How To Install the ATI Driver for a A HD 5XXX and Above

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How To Install the ATI Driver for a A HD 5XXX and Above

Post by crushkittykitty »


The first thing we need to do is make sure that any old drivers are removed. The following commands will remove the old drivers.
sudo sh /usr/share/ati/
and then
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
You may receive errors, don't worry about them.
Ok Now we are ready to start installing the driver
go here and grab the driver you would like to use, for me this is the 12.11 beta do to the fact I use HDMI for sound.
Once the driver is downloaded, extract it. you should now have the driver
in my case
right click on the file go to
properties then to permissions click the box “Allow executing file as program”
close that window.
Open a Terminal and type sudo and drag and drop the driver in the terminal hit enter
there will be a new window open pick the top option in the next 2 screens
Now when it is done it will ask to reboot, DO NOT REBOOT YET.
Just close the program.
In the terminal type sudo aticonfig --initial
when aticonfig is done reboot.
After rebooting you should be running your new driver.
You can type sudo amdcccle to run the catylist

Now for those that installed the BETA DRIVER,
After rebooting you should have the AMD WATERMARK
To remove this water mark there is 2 methods the first method works for most
copy and paste this code into gedit and then save to your desktop.

DRIVER=`find /usr/lib -name`

echo "Thanks Azusa!"

for token in $DRIVER;do
echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token

for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER

echo "Reboot computer to finish"
Now that you have the above code saved to your desktop as you did for the driver make the file executable (right click on the file go to properties then to permissions click the box “Allow executing file as program”) . Then open terminal and type sudo and drag and drop the file into the terminal hit enter, when it has completed reboot.
Watermark should be gone. If you still see a water mark try option 2

2nd option
open a terminal and type sudo “your text editor” /ect/ati/signature, So in my case
sudo gedit /etc/ati/signature
the file that opens should have one word in it “UNSIGNED” just delete that and copy and paste this in the file and save.
once you have saved the file reboot and watermark should be gone.
And that is how to install a AMD ATI DRIVER please if I missed anything let me know or if you need additional help there is a good source of help on the irc. If your in mint just open xchat the channel is #linuxmint-help

I also made a video showing the above steps as well
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Re: How To Install the ATI Driver for a A HD 5XXX and Above

Post by Niks »

Just what I need son as I'm home I will check this out ...thanks :D

By the way please have a look at
I tried to use it to fix my ATI card but got into trouble I hope your way works and I can pass on the info.
maybe you would like to help test DDM ?


this did work form the point of view that I could install with out a complaint that I needed to remove old stuff or use force.
Unfortunately I'm still only getting a blank black screen..

below I found a way to get my stuff fixed :D

Well after Googleing my fingers to the bone I found my solution.

Use Synaptic to remove any flgrx packages you can find.
Open the Terminal and type these commands

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sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-control

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sudo /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
Although not advised I had to use --force which worked for me

I now have the Catalyst Control Center and as far as I'm concerned this is the best driver I have used with this card so far.[/i]
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