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I am trying to install proprietary ATI Catalyst drivers on my Ubuntu 12.04.1. Every driver on AMD's website says it requires glibc version 2.2 or 2.3. Upon running the ldd --version command, I have learned that I have version 2.15.

Does 2.15 include 2.2/2.3? If it does not, what can I do? Can I install that library alongside 2.15?

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Since 2.15 > 2.2, I guess you are covered. But don't take my word for it and wait for someone with experience to answer. In the meantime, add your graphics card model to the question. –  edwin Mar 23 at 4:16

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Well, after successfully installing Catalysts 12.1 through 12.10, I have learned that GCC 2.15 DOES cover the 2.2 / 2.3 requirement for Catalyst and addition files are not needed for THAT, so consider this SOLVED.

BUT!

I tried drivers 12.6 through 14.3 on an installation of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and none of them worked. Then I learned that the extra ".4" made all the difference and I in fact had an X server and Kernel later than I thought, which would have caused issues for at least the older drivers. So, I installed a copy 12.04.01 and was successful with drivers 12.1 - 12.10. I chalked the problem up to incompatibility and inexperience.

Then, I remembered that after 12.4, AMD dropped future support for my HD4250 card in Catalyst 12.6 and on. I have switchable graphics (the other is a 5470) so I thought maybe that is why the later drivers were not working...then I realized that I had installed drivers 12.6, 12.8, and 12.10 successfully, so simply having an HD4250 is not the problem.

I reiterate: 12.1 - 12.10 work with Ubuntu 12.04.01 with X server 1.11 and Kernel 3.2. on my Acer Aspire 5553g with switchable AMD Mobility Radeon's HD 4250 and HD5470. Everything above 12.10 will not work, despite the fact that I compatible hardware, a viable kernel and x server, and all the necessary software.

Or, do I? Do I now need to UPGRADE all that stuff for, say, 13.1 - 14.3 to work?

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