• How to install AMD Catalyst driver in Antergos


    I am using AMD Radeon 8730 HD. I often play games on Steam. So I need some hardware support for my AMD chipset. Any proprietary driver for my system ? If any, please let me know

    Thanks :)

  • @umarekanto When i was starting using Antergos i tried to install AMD drivers but never managed to. Some time later a new update to mesa added support to AMD, and i can play Steam games here without problems (Dota2 for example runs nice)

    you can check this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMD_Catalyst but i suggest you to test the procedures in a virtual machine first so you won’t break your system.

    Antergos (default OS) - WIN10 (abandoned)
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    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
    16 GB ram
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  • I am running a CAPE VERDE just like you (R7 250X, which is basically a HD7770) and I SUFFERED with this card and Linux a long time. First I wouldn’t recommend installing proprietary drivers (AMD Catalyst) on any OS other than Ubuntu (which is the officially supported distribution). It’s a complete hit and miss game even with the excellent Arch wiki describing how to do so. In my case I tried it once with Manjaro and completely destroyed my system. If you are willing to take a real dangerous adventure then look up forums and experiences of other people doing this, because there are surprisingly a lot.
    The open source radeon driver had very bad support for these cards some time ago and I had random freezes of the whole system without a user-side solution available.
    During the last year I’d say, more or less, there’s been a LOT going on to support these cards and other radeon models better and better and with the latest kernel and the open source radeon driver I am lately very happy running a stable system.
    I do not use steam, so I don’t know the support for that. If you’re worried about performance you can run the usual Linux benchmarks like glxgears, glmark or unigine. On mine it’s quite acceptable although it’s apparently no ultra high-end up-to-date gamer card.

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