How to install the ATI beta 13.6 drivers on Fedora 19 x86_64 with the command-line.

Posted: July 30, 2013. At: 12:19 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6050

How to install the ATI proprietary drivers on Fedora 19.

I have just installed the DVD release of the Fedora 19 x86_64 Linux distribution, this took quite a while, but I installed the MATE desktop instead of the default. gnome 3.8 desktop environment. That is why downloading the 4.3 gigabyte DVD ISO is a good idea; the MATE desktop is included as an option when choosing your desktop environment. I had to use the nomodeset parameter for the installer and loading the distribution for the first time as my ATI hardware did not agree with the Fedora distribution. After this the logon screen appeared and I was able to login to my MATE 1.6 desktop. I then had to install the ATI beta driver 13.6 which is the driver that works with the latest version of Xorg. Download the driver here: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-6LINBetaDriver.aspx.

You could also type this command to get the driver package:

[root@neo homer]# wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-6-beta-x86.x86_64.zip

Open a terminal and type cd ~/Downloads. Then type this command to unzip the driver package.

[root@neo homer]# unzip amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-6-beta-x86.x86_64.zip

Then make the driver package executable.

[root@neo homer]# chmod +x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-6-beta-x86.x86_64.run

Once that is achieved, run the driver package as root to begin the installation. This may be done within Xorg, just use the defaults and the driver should install flawlessly.

[root@neo homer]# /bin/sh ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-6-beta-x86.x86_64.run

Then type init 6 to reboot your computer and your desktop should work properly with ATI hardware now. This is how easy this is! The watermark is annoying, but other than that the performance is very good with these drivers.

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