AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta for Linux

Article Number: RN-LN-B14.6

​​Installer Notes

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Linux:
This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new:


  • None


  • Ubuntu 14.04 support
  • Install improvements
    • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default
      • Help user install generated distribution package once created
    • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process
      • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites

Resolved Issues:

  • [399454] : Witcher 2 - Resolves random lock-up seen when launching the application
  • [398826] : Screen corruption when connect external monitor to some PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396719] : X crash when do rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled
  • [397810] : Failure on exit of OpenGL programs
  • [398424] : Error message when run clinfo in console mode
  • [396098] : Blank screen when hotplug HDMI monitor from MST hub
  • [396795] : System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress A+I platform
  • [396870] : Garbage on the bottom right corner of screen before boot into login UI during restart
  • [394504] : Segmentation fault when run ETQW

Open Issues:

  • DOTA 2 may hang while playing on the AMD Radeon 7900 or AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • Witcher 2 exhibits intermittent corruption when swinging sword in the Arena

The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 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 with it.

AMD Product Compatibility:
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Linux is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R9 200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 200X SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 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 Embedded Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ E6760AMD Radeon™ E6460


AMD APU Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ R7 SeriesAMD Radeon™ R7 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series


AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series


Linux Distributions Supported:
The AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta Driver for Linux is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
    • openSUSE 13.1
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 14.04

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 1.15)
    • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.13)
    • 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