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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.
It is not included in Fedora because it is proprietary software, and so does not adhere to F/LOSS standards.
Getting AMD Catalyst
- Update your kernel
$ su -
# yum update kernel*
# yum install dkms
- Download and install the rpmfusion repositories (according to your Fedora version):
- Fedora 18
- Fedora 17
- Fedora 16
- 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:
yum install /path/to/package(s).rpm