AMD Catalyst Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver 14.9 for Linux x86/x64

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Date Added: October 01, 2014 / Release Date: September 29, 2014 / Publisher: ATI / File Size: 135.54 MB
OS: Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit


The latest version of the ATI Catalyst Linux Software Suite is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.0 and 6.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
  • OpenSUSE 13.1
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 14.04

New Features:

The following section provides a summary of new features and supported products in this driver version.

  • AMD Radeon R9 285.
  • Ubuntu 14.04 support.
  • RHEL 7.0 support.
  • Install improvements.
    • Package and distribution generation options; recommend options set by default.
      • Help user install generated distribution package once created.
    • Pop-up messages to help guide users through the install process.
      • Identifying and installation of pre-requisites.

Resolved Issues:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.

  • Witcher 2 random lock-up seen when launching the application.
  • Screen corruption when connecting an external monitor to some PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms.
  • Intermittent X crash when the user does a rotation with Tear Free Desktop enabled.
  • Failure on exit of OpenGL programs.
  • Error message being displayed when a user does run clinfo in console mode.
  • Blank screen when hot plugging an HDMI monitor from a MST hub.
  • System hang after resume from S3/S4 in High Performance mode on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms.
  • Corruption or artifacting on the bottom right corner of the screen before booting into login UI during restart.
  • Occasional segmentation fault when running ETQW.
  • xscreensavers test failing with multi-GPU Crossfire configurations.
  • Motion Builder severe flickering while toggling full screen.
  • Intermittent crashing and corruption observed while running X-Plane.
  • Some piglit and Khronos OpenGL conformance test failures.
  • Displays occasionally going black when startx is run on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching to integrated GPU on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel Haswell CPU system platforms.
  • A connected external display getting disabled when unplugging AC power from laptop platforms.
  • An auto log out when double clicking the picture under desktop server times on PowerXpress AMD GPU + Intel CPU platforms.

Known Issues:

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst Linux Software Suite.

  • [404829]: Horizontal flashing lines on second screen in a clone mode with V-Sync on using AMD Mobility Graphics with Switchable Intel Graphics.
  • [404508]: Display takes a long time to redraw the screen after an S4 cycle.

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 1.15)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.15)
  • 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 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

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