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muammar 02-16-2013 10:55 PM

amd propietary (13.2 beta 3) debian 6.06
 
Anyone know how to install them? There is an unoffical wiki but it is out of date and hard to figure out which parts to utilize.
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Debian

I've downloaded the zip containing "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.2-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.run". But I don't know what to do with it

EDDY1 02-16-2013 11:15 PM

What graphics do you have?

muammar 02-17-2013 12:22 AM

AMD HD7950 southern islands. But the driver covers 5k-8k IIRC.

Also been looking here: http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
But that seems out of guide also.

For a while amd didn't have a driver compatible with debians xorg version but this beta driver should work.

EDDY1 02-17-2013 12:39 AM

You can just use synaptic & let it install it for you

EDDY1 02-17-2013 12:55 AM

Ubuntu doen't have synaptic but it does have it in software center

muammar 02-17-2013 12:55 AM

I'm on debian. What packages to install via synaptic? There are many.

EDDY1 02-17-2013 01:28 AM

fglrx-driver it'll take care of dependencies

muammar 02-17-2013 01:54 AM

thanks. Is that really all? how can I tell if that worked?

Somehow I doubt that it could be that easy and work.

I also need opengl

k3lt01 02-17-2013 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muammar (Post 4893427)
Also been looking here: http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
But that seems out of guide also.

How is this guide, and the last one you mention, out of date? Considering this one is for Squeeze (which you are using), Wheezy, and Sid I'd suggest that you follow the instructions in it before you say it isout of date.

muammar 02-17-2013 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k3lt01 (Post 4893467)
How is this guide, and the last one you mention, out of date? Considering this one is for Squeeze (which you are using), Wheezy, and Sid I'd suggest that you follow the instructions in it before you say it isout of date.

Honestly I was using debian about 9 months ago, that guide did not work. And I was told it didn't work because the amd driver did not support debians newer xserver/xorg. The guide hasn't been changed since then. Maybe it will be different this time because amd has a newer driver out, but i'm not sure the guide would cause the newest driver to be loaded or not.

muammar 02-17-2013 05:34 AM

Get to aticonfig --initial.
Quote:

aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
Just kill me

I'd like to know if anyone else has managed to do this. What has worked for them. I can stumble through old guides forever...

I believe the latest beta driver directly from AMD should be compatible, but I have no idea how to install. I also have no idea what version this guide is trying to set me up with.

TobiSGD 02-17-2013 05:45 AM

The driver in the Squeeze repos is simply to old to know your card, but you can try the driver in the experimental repos, that should work.
Alternatively, just run the installer with
Code:

chmod +x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.2-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.run
./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.2-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.run

and let it install the driver.
Be aware that in case of a kernel upgrade you will have to re-install the driver, if it is installed this way.

muammar 02-17-2013 06:17 AM

It worked!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAAH
THanks MAN!!!! :)


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