My own computer failed, so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my wife's. So I downloaded and installed 12.04.3 (64 bits). I couldn't succeed to install AMD proprietary drivers, neither through the AMD site package (13.1-legacy proposed) nor through the distribution repositories. Is there a way to install a functional proprietary driver for my card with 12.04.3 ? Thank you for your help.


is there any chance you can provide some screen logs or other relevant frame of reference / error messages, so that we can help you?

For example, the proprietary driver will log to a file:


If you could post errors from there..?



  • Thank you for your response. I'm not home now. It's related to kernel headers but I think it's not the problem. Maybe a problem of unsupported kernel or Xorg ? – Cécassé Dec 17 '13 at 11:23
  • impossible to say other than mere speculation until we see some errno. – swisscheese Dec 17 '13 at 11:25
  • Back home. Install log : Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.8.0-34-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system. One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver. Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools. Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended. – Cécassé Dec 17 '13 at 16:59
  • Hi there - so it looks like you may well need the headers. Take a look at this link (if you haven't already) BinaryDriverHowto – swisscheese Dec 17 '13 at 20:54
  • The pb is that I do have the headers. It is one of the methods I followed. – Cécassé Dec 18 '13 at 5:20

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