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    AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    Hi,

    I've just installed Fedora 22, and everything is working fine aside from not having the AMD Catalyst drivers installed.

    I've tried the official drivers, and have spent many an hour Googling, to no avail. Would anyone know how to install the drivers? Any solution would be fantastic.

    Thanks

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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    I am in the same situation, also no success. I guess the kernel no longer works with the old AMD drivers available on the AMD site. I am sure a update will come up eventually....
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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    Don't hold you breath waiting. AMD are notoriously slow at releasing driver updates. Also, depending on the generation of your hardware you may find it is no longer supported when they do.

    http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...easeNotes.aspx

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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    This article from last October offers some hope.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...strategy&num=1

    Major rework.. I have been kind of following, and near as I can tell this is for the kernel 4.2 series.

    I have a patched catalyst that builds kernel modules, but the xorg server pukes.
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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    Yeah, I read that with interest last year too but the release notes for 15.5 don't offer much encouragement

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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    For the fun of it, I tried again with the catalyst drivers.
    I did see some xorg patches go through.
    It still pukes.

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    4.2 kernel will be a little while yet. I guess we will see if things are better then.
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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    Am I better off running Fedora 21, do the Catalyst drivers work on that?

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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    I'm also having the same problem, found this site https://bluehatrecord.wordpress.com/...x-kernel-4-04/ with instructions on how to install the proprietary AMD drivers.
    I'm going to try and give you guys some feedback

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    Re: AMD Catalyst Drivers on Fedora 22

    The drivers work on KDE Spin only. I was alittle upset about that as I use gnome but I will wait it out and see if someone comes up with a walkthrough.

    Go to the link follow and the instructions.

    https://bluehatrecord.wordpress.com/...x-kernel-4-04/

    Note before you do
    # systemctl isolate multi-user.target
    Do the rest of the steps and stop at Step.
    # dnf --allowerasing downgrade xorg-x11-server-common xorg-x11-server-Xorg
    Then do systemctl isolate multi-user.target to run into the cli mode to downgrade to Xorg 1.16 then reboot. Once you reboot you should be greeted with the login screen once again. Now you are good to follow the rest of the instructions. Ultra patch2 is need btw make sure to install patch command from Fed repos. Next Note if you are going to be installing Steam as well make sure to install and run it and update it first before you install the AMD drivers. Once you do that and install the AMD drivers after Steam is setup you should not receive the GLX errors again after reboot from installing the drivers and you should be all set. Its a long process but its worth playing steam games and also heroes of the storm on my linux machine good luck fellas and happy fathers day to any Dad's out there that want to enjoy the Steam summer sale.


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