AMD has released the ATI Catalyst 12.3 driver for Linux since few hours. Having no support for X.Org Server 1.12, this update has no big changes compared to the previous release (ATI Catlayst 12.2), but brings full support for the following graphics cards:

  • Radeon HD 7800
  • Radeon HD 7700
  • Radeon HD 7900
In this page, we will help you install AMD ATI Catalyst 12.3 for Linux under a system running Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 or older (11.04/10.10/10.04).

AMD ATI Catalyst 12.3 Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands to uninstall the current AMD driver:

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

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

Then start the installation of ATI Catalyst 12.3 with these commands:

cd ~/; mkdir catalyst12.3; cd catalyst12.3/

wget -O amd-driver-installer-12-3-x86.x86_64.run http://goo.gl/4oZZK

chmod +x amd-driver-installer-12-3-x86.x86_64.run

sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-12-3-x86.x86_64.run

Then complete the setup wizard:

When you finish, run this command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Finally, reboot your system to finih the installation of the driver:

sudo reboot

For full changelog, check this page.

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