Topic Title: Trying and can't to install Cat 13.1 on freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64
Topic Summary: some pre-requisites missed
Created On: 04/02/2013 05:34 AM
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 04/02/2013 05:34 AM
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Raistmer
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First of all - I'm "windows guy" and need Linux mostly for testing purposes, to test portability of my OpenCL application.

So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64 desktop on secondary USB HDD, booted into, downloaded Catalyst 13.1 zip archive, extracted *.run file from it and launched it.

Installer complained with next error logged into /usr/share/ati/

Supported adapter detected.
Check if system has the tools required for installation.
fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers.  /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.

Please, give me some simple instructions what and from where I need to download to make it work. Maybe it's trivial for experienced Linux user, but I have no clue what package contains mentioned header file... (and why AMD did not include it in its own driver install package btw).

 04/02/2013 10:52 AM
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It requires build tools to build the kernel module. Kernel headers, gcc, etc. But don't use the binary from the website, as it has to be rebuilt every time a kernel update gets released. You're supoosed to install the drivers from the repository. Open the ubuntu software center and type catalyst into the search box. You'll find it and will be able to install it from there esily.



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 04/02/2013 03:17 PM
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Thanks, but looks like it's Catalyst 12.9 and it known to has issues with my app for OpenCL... 

Is it 12.9 or something else in Ubuntu's rep ?

 

 04/02/2013 03:34 PM
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If it helps, here are the latest drivers > http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-3LINBetaDriver.aspx



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 04/02/2013 04:04 PM
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If you insist trying the latest drivers (what stumped linked), install these packages (if they exist) before trying: build-essential, linux-headers-generic, debhelper, dh-modaliases, execstack, gcc, gcc-c++.

If a kernel update comes and you install it, next time you boot you may only get a terminal, no gui. Then navigate to /usr/share/ati, and execure sudo ./fglrx-uninstall.sh --force. Then reboot, and you should get the gui with the open source drivers. Then install catalyst again.



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