I'm trying to install "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64" for my HD 7850, but I'm having issues getting my old driver uninstalled (which I got from "fglrx-updates" under software sources). I followed the instructions in "How do I remove the FGLRX drivers after I've installed them by hand?", but once the second command finished, the drivers were still detected by the installer I first mentioned.

Would I need to restart or use an entirely different command? The last thing I would want to do is screw up my graphics.


  • Did you install them from the .run file, or did you generate .deb packages from the .run file? – jmite Apr 21 '13 at 4:56

Try running

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*

to remove any drivers installed using the package system.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.