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Cogent_Pole
October 9th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Could anyone please direct me to the step by step tutorial on how to implement all the updates stated below:

System Requirements:
Before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver, the following software must be installed:


Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.14)
Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.10)
glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

NOTE: If a Linux 2.6.11 or newer kernel was built with CONFIG_AGP enabled, the kernel AGP frontend is required to load the fglrx kernel module. To identify whether your kernel with CONFIG_AGP enabled, look for CONFIG_AGP=y in the kernel config file, or if the ‘agpgart’ module is loaded
System Recommendations:
For optimal performance and ease of use, the following are available:


Kernel module build environment

Kernel source code include either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages


The RPM utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system, if you intend to install via RPM packages

The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver to install and work optimally:


gimp-help-en
gimp-help-common
XFree86-Mesa-libGL
libstdc++
libgcc
XFree86-libs
fontconfig
freetype
zlib
gcc

Mark Phelps
October 9th, 2013, 11:15 PM
BEFORE you charge down this path, it would be good to know what make and model AMD video chipset you have -- since only the latest ones can support this driver.

Cogent_Pole
October 10th, 2013, 12:42 PM
I have ASUS HD 7790