Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
How do I install drivers for an AMD Radeon HD 6450?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 x86 with PAE on GNOME3. I have a Radeon HD 5750, Phenom II 955, and 6GB of cheap DDR3. I want to install the newest version of the proprietary AMD driver for the GPU, however AMD's site is giving me some nonsense about a duplicate header and won't download the file. When using Ubuntu's built-in installer, there are two options: one with post-release updates and one without. The one without installs fine, but renders gnome-shell unreadable (applications work fine, interestingly). The version with updates, however, cuts off quickly and tells me to view /var/log/jockey.log. I have tried it more than a few times, and have rebooted multiple times. Is there a way to clear any caches? The program itself crashed the first time through, and I suspect that there might be some screwy files acting up.

Here is jockey.log, in case that helps.

Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Uri Herrera, James Feb 24 '12 at 21:06

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
Give Ubuntu 15.04 a go ... use Dropbox to hold all cherished dirs to easily upgrade each release cycle ... graphic drivers are much better handled on recent releases – Scott Stensland Sep 11 '15 at 4:22

I would install the driver manually.

1) Download from AMD: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64.run

2) sudo apt-get --purge remove fglrx*

3) sudo sh amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/oneiric

4) sudo dpkg -i *.deb

5) sudo aticonfig --initial -f

6) reboot

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.