AMD Catalyst is no longer supported at RPM Fusion after Fedora 21, not for Fedora 22 or Fedora 23

Availability

Documentation

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.11 Proprietary Graphics Driver Release Notes

  • Fedora is not mentioned
  • Declared support
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5
    • Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10
    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12
    • OpenSuSE 13.1
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
    i.e. not after 3.19 and definitely not the 4.x series
  • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.17)

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Before attempting to install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Linux 15.11 Proprietary Graphics Driver, the following software must be installed:

  • Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.17)
  • Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.19)
  • glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
  • POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

</quote>

Folklore

Phoronix

  • What The Radeon “Crimson” Control Center Looks Like On Linux;

    Michael Larabel; in His Blog entitled Phoronix; 2015-11-24.
    tl;dr → reports success on Ubuntu 15.10

    • Renaming
      • Crimson Linux Driver
      • Radeon
      • AMDCCCLE (AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition)
        becomes
        AMDRCCLE (AMD Radeon Control Center Linux Edition)
    • vglrx 15.30

RPMFusion

from rpmfusion-users@rpmfusion.org

From: Dario Castellarin, 2015-11-23
Afaik Catalyst has not been dropped for lack of interest, but because it doesn’t support the newer versions of kernel and xorg that Fedora ships, and it’s generally speaking a huge PITA to support. If you have a Fury card, open source support has been published recently and it should land in kernel 4.5, but you can already build your own from git, of you’re in a hurry…

From: Stephen Adler, 2015-11-23.
Guys,
I bought a Radeon Fury card and I would like to get it running with the latest fedora dist. It seems like the catalyst support has been dropped for lack of interest. Is this true? If so, is there any hope of seeing the support come back? I may offer some package maintenance cycles depending on how much time it would take. Or is the open source support for the Radeon cards sufficient and thus the reason interest in the proprietary ATI driver has dropped?
Thanks. Steve.