So I'm trying to install the new AMD drivers but I can't seem to unzip them any idea how to do this? here is my out put

Archive:  amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip or
        amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip.zip, and cannot find amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip.ZIP, period.
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    Looks like a corrupted zip file to me. Can you give more details on where you found this? See if they provide instructions on how to verify the file's integrity. – roadmr Jan 6 '14 at 20:29
  • Yeah sure this is were I got it from linuxg.net/… – Stone Jan 6 '14 at 20:48

Check your download's authenticity/validity

md5sum amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

2418a94b699fe8fdec01ccd32f684c90 amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

If your sum doesn't match, you need to re-download the driver (which is what I suspect).

Download your driver

wget --referer='http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86' http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

Unzip Driver

unzip amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

Install Driver

sudo bash amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run

  • Thank for that. I'm new to Linux and I don't really know what I'm doing. – Stone Jan 6 '14 at 23:09
  • No problem. I would have been lost as well, had I not had to deal with AMD and their download section for a few years, now :P – earthmeLon Jan 8 '14 at 22:26

This error is due to changing the links of Archived Drivers, or improper --referer= link. If the --referer= link is bad, wget will sometimes download a blank corrupted zip file of the same name. In the same token using wget without a --referer= can cause this also.

Two ways to check would be: 1. Using earthmeLon's Answer above md5sum check on the zip file itself. 2. Checking the --referer= link in a browser to make sure it's valid.

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