Package Details: catalyst-fix-gdm 14.12-2

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Package Base: catalyst-fix-gdm
Description: Workaround for GDM on AMD Catalyst. Based on a work of Oliver Chang - tl;dr version
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Submitter: Vi0L0
Maintainer: Vi0L0
Last Packager: Vi0L0
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-12-28 22:07
Last Updated: 2015-06-08 18:29

Latest Comments

ingamedeo commented on 2015-09-04 14:29

Does not work as of today. (04-09-2015)

dd: invalid number: ""

Any help is appreciated,

ElementoCero commented on 2015-04-12 14:07

Ok, I already fixed it, it was pretty simple in fact. Just edited the PKGBUILD and changed version of Catalyst from 14.12 to 14.9. Thanks ;).

ElementoCero commented on 2015-04-06 13:30

I have a problem. If I install this fix, my Gnome Shell switches to English language and I can't revert it. My locales are ok, and if I enter the language options in desktop settings, there is only the Spanish one. Tried editing /var/lib/AccountsService/users/gdm to no avail.

Also, I'm using "catalyst-test 14.9-12" for the AMD driver (I can't upgrade to a newer version as it breaks my dual monitor setup (No signal), so... How could I patch GDM to my catalyst version?


lucarios commented on 2015-03-15 16:38

To make the daemon work on xorg1.17 you have to change the catalyst-fix-gdm.service file.

Change the line: ExecStart=/usr/bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/Xorg.bin -version > /dev/shm/ocfg 2>&1'

To: ExecStart=/usr/bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/Xorg -version > /dev/shm/ocfg 2>&1'

rsambora commented on 2015-01-05 23:13

Excellent mate, I was having really dark issues with that. Now everything works fine ! Thanks !

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-12-29 21:47

updated, should now work with -pxp packages as well.

I was thinking about making systemd service that will eventually patch files during reboot/shutdown, which would help this workaround to survive after catalyst-utils update, but for now:

Don't forget to reinstall this package after every catalyst-{utils(-pxp),total(-pxp),test(-pxp)} update

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-12-28 22:59

Just noted that -pxp users would have to change catalyst-fix-gdm.install before building catalyst-fix-gdm package.
You have to change path from:
(or use standard catalyst package as its also providing powerXpress support ;P)
I should fix this tomorrow