In this tutorial we will see how to install the AMD Catalyst 12.11 driver under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. This driver is a beta and is not recommended for production machines. AMD hasn't published any release notes for this driver, so the user has to test it at his/her own risk.

Driver Installation

You need firstly to remove current driver with these commands:

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

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

Install now AMD Catalyst 12.11 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 with these commands:

sudo apt-get install unzip

cd /tmp && wget -c http://goo.gl/QRHCk -O catalyst-12.11-beta-x86.x86_64.zip

unzip catalyst-12.11-beta-x86.x86_64.zip

chmod +x amd*12.11-beta*.run

sudo sh amd*12.11-beta*.run

The setup wizard will pop-up which will guide you in installing the driver:

Finally, run this command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Reboot your system to finish the installation.

To install AMD Catalyst 12.11 beta driver from PPA, run these commands (PPA not updated so far):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fglrx-installer

You can find here another way for installing AMD drivers on Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

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