Ubuntu – Installation of newest AMD drivers fails

14.04atidrivers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to update my drivers to the latest version provided by AMD. I couldn't find a way to simply update them, so I decided to uninstall them completely by doing this:

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-dev
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
sudo rm -rf /etc/ati

Then I rebooted, and ran:

./amd-driver-installer-14.501.1003-x86.x86_64.run

The installer generated the package and I installed it. I then tried to run

aticonfig --initial

but I get the error:

Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver.
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

Thinking the installation messed up, I uninstalled the drivers again, rebooted, and tried to install once more. I get the same error. How can I successfully install the drivers?

Best Answer

Enable support for 32bit packages if you have a 64bit OS -

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Install the following packages -

sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1 libc6-i386

Install all the dependencies listed on this page.

Download all the .deb files related to Ubuntu 14.04 (fglrx,fglrx-core,fglrx-dev and fglrx-amdcccle) from this page.

Copy the downloaded .deb files to a folder.

Now, open a Terminal and cd to the created folder -

cd /path/to/folder

Install the .deb files using dpkg -

sudo dpkg -i *.deb
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