Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) and AMD Catalyst 12.4
Precise Pangola has been released and a day later comes a new fglrx driver. While there isn’t a changelog, this build apparently gives us:
early-look support for Ubuntu 12.04, Linux PowerXpress support for the Intel Ivy Bridge platform, packaging script updates, and various bug-fixes.
Among the bug-fixes for Catalyst 12.4 on Linux are: fixing some multi-head issues, a system hang in certain PowerXpress configurations, fixing a system hang when using OpenGL overlays, correcting an OpenGL performance drop, a soft-hang when killing the X Server, and severe corruption for OpenGL games using the AMD “Redwood” graphics processors.
If you want to build these for yourself then you can follow these instructions:
- Download 64-bit 12.4 from AMD
- Extract the files from the package:
sh ./amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run --extract ati
- Build your new ati/fglrx deb packages:
./ati-installer.sh 8.961 --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise
- Install our newly created deb packages:
sudo dpkg -i ../fglrx*.deb
- If your /etc/X11/xorg.conf is missing you will need to run:
sudo aticonfig --initial
and then reboot.
That newly created package should work for 3.2 kernel series in Precise.