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I have a computer with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I have a Radeon HD 4870 (RV770) video card and I want to install Ati drivers but when I download it says this:

Distro Version entered incorrectly or not supported, use --listpkg to identify valid distro versions

The latest drivers in AMD web doesn't mention my graphic card so I don't know if it works...

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marked as duplicate by nux, BuZZ-dEE, chaos, Eric Carvalho, waltinator May 29 '14 at 14:40

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Your card is no longer supported by AMD. AMD now only support HD5000 and above with their proprietary driver.

This is the compatibility list from the release note of the AMD Catalyst Proprietary Linux Graphic Driver v14.4:

Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series   AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 280 Series   AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 270 Series   AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 260 Series   ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
AMD Radeon™ R7 250 Series    
AMD Radeon™ R7 240 Series   

All-In-One Desktop Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ HD 7600A Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6600A Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7450A Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6350A Series

AMD Embedded Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ E6760   AMD Radeon™ E6460

AMD APU Product Family Compatibility ​
Desktop Mobile
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000D Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000G Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000D Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000G Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 6000D Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000G Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility ​
AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series

Also see AskUbuntu: Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? and Launchpad #1058040 fglrx-installer not working with AMD Radeon/Mobility Radeon HD 2000-4000 cards in Quantal.

The good news is that your card is now fully supported by the open source radeon driver.

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