AMD Catalyst 11.8 Linux Driver Released
Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 11.8 Linux Driver Released
While LinuxCon 2011 just started in Vancouver, Canada, the AMD developers over in Toronto have released their monthly Catalyst Linux driver update. Catalyst 11.8 Linux driver is now available for those who want this binary blob for Radeon/FirePro graphics processors...
It works with Mandriva 2010.2
Except for a minor glitch in the .spec file. I fixed that by doing:
sh ati-driver-installer-11-8-x86.x86_64.run --keep --buildpkg Mandriva/2010.2
Then in the resulting subdirectory, I found "fglrx.spec" and removed the offending lines (they were around 250 or so).
I then did ati-installer.sh 11.8 --buildpkg Mandriva/2010.2
and the RPMS were all built. I then
sudo service dm stop
sudo rmmod fglrx
sudo rpm -Fvh *.rpm (in the directory with the RPMS)
sudo service dm start
Everything came up and ran fine, Unigine Heaven, google-earth (which didn't work with 11.7)
amdcccle showed everything was 11.8 and up to date.