Re: Update frequency of fglrx to keep up with AMD/ATI
Catalyst 13.9 (fglrx 13.152) has only just been released (like, three days ago). It takes a little time for packagers to check what has changed and patch the driver to ensure it works - it's not a case of simply taking AMDs version (for example, in the previous release there were issues with kernel 3.11 support and /proc/ati issues). This takes a little time.
If you want a more up-to-date package you can try the XOrg Edgers PPA. This normally has more cutting-edge and significantly less tested driver versions.
I also maintain a thread (which I'm surprised you didn't find) which details most of the changes. However, given the progress of the open source driver, the inclusion of DPM in kernel 3.11, the fact the open source driver has none of the issues that fglrx has (and for me performance in Source games is much greater), and that each Catalyst release (re)introduces regressions and new bugs, I'd be inclined to dump fglrx altogether.
There's also the issue with Mir/XMir support. Intel have already announced they won't be supporting it in their drivers, so I imagine talks are underway with Nvidia and AMD for support in their proprietary drivers. Ubuntu has had a "special" relationship with AMD for a while, which may explain why there hasn't been a more recent official Ubuntu fglrx package for a while.
Finally, why are you installing a driver from the 10.10 repo in 13.10?
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