Howto install AMD fglrx driver in LM 18.X (Sarah/Serena/Sonya)

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Howto install AMD fglrx driver in LM 18.X (Sarah/Serena/Sonya)

Post by Chocobo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:25 am

Hi!
This is my experience with installation patched fglrx driver on LM 18.X (or Ubuntu Xenial Xerus)
hope this will be helpful, enjoy :D
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Installation from repo:
  1. Add a repository with required packages

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    echo "deb https://linuxmint.com.ru/repo/xenial/ /" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
    wget --quiet https://linuxmint.com.ru/repo/xenial/lmcomru-pubkey; sudo apt-key add lmcomru-pubkey
    apt update
  2. Downgrade xorg packages

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    apt install xserver-xorg-core=2:1.17.3-2ubuntu4 xserver-common=2:1.17.3-2ubuntu4 xserver-xorg-input-evdev=1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1 xserver-xorg-input-synaptics=1.8.2-1ubuntu2 xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse=1:13.1.0-1ubuntu1 xserver-xorg-input-wacom=1:0.32.0-0ubuntu2 xserver-xorg-video-intel=2:2.99.917+git20160218-1ubuntu2 xserver-xorg-video-radeon=1:7.6.1-1ubuntu1 
  3. Installation:
  4. Udate confuguration and hold versions for next updates

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    sudo aticonfig --initial
    sudo apt hold xserver-xorg-core xserver-common fglrx-core
  5. For Cinnamon users:
    add to /etc/etvironment these lines

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    export COGL_DRIVER=gl
    export COGL_OVERRIDE_GL_VERSION=1.4
    export COGL_RENDERER=GLX
  6. reboot and see the new driver in use:
    Screenshot_20170731_101459.jpg
    Снимок экрана от 2017-07-31 22-51-27.jpg
If inxi shown driver N/A after install - try to add next boot options

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modprobe.blacklist=radeon modprobe.blacklist=amdgpu
Original discussion (on russian) - https://linuxmint.com.ru/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=397
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Re: Howto install AMD fglrx driver in LM 18.X (Sarah/Serena/Sonya)

Post by gauvinalexandre » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:22 am

This is great! I managed to make my Dual AMD GPU CrossFireX Setup (2 X Radeon HD 6950) work under Linux Mint 18.2 with kernel 4.10. Without it, using the default Radeon Driver, I had to start Linux with nomodeset boot option to prevent black screen. Thanks!

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Re: Howto install AMD fglrx driver in LM 18.X (Sarah/Serena/Sonya)

Post by Citizen229 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:18 am

Wow great. May have to pull the old 280x out of the closet and give this a spin. If I can pull this off with 280x and my APU, will surely update the sticky I made.

If there is a god, fglrx as well as stable amdgpu-pro in driver manager for Mint 19.
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Re: Howto install AMD fglrx driver in LM 18.X (Sarah/Serena/Sonya)

Post by HD6250 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 am

Does it work for 32-bit?
WYSE Thin Client is using Raedon HD 6250 GPU and i need to make presentations run smooth up to 60fps like it was on Windows

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