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= AMD Catalyst =
 
  
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 is non-free/proprietary software ==
  
It is not included in Fedora because it is proprietary, copyrighted software, and therefore does not adhere to F/LOSS standards.
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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.
  
== Getting AMD Catalyst ==
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The AMD Catalyst driver is included in some of the notable [[third party repositories]].
 
 
{{admon/important|Root is needed|All of the following commands will require superuser priveleges. Become root using:
 
:<pre>$ su -</pre>}}
 
 
 
=== Preperations ===
 
 
 
* Update your kernel and reboot
 
:<pre># yum update kernel*</pre>
 
:<pre># shutdown -r now</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 ===
 
 
 
* Install the Catalyst driver and libraries
 
:<pre># yum install xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs
 
* Install akmod for Catalyst
 
:<pre># yum install akmod-catalyst</pre>
 
:{{admon/note|akmod vs. kmod|Many will be confused and mistakenly install kmod instead of akmod. Akmod is the preferred option, similar to dkms, in that is dynamically rebuilds the kernel module whenever a new kernel is installed}}
 

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.