Update ATI AMD Catalyst 12.1 driver for Linux is available, you can check it here.

Since few hours, a new Linux AMD Catalyst 11.11 display driver has been released for owners of ATI graphics cards. The good news about this new driver is that it supports X.Org Server 1.11, which will run smoothly with Fedora 17.

You may download the driver for your Linux distribution from here. In this guide we will see only how to install the AMD Catalyst 11.11 driver on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Getting Started

Before we start, uninstall the current driver with these commands from the terminal:

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

 sudo apt-get remove –purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx

To start the installation of the AMD Catalyst 11.11 driver, follow now these steps:

1. Start the terminal and run this sequence of commands to download the AMD Catalyst 11.11 driver to your hard drive:

cd ~/; mkdir catalyst11.11; cd catalyst11.11/

wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-11-x86.x86_64.run

chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-11-x86.x86_64.run

2. Install the driver now with this command:

sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-11-x86.x86_64.run

3. Follow now the setup wizard:

3. Update now the X.org file with this command (optional):

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Reboot now your system. You have now successfully installed the AMD Catalyst 11.11 driver on Ubuntu 11.10.

[Note]: If you have any trouble while installing or running this driver, then boot into recovery mode to delete it.

Good luck!