AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver released

The new AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver has been released for the Linux platform. This version of the AMD Radeon Software Linux Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

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Distributions supported:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12
  • OpenSuSE 13.1

Distribution specific packages are available for:​

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.1, 7.0, 6.6, 6.5
  • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2​

According to the release notes:

Before attempting to install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver, the following software must be installed:

  • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.17)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
  • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
  • POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

NOTE: If a Linux 2.6.11 or newer kernel was built with CONFIG_AGP enabled, the kernel AGP frontend is required to load the fglrx kernel module. To identify whether your kernel with CONFIG_AGP enabled, look for CONFIG_AGP=y in the kernel config file, or if the ‘agpgart’ module is loaded

System Recommendations

For optimal performance and ease of use, the following are available:

  • Kernel module build environment
    • Kernel source code include either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages
  • The RPM utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system, if you intend to install via RPM packages
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