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Proprietary AMD/ATI fglrx 12.104 Catalyst 13.4 rpm released

April 29th, 2013 by

Proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst fglrx 13.4 (12.104-1) rpm released


This release concern only owners of radeon HD5xxx or above.
For older gpu, the fglrx-legacy is still 13.1, and thus didn’t work with Kernel 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 nor openSUSE 12.3 and xorg 1.13
Beware of that, and prefer the free open-source radeon driver which came out of the box from your openSUSE distribution.

Release note about 13.4

This Catalyst fglrx version support openSUSE version from 11.4 to 12.3 (new repository) and also Tumbleweed (thus also kernel 3.8x series).

Release Note

A release note is available on AMD website

Fixed issues

    [370253]: Serious Sam 3 - Color of Objects turning into be red when enabling separate shader object
    [371937]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen black issue while entering the game screen under cinnamon desktop environment
    [371374]: Team Fortress 2 - Screen random flickering and corruptions in Lakeside Map
    [354777]: Maya 2012 Benchmark - Benchmark falling out of TIMMO
    [372137]: NX8.0 - Severe flickering is observed while playing animation in manufacturing mode
    [373561]: Mari crashes at startup on Ubuntu only
    [374371]: Severe corruption occurs in Unigine Heaven 4.0 on Saturn XT when running at extremely high settings
    [373787]: Softimage fails to refresh properly
    [372918]: Maxon - Wrong shading when UBOs are used to store light parameters

 Known Bugs

    [373836]: Vsync application shows corruption filed
    [373772]: Team Fortress 2 – Game could not be loaded in “High Performance GPU” mode
    [373909]: Driver install via .deb package will cause OS desktop corruption
    [371372]: SCQA - Anti-Aliasing does not work

Sebastien Siebert making script

Sebastian Siebert post about 13.4

If you have any problems with the driver, don’t be afraid to report to Sebastian (German and English bugreports are gladly accepted).
he will try, as far as I am able to reproduce the bug. Together with the necessary system information, he will go directly to the right place at AMD to have the bug fixed in the next driver release.
Thank you very much, Sebastian.

See below what to do in case of troubles.

Or you can also ping him on irc (freespacer)

Quick overview

For openSUSE version 11.3 and above

    Have a radeon hd5xxx and above

  1. You have to use the standard fglrx
  2. Use the new repository http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx/openSUSE_VERSION
  3. SDB:AMD_fgrlx
    Have a radeon between hd2xxx and hd4xxx

  1. You have to use the legacy fglrx version
  2. Use the new repository http://geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-legacy//openSUSE_VERSION
  3. SDB:AMD_fgrlx_legacy

Note that legacy has not yet been updated, and so can’t be use on kernel 3.6+ (Tumbleweed, 12.3 or kotd)

or have a look at the previous article which describe also step by step the procedure

Debugging troubles

I recommend in case of trouble the use of his script which can collect the whole informations needed to help you. then you just have to issue a simple commande in console to collect all informations, you can review them, and finally transmit them.
Check the website to get the latest.

su -c 'sh makerpm-amd-13.4.sh -ur'
The system report 'amd-report.txt' was generated.                                                                                                          [ OK ]
Do you want to read the system report 'amd-report.txt' now? yes/no [y/n]: y
Are you sure to upload the above-named system report to sprunge.us? yes/no [y/n]: y

The report was uploaded to sprunge.us.
   The link is:  http://sprunge.us/eMEB

Copy paste the link in the comment zone of Sebastian post

Mirror Statistics

Total Statistics

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
2011 195167 537369 10079455 10368992 1,582.25 GB
2012 804092 2014942 59263029 59656068 4,390.50 GB
2013 231494 689209 14415653 14672307 1,613.35 GB
Total 1230753 3241520 83758137 84697367 7,586.10 GB

All proudly distributed by openSUSE powered server and sponsored by Ioda-Net Sàrl

That’s all for this release, Pictures will follow once I’ve rebuild the 12.3 amd crash test computer 🙂

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7 Responses to “Proprietary AMD/ATI fglrx 12.104 Catalyst 13.4 rpm released”

  1. Vadym

    Great job. Alas, skype 4.1.20 crahes on startup with the latest AMD driver.

    • Bruno Friedmann

      Vadym could you check the howto report a bug and submit it to Sebastian Siebert.

  2. Piotr

    Hi, drivers doesn’t work with Gnome 3 and Radeon HD 6670

    • Bruno Friedmann

      @Piotr : sorry but they work. But on you workstation you have this clue

      [ 16.913] (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed. Probably kernel module missing or incompatible.
      [ 16.913] (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************************
      [ 16.913] (WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed *
      [ 16.913] (WW) fglrx(0): * kernel module (fglrx.ko) may be missing or incompatible *
      [ 16.913] (WW) fglrx(0): * 2D and 3D acceleration disabled *
      [ 16.913] (WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************************

      Which mean the .ko was not build for the kernel.
      We can see you’re running kernel 3.7.10-1.1-desktop could you recheck with the last 3.7.10-1.4.1-desktop published.

      Also wait a few hours, the new build for fglrx is synchronizing on the mirror
      But I don’t know you’re not using the repository in your list.

  3. Ian

    When I run the upgrade from AMD Catalyst 12.10 to AMD Catalyst 13.4 the video drivers do not work at all and I get a black screen. I have to restor eback to 12.10 to get it to work. I am running 64 bit Windows 7 and have dual Radeon HD 6670 video cards.
    for any help

  4. Thanks for making these drivers available, at least it fixed an unusable flicker problem. However, the CCC has not options for screen rotation (as the KDE desktop display set up does). Just curious why this is missing. I could do this in 12.2… Thanks!