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I'd like to know the version of fglrx installed in my Ubuntu 10.04.3 box. I'm not familiar with fglrx, so I found several ways by Google.


cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep fglrx

(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Version Information:
(II) fglrx(0):     Name: fglrx
(II) fglrx(0):     Version: 8.72.11
(II) fglrx(0):     Date: Apr  8 2010
(II) fglrx(0):     Desc: ATI FireGL DRM kernel module
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version matches driver.
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Build Time Information:
(II) fglrx(0):     Build-Kernel UTS_RELEASE:        2.6.32-37-generic
(II) fglrx(0):     Build-Kernel MODVERSIONS:        yes
(II) fglrx(0):     Build-Kernel __SMP__:            yes
(II) fglrx(0):     Build-Kernel PAGE_SIZE:          0x1000
(II) fglrx(0): [uki] register handle = 0x00004000


ls /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/
8.723.1  kernel-2.6.32-37-generic-x86_64


In System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager, I searched out the 'fglrx' package, It says 'Installed Version' is '2:8723.1-0ubuntu5'.

Both 2 and 3 have '8.723.1' in their versions, but they are different from 1.

My questions is: which one is right? What's the best (official) way to check the version of fglrx?


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Thank you, @Uri Herrera. In #1, the version is 8.72.11. In #2, the version is 8.723.1. Which one is the version of FLGRX? I'm still confused.:( – Landy Jan 6 '12 at 5:36
Dismiss my last comment.. i read it wrong.. – Uri Herrera Jan 6 '12 at 6:43
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In you third example,

ls /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/ 8.723.1 kernel-2.6.32-37-generic-x86_64, that is the FGLRX Driver version.

Here is an image!

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Hope that explains it.

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I got it. Thank you! :) – Landy Jan 6 '12 at 8:13

You can use fglrxinfo:

user@machine$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose fglrxinfo 2>&1 | grep fglrx
libGL: AtiGetClientDriverName: 8.98.2 fglrx (screen 0)
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Run the command env COLUMNS=500 dpkg -l fglrx\* in a terminal window, to see the package versions you have installed.

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