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AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Proprietary Ubuntu Graphics Driver

This document provides information about the latest posting of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Ubuntu Graphics Driver. 

Linux Distributions Supported: This version of the AMD Radeon Software Ubuntu Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Ubuntu distributions:

Distributions supported:

  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2

​​Please see Installer ​Notes to understand how to install this driver.​ ​​​​​​












 Supported Products



AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux 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 SeriesATI Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 300 SeriesAMD 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  ​
Desktop Mobile
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 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 SeriesAMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 SeriesATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series ​​​

Release Notes



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System Requirements

Before attempting to install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Proprietary Linux 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 15.12 Proprietary 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

Resolved Issues:

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

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