Just a quick heads up, the official ATI graphics drivers are in a bit of a mess with Arch at the minute. A combination of three factors:
- The Arch team have chosen to remove the drivers from the official repositories because ATI aren't releasing updates in a timely fashion. So anyone that has installed them from the official repos will not receive any more updates. The open-source driver (xf86-video-ati) is obviously still available.
- Even with the new release (13.4, to coincide with the new Ubuntu release), Xorg 1.14 isn't supported, despite 1.14 being released at the start of March.
- Vi0L0 (the guy who graciously maintains the unofficial Arch Catalyst releases) has removed the catalyst-utils packages from the AUR for reasons unknown thus far, so none of the AUR packages would build at the time of writing.
Also, for the foreseeable future, anyone seeing errors along the lines of...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) :: catalyst-utils: requires xorg-server<1.14.0
... will need to either:
- Add a repository that still carries the older Xorg release (see here for info), or
- ignore the xorg upgrades when doing an upgrade like so:
sudo pacman -Su --ignore xorg-server --ignore xorg-server-common --ignore xf86-input-evdev
I really wish AMD would get their **** together on this driver situation. I'm definitely looking to Nvidia for my next graphics upgrade, this whole whole thing is a complete farce.
Hope this helps anyone struggling with this