AMD has released the next version 9.12 of its ATI Catalyst display drivers for Linux. The drivers can be download from ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver Page. As of now, I haven’t tried the drivers on Fedora 12 because supposedly my SMPS is broken :( But since there were a whole lot of bug reports to AMD regarding xorg 1.7 and catalyst, they might have fixed it. Please try and let everyone know if these drivers work with Fedora 12. You know where the howto for installation is ;) How To: Install ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Drivers.

Also, if these drivers doesn’t work, a lot of people are finding mesa-drivers-experimental a huge success over catalyst drivers. Don’t miss those experimental drivers. Checkout comments on Fedora 12 ATI Catalyst Drivers.

Anyway, let us know whatever works for you :)

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1 morose December 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM

for me it doesn’t worked. ati x1250 on F12. is there any way to use 3D?

2 MF Near December 19, 2009 at 3:13 AM

Just tested it with a Mobility Radeon 4570 on my Dell Studio 1555, but I still get the same. GDM won’t start at all with 9.12 catalyst installed. I had to remove the driver to get GDM running again.

3 Namit Karlekar December 19, 2009 at 9:34 AM

No go for me… :(
3200 with
Maybe 13 will be my lucky number

4 MF Near December 19, 2009 at 4:17 PM

I think it’s a shame that ATI refuses to release a proper driver that actually works with Fedora 12 x86_64…
Well at least we still have the mesa-drivers-experimental :P

5 WenZhongSun December 19, 2009 at 7:31 PM

it doesn’t work

ati 2600pro

6 Minion December 20, 2009 at 6:54 AM

Ha! Ha! Ha! Fooled us again. fc12 ati9.12 r3300 in msi board. Think I’ll go back to a real card with real drivers.

7 Bardisch December 20, 2009 at 8:02 AM

me too. doesn’t work.
mobility radeon hd 2600
fedora 12 x86_64 with linux kernel and X Server 1.7.1(2009-10-23)

And plus, now mesa-dri-drivers-experimental doesn’t work too. it’s already installed but can’t setup desktop effects.

8 morose December 20, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Bardisch, the same problem, no 3D :( but still needed

9 david j smith December 20, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Doesn’t work for me, fails to compile the drivers on sony vaio with mobile graphics.

sh ./
- recreating module dependency list
- trying a sample load of the kernel modules
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
FATAL: Error inserting fglrx (/lib/modules/ No such device

10 fine December 23, 2009 at 6:37 AM

doesn’t work on HD4300

11 Joe December 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM

doesn’t work on HD4850

12 grep December 24, 2009 at 6:11 AM

Doesn’t work on HD4200

13 Sathish Parthasarathy December 25, 2009 at 1:21 AM

I have fedora 12 on my laptop and the 3D graphics did not work my
the Graphics card AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.
So i installed ati-driver-installer-9-12-x86.x86_64 in the system. after rebooting the system did boot up but the GUI is not displaced. could some one help me what should i do to solve the problem.

14 rnk December 26, 2009 at 1:52 AM

I tried ATI driver today without success, too – installation goes fine, but X can not load the driver – “dlopen: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/ undefined symbol: UpdateSpriteForScreen”. Well, let’s hope this gets fixed soon…

15 Wiktor December 26, 2009 at 9:04 PM

9.11 works perfectly,
Fedora 11, kernel x86-64, xserver 1.6.4-0.3
radeon hd3200 on ga-ma78gm-s2h rev. 1.0 and athlon x2 4850e
9.12 hangs xserver during start.

I use automatic installer without generate specific package because it doesn’t work for me.
first catalyst with fully working 3d were 9.10,

16 Rohit December 31, 2009 at 5:08 AM

Ati 9.12 on asus m3a78em ie radeon hd3200 on fedora 12 does not work for me. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

17 BingoCard January 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Radeon 5870, doesn’t work :P

18 Vitaliy Yermolenko January 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Guys, please post your (I think, mainly negative!) experience directly to , and, vote over there – only in this case it will have an effect!

19 taf2 January 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

I get this in my error log:
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ undefined symbol: UpdateSpriteForScreen
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
(II) UnloadModule: “fglrx”
(EE) Failed to load module “fglrx” (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

20 AlexTC January 16, 2010 at 7:13 AM

It dosen’t work for me Ati Radeon [4670] HD (cannot startup after install)

21 pitlin January 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I just have installed FC12 on my brand new DELL Studio 1557 with ATI Radeon 4500HD and after hours of playing around with ATI driver i have switched to mesa driver which works perfectly with Xorg clients and also games under X with no glitches…

22 Sathish Parthasarathy January 24, 2010 at 7:21 AM

What are the step to install mesa driver in DELL Studio 1557 with ATI Radeon 4570. since i tried and it did not work.

23 pitlin January 24, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I guess You tried ATI drivers first ? Have You cleaned up system afterwards ? I have ran into the same problems just because i haven’t uninstalled ATI driver correctly… Also remember that once ATI driver is being installed xorg.conf file is created in /etc/X11 . If you will not rename this file or remove it Xorg will fail to start leaving You with black screen.
I’ll post config files and step-by step later on today.
Last but not least: I have installed x86_64 build of Fedora.

24 pitlin January 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM

As promised:

[root@S1557 ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# Listing a module here prevents the hotplug scripts from loading it.
# Usually that’d be so that some other driver will bind it instead,
# no matter which driver happens to get probed first. Sometimes user
# mode tools can also control driver binding.
# Syntax: driver name alone (without any spaces) on a line. Other
# lines are ignored.

# watchdog drivers
blacklist i8xx_tco

# framebuffer drivers
blacklist aty128fb
blacklist atyfb
blacklist radeonfb
blacklist i810fb
blacklist cirrusfb
blacklist intelfb
blacklist kyrofb
blacklist i2c-matroxfb
blacklist hgafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivafb
blacklist savagefb
blacklist sstfb
blacklist neofb
blacklist tridentfb
blacklist tdfxfb
blacklist virgefb
blacklist vga16fb

# ISDN – see bugs 154799, 159068
blacklist hisax
blacklist hisax_fcpcipnp

# sound drivers
blacklist snd-pcsp

/etc/X11/xorg.conf should be empty.

Mesa driver used:

Kernel used:

To uninstall ATI driver:

1. Remove driver: /usr/share/ati/
2. rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
3. Clean up /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by removing following lines:
blacklist radeon
blacklist radeonhd

Afterwards just do yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental and reboot os.

25 Sathish Parthasarathy January 24, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Thanks for the info
it works for me
but still the fan is running on high speed and i am getting kernal failer message

26 morose January 25, 2010 at 5:57 AM

will it work for x1250? :)

27 Christian January 20, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Radeon HD 3470 doesn’t work… :-(

28 Keyser January 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Same here :(

29 JosemaX January 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Radeon HD 2600 doesn’t work with 9.12 or 9.11 in Fedora 12

30 taf2 January 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM


mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
yum install mesa-drivers-experimental
shutdown -r now

and i’m much cooler feeling linux guy

31 morose January 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM

had done like you do, now i have black screen after loading. any help please? ;-(

32 grumbl January 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM

it’s actually
yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental’

33 morose January 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM

@taf2 had done like you do, now i have black screen after loading. any help please? ;-(

34 pitlin January 26, 2010 at 7:26 PM

If he installed updates recently then i’m not suprised as i ran into the same problem… To recover from it first boot os in single user mode (init 1) : Then remove xorg.conf (if exists) and remove mesa drivers. rpm -qa |grep mesa will help to find rpm’s. obviously rpm -e removes package. After reboot Xorg will revert to defaults. Sorry folks but i gave up and switched to my second os (Windows 7) which at the moment works perfectly on my laptop and uses acpi correctly so fans are quiet for most of the time…. If i’ll have a chance to get Studio working with Fedora 12 i will let You know.

35 morose January 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I’ve made i mistake in command, returned back and now loading:) but can’t login, after entering pass black screen and logout, selecting users again. i can login in terminal(ctrl+alt+f2..) only when booting with kernel mode “nomodeset”. any suggestions? thx4reply!

36 Tom Fotheringham January 26, 2010 at 8:45 PM

I feel like a complete idiot. I’ve always used nvidia with linux, but from what I read, ati are supporting linux much better these days. 5870 back to the shop at the weekend, i’ll wait for nvidia’s next offering.

37 Namit Karlekar January 28, 2010 at 1:28 AM

10.1 is out! Downloading it right now. Hopefully it’ll work with F12 !
*Fingers crossed*

38 Vitaliy Yermolenko January 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM

New ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.1 (1/27/2010 – Release Date) still does not work for me, because of “/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/ undefined symbol: UpdateSpriteForScreen” error. :-(

39 Dan Houle February 9, 2010 at 6:33 PM

ATI HD3450 not working with ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.1 on FC12.

Mesa working fine, however.

40 Shaunak March 26, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Fails on an onboard HD3200 and F12

41 Nick October 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM

They didn’t work for me out of the box and my linux skills aren’t that great (yet) to fix it. I guess I could download the latest ISO and see if that fixes it….

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