Package Details: catalyst 15.9-20

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Package Base: catalyst
Description: AMD/ATI Catalyst drivers for linux. fglrx kernel module only. Radeons HD 2 3 4 xxx ARE NOT SUPPORTED
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: catalyst-test
Submitter: wonder
Maintainer: Vi0L0
Last Packager: Vi0L0
Votes: 333
Popularity: 0.000025
First Submitted: 2009-08-09 08:02
Last Updated: 2018-04-29 16:26

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nous commented on 2016-01-04 17:53

I'm using catalyst-hook-15.12 from the [catalyst] repo. Trying to build the fglrx module in an older LTS kernel (x86_64, latest 3.14.58-lts), I'm getting the following:

LD [M] /tmp/catalyst.PWoUZ4/fglrx.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module fglrx.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'task_nice'
/usr/lib/modules/3.14.58-pf-lts/build/scripts/Makefile.modpost:90: recipe for target '__modpost' failed
make[1]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
Makefile:1281: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2

Please, remove the $CARCH before the fglrx_gpl_symbol.patch:
test "${CARCH}" = "i686" && patch -Np1 -i ../fglrx_gpl_symbol.patch

Same error also with catalyst-hook 15.9 from [catalyst-stable]. Manually applying the patch allows modpost to succeed in 64bit machines. Thanks.

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-12-22 08:22

This message comes on catalyst >= 15.11. For now its available only on catalyst-test@AUR and [catalyst] repo

15.9 officially supports 5 and 6 k. [catalyst-stable] repo and most AUR packages still contains it. It will be updated in some future (maybe month) and then special legacy repo will arrive.

Markismus commented on 2015-12-21 13:51

I got this message:

------------ DROPPED SUPPORT FOR RADEONS HD 5 6 k --------------
Please note that this release SADLY :( is
dropping support for pre-GCN cards so mainly
Radeons of series 5000 and 6000

What could I try to install catalyst on a 5k card with kernel 4.2?

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-12-13 19:55

just like commit says:
- adding new patch from crimson
- removing gcc49 dependency
- adding initial grsec kernel support

should be safe to remove gcc49 pkg :)

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-10-28 18:45

catalyst-test now supports 4.2 kernel. You have to install gcc49, thought.
Feel free to test and give feedback - especially if your system is i686 or when its not working.

mouseman commented on 2015-10-25 19:54

Thanks for the Gnome fix!

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-10-23 08:25

It would be most easy for you if you would use catalyst-test from AUR or [catalyst] repository. Look at instalation and configuration on wiki, it should be simple:

catalyst doesn't support 4.2 kernel, so boot your system from linux-lts (configure the bootloader to use it).

Also since you are using gnome 3.18 read my comment below and use my patched cogl package

herycp commented on 2015-10-23 07:34

im use notebook:
a8 4500
radeon 7640g + 7470m

Sistem :
kernel 4.2.3-1 + lts
gnome 3.18

is save if im install it??
or must from unofficial??
need configure?

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-10-18 09:36

GNOME 3.18 fix
In [catalyst] and [catalyst-stable] you may find a new package cogl 1.22.0-2. It brings fix for recent problems with new GNOME 3.18 and new GDM (it baheves strange with plasma though, after choosing plasma and entering password I have to switch to tty and then back to X to see plasma desktop, probably another bug).
Source and a patch is here:

Vi0L0 commented on 2015-09-29 20:30

updated to 15.9
4.2 kernel is in [core] and we still don't have support for it.
So for now please use linux-lts kernel.

be aware that I removed linux from dependency array and so it will let linux to update (while it's not supported tongue), if you will not configure bootloader to use kernel older than 4.2, like linux-lts, it will probably boot linux and you will probably gonna see a freeze or blank screen. System should work though, you can ssh to it and config bootloader from here, or use single mode if you can't ssh, or well there's possibility that linux-lts was added before, boot it and config as default kernel to boot.