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 AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.12 Proprietary Graphics Driver Release Notes

Article Number: RN-LIN-CRIMSON15-12

​​​This document provides information about the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.12 Proprietary Graphics Driver. 

The content of this document is organized into the following sections:

    • AMD Product Compatibility
    • Linux Distributions Supported
    • System Requirements
    • System Recommendations
    • Resolved Issues

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.12 Proprietary Graphics Driver is compatible with the following AMD products. 

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury XAMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 FuryAMD Radeon™ R5 230 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 NanoAMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 300 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

 

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

 

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
DesktopMobile
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R6 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R5 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R4 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
A-Series AMD Radeon™ R3 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
FX-8800P AMD Radeon™ R7 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series
E-Series AMD Radeon™ R2 Graphics

 

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series
 ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

 

 Linux Distributions Supported

This version of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

Distributions supported:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12
    • OpenSuSE 13.1

Distribution specific packages are available for:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.1, 7.0, 6.6, 6.5
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2

System Requirements

Before attempting to install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.12 Proprietary Graphics Driver, the following software must be installed:

    • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.17)
    • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
    • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
    • POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

NOTE: If a Linux 2.6.11 or newer kernel was built with CONFIG_AGP enabled, the kernel AGP frontend is required to load the fglrx kernel module. To identify whether your kernel with CONFIG_AGP enabled, look for CONFIG_AGP=y in the kernel config file, or if the 'agpgart' module is loaded

System Recommendations

For optimal performance and ease of use, the following are available:

    • Kernel module build environment
    • Kernel source code include either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages
    • The RPM utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system, if you intend to install via RPM packages

The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.12 Proprietary Graphics Driver to install and work optimally:

    • gimp-help-en
    • gimp-help-common
    • XFree86-Mesa-libGL
    • libstdc++
    • libgcc
    • XFree86-libs
    • fontconfig
    • freetype
    • zlib
    • gcc

Resolved Issue:

    • ​[SWDEV-82980] Ubuntu 15.10 fails when building the .deb packages

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