AMD has released the Catalyst 12.8 driver for Linux systems recently bringing some improvements and bug fixes. This driver is based on the fglrx 8.982 release and it improves support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In this tutorial, we will as usual help you install the AMD Catalyst 12.8 driver under Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems.

AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver  Installation

Uninstall first the old driver with the following commands:

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

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

To install Catalyst 12.8 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older, open the terminal and run the following commands (for both i386 & amd64 platforms):

cd /tmp && wget -O amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip http://goo.gl/ZZkYR

unzip amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip

chmod +x amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run

A window will pop-up which will guide you in installing the driver on your system:

When you finsih the installation, run this command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Finally, reboot your system to get this driver working.

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