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    fglrx in raring

    Another release, another fglrx tracking thread.

    AMD have just released their beta 12.11 drivers. While Quantal (and as such Raring) has working drivers in the repos (for HD5k+ cards) the AMD release is a little newer (fglrx 9.01 compared to 9.000).

    The 12.11 beta adds official xserver 1.13 support, which is nice.

    Download is here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx
    You need to extract it.

    Steps to build are fairly simple at the moment, though I'm assuming you're upgrading the driver and not installing fresh:

    $ wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.11-x86.x86_64.zip
    $ unzip amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.11-x86.x86_64.zip
    $ sh ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.11-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/raring
    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    $ sudo nano /etc/ati/signature
    Code:
    9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358fa643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff1699309bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc
    You'll need to add the above signature (taken from the repo fglrx 9.00) to remove the "Testing" watermark.

    Reboot and all should be good!
    Last edited by jfernyhough; October 24th, 2012 at 12:19 PM. Reason: New 12.11 beta
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    The 12.11 beta appears to add 1.13 support. Download: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...x86.x86_64.zip

    Status:
    Downloading
    Unpacking
    Building packages
    Installing .debs
    No errors from DKMS
    Rebooting
    Boots with Testing watermark
    Retrieving signature from repo fglrx 9.00
    Added signature to /etc/ati/signature
    Logged out, watermark is gone.

    All seems good. Now to test other applications.
    Last edited by jfernyhough; October 24th, 2012 at 12:15 PM.
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    The 3.7 kernel has hit the repos so it's time to get some patches running.

    I've had success manually applying the 3.7 patch [1] with a make.sh patch from Alberto [2]. This make.sh patch works around the version.h move.

    After picking through the patch applying bit by bit (as the file is different to that the patch was created for) I generated a patch specific to 9.01 (attached). In case the patch won't apply (or whatever) I've attached a pre-patched version. Also attached is a signature from fglrx 9.00 that can be used to remove the testing watermark.

    The process is the same as for previous releases, i.e.:

    1) Download
    2) Extract
    3) Patch
    4) Build
    5) Install

    I would add more details to the op but it seems editing is still disabled. Grr.

    For this process I assume you have a working directory called "temp" in your home. Change this to suit. I use /dev/shm as a handy ramdisk. I also assume you download and extract the patches to that directory.

    Details:

    0) If this is the first time you've done this, install the necessary development packages (normally installed by the installer, if any are missing they should be identified in the output of step 5):
    $ sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev debhelper dh-modaliases execstack

    1) Once downloaded (the .run is in a .zip file. I shouldn't have to tell you how to deal with that), extract the installer files so we can patch manually:
    $ sh ./amd-driver-installer-12-11-x86.x86_64.run --extract ~/temp/amd
    $ cd ~/temp

    2) Download and apply the attached patches (adapted from that in Vi0l0's(?) repo [1]):
    $ cp 901.patch ~/temp/amd/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
    $ cp 37-make.patch ~/temp/amd/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
    $ cd ~/temp/amd/common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/
    $ patch -p0 < ./901.patch
    $ patch -p0 < ./37-make.patch
    $ cd ~/temp

    4) Download and add a release signature (taken from Catalyst 12.10) to remove the testing watermark:
    $ cp signature ~/temp/amd/common/etc/ati/

    5) Build the packages (this will place the packages in the parent directory):
    $ cd ~/temp/amd
    $ ./ati-installer.sh 9.01 --buildpkg Ubuntu/raring

    6) Change to the parent directory and install the debs:
    $ cd ..
    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

    7) If you haven't done so already, create an Xorg.conf that will load fglrx:
    $ sudo amdconfig --init

    Hopefully DKMS will then build the kernel module successfully, you can reboot, and you're running kernel 3.7 with working fglrx!


    [1] http://catalyst.apocalypsus.net/file...glrx-3.7.patch
    [2] https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu...ed/revision/23
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    Last edited by jfernyhough; November 11th, 2012 at 10:48 PM.
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    Quick bump for the make.sh patch.
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    I can't thank you enough for this! Kernel 3.7 was very nice but I wasn't able to get fglrx working with it until I read this. An issue I had been having with my laptop was that I was unable to resume from sleep mode, and now with fglrx it works!

    The only issue I have run in to that I don't recall having with the 3.5 kernel is that when I start up the system the brightness on the display is really low at first. As soon as I log in to KDE though (I'm using Kubuntu) it goes back to normal, so not a huge deal.

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    Re: fglrx in raring

    I followed every step closely but I get a watermark and it didn't workout with 3.7, not sure what went wrong.

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    Re: fglrx in raring

    New beta release:
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...x86.x86_64.zip

    9.01.8

    Downloading
    Trying a plain --buildpkg
    Packages build, trying to install the debs.
    DKMS errors with kernel 3.7.
    Need to patch as for initial beta release.

    Patched. Built. Installed. No complaints from DKMS. Next up: reboot!

    Reboot done, though I had to boot in recovery mode and resume to get GDM to load. Might just be a first reboot thing? Everything else seems to be working OK.

    Another reboot, comes up fine.
    Last edited by jfernyhough; November 18th, 2012 at 09:38 PM.
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    Quote Originally Posted by jfernyhough View Post
    New beta release:
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...x86.x86_64.zip

    9.01.8

    Downloading
    Trying a plain --buildpkg
    Packages build, trying to install the debs.
    DKMS errors with kernel 3.7.
    Need to patch as for initial beta release.

    Patched. Built. Installed. No complaints from DKMS. Next up: reboot!

    Reboot done, though I had to boot in recovery mode and resume to get GDM to load. Might just be a first reboot thing? Everything else seems to be working OK.

    Another reboot, comes up fine.
    Do you have a changelog between this and the first beta? I'm just wondering if it's worth my time to update or not.

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    Re: fglrx in raring

    "AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 for Linux includes significant performance improvements for Left for Dead 2"



    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx
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    Re: fglrx in raring

    Beta 11 released:
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...x86.x86_64.zip

    Information:
    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx

    Selected points:
    Resolve missing fonts issue in XBMC [Windows only?]
    Resolves stability issues found in the previous AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta8 driver for Linux
    For users experiencing issues with HDMI Audio under Ubuntu 12.04, users should try installing the “dkms-hda - 0.201211291615~precise1” package from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/alsa-daily/+packages and reboot; this will resolve the HDMI Audio issue found in Ubuntu 12.04

    My status:
    Download
    Trying a --buildpkg (no patches) -> DKMS failed.
    Trying with existing patches -> DKMS "OK" -> depmod "OK"
    Installation "OK"
    Reboot!

    Looks to be working fine. Steam doesn't segfault now, which is good. Driver version number is 9.01.8.
    Last edited by jfernyhough; December 4th, 2012 at 09:47 PM.
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