Package Details: catalyst-total-hd234k 13.1-34

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Package Base: catalyst-total-hd234k
Description: AMD/ATI legacy drivers. catalyst-hook + catalyst-utils + lib32-catalyst-utils
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: catalyst, catalyst-daemon, catalyst-generator, catalyst-hook, catalyst-test, catalyst-utils, libcl, libgl, nvidia, nvidia-utils, xf86-video-ati, xf86-video-radeonhd
Provides: catalyst=13.1, catalyst-hook=13.1, catalyst-libgl=13.1, catalyst-utils=13.1, dri, libatical=13.1, libcl, libgl, libtxc_dxtn, opencl-catalyst=13.1
Submitter: Vi0L0
Maintainer: Vi0L0
Last Packager: Vi0L0
Votes: 33
Popularity: 0.067502
First Submitted: 2012-06-12 16:59
Last Updated: 2016-03-23 20:08

Dependencies (21)

Required by (615)

Sources (34)

  • 3.5-do_mmap.patch
  • 4.2-fglrx-has_fpu.patch
  • 4.2-kolasa-fpu_save_init.patch
  • 4.2-ubuntu_buildfix_kernel_4.2-modified.patch
  • 4.3-gentoo-mtrr.patch
  • 4.3-kolasa-seq_printf.patch
  • 4.4-arch-block_signals.patch
  • a-ac-aticonfig
  • a-lid-aticonfig
  • arch-fglrx-3.7.patch
  • arch-fglrx-acpi_handle.patch
  • arch-fglrx-authatieventsd_new.patch
  • atieventsd.service
  • catalyst-hook.service
  • catalyst.conf
  • catalyst_build_module
  • cold-fglrx-3.14-current_euid.patch
  • fglrx_gpl_symbol.patch
  • foutrelis_3.10_fix_for_legacy.patch
  • gcc5-something_something_the_dark_side.patch
  • gentoo_linux-3.10-proc.diff
  • hook-fglrx
  • kolasa-3.19-get_cpu_var.patch
  • lano1106_fglrx_intel_iommu.patch
  • lano1106_kcl_agp_13_4.patch
  • makefile_compat.patch
  • ubuntu_buildfix_kernel_4.0.patch
  • ubuntu_buildfix_kernel_4.1.patch

Latest Comments

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-01-20 10:25

- kernel 4.4 support
- gcc5 support
- fixing lib32/dri symlink

There was one confirmation that it works fine on gcc5 so it's finally updated. also [catalyst-hd234k] was updated with these changes

Vi0L0 commented on 2016-01-04 20:16

- just a little change that should fix 4.3 kernel support, gcc49 is still in dependencies list

more important, testing, updated driver is here:
- it now has 4.4 kernel support - to do this I completely removed block_all_signals function as it was completely removed from the kernel, I just don't know what impact will it have, there's a little possibility that it won't work at all :).
Plus we still don't know if my previous testing update which removed gcc49 dep endency is working.

Is there a "daredevil" who can perform tests on this testing -33.1, at least on gcc5?

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-12-22 21:07

I got another driver for testing purposes, this one should remove gcc49 from the deps and use.

I'm unable to test and this is pretty important, please perform some basic tests.
There's little possibility that X server won't start with it.

Heres link to the source:

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-12-13 21:14

thanks lharding, that's all I wanted to hear, sorry for late answer

updated to 13.1-32:
- adding support for up to 4.3 linux kernel
- adding custom ACPI files for events handling
- you need gcc49 package to build modules for kernel >= 4.2

BTW i was able to apply amd changes from crimson 15.11 to catalyst 15.9 and gain gcc5 support. Its more than probable that it could be also done with this package (it just will be a little harder, since there was a lot of changes within this almost 3 years). I will surelly do this some day, just don't know when it will come

lharding commented on 2015-11-25 21:22

@Vi0L0: I haven't had the time for extensive testing, but your patch for 4.2/4.3 kernel is working for me on my Thinkpad T400 (HD3450). I do have an oddity where coming back from sleep or another VT leaves the screen blank until 'poked' by changing resolution with xrandr, but that was happening with the previous version as well.

Everything else (2D accel, enough 3D accel for glxgears and Minecraft) seem to be working fine. Drop me a line if there are specific tests you'd like me to try.

Thank you for making it so much more possible to keep this nice old machine useful!

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-11-09 20:14

also if you are GDM / GNOME user don't forget to install patched cogl


or if you preffer src:|

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-11-08 18:29

Here's updated driver with 4.2 and 4.3 kernel support:

The problem is ATM I don't have gfx to test it.
Can some hd234k gfx user help me?

Except this package you have to install gcc49 package, which you will find on AUR (long compile time) or on the [catalyst] repo - direct links:

civi commented on 2015-10-14 19:01

With open drivers I had problem with fan (max level rpm). Are they solve this problem?

happycadaver commented on 2015-10-14 18:26

The driver for ATI HD234k are in the Kernel 4.2 its work just with the free Drivers.

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-10-10 14:28

Nope, looks like amd have to do this.
If it's on binary side then it's possible that 4.1 will be last supported (by legacy driver) kernel. But we should not be that pessimistic

civi commented on 2015-10-10 11:38

Someone resolve problem with update to linux-4.2??

happycadaver commented on 2015-08-31 15:52

After Patching i have now a Systemfreeze (Building without error):
42.713] compiled for, module version = 8.97.2
[ 140.421] ukiDynamicMajor: failed to open /proc/ati/major

happycadaver commented on 2015-08-31 10:14

I make this patch for 4.2:
--- /common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_public.c 2015-08-31 09:54:48.000000000 +0200
+++ /common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/firegl_public.c 2015-08-31 11:34:45.938032202 +0200
@@ -190,8 +190,14 @@
#include <linux/string.h>
#include <linux/gfp.h>
#include <linux/swap.h>
+#include "asm/fpu/api.h"
#include "asm/i387.h"
+#include <asm/fpu/internal.h>
#include <asm/fpu-internal.h>

@@ -1659,7 +1665,7 @@
#if defined(__i386__)
static inline
@@ -1693,12 +1699,15 @@
#elif defined(__alpha__)
todo !!!

unsigned long ATI_API_CALL kcl__cmpxchg(volatile void *ptr, unsigned long old,
unsigned long new, int size)
return __fgl_cmpxchg(ptr,old,new,size);
/* On kernel version 2.6.34 passing a variable or unsupported size
* argument to the __cmpxchg macro causes the default-clause of a
@@ -6153,7 +6162,9 @@
struct task_struct *cur_task = current;
+ if (cur_task->thread.fpu.fpregs_active)
/* The thread structure is changed with the commit below for kernel 3.3:

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-08-31 08:20

I tested this patch, more complex ubuntu patch and even installed manjaro, I'm always getting such errors:

I was also corresponding with manjaro dev and it turned out that he didn't actually test it on real hardware, he just make it compile for 4.2 kernel.
Don't know about ubuntu patches, if they were tested.

The problem may somehow lay on my hardware (or the way how new kernel speaks with my harwdare), if this patch works for you - please let me know.

happycadaver commented on 2015-08-31 08:08

For the Kernel you need a new Patch:

happycadaver commented on 2015-06-28 13:04

Thank you, its works fine now

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-06-26 21:12

I can see that it compiles fine on 4.1 now, but im unable to test it.
Can you tell me if its fine?

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-06-25 19:09

its a dinosaur, it doesn't support xorg-server 1.13, use [xorg112] repo

will look at it tomorrow

happycadaver commented on 2015-06-25 07:21

Not Work for Kernel 4.1

I added the Patch for FireGL:

but i have now this error:
CC [M] /tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA/kcl_acpi.o
/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA/kcl_acpi.c: In function ‘KCL_ACPI_GetHandles’:
/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA/kcl_acpi.c:779:49: error: ‘struct device’ has no member named ‘acpi_node’ pInfo->video_handle = pInfo->pcidev->dev.acpi_node.companion;
scripts/ recipe for target '/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA/kcl_acpi.o' failed
make[1]: *** [/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA/kcl_acpi.o] Error 1
Makefile:1383: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA' failed
make: *** [_module_/tmp/catalyst.gq7ERA] Error 2

Leyorus commented on 2015-06-24 18:29

The package does not compile. There seems to be some dependencies problems :

error: target not found: xorg-server<1.13.0

Moggele commented on 2015-05-20 22:17

has somebody tested the package with newer Xserver versions 1.17 ?

Atsuri commented on 2015-04-29 12:35

Upon proper installation of the prerequisite xorg-server1.12, xorg-server1.12-devel and xf86-input-evdev1.12 AUR packages (in addition to what this package calls for), this package works flawlessly on a fresh system install with a current Arch Linux kernel (3.19xx). The fglrx_pci module compiles against the 3.19xx kernel without issues.

Thank you for your efforts!

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-04-01 16:04

sorry for the late update guys, been busy latelly :(
anyway this -30 version should also support 4.0 kernel.
wasn't able to check on actuall hardware, only compilation, so please report if you will notice problems

Moggele commented on 2015-03-26 16:56

Is it possible to add linux 3.19 support soon ?

Chocobozzz commented on 2015-03-26 15:04

Is it possible to add linux 3.19 support ?

K3pler commented on 2015-01-05 12:43

Planning to replace my ultra outdated x1950pro for a less outdated hd3870 lol.
And using this driver i probably need to downgrade xorg-server from 1.16 to 1.12 from the aur, right???
Thanks for your work VioLO

M4R10zM0113R commented on 2014-12-30 06:57

Beautiful, just brilliant. I can now peacefully burn my gpu with Arch

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-12-18 21:50

- added catalyst-libgl, opencl-catalyst, lib32-catalyst-libgl and lib32-opencl-catalyst into provides array to satisfy libva-xvba-driver (and maybe other that will come in the future) deps;
- added linux 3.18 support (i cannot test it actually, i can see it compiles fine though)

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-12-18 08:14

You are probably using libva-xvba-drivers which from yesterday depend on catalyst-libgl, i will add it to provides array after getting back home

doblerone commented on 2014-12-17 19:15

During the last update, apparently there are some conflicts between catalyst-libgl and catalyst-total-hd234k. The suggestion is to remove catalyst-total-hd234k.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-10-09 18:40

let me paste form the grill:
I'm pretty sure that you didn't update catalyst-total-hd234k to version 13.1-28, because there I fixed conflict with ati-dri.

doblerone commented on 2014-10-09 06:22

Sorry Vi0L0.
I mean, when I try to upgrade my system, I'm getting the conflicts error (between mesa-dri and catalyst-total-hd234k).
Pacman suggests to remove catalyst-total-hd234k, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea (although I'm a newbie)

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-10-09 05:39

If you mean 'extraction failed' while module build then you should look at your /tmp - there could be not enought space or something else like filesystem failure

doblerone commented on 2014-10-08 20:06

The same error as MCMic. Should I remove the package catalyst-total-hd234k as it is suggested?

MCMic commented on 2014-10-05 23:28

My error just meant there was no space anymore in /tmp… sorry for the false alarm

potemgrep commented on 2014-10-05 09:40

Hi Vi0L0

You are a king. Everything works well now !
Keep-up the great job !

Narva commented on 2014-10-04 11:28

The fix worked for me. 13.1-28 survives from the dependencies.
Thx Vi0L0!

PS. Created this account just to say thank you for your good work :)

MCMic commented on 2014-10-04 10:41

I get:
Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-[...].Extraction failed.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-10-03 20:24

thanks MCMic, should be better now

MCMic commented on 2014-10-02 21:36

Hum now mesa requires mesa-dri which conflicts with this package :-(

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-08-18 18:26

Same here, and only on i686.
For now I only have this dirty GPL-licensing solution - fglrx_gpl_symbol.patch

Should work, check out and let me know :)

MCMic commented on 2014-08-18 16:05

I get this:
(FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module fglrx.ko uses GPL-only symbol '__static_cpu_has_safe')

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-08-07 19:13

13.1-26: just a pkgrel bump to confirm 3.16 kernel support

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-06-10 18:45

13.1-25: just a pkgrel bump to confirm 3.15 kernel support

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-06-10 18:42

Was there a problem with 3.14.5 compatibility?
I'm unable to check -hd234k as it doesn't support my gpu, but i can see that fglrx module compiles fine against 3.14.6 and 3.15 kernels

osaad commented on 2014-06-09 21:25

any news on compatability with 3.14.5?

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-05-02 08:52

There's a bug in linux 3.14.2 package:

Temporary workaround is to downgrade linux and linux-headers to 3.14.1 or use gcc from [testing]. The first solution should be imho safer. You can find 3.14.1 at arm:



Vi0L0 commented on 2014-05-02 08:52

there's a bunch of patches here:
patch -Np1 -i ../3.5-do_mmap.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../arch-fglrx-3.7.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../arch-fglrx-3.8.patch
patch -Np0 -i ../gentoo_linux-3.10-proc.diff
patch -l -Np1 -i ../foutrelis_3.10_fix_for_legacy.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../lano1106_fglrx_intel_iommu.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../lano1106_kcl_agp_13_4.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../arch_3.13_kernel_acpi_node.patch
patch -Np1 -i ../cold-fglrx-3.14-current_euid.patch
which bring support for kernels up to 3.14 (and 3.15 rc for now).
I dont see a reason for which this should not work with ubuntu, but i never tested it there

Alinz commented on 2014-04-30 15:34

Hi Vi0L0,
Does your patch work with ubuntu? My system kernel vesion is 3.11, should I downgrade kernel to use it?

doblerone commented on 2014-04-20 17:03

Hi again ViOLO,

now it seems to be a conflict with mesa-libgl

:: mesa-libgl y catalyst-total-hd234k están en conflicto (libgl). ¿Quitar catalyst-total-hd234k? [s/N]
error: se han detectado paquetes con conflictos no resolvibles
error: error al preparar la transacción (dependencias en conflicto)
:: mesa-libgl y catalyst-total-hd234k están en conflicto

I will wait for your advise.

Awebb commented on 2014-04-16 11:24

...which won't work anymore, because the xorg-server package is at 1.15-1 now. Was this always that complicated?

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-04-11 18:10

update catalyst-total-hd234k at first, newest version depends on linux<3.15

doblerone commented on 2014-04-11 15:41

Hi ViOLO, this is what I get when I try to update my system with:
sudo pacman -Syu

resolviendo dependencias...
verificando conflictos...
error: error al preparar la transacción (no se pudieron satisfacer las dependencias)
:: catalyst-total-hd234k: necesita linux<3.14

What should I do?
Thanks in advance.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-03-23 18:52

- added 3.14 kernel support (thanks to Cold's patch)

I wasn't able to check if it's working fine, I only can say that it compiles. But should be OK

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-03-22 20:45

sorry I didn't find time today, I will add patch tomorrow

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-03-20 07:58

i will add the patch on saturday, meanwhile you can check is 3.14 patch from catalyst-test@aur working out of the box

levifig commented on 2014-03-20 05:29

Does not compile the driver for 3.14 (mainline)... :(

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-03-15 16:43

rebuild because of mesa 10.1.0-4 changes

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-03-09 22:18

- added mesa and lib32-mesa to the dependencies lists
- added symlinks to egl and gles libs of mesa and lib32-mesa

MCMic commented on 2014-03-09 18:57

Hello, since an update I had to add these links in order for softwares to launch:
/usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/*
/usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/*
/usr/lib/ -> /usr/lib/*

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-02-16 10:08

updated to 13.1-19:
- added 'lib32-libxinerama' to the deps (thanks sas)
- authatieventsd' patch:
Contributor: zoqaeski (patch for lightdm)
Contributor: solar (patch s/-1/255)

civi commented on 2014-01-19 11:31

Ooo thanks a lot. I remove virtualbox-guest-utils and update work. Thanks Vi0L0.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-01-16 20:04

pacman -Syup and pacman -Qu
should help you, check this post ie.:

civi commented on 2014-01-16 19:39

I have problem with new version catalyst.
When I do pacman -Syu i have information :: catalyst-total-hd234k: requires xorg-server<1.13.0.
I reinstall catalyst driver, but this wont work. I've no idea whats is going wrong. My pacman -Qs xorg-sever show :
local/xorg-server 1.12.4-3
Xorg X server
local/xorg-server-common 1.12.4-3
Xorg server common files
local/xorg-server-utils 7.6-3
Transition package depending on xorg server utilities
So why my system cannot update? Please help.

MCMic commented on 2014-01-15 19:46

Yay, rebooting with xorg112 and without libgcrypt15 worked :-)
Thank you for your help! (and your work on these packages)

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-01-15 19:31

13.1 supports xorg-server 1.12 from the beginning.
I think that switch to xorg112 shouldn't harm you plus it doesn't need libgcrypt15 ;)

MCMic commented on 2014-01-15 19:10

Well, I thought xorg111 was needed. It seems xorg112 is okay now, when did that happened? I appears to have miss that.
After installing libgcrypt15, things are working fine again :-)

But maybe I should switch to xorg112 anyway if this is the new correct way.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-01-15 18:12

I though that noone is using xorg111 anymore so I didn't update it.
Please check if installing libgcrypt15 [1] solve your problem, if not let me know and I will recompile xorg111 repo as well


MCMic commented on 2014-01-15 17:46

Hello, not sure this is exactly the right place but I get the error "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object: No such file or directory" since last libgcrypt update, because of using X from xorg111 repository, which seems to need old libgcrypt version.

Vi0L0 commented on 2014-01-08 14:41

updated to 13.1-18:
- added patch which brings support of 3.13 kernel (tested on rc <= 7)

can you explain where you get the idea that this package should natively support ubuntu? :) How you build the package (I can see it's corrupted, but still)?
Much easier would be to take the patches and use them on some ubuntu packaging code of fglrx.

meb commented on 2014-01-07 21:04

Can't make it work!

Ubuntu 13.10 (Linux 3.11.0-15-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 9 18:17:04 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)

output from /var/log/...
2014-01-07 20:49:05
Building fglrx module for 3.11.0-15-generic kernel ...
cp: cannot stat ‘/usr/share/ati/build_mod’: No such file or directory
./catalyst_build_module: line 24: cd: /tmp/catalyst.ER0tr6: No such file or directory
OsVersion says: SMP=1
file /proc/kallsyms says: SMP=1
file /usr/lib/modules/3.11.0-15-generic/build/include/generated/autoconf.h says: SMP=1
file /usr/lib/modules/3.11.0-15-generic/build/include/generated/autoconf.h says: MODVERSIONS=1
file /usr/lib/modules/3.11.0-15-generic/build/arch/x86/include/asm/compat.h says: COMPAT_ALLOC_USER_SPACE=arch_compat_alloc_user_space
sed: can't read firegl_public.c: No such file or directory
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic'
scripts/ /home/martin/Downloads/catalyst-total-hd234k/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/home/martin/Downloads/catalyst-total-hd234k/Makefile'. Stop.
make: *** [_module_/home/martin/Downloads/catalyst-total-hd234k] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic'

sleepforlife commented on 2013-12-30 01:55

thank you Vi0L0
you are king :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-11-18 19:52

silent update, no pkgrel bump:
- thanks to zoopp and his referer we no longer have to download installer manually :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-11-17 11:05

sorry for late update, i was awk...
as said on top of pkgbuild:

NOTE: before building please download using this site:
and move it next to this PKGBUILD

(could be harder with yaourt)

i also added symlink as sugested by lano1106:
/usr/lib32/ ->

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-11-17 11:05

sorry for late update, i was awk...
i said on top of pkgbuild:

NOTE: before building please download using this site:
and move it next to this PKGBUILD

(could be harder with yaourt)

i also added symlink as sugested by lano1106:
/usr/lib32/ ->

masheka3 commented on 2013-11-17 10:50

I can't too

masheka3 commented on 2013-11-17 10:48

civi commented on 2013-11-16 18:31

I cannot reinstall my drivers. I cant download driver by yaourt but direct from ati site I can normal download package. Anyone had this problem ?

dotmagic commented on 2013-11-15 19:03

I could download the drivers only from nvidia website. It seems they dont allow direct downloads anymore??

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-11-11 17:38

silent update, no pkgrel bump:
- 3.12 kernel is supported, no patch for this is needed

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-10-28 20:47

- added staticlibs and libtool to the options and it fixed the whole libfglrx_ip.a bug
- the package is a lot bigger because I added !strip to the options, it's leaving symbols in the libraries so the package (and libs themselves) are bigger - but it could be useful, especially in some debugging
- added lib32-libcl to conflicts/provides

next-play commented on 2013-09-11 18:23

See this KDE Bug
It will be fixed in KDE 4.11.2.

Anonymous comment on 2013-09-09 20:58

KDE 4.11 kwins effects won't work with OpenGL and Catalyst 13.1. It says "check X configuration file". GPU HD4570m.
I think the problem starts from KDE4.11 or kernel 3.11, because with 4.10 with 3.9 all works perfect.
Gnome effects goes well.

Some suggestions?

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-09-08 14:34

bumped pkgrel to 13.1-14:
just to change dependencies, because 3.11 kernel is also supported

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-09-08 14:30

lib32-catalyst-utils will be included after commenting out [multilib] line of pacman.conf file, you can check out if it was included with ie. this command:
pacman -Qo /usr/lib32/
If won't help then try to ask on our forums

lockheed commented on 2013-08-14 22:07

I am trying to run an OpenGL game in Wine using those drivers, but I am running into the error:

X Error of failed request: GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest
Major opcode of failed request: 137 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 16 (X_GLXVendorPrivate)
Serial number of failed request: 1505
Current serial number in output stream: 1507

I read that it requires installing lib32-catalyst-utils, but as I understand, this package already includes it.

What can I do about it?

blablubb1234 commented on 2013-08-13 14:22

Works well in 3.10.6-2 :) Thanks man.

blablubb1234 commented on 2013-08-04 23:44

Works well in 3.10.3-1 :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-08-04 15:53

updated to 13.1-13 :
- switching to 3.10 kernel patch of Emil Karlson from gentoo which is genereting correct proc entries

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-07-07 20:25

udpated to 13.1-9:
- using kolasa' 3.10 patch and foutrelis fix for it,
- using lano1106 patches for intel iommu support and kcl agp

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-07-07 20:23

udpated to 13.1-9:
- using kolasa' 3.10 patch and foutrelis fix for it,
- using lano1106 patches for intel iommu support and kcl agp

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-06-01 11:52

updated to 13.1-8:
- all bins have been moved to /usr/bin

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-05-27 18:42

It seems to work fine here.
I don't have time right now to check it closer, I will try to trace it soon

Red54 commented on 2013-05-26 02:02

# systemctl status atieventsd
atieventsd.service - Catalyst event Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/atieventsd.service; enabled)
Active: active (running) since Sun 2013-05-26 08:42:13 HKT; 1h 15min ago
Main PID: 211 (atieventsd)
CGroup: name=systemd:/system/atieventsd.service
└─211 /usr/sbin/atieventsd --nodaemon

May 26 09:57:43 Red54 atieventsd[211]: /etc/ati/ line 78: return: -1: invalid option
May 26 09:57:43 Red54 atieventsd[211]: return: usage: return [n]
May 26 09:57:45 Red54 atieventsd[211]: /etc/ati/ line 78: return: -1: invalid option
May 26 09:57:45 Red54 atieventsd[211]: return: usage: return [n]
May 26 09:57:46 Red54 atieventsd[211]: /etc/ati/ line 78: return: -1: invalid option
May 26 09:57:46 Red54 atieventsd[211]: return: usage: return [n]
May 26 09:57:47 Red54 atieventsd[211]: /etc/ati/ line 78: return: -1: invalid option
May 26 09:57:47 Red54 atieventsd[211]: return: usage: return [n]
May 26 09:57:48 Red54 atieventsd[211]: /etc/ati/ line 78: return: -1: invalid option
May 26 09:57:48 Red54 atieventsd[211]: return: usage: return [n]

What's wrong?

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-05-12 20:37

Thanks for the news! :)
Actually there's no reason for it to not work with 3.9.x kernels.
3.9 kernel doesn't need extra patching, let me just update dependencies.
13.1-7 will fix it.

Localizator commented on 2013-05-12 20:09

@RaphAstronome catalyst-legacy does not support kernel 3.9, expect a patch to support kernel 3.9!

RaphAstronome commented on 2013-05-12 19:04

Bad news, Linux kernel 3.9 is out and the package need to be patched.

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-04-21 17:36

little update:
removed Before from Service section of catalyst-hook.service

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-04-11 15:38

updated to 13.1-5:
fixing little "bug":

JoveYu commented on 2013-04-08 12:29

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: lib32-cairo: requires lib32-libgl
:: lib32-glu: requires lib32-libgl

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-04-07 17:22

updated to 13.1-3:
SyncFirst was removed from the pacman 4.1 and so we can no longer force linux-headers to be installed in first place...

Instead of using old catalyst-hook method which was not working well with pacman 4.1 + linux kernel, I have added a new method - automatic re-compilation while system shutdown/reboot

To enable 'automatic re-compilation while system shutdown/reboot' testing feature run these commands as root:
systemctl enable catalyst-hook
systemctl start catalyst-hook

More info here:

@erickwill: no news about it :/

erickwill commented on 2013-03-27 16:28

First off, thanks for your hard work! Any new update for the next legacy release from AMD?

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-03-16 15:46

silent update, no pkgrel bump:
- i've cleaned up PKGBUILD and catalyst_build_module, from now on it supports only kernels build with proper extramodules support, tested on -ARCH, -ck, -lts and -mainline

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-01-23 22:21

@blablubb1234: believe us, we did check, xserv 1.13 is, unfortunately, not working with this.
The Description is entirely truth - legacy is really supporting up to 3.4 kernel, fortunately we've got patches

blablubb1234 commented on 2013-01-23 11:43

Well, at the top it still says "Version: 12.6", so maybe the information at the bottom about the xorg-server being supported is out-of-date aswell. It's not entirely clear. Anyways, thanks for the hint.

blablubb1234 commented on 2013-01-23 10:56

Well, at the top it still says "Version: 12.6", so maybe the information at the bottom about the xorg-server being supported is out-of-date aswell. It's not entirely clear. Anyways, thanks for the hint.

Localizator commented on 2013-01-23 10:09 > Description:

Automated installer and Display Drivers for Xorg 6.9 to Xserver 1.12 and Kernel version up to 3.4

blablubb1234 commented on 2013-01-23 00:10

So does xorg-server 1.13 works or not. Phoronix says it does, the dependencies say it does not. And 3V0LU710N says it doesn't work neither. So? What's the deal?

Vi0L0 commented on 2013-01-22 18:12

updated to 13.1-1:
- @3V0LU710N: yes, you are right, only Steam' games were fixed
- kwin's direct rendering also isn't working as should, heh...
- i've added patch for 3.8 kernel

3V0LU710N commented on 2013-01-22 15:57

@Vi0L0: Some info about catalyst "legacy" 13.1:

1) "Unsupported Hardware" logo still appears. (using control file from 12.4 fixes the problem)

2) No improvements for Google Chrome / Chromium users (you still can't use compositing at all).

3) No xorg-server 1.13 support.

4) You can now play games on Steam. =)


Anonymous comment on 2013-01-22 00:11

Good news from AMD:

Legacy Catalyst 13.1 released :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-12-25 18:49

either place xorg112 repo above all other repos on pacman.conf
or add conflicting pkgs into ignore list of pacman.conf

coopstah13 commented on 2012-12-24 14:49

I have a similar issue to blablubb1234, but my conflict is with xf86-input-evdev (among many others) but if I say yes to removing it I get an error saying xorg-server requires xf86-input-evdev.

Any ideas? thanks

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-12-15 12:01

updated to 12.6-6:
- added patch that brings 3.7 kernel support

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-10-23 20:11

check this out:

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-10-22 20:58

thanks, this worked out fine in the end. But what about the "Unsupported Hardware" watermark? In the earlier releases there was a patch that removed it... do i have to apply it manually again? Would appreciate your answer :)

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-10-22 20:33

thanks, this worked out fine in the end. But what about the "Unsupported Hardware" watermark? In the earlier releases there was a patch that removed it... do i have to apply it manually again? Would appreciate your answer :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-10-15 17:16

simply remove xf86-video-ark :>

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-10-15 16:04

Okay the repository is working now, but i get a conflict between xorg-server and xf86-video-ark though i haven't installed the second package and didn't have the conflict before adding the repository:

:: xf86-video-ark und xorg-server stehen miteinander in Konflikt mit (xorg-server<1.13.0)

Any ideas?

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-10-15 16:02

Okay the repository is working now, but i get a conflict between xorg-server and xf86-video-ark though i haven't installed the second package and didn't have the conflict before adding the repository:

:: xf86-video-ark und xorg-server stehen miteinander in Konflikt mit (xorg-server<1.13.0)

Any ideas?

blablubb1234 commented on 2012-10-15 00:17


I did what you said but after adding your lines and doing a pacman -Syu or pacman -S xorg-server i still get errors that there are unsolvable dependencies. Same if i do add

Server =$arch

as supposed in the Wiki. What do i have to do afterwards? I can't even remove xorg-server. Should i try it with force-option?

Help would be appreciated :)

dotmagic commented on 2012-10-13 15:10

catalyst-total-hd234k: requires xorg-server<1.13.0 :(

Who knows how long time ATI Update the legacy drivers :(

You have to add the following:

Server =$arch

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-10-10 19:41

update to 12.6-5:
- added atieventsd.service
- linux 3.6 support unlocked
- fglrx was added into /etc/modules-load.d/catalyst.conf

v1k1n commented on 2012-09-13 23:20

Recently installed, seem to be having some issues. When GDM runs check for acceleration, it exits with code 1. Anybody have any ideas of where to go from here? KDE works just fine, btw.

civi commented on 2012-09-02 21:27

I have problem with this drivers. When I was open drivers everything works fine, but when I install catalyst-total-hd234k 12.6-4 I cannot turn off my computer because I have freez on word POWER OFF. Hibernate works fine, but shutdown -h now and poweroff not working. I turning off arch by reboot and push the button? Any solution for this problem? I have kernel 3.5.3-1

mecanix commented on 2012-07-28 12:02

Hello, could you help me because I can't install this package : after downloading catalyst, the output is :

Creating directory archive_files
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver- failed.
==> ERREUR : Une erreur s'est produite dans build().

But if i download manually, I can extarct files. Do you know why extraction failed with yaourt?
uname -a : Linux reese 3.4.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 20 07:24:45 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-07-15 22:03

should work fine with glibc 2.16.0-2 and kernel 3.5

thanks, + with new package also kernel modules will be moved when using /usr/lib/modules

ImNtReal commented on 2012-07-12 18:48

These should be moved to /usr/lib/... for the upcoming glibc update:

install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/lib/initcpio/install" || return 1
install -m644 "${srcdir}/hook-fglrx" "${pkgdir}/lib/initcpio/install/fglrx" || return 1

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-07-08 17:43

updated to legacy beta 12.6

yes, xserver 1.12 support
and kernel 3.4 support without patches (finally!) :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-07-06 13:10

New drivers are working with xserver 1.12:

m0ikz commented on 2012-07-06 04:20

Hey great news :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-07-02 15:12

guess it's because this driver does NOT support xserv 1.12 (-.-)Zzz...

JoveYu commented on 2012-07-02 02:26

so why xorg-server<1.12.0 -_-!

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-06-16 13:31


Vi0L0 commented on 2012-06-16 13:30

@3V0LU710N: as for fglrx.ko.gz - done, though without pkgrel bump

Vi0L0 commented on 2012-06-16 12:40

updated to 12.4-2:
got now nice clean patch for 3.4 support on both architectures :)

thank you 3V0LU710N for finding it, and thanks goes to Sebastian Siebert from OpenSUSE for a patch

3V0LU710N commented on 2012-06-15 22:06

@Vi0l0: Thanks for this package and your efforts on giving support for unlucky ATI users...! =)

Btw, I'd like to give you some suggestions (if you have a bit of spare time to do them, OC):

1 - After compiling the fglrx.ko kernel module, compress it with gzip (gzip -9 fglrx.ko). In my older machine, it doesn't affect significantly the boot time (<1 second) and the module size is significantly reduced.
2 - About the "dirty" 3.4 patch, there's also a new "cleaner" patch available on Phorogit, if you want to try it (this one applies to OpenSUSE):


Vi0L0 commented on 2012-06-12 17:02

This package would be updated when only AMD would release it's updates for your hardware.
It will also be updated when there would be such a need - like patching to support new kernel.

All AUR users who owns Radeon HD 2xxx 3xxx 4xxx have to use this package when want to use catalyst driver