Ubuntu – How to install ATI Radeon HD5470 proprietary drivers on Ubuntu 14.04


I seem to have a problem with the drivers. I tried everything. Every single fix that I found on this forum and I can't install the proprietary graphic drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5470.

When I go to additional drivers – I have 3 options:

  1. Default
  2. Fglrx
  3. Fglrx-update

Whenever I try to install some of the 2 or 3, When i restart my laptop, it gives me error:

Low graphic mode

and I can't start my pc unless I boot into recovery and remove the whole Fglrx packages.

I tried downloading and installing from the ATI website, no luck. Still the same error. Can someone tell me what am I doing wrong?

Best Answer

I had exactly the same problem. I used the following technique

Firstly remove all previously installed drivers :

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

Now install them fresh :

sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

After the installation is done use the command given below

sudo amdconfig --initial

Now reboot your system. Your computer will have drivers and Catalyst Control Center. As the command sudo amdconfig --initial is very important as i found it on amd web site some while ago.

Note: if you don't want to waste lots of time on downloading and installing firstly try this command sudo amdconfig --initial and restart. It may work. But i had to uninstall everything so use the whole post i described.

It should definitely work. Best of luck