Cod Liver Oil Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:01am
FGLRX, In Repo Vs AMD 12.10 drivers
in the most recent Ubuntu LTS release, the in-repository FGLRX drivers raise errors in some Steam Linux games saying that the supported OpenGL version is too old.

Installing the AMD 12.10 drivers from the AMD support side corrects this, and supports OpenGL 4.2 on my graphics chipset, but Steam does not detect that it is installed, and asks that I install the very outdated in-repository FGLRX version.

Any chance that Steam will be made to check for FGLRX's existence using the "fglrxinfo" command rather than repository data?
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zenitur Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:17am 
Official "run" file for ATi/AMD can generate RPM/DEB file for your Linux distribution. Install it, and you will have latest driver in your package manager.
[LINUX]FinCoder Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:28am 
Why cannot this be more automated? Why not able to receive the debs via package manager if the installer is already able to make the deb files?
Cod Liver Oil Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:56am 
Originally posted by zenitur:
Official "run" file for ATi/AMD can generate RPM/DEB file for your Linux distribution. Install it, and you will have latest driver in your package manager.

I didn't know that AMD's driver blob could generate a package. I still think that fglrxinfo would work all the time, no matter how the driver is installed, as opposed to repo data which will only wok some of the time.
zenitur Dec 13, 2012 @ 4:07am 
Originally posted by FinCoder:
Why cannot this be more automated? Why not able to receive the debs via package manager if the installer is already able to make the deb files?

There are too many Linux distributions and too many versions of any one of this. If AMD will make DEB packages for all Ubuntu versions that driver support, it will be 1 Gb for one version of driver. If AMD will make all RPM/DEB packages for all supported Linux distributions, it will be dozens Gb's for one version of driver.

Watch the size of directory with any minor release of VirtualBox on their FTP.
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Date Posted: Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:01am
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