Fixing AMD’s shit (13.8 beta 1)

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    Pedro Mateus

    AMD latest and greatest beta driver, 13.8-1, is out and about. Unfortunately, AMD has once again cocked it up.

    If, after installing the driver the regular way, you get stuck with indirect software rendering and the terminal spits out:
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/
    libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)

    You may want to uninstall the drivers and follow the tutorial below.

    1. Unzip and make executable, either through chmod or the right-click – properties – permissions tab

    2. Run it (not as root). It’ll extract everything to a subfolder from where you have the .run file.
    eg.: In my case it was called “fglrx-install.OFVhy5”

    3. Enter your password and minimize the installer (Don’t close it)

    4. Inside that temporary folder it creates do a search for firegl_public.c

    5. Open firegl_public.c and do a search for this line:
    root = KCL_create_proc_dir(NULL, “ati”, S_IFDIR);

    6. Replace it with this one:
    root = KCL_create_proc_dir(NULL, “ati”, S_IFDIR|S_IRUGO|S_IXUGO);

    7. Now you can resume the install and reboot when prompted.

    8. Tell AMD to wake the fuck up, before the threat of bankruptcy becomes one person more likely.

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