AMD ATI Catalyst 12.4 drivers released : News and installation on Ubuntu

In a day where Valve showed the first official images of Steam for Linux ,AMD has released version 12.4 of its ATI Catalyst driver. The AMD Catalyst 12.4 driver (Fglrx 8.96 series) can be downloaded from official website AMD. Unfortunately, as happens for some release, AMD does not provide a changelog for monthly releases of Catalyst drivers dedicated to Linux. However, thanks to those of Phoronix ,Some details have come out: the drivers now support full openSUSE 12.1, there was an improvement for users as well as the Ubuntu 12.04 as well as for the PowerXpress for Intel platforms Ivy Bridge, in addition to many bug fixes.

install AMD ATI Catalyst 12.4 driver on Ubuntu

The first thing to do is delete the previous version of the AMD driver installed. Open the terminal and type:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
If you receive an error launching the first command, do not worry, just ignore it and run the second command. Now we must install the Catalyst drivers 12.4. The following procedure is valid for both 32-and 64-bit! Open the terminal and type:
cd ~/; mkdir catalyst12.4; cd catalyst12.4/
wget -O
chmod +x
sh ./
And follow the instructions of the wizard that appears. At the end of the installation process, type:
sudo aticonfig --initial -f
and reboot the system:
sudo reboot
It 's all

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