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Just recently installed ubuntu (my first time using it) and I was wondering if I could install amd drivers through the option in steam that allows you to check for drivers/updates for your amd graphics card. Could you successfully install drivers for your amd graphics card through steam instead of doing it the usual way you would on ubuntu 14.04(idk what that way is if I can't do it through steam, I'll just look through here on how to install them)?

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The usual way to do it in Ubuntu 14.04 would be to search in the Dash for Additional Drivers, open the Additional Drivers utility, and install the latest (for best performance) ATI/AMD graphics driver (fglrx-updates). –  karel May 3 '14 at 2:40
When I open that up no drivers show up –  questiontime May 3 '14 at 4:14
What is the output of running the command lspci -nn | grep VGA from the terminal (command to identify your graphics card)? –  karel May 3 '14 at 4:31
This is what shows up 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV710 [Radeon HD 4350/4550] [1002:954f] –  questiontime May 3 '14 at 4:53
So I install fglrx, and what do you mean "anyway ()"? –  questiontime May 3 '14 at 5:11

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