How to install AMD Catalyst drivers

At the time of writing Catalyst is not compatible with xorg 1.16, we will need to downgrade to 1.15 before we can install the Catalyst drivers.

Add the Repositories

Use your preferred text editor to modify /etc/pacman.conf

You can install gedit with:
sudo pacman -S gedit

Open the file:
sudo gedit /etc/pacman.conf

and add:
Server = http://catalyst.wirephire.com/repo/xorg115/$arch
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll

Server = http://catalyst.wirephire.com/repo/catalyst/$arch
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
before the [core] repo entry. If using a 64bit OS also uncomment the multilib repo (remove the preceding #). Save and close the file.

Update the sources list:
sudo pacman -Syy --noconfirm
You may need to repeat this command a couple times, before it will complete without errors.

Downgrade xorg

sudo pacman -Syuu


Remove Opensource Drivers

sudo pacman -R lib32-ati-dri ati-dri xf86-video-ati

sudo pacman -R ati-dri xf86-video-ati


Install Catalyst Drivers and Dependencies

sudo pacman -S catalyst-hook catalyst-libgl catalyst-utils acpid lib32-catalyst-libgl lib32-catalyst-utils lib32-opencl-catalyst qt4 acpid

sudo pacman -S catalyst-hook catalyst-libgl catalyst-utils acpid qt4 acpid


Activate Catalyst Drivers

WARNING: Don't reboot until you've completed this step or your system may become unstable!

Copy this in terminal line by line:
sudo systemctl enable atieventsd
sudo systemctl start atieventsd

sudo systemctl enable catalyst-hook
sudo systemctl start catalyst-hook

sudo systemctl enable temp-links-catalyst
sudo systemctl start temp-links-catalyst

sudo aticonfig --initial

You can now reboot your system:
sudo reboot

To run Catalyst Control Center :
sudo amdcccle
For some reason this fixes/bypasses the GTK issues.

Contributors to this page: TeODH42 points  , paupav26 points  and rat .
Page last modified on Sunday 17 of August, 2014 15:46:24 CDT by TeODH42 points . (Version 28)