if the package is installed:

    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep fglrx
    It should ouptut something like:
    Code:
    fglrx64_xpic_SUSE114xxxx
    or fglrx32 on a 32bit system and SUSE121 if you are on openSUSE 12.1

    Then remove the package. In my example (the package name might be different for you), it would be:

    Code:
    sudo zypper rm  fglrx64_xpic_SUSE114
    Since aticonfig failed, it probably didn't modify your xorg.conf.

    What where you using before? radeon? It's still there. It might have been blacklisted by fglrx, but when you uninstall the package, it should remove the file which blacklists the radeon module. This file is /etc/modprobe.d/50-fglrx.conf . Make sure it is gone after you deinstalled the package.

    Finally you can deinstall the atiupgrade script, because you don't need it. But the script itself doesn't bother.

    Code:
    sudo zypper rm atiupgrade.
    I have to go ...

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    Thanks a lot, please_try_again!

    I was using the radeon driver bevore but it was freezing with hardware accelerated rendering.
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...00-card-2.html


    I could successfully de-install the driver by following your procedure.
    The details are as follows:

    Code:
    # su -
    .......
    
    # lspci | grep -i vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
    
    # rpm -qa | grep fglrx
    fglrx_xpic_SUSE114-8.920-1.i586
    
    #zypper rm fglrx_xpic_SUSE114-8.920-1.i586
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following package is going to be REMOVED:
      fglrx_xpic_SUSE114 
    
    1 package to remove.
    After the operation, 129.2 MiB will be freed.
    Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
    Removing fglrx_xpic_SUSE114-8.920-1 [done]
    There are some running programs that use files deleted by recent upgrade. You may wish to restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps' to list these programs.
    
    
    # zypper rm atiupgrade
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following package is going to be REMOVED:
      atiupgrade 
    
    1 package to remove.
    After the operation, 31.0 KiB will be freed.
    Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
    Removing atiupgrade-3.0.1-2.1 [done]
    There are some running programs that use files deleted by recent upgrade. You may wish to restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps' to list these programs.
    Again, thanks a lot for your help!

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    The script failed to parse the model of your graphics card returned by lspci. It expected "X600" and got "Mobility X600" instead. Thus it didn't detect this unsupported model and proceeded with the driver installation instead of aborting with an error message. I fixed it in version 3.0.2 , thanks to your feedback.

    While this basic gfx card detection in atiupgrade is a cool feature, it is not garanteed to work in all cases (as we just saw). You should first check if your graphics card is supported (especially old models) before installing Catalyst with atiupgrade or another script or method.

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst software for ATI videocards?

    I am happy that I could help here a bit - even if it was by failing and beeing naive:-)
    It is up to me to thank YOU very much for your help here and for your tool/solution!

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    Default Re: How to install the lastest version of the AMD Catalyst softwarefor ATI videocards?

    On 12/22/2011 12:26 PM, hardy59 wrote:
    >
    > I am happy that I could help here a bit - even if it was by failing and
    > beeing naive:-)
    > It is up to me to thank YOU very much for your help here and for your
    > tool/solution!
    >
    >

    And I thank you for bringing this up - and of course "please try again"
    for the neat solution. I've just got a new computer with an on-board
    graphic chipset and was about to search the past posts about configuring
    the video. Most timely.

    My eyes got glazed and my mind numb, reading about the hard way, the
    easy way, getting down to the runlevel 3, and waving a magic wand while
    there, etc.

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