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= AMD Catalyst =
 
  
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== AMD Catalyst is non-free/proprietary software ==
  
Fglrx, or AMD Catalyst, is both more efficient and faster than the open source gallium driver, although the source code is closed, so the Linux developers can not edit the source code to fix a bug, for example.
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AMD Catalyst driver cannot be included in Fedora because it is '''not free software'''. Fedora includes a free and open source driver for AMD graphics cards. It is highly recommended that you use the default driver that is part of Fedora and help improve it by providing your feedback. Fedora cannot help resolve bugs in the proprietary driver and all feedback should be directed to the vendor instead.
  
It is not included in Fedora because it is proprietary software, and so does not adhere to F/LOSS standards.
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The AMD Catalyst driver is included in some of the notable [[third party repositories]].
 
 
== Getting AMD Catalyst ==
 
 
 
=== Preperations ===
 
 
 
* Update your kernel
 
:<pre>$ su -</pre>
 
:<pre># yum update kernel*</pre>
 
* Install <code>dkms</code>
 
:<pre># yum install dkms</pre>
 
* Download and install the rpmfusion repositories (according to your Fedora version):
 
:<strong>Fedora 18</strong>
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion free]
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion nonfree]
 
:<strong>Fedora 17</strong>
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-17.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion free]
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-17.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion nonfree]
 
:<strong>Fedora 16</strong>
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-16.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion free]
 
::[http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-16.noarch.rpm RPM Fusion nonfree]
 
:If your browser has downloaded these packages, as opposed to requesting to open the Fedora package installer, you may install them using the following command:
 
::<pre>yum install /path/to/package(s).rpm</pre>
 
 
 
=== Installing AMD Catalyst ===
 

Latest revision as of 00:46, 20 October 2015

AMD Catalyst is non-free/proprietary software

AMD Catalyst driver cannot be included in Fedora because it is not free software. Fedora includes a free and open source driver for AMD graphics cards. It is highly recommended that you use the default driver that is part of Fedora and help improve it by providing your feedback. Fedora cannot help resolve bugs in the proprietary driver and all feedback should be directed to the vendor instead.

The AMD Catalyst driver is included in some of the notable third party repositories.