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Thread: AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

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    Default AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

    Phoronix: AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

    While AMD has went months without updating their Catalyst "Legacy" Linux graphics driver for the Radeon HD 2000 through Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards to support new X.Org Server / kernel releases and other bug-fixes, they decided today to finally put out an updated legacy driver! This updated AMD Catalyst Linux Legacy driver is tagged as version 13.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4MDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoronix
    An official change-log for the legacy version of Catalyst 13.1 has yet to surface, but it looks like this updated legacy driver namely
    has support for new Linux kernel releases, support for the X.Org Server 1.13.x series, updated distribution packaging scripts, and various bug-fixes.
    Really?

    The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.

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    It also says 12.6 driver, so not sure what the real status is.

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    fglrx_drv.so contains references to functions from amd_xserver14_* to amd_xserver112_*

    Doesn't look that good concerning xserver 1.13 support.

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    If someone can confirm whether it has Xorg 1.13 support(test it .. :/), it'd be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Really?

    The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.
    Automated installer for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Really?

    The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.
    It also says 12.6, only says 13.1 in the download link

    tried it in kubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.0-22 , Xorg 1.13)

    Result:

    [ 52.581] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 52.581] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    [ 55.035] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: noXFree86DRIExtension
    [ 55.035] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
    [ 55.035] (II) Unloading fglrx
    [ 55.035] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (loader failed, 7)

    Exactly the same error that with 12.6 ... where's the difference ...

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    Error when running with xorg-server 1.13:

    Code:
    [    16.416] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    [    16.857] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: noXFree86DRIExtension
    So it doesn't look like it'll work with anything greater than 1.12.

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    AFAIK the main focus of this release was getting Steam fixes out to owners of older hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    AFAIK the main focus of this release was getting Steam fixes out to owners of older hardware.
    Yeah I am hearing Team Fortress 2 is finally running for HD2000-4000 with this driver.

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