When I learn about a new version of AMD's graphics driver, I usually see something like "Catalyst 12.3." However, the fglrx package in Ubuntu has a version like 2:8.960-0.

Are these two version numbers related? How can I find the (better-known) official version number, like 12.3, for the fglrx package in Ubuntu's repository? Can I do this without needing to install the package?


Unofficial AMD Linux Driver Wiki has the driver version on the release pages. e.g. Catalyst 12.3:

Revision Number: 12.3 (8.951)

Alternatively the Catalyst RSS Feed for Microsoft Windows also contains the driver information.

Catalyst 12.3 released for Windows. Available at 
http://game.amd.com/28/03/12 13:21
Driver version: 8.951
  • That feed is outdated indeed, but I've seen that they posted the released Catalyst version together with the actual driver release number. So, it's just a matter of update though... Anyway, I give positive vote here, because the initial question is answered very well. Thanks for the information. It was quite helpful and useful. Cheers, Sniper. – user54697 Apr 13 '12 at 0:05
  • Great, that answers my question! I guess I never thought to look more deeply on the Windows download page :) – Dylan McCall Apr 13 '12 at 5:43
  • It looks like that detail isn't added to those pages so often now. 13.4 from April 2013 seems like the last update (12.104). – user643722 Oct 10 '14 at 8:49

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