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Old 06-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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how to install amd driver on Fedora 18?


When I try installing AMD 13.04 drivers for my Radeon 7950 I get this error,

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One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver...See /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log for more details.
So I went and checked the log and this is the output:
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Supported adapter detected.
Check if system has the tools required for installation.
fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers for 3.7 release.  /lib/modules/3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64/build/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.
When I try
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yum install kernel-headers
it says thats its at the latest and the output is:
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Package kernel-headers-3.9.6-200.fc18.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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Where did you get this driver from? I think I used F18 on a usb flash drive and went to amd and it worked on stock F18.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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I downloaded the driver from the AMD website
 
Old 06-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #4
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No help?
 
Old 06-24-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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The Catalyst 13.04 driver will not work on kernels > 3.8, you need the 13.6 Beta for your 3.9 kernel.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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Ahhh, thank you so much!

EDIT: I just tried 13.6 and I got the same problem. So I basically cant do anything with Fedora graphically wise (games, Maya) because of the updated kernel, great? This is why linux fails.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:31 AM   #7
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13.6 Beta works fine on my 3.9.5 kernel, so maybe you have a second problem on your machine.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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Please follow the link bellow :

http://joanna.delaporte.us/radeon-gr...-on-fedora-18/
 
Old 06-25-2013, 01:17 AM   #9
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I don't have any other problems on my machine that I know of, this is a fresh install. I've compiled the AMD drivers on Ubuntu before and they worked out great.

As for that link, I've seen that on another website which had more documentation (that blogger probably took it from there) and they said how that driver was a beta driver (one of the beta drivers older than 13.04) or something. I really don't understand why I can't just compile the driver like in other distros.

I will do another re-install of Fedora 18 and see if I can get the drivers working. The reason I want Fedora is because I will be using it for Autodesk and Realflow incase anyone is wondering. I could try something like CentOS but id probably run into the whole driver and kernel issue (CentOS kernel is on 2.9 I think, I think you can upgrade it but idk).
 
Old 06-25-2013, 01:26 AM   #10
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Anyone know what else I can do?

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