I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know how I can install amd graphic drivers? Also do I need to manually uninstall the open-source drivers in use right now?
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There is actually a pretty straight forward graphical way to do this.
Open your system settings and click on
Software & Updates
There it should list some available drivers that have been detected for your System.
Just select the one you want, install it and reboot your system.
According to AMD and this bug report:
your card is not supported by the regular amd drivers anymore.
It is, according to AMDs download page, not possible to use the legacy drivers with linux kernel verisons higher than 3.4 (as of Ubuntu 12.04.2 kernel > 3.5.x is in use).
See description section on the official AMD download site: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=Legacy2&os=Linux%20x86_64
In other words: You can not use an official AMD driver for your card.
Your options are:
- Leave your system as it is and use the default
radeondrivers already in use on your system (recommended!)
- Get a newer card (HD 5xxx and above) and install the official drivers via terminal
sudo apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle
- Reinstall your system to a version prior to Ubuntu 12.04.2 and install the amd legacy drivers from the link provided above (SERIOUSLY NOT RECOMMENDED! ..just to be complete)