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AMD driver installation problem in fedora 19

asked 2013-12-16 08:42:58 -0500

Krishnakumar gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:28:28 -0500

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Hi all,

I have bought a new laptop (HP Pavilion n020x) with a4-5000 APU and a dedicated Radeon HD 8670M. I downloaded the linux driver from the AMD site and tried to run the file "amd-catalyst-13.11-beta_V9.4-linux-x86.x86_64.run" and click on continue on the gui which pops out, I'm getting this error message

Created directory fglrx-install.EjviRQ
Verifying archive integrity... All good.

Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-13.25.18...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
=====================================================================
 AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager 
=====================================================================
Detected configuration:
Architecture: x86_64 (64-bit)
X Server: X.Org 6.9 or later 64-bit
loki_setup: directory: (null)
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.EjviRQ

and is not getting installed. It is asking me to check the file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log. The file shows

Supported adapter detected.
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/3.9.5-301.fc19.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.

My current kernel is 3.9.5 only. But it is not getting installed. Can anybody help me out with this?

Thanks, Krishnakumar.

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answered 2013-12-16 10:17:11 -0500

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updated 2013-12-16 10:17:50 -0500

You seem to be missing a development package containing the kernel headers. It should be enough to do yum install kernel-headers as root.

You could also investigate installation of the pre-built binary drivers from the rmpfusion repository. If you visit that site it provides instructions on how to install the repository on your system and then install the video drivers.

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answered 2013-12-17 00:40:50 -0500

Rahul sharma gravatar image

you should install kerel headers and kernel devels first for your kernel

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answered 2013-12-16 11:47:23 -0500

Krishnakumar gravatar image

The kernel headers are there. I did not get any info regarding AMD installation problems, but NVIDIA. Could you please let me know the page in rpmfusion regarding AMD installation?

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Hmmm, you're right - there doesn't seem to be a page specific to the AMD or ATI drivers. It's not difficult, though. All you have to do is follow the instructions for setting up the free and non-free repositories on your system then install the driver. Once the repositories are available, the package you need is called 'kmod-catalyst'. Either find it in your package manager, or run yum install kmod-catalyst from the root command line.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2013-12-16 16:43:23 -0500 )edit

Thanks. That worked! Now I can see ATI catalyst control centre. I have one more quey. System has a 1 GB Radeon HD 8670M dedicated card. But that is not showing in the catalyst centre. Is there anything I have to install to make it work?

Krishnakumar gravatar imageKrishnakumar ( 2013-12-17 02:34:01 -0500 )edit

Nothing else - the kmod is the driver package. Not all ATI chipsets are fully supported. My Radeon 7650D isn't supported, but the core open source driver supports it excellently. You may want to Google your ATI chipset, or read up on the AMD website, about whether support for that chip is built in.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2013-12-17 03:35:59 -0500 )edit

Ok. thanks.

Krishnakumar gravatar imageKrishnakumar ( 2013-12-23 04:53:00 -0500 )edit

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