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I run Ubuntu server (12.04, 64-bit). Is there any need to install AMD drivers for my GPU? I do not intend to use any graphical environment, but I am wondering about power consumption.

PS: This question is similar to the nvidia question here: Is there any need to install nvidia graphics drivers if I am running Ubuntu Server?

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Same as in the other question, no. In fact, trying to install a proprietary ATI driver will also pull xserver-xorg-core and lots of other things which you don't need on a server. Here is the list of dependencies: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/fglrx

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Thanks for the swift response :) –  Alexander Karatarakis May 23 '12 at 10:18
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