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Can't download ATI drivers with wget
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:40:55 pm »
This has bugged me for some time .. I've seen plenty of tutorials that include a command similar to:-
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wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
That command always fails to download the drivers, instead just downloading the first few bytes.

Yet if you click that same link from the "http://support.amd.com" website, your browser can download them without issue.

Turns out the server that the files are sat on refuses to allow downloads unless the request was referred from the "http://support.amd.com" website.

So use the wget "--referer=" option to specify the referring website .. as in:
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wget --referer=http://support.amd.com http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64.zip


« Last Edit: March 09, 2014, 02:48:21 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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