Saturday, April 20, 2013

Removing AMD Catalyst Beta's watermark

Using AMD's Catalyst Beta drivers, if you checked out the contents of /etc/ati/signature it'll show UNSIGNED.

To remove the watermark on your desktop, you'll need to change the contents of this file (as documented in this AskUbuntu thread).

~$ sudo gedit /etc/ati/signature

and replace the contents with

9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358f
a643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b
309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff16993
09bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc

Note: The above should be on a single line. I split it into multiple lines for easy viewing here.

It's simpler if you just made a backup of /etc/ati/signature from a stable version of Catalyst before installing the Beta drivers, then replace the file with the copy you made.