If you encounter a bug with these closed-source drivers, you are welcome to file a report via Launchpad. If the search returns the latest version of the Catalyst driver, then proceed to the next section. Sign up using Email and Password. It can be fixed however If the search returns a legacy version, you may have to use the open source driver.
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I think the problem lies in something to do with the kernels — on debian the nvidias seem to install with no problem. You can also use sgfxi to move between free and non-free drivers or roll back to native free drivers: Installation via the Ubuntu repositories Ubuntu offers the following fglrx drivers that are supported only in Ubuntu Navigate to the directory to which the file was downloaded.
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This is a huge pain — I naively believed that the ATI installer would work silly me! Create a new xorg. Something still needs to be tweaked.
Go to the AMD website. If the search returns a legacy version, you may have to use the open source driver. It simply means that you will have to use the Fgorx-driver Control Center to configure your monitors as you should even in the case where this warning is not shown. Stephen Kitt k 24 Went back to the vesa driver.
Not testing the latest driver available for your card virtually eliminates the possibility of getting your bug solved. Backported packages for Debian 7 “Wheezy” deb http: Before you get started The first thing to check for when you consider using the fglrx driver is whether your AMD graphics card is supported.
Debian — Details of package fglrx-control in jessie
MESA “error” If fglrxinfo gives you the following output, your installation is fgllrx-driver completed correctly: I had the same problem and installing open source driver solved my issue make sure to have contrib and non-free in your source. If you encounter a bug with these closed-source drivers, you are welcome to file a report via Launchpad.
I use module-assistant to compile and install fglrx kernel module. To check whether the fglrx driver is working, open a terminal and type: Will keep you posted on whether I got a successful install or not.
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Continuing with the installation, type: The instructions on this page advise debuan how to install and use fglrx. To uninstall after installing using this method, you MUST use the amdconfig utility: Restart your system after configuring Xorg for the fglrx driver.
For details on which GPUs require Radeonplease see the Radeon driver homepage or execute at a terminal: Org server provides xorg-video-abiwhich fglrx doesn’t support; the ABIs aren’t forwards compatible, which is why you can’t install the driver from the repositories. Select a compatible driver.
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Make sure that the restricted-modules package installed correspond to the kernel your are running and that you can load the fglrx driver, whether by issuing the command: Save a backup copy of xorg.