Originally Posted by phill1978
Im misunderstanding something here, perhaps the issue is fedora isn't as easy as an Ubuntu based distro?
Step 1: Install Mint it will setup x.org as default but perhaps not the latest version.
Step 2: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa then sudo apt-get update or add ppa:org-edgers/ppa to the repositories in software managers sources
Step3: go into Mint driver manager which is in the settings menu in KDE and a separate program in cinnamon / xfce / gnome
Step4: You should see various driver options now .. choose the latest catalyst beta which are the ones named different to X.org at the top of the list (cant quite remember which ones but they look like 2.1.200~raringubutnu)
drive is installed, reboot for good measure.
Or Go onto the AMD website and download the Catalyst driver as the method above doesn't always install the Control center just the driver. Right click on icon, set permissions so the file is executable. The file is in your home downloads folder so clicking on it runs the program.
If you have issues with Arch and Fedora I cant really help because ive always used Suse or Ubuntu based distro's that are far more friendly when choosing drivers.
Right now I run the latest 13.10 Catalyst driver and it is rapid on the desktop with no crashes under KDE running the full refresh and i can run games within windows on the desktop and page between workspaces and it works fine displaying 4 workspaces, one with a game playing, one with youtube, one with OCN etc.. all fluid. Games are running great too.
note if you have already tried bits of opensource and bits of adding packages to no avail it will be time consuming to remove fully sometimes so id just do a fresh install and after the first update get the video driver on before anything else
*pro-tip for KDE users: For some reason on KDE 4.10 which is the current Mint 15 version in desktop effects advanced you will see a few render options along with vsync. It is set to 'raster' I found this to slow games down and cause stutter and lag in TF2 and other source games like the frames were not rendered correctly in sequence. Setting to native gives the right performance and smooth frames .. for me at least