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I had the beta drivers running previously and after a standard update it stopped working. What I've tried so far:

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*

Then downloaded drivers from Amd website and unzipped it and ran:

sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty
sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

After this the Ubuntu BinaryDriverHowTo/AMD guide wants to make this:

aticonfig --initial

and it returns:

Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver.
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

The adapter is 280x and as said, it worked previously with the same drivers and with the same installation procedure.

Any ideas?

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You should probably not ask this question here. Ubuntu 14.04 OS is off topic. –  VenkiPhy6 Apr 10 '14 at 14:26
I'm having the same problem on saucy, so might not be related to the dev version. I also seem to have lost symlinks to amdconfig etc, but get the same output as above when I run them from /usr/lib/fglrx/bin –  Dave Marshall Apr 14 '14 at 8:53
"Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver.". Does that file exist? What are the permissions if it does? if it does not: extract the file from the tar file and copy it over to /etc/ati/. And then try again :) –  Rinzwind Apr 26 '14 at 7:50
I have the same issue. I have installed and removed the drivers about 4 times at this stage but still I get the same error above even though driver seems to be install correctly. –  motionpotion Apr 26 '14 at 22:56

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Use this commands as root:

/usr/lib/fglrx/switchlibGL amd # or /usr/lib/fglrx/switchlibglx amd

And after rebooting, try to execute

aticonfig --initial
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This command does all the setup that Ken Wolf's answer does manually. There's also no need to reboot before running aticonfig --initial. –  saffsd Aug 20 '14 at 1:53

I managed to get it working by creating a few of the missing symbolic links:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/fglrx/bin/aticonfig /usr/bin/aticonfig
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/ati/ /etc/ati

I was then able to run aticonfig as normal

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