News: Will ATI Catalyst Drivers 9.12 work with Fedora 12?

AMD has released the next version 9.12 of its ATI Catalyst display drivers for Linux. The drivers can be download from ATI Catalystβ„’Β 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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚


41 thoughts on “News: Will ATI Catalyst Drivers 9.12 work with Fedora 12?

  1. 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.

  2. 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 πŸ˜›

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Hi,
    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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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,

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

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

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

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

  12. yes,

    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

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

  13. 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.

    1. 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. πŸ™

  14. 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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