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Old 09-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation [SOLVED] ARCHBANG - Can't Install AMD Catalyst Drivers

This is a fresh Archbang install. I removed the "xf86-video-ati" driver and then installed the "xf86-video-vesa" as recommended by some people so that I will still have a GUI if the driver installation goes wrong. I added the AMD Catalyst Repo and the GPG keys for it ( and when I try doing
pacman -S catalyst catalyst-utils
I get this in return:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: ati-dri: requires mesa-libgl=9.2.0
:: glamor-egl: requires mesa-libgl
:: intel-dri: requires mesa-libgl=9.2.0
:: nouveau-dri: requires mesa-libgl=9.2.0
This is very strange because I do have mesa-libgl installed and it is in fact version 9.2
Does anyone else know what I can do?

Last edited by Altiris; 09-29-2013 at 11:11 AM.
Old 09-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Wow, this is really stupid of Archbang but apparently they install all of the xf86 drivers as well as another corresponding package with them for ALL video cards (nvidia, amd, intel). In order to be able to install another driver such as the AMD catalyst you need to first remove these


AND then after removing those you need to remove


THEN you can go ahead and install for ex. catalyst catalyst-utils

This is really dumb of Archbang and should be fixed.


amd, arch

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