Most-Important Update: See the latest post in the series for instructions on installing the Crimson driver in Fedora 23 with kernel version 4.2.8!
Finally, after the prolonged mess that was Catalyst support for Linux kernel 4.2, it looks like we have new driver software to work with. I’ll be working on getting the Crimson driver installed and running on my Fedora 23 workstation tonight. Hopefully, I’ll report back a quick and easy installation process!
Update: Aaaand, my trusty APU is not supported with the new Crimson driver. My installation attempt fails in the GUI after I select the generic Linux on x86_64 package generation option.
It’s not made clear in any way by AMD, but it appears according to their Crimson Beta release notes, that the HD 8000D series is not supported on Linux with the new Crimson driver:
AMD APU series codenamed “Kaveri”, “Godavari” and “Carrizo” are only supported by AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta on Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows® 10 (64-bit).
Nice. My APU is so unsupported, it doesn’t even get a mention by name (Richland) at all, despite being an 8670D.
So it looks like I’ll have to get the last Catalyst driver working or have no further driver support for my cool little APU rig which I loved nearly unconditionally. sniff.
Being that it appears to be a GCC compiler issue, I may try to install GCC 4.9 onto my system alongside the built-in GCC 5 compiler, but that is complicated in Fedora 23 given the extent to which the GCC 5 compiler is integrated with the operating system (e.g. there is no rpm package for GCC 4.9 offered in the standard Fedora 23 repositories), and there are no clear instructions that I have yet discovered. My poor little APU-based system may be reaching the end of its usefulness to me.
Sorry everybody, but this might be the end of the road for my AMD Catalyst / Crimson installation instructions for Fedora.