AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 LINUX Beta Driver

Article Number: RN-LN-B13.10

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta Driver for Linux:

This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new features:

  • Not Applicable

Resolved Issues:

  • [383176] System hang up when startx after setting up an Eyefinity desktop
  • [384193] Permission issue with procfs on kernel 3.10
  • [373812] System hang observed while running disaster stress test on Ubuntu 12.10
  • [383109] Hang is observed when running Unigine on Linux
  • [383573] AC/DC switching is not automatically detected
  • [383075] Laptop backlight adjustment is broken
  • [383430] Glxtest failures observed in log file with forcing on Anti-Aliasing
  • [383372] Cairo-dock is broken
  • [378333] Severe desktop corruption is observed when enabled compiz in certain cases
  • [384509] glClientWaitSync is waiting even when timeout is 0
  • [382494] C4Engine get corruption with GL_ARB_texture_array enabled

Open Issues:

  • Not Applicable

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta driver can be downloaded from the following link:

Note! This Driver is provided “AS IS” and under the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement provided therewith

AMD Product Compatibility:

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta Driver for Linux is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 8900 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8800 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8700 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6700 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8600 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6600 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6500 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8400 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6400 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8300 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6300 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6200 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7800 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7500 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7400 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7300 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5400 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7400A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6300A Series

AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ E6760

AMD Radeon™ E6460

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility

Desktop

Mobile

AMD Radeon™ HD 8400 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8600G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8300 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8200 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8400G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8100 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8300G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8600D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7500G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8400D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7400G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8300D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7300G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7200G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7500D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6600G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7400D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6500G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6500D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6400G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6400D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6300G Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6300D Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6200G Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 8900M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6800M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8800M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6700M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8700M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6600M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8600M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6500M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6400M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7900M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6300M Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7800M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5800 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5700 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5600 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7500M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5500 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5400 Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6900M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

Linux Distributions Supported:

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.10 Beta Driver for Linux is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.3 and 6.4
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
    • OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
    • Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 13.04

System Requirements:

Before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver, the following software must be installed:

    • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.14)
    • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.10)
    • 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 Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver to install and work optimally:

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

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