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Need some help with this. I've searched for a few hours and found no answer that worked for me.

When I try to install my drivers I get

One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver. Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools. Forcing install will disable AMD hardware accelleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended. See /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log for more details.

So I checked that log and it gave me

Supported adapter detected. Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.8.0-6-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system. One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver. Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools. Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.

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Did you install the driver from AMDs site or from "Additional drivers" in Ubuntu? Also: which Ubuntu version are you running? –  phipsalabim Feb 20 '13 at 23:48
    
Using the proprietary ones from the AMD site, running Ubuntu 13.04. Thanks for the quick response. :) –  Boncey Feb 21 '13 at 0:03
    
that's not good. You should install drivers through ubuntu packages. Don't worry we'll fix it. –  phipsalabim Feb 21 '13 at 0:16
    
How do I do that? –  Boncey Feb 21 '13 at 0:22
    
Wait I think I've found it. Thanks for telling me and your quick responce! :) –  Boncey Feb 21 '13 at 0:27

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Ok first we have to remove all your previous installations.

In the terminal run:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

then

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

now go to dash, open software sources, go to additional drivers tab. You should see the catalyst 13.2 beta 3 driver, activate it.

when you're done, in the term run:

sudo amdconfig --initial -f

reboot.

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I have tried the steps and the additional drivers tab is still empty. –  M.Sameer May 4 '13 at 23:19

Download the driver from here : http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-3LINBetaDriver.aspx

To install refer to the second part of the answer on /questions/18747/.

I don't use fglrx drivers because they're not the same ones issued by AMD, and given this is all proprietary, then there's no point not going to the source instead of Xorg.

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