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No, and I'm almost certain it's an issue with the Linux kernel itself. If you have a supported card, try the AMD GPU-PRO driver beta. Otherwise, you have to downgrade to 15.10 or settle for open source drivers.
I temporarily replaced the contents of /etc/lsb-release with: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10" In this way "Graphics Installer 1.4.0 for Ubuntu* 15.10, 32-bit" was installed. Before reboot I restored the original contents of /etc/lsb-release. Drivers work fine.
Since you have the hybrid graphics and the Intel controller is present, your active card will be the Intel one. Support for AMD on 16.04 is, well, none. And there are no plans at this point to support AMD cards unfortunately (I also have a hybrid one). There is also no way to install Catalyst onto 16.04 either, and even if you manage to hack it in, it ...
I had the same problem. I have solved it by install intel driver like below (i think it's a part of the solution ;-) ) AND chose the GLX video output in VLC setting.
at the moment Unity, Cinnamon, GNOME 3, KDE and LXQt are using graphic acceleration and MATE, Xfce and LXDE does not (by default). beside them there are much desktop-environments/window-manager which are mostly less resource hungry than the named one, but most of them won't be comfortable (for beginners). so i named only DEs which are easily to get on ...
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