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Install latest AMD Catalyst Driver into Linux Mint

Install latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux Mint

In this article we will consider how best to install the latest drivers for video cards AMD Radeon. Of course, for Linux users it is desirable to have an Nvidia card, since the cards from this company are the most suitable for Linux. But still many people those who use video cards from AMD.



Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.


First check supportable driver for your graphics card. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86 See tab Supported Products.

Note that is supported by Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)

If your video card is supported you can proceed with the installation.

NOTE: To successfully install the official AMD Catalyst, you must uninstall any third-party drivers for graphics adapters that are currently installed in a Linux system.

You may want to install the latest video driver from AMD. AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

To delete all third-party drivers for your graphics adapter, perform the following steps:
Open a terminal, run the commands to remove the drivers:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh --force

After this, download the driver from the manufacturer's website, at the following address - support.amd.comAt the time of writing, the latest version of the driver was 15.2, unpack the archive, inside of which we see a file with the extension .run.

unzip amd-driver-installer-15.20.1046-x86.x86_64.zip

Install latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux Mint

Installing the driver:
Open a terminal in the directory in which you unpacked the archive. Run the commands below

For 64-bit

sudo apt-get install cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic libqtgui4 xserver-xorg-dev debhelper lib32gcc1

For 32-bit

udo apt-get install cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic libqtgui4 xserver-xorg-dev debhelper


Give the right to start and run the install:

sudo chmod +x amd-driver-installer-15.20.1046-x86.x86_64.run


You can then install the driver. But to be safe, I advise you to close a graphics session and continue with the installation in console:

sudo service mdm stop

Enter your username and password.

Now we can start the installation:

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-15.20.1046-x86.x86_64.run

Install latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux MintInstall latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux Mint

Install latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux MintInstall latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver into Linux Mint

Create a config file for the video driver::

sudo amdconfig --initial -f

Now you can restart the computer:

sudo reboot

Good Luck!!!

http://www.amd.com/

Edited by Shekin - 15-11-2016, 21:12
Reason: Updated information

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33 comments

  1. Tenzin
    Hi, when I run the installer (AMD-Catalyst-15.9-Linux-installer-15.201.1151-x86.x86_64.run) it opens, but after I select "Install Driver 15.201.1151 on X.Org 6.9 or later 64-bit" and click continue it fails, showing the message "Please install the required pre-requisites before proceeding..." I am running Linux Mint 18 KDE, wasn't sure if it would work but assumed so as it is based on ubuntu, does it not? Or is there another issue?
  2. Clinton George
    chmod: cannot access 'amd-driver-installer-15.201.1151-x86.x86_64.run': No such file or directory
    I get this error so what should I do
    Regards
    Clinton George
    1. Shekin
      Give the right for file
      sudo chmod +x amd-driver-installer-15.20.1046-x86.x86_64.run
      x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  3. Simon Vassallo
    In the picture above, 'Choose the product'

    Is it option 1 or 2?

    When I do it on my test machine with Ubuntu 15.10, I generate a distribution specific driver package and then install the packages when prompted.

    sudo amdconfig --initial

    Then reboot and all good.

    Thanks Simon
    1. Shekin
      thx Simon))))
      x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
      1. Simon Vassallo
        Hi Shekin,

        Under choose a product to install.

        Which is it?

        Option 1 or 2?

        Thanks
        1. Shekin
          When I tested it (long time ago) I chose 1 point. Now there are no more opportunities to try. Because now I have Nvidia. In my opinion more stable than AMD.
          x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
          1. Simon Vassallo
            ok cool.

            I was given an ATI 7990, which is a pretty good card.

            I will try option one.

            Thank you
  4. Shekin
    Harper,
    Found an interesting article
    https://forum.teksyndicate.com/t/kernel-4-3rc1-fglrx-and-dkms-issues/87759/16
    maybe my article is no longer relevant, maybe something I have not considered or do not understand... yet I can not solve because I now have a video card from Nvidia
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  5. Harper
    Shekin,

    It should work then since 3.9.7 is between 2.6 and 3.19.

    I don't know what's wrong then.
  6. Shekin
    Harper,
    Note that is supported by Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  7. Harper
    Shekin,

    3.9.7-030907-generic
  8. Shekin
    Harper,
    what version of your kernel?
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  9. Harper
    I get this error when I follow these steps.

    (bad exit status: 1)
    [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to build fglrx-15.201.1151 with DKMS
    [Error] Kernel Module : Removing fglrx-15.201.1151 from DKMS

    I don't receive full driver functionality.
    1. Sweest
      Same problem, only it rebooted to a black screen with a under-line cursor in the top left; non-responsive to input. Ctrl+alt+del works to reboot, but all other boot methods fail. I can access root terminal, but my user terminal is encrypted and ecryptfs-mount-private is throwing an error... I think this actually borked my OS.
      1. Shekin
        try
        ctrl+alt+F1
        x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
      2. Anthony
        Same here. Had to boot on a Live CD to uninstall the drivers and boot correctly.
        I think it has to do with the 4.4 kernel (which Mint 18 uses by default). Since AMD's drivers are only compatible with kernels up to 3.19, it messes the installation process.

        Anyone has a fix except downgrading kernel?
  10. Matjaz
    Shekin,
    How do I uninstall? this only crashes cinnamon
  11. Srinivas Murty
    I don't have /usr/share/ati....Where else can I find the existing AMD drivers? I have LinuxMint 17.3.
  12. Victor Hugo
    Thanks!!!
  13. Shekin
    nkl,
    Updated information in article
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  14. nkl
    T1000, after all the manipulations I have the same problem. No directory /usr/X11R6/bin
  15. Tom
    Thanks for the guide.
    It says I first need some other packages to install the drivers.
    Do I need to install build-essential?
    I assume that's what is needed.
  16. Shekin
    AMD has published a new version of the proprietary driver AMD Catalyst 15.9. In the new issue observed only bug fixes, including resolving issues with installation in Ubuntu 14.04.3, fix crashes and violations display appearing when playing Company of Heroes 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, DIRT Showdown and DOTA 2.
    The driver supports X-Server 1.17, Linux kernel 3.19 and glibc 2.3.
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  17. Wilem
    Is Radeon R290 not supported ?
    I cant get it installed keeps saying its not supported
  18. Shekin
    Quote: Mailbob
    Awaiting an answer.

    I don't really understand your question if you ask which drivers to put the old video card then I will not tell. probably need to compare your card downloaded driver. Maybe on the official website you can find earlier versions of drivers for older video cards.
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  19. Mailbob
    This assumes any AMD card...oh and what NVIDIA is better for Linux? Remember the classic Linus Torvald picture?

    Anyway, when I go to amd's website to find something for my AMD Radeon HD7850 video card, yes it used to work like this and my current manufacturer. The AMD website had me download amd-driver-installer-14.301.1001-x86.x86_64.run

    If I try to do so for my 64 bit version of 17.2 Mint, I'm being given links to fglrx and such, the driver made by ubuntu makers for amd cards. So yeah...not what I expected. I was about to do this, I know the whole procedure by heart,but this should specify which AMD cards it will work with, because according to AMD's site, my card is now too old (came out 2 years ago...frustrating) so they're defaulting me to the lame fglrx... or maybe not?

    Awaiting an answer.
  20. alma
    It's too complicated for me. Ubuntu works out of box, Linux Mint why doesn't do that?
  21. T1000
    it's working now,thank you.
  22. Shekin
    Quote: T1000
    looks good,but now i can't use the Cairo-Dock because it's flashing.

    try changing the cairo dock settings setup 3d, as I remember there is such a function.
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  23. T1000
    looks good,but now i can't use the Cairo-Dock because it's flashing.
  24. Shekin
    try then just reboot
    sudo reboot

    if the driver stood up, all will be well. if not, remove driver via the console
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  25. T1000
    i dont have /usr/X11R6/bin folder,only have /usr/X11R6/lib/ and /usr/X11R6/lib64 folders.
    Please help.
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