How to install AMD / ATI Catalyst drivers AKA Crimson 15.12 in BlackArch / Arch Linux with kernel 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11

To install Catalyst 15.12 in BlackArch / Arch, we need to downgrade some packages. It is not complicated, because Vi0L0 (he supports catalyst-test and catalyst in AUR) has raised the user's repository with all the necessary packages.

Open the file /etc/pacman.conf:

sudo gedit /etc/pacman.conf

and add the following strings:

[xorg117]
Server = http://mirror.hactar.xyz/Vi0L0/xorg117/$arch
 
[catalyst]
Server = http://mirror.hactar.xyz/Vi0L0/catalyst/$arch

It is very important that the block to be ABOVE the rest of the repositories, approximately like this:

Now we import its keys:

sudo pacman-key --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0xabed422d653c3094
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 0xabed422d653c3094

Downgrade (agree to everything):

sudo pacman -Syuu

Next:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/catalyst-test.git
cd catalyst-test/
makepkg -si

Create the configuration file for the AMD drivers:

sudo aticonfig --initial

Adding them to auto start:

sudo systemctl enable atieventsd
sudo systemctl start atieventsd

Restart your system

reboot

And make some tests:

fglrxinfo
fgl_glxgears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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