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This release note provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver. This particular driver updates the Software version to 12.104.

The AMD Linux release notes provide information on the following:

  • AMD Product Compatibility
  • Linux Distributions Supported
  • System Requirements
  • System Recommendations
  • New Features
  • Resolved Issues
  • Known Issues


AMD Product Compatibility:

The AMD Catalyst Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7600 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series

ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series



AMD All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series

AMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series


AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ E6750

AMD Radeon™ E6460


AMD Integrated Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7600G Series

AMD Radeon HD 7600D Series

AMD Radeon HD 7500G Series

AMD Radeon HD 7500D Series

AMD Radeon HD 7500D Series

AMD Radeon HD 7400D Series

AMD Radeon HD 7400D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6500D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6500D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6400D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6400D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300D Series

AMD Radeon HD 6200G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6400G Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300G Series



AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7900M Series

AMD Radeon HD 6500M Series

AMD Radeon HD 7800M Series

AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series

AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series

AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series

AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7500M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5500 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6800M Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series

AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series

 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

 AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series



Linux Distributions Supported:

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

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.3 and 6.4
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
  • Ubuntu 12.10


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 1.13)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.8)
  • 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


    New Features:

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

    • UEFI Support for Ubuntu
    • RHEL 6.4 Production Support
    • OpenCL™ Console Mode Support
    • Remove Slot Maximizer Linux Libraries from Driver Build
    • Kernel 3.7 and 3.8 Support
    • Retire RHEL 5.x and SLED 10 SP4 Support


    Resolved Issues:

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

    • [370253]: Fix Color of Objects turning into be red in Serious Sam3 when enabling separate shader object
    • [371937]: Fix screen black issue in Team Fortress 2 while entering the game screen under cinnamon desktop environment
    • [371374]: Fix screen random flickering and corruptions in Lakeside Map in Team Fortress 2
    • [354777]: Fix Maya 2012 Benchmark falling out of TIMMO
    • [372137]: Fix severe flickering in NX8.0 while playing animation in manufacturing mode
    • [373561]: Fix Mari crashes at startup on ubuntu only
    • [374371]: Fix severe corruption in Unigine Heaven 4.0 on Saturn XT when running at extremely high settings
    • [373787]: Fix Softimage fails to refresh properly
    • [372918]: Fix wrong shading in Maxon when UBOs are used to store light parameters
    • [367056]: Fix synchronization problem between 2D and OGL renderings with ShadowPrimary feature enabled
    • [366895]: Fix hard hang when startx with CrossFire enabled for NI Caicos Pro or SI Cape Verde Pro
    • [364724]: Fix Varibright is not functioning after resume from suspend on Trinity PowerXpress A+A platform
    • [369893]: Fix Xserver fail to start after switch to Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+I platform with Ubuntu 12.10
    • [368970]: Fix the problem that the system cannot switch to Power-Saving mode on some HP PowerXpress A+I platforms
    • [369469]: Fix severe screen tearing when run full-screen OpenGL games or applications with CrossFire enabled
    • [369500]: The “Enable PowerPlay” UI option is removed from CCC-LE
    • [369304]: Fix segmentation fault when kill X in rotation mode on UEFI platform
    • [370067]: Fix system hang up when log out in Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+A platform
    • [368585]: Fix installation failure of AMD APP SDK 2.8 Linux (CPU RT only)
    • [369900]: Fix blank screen when switch to text mode in High-Performance mode with PowerXpress A+A UEFI platform
    • [369941]: Fix screen corruption when enable Tear Free Desktop with 2560x1600 resolution on Trinity platform
    • [367999]: Fix system hang when open multiple fgl_glxgears windows
    • [369065]: Fix S3 stress test failure on Trinity platform
    • [371116]: Fix startx failure in Power-Saving mode on PowerXpress A+I platform
    • [370316]: Fix Xserver crash in High-Performance mode on PowerXpress A+I platform with Intel Haswell
    • [371022]: Installer change for the remove of Slot Maximizer libraries
    • [368425]: Fix screen flickering when run some OpenCL™ conformance test in console mode
    • [359893]: Fix memory corruption when run piglit conformance tests
    • [367450]: Fix segmentation fault when run piglit recursion simple test
    • [364072]: Fix fbo-alphatest-formats piglit test failure
    • [369658]: Fix clearbuffer-depth-stencil piglit test failure
    • [371538]: Fix divide-by-zero.ver piglit test failure
    • [367196]: Fix texwrap-2D-GL_RGB565 piglit test crash
    • [367200]: Fix fbo-incomplete-texture-04 piglit test failure
    • [367449]: Fix fbo-clear-formats piglit test failure
    • [370476]: Fix intermittent slow down and minor graphical corruption when run Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 12.04
    • [371929]: Fix Steam Linux crash when going into BIG PICTURE mode
    • [372650]: Fix black window for OpenGL application such as glxgears when use XRender backend of kwin
    • [370695]: Fix display corruption when connect Thin Client with AMD graphics to Solaris Server
    • [373156]: Fix screen garbage on PowerXpress A+I system with new Intel graphics driver
    • [373283]: Add packaging script support for Ubuntu 12.04.2 and Ubuntu 13.04
    • [373698]: Fix the problem that it takes 4~5 minutes to boot to desktop after reboot on some PowerXpress A+I platforms
    • [372909]: Fix system hang when launching ETQW with CrossFire enabled
    • [374492]: Fix xrandr panning support on RHEL 6.4


    Known Issues:

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

    • [373772]: Team Fortress 2 – Game could not be loaded in “High Performance GPU” mode
    • [373909]: Driver install via .deb package will cause OS desktop corruption