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== AMD Catalyst is non-free/proprietary software ==
 
== AMD Catalyst is non-free/proprietary software ==
  
AMD Catalyst driver cannot be included in Fedora because it is not free/libre and open source 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. The following documentation describes the steps to use the non-free/proprietary driver.  Fedora cannot help resolve bugs in the proprietary driver and all feedback should be directed to the vendor instead.
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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.
  
If you experience problems with the default free driver, or find it slow, you may install it with the following instructions.
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The AMD Catalyst driver is included in some of the notable [[third party repositories]].
 
 
== Getting AMD Catalyst ==
 
 
 
{{admon/important|Root is needed|All of the following commands will require superuser priveleges. Become root using:
 
:<pre>$ su -</pre> It is possible to use sudo instead
 
::<pre>$ sudo -i</pre>}}
 
 
 
=== Preperations ===
 
 
 
Upgrade your system
 
:<pre># yum upgrade</pre>
 
:<pre># shutdown -r now</pre>
 
Download and install the RPM Fusion 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</pre>
 
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, instead of the user having to rebuild each kernel module whenever there is a new kernel release.<br>A disadvantage to akmod is that it required more space than kmod-compiled modules.}}
 
 
 
=== Finishing touches ===
 
 
 
Blacklist old radeon modules
 
:<pre># echo "blacklist radeon" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf</pre>
 
:<pre># echo "blacklist radeonhd" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf</pre>
 
Remove the old radeon driver from initramfs
 
:<pre># mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-radeon.img</pre>
 
:<pre># dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)</pre>
 
Reboot
 
:<pre># shutdown -r now</pre>
 

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.