What is the difference between the two ATI drivers fglrx and fglrx-updates, and what one should I install with a machine with an AMD R7 260X video card? I have found outdated information on the Steam Forums that said there were the same driver, and where can I find up to date information on these two drivers?


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I have tried both on Ubuntu 14.04, They were the same driver. The "updates" version might be updated regularly, while the the non-"update" version will stay the same through out the release.

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    This needs clarification. It's not a bad answer, but this question is the first one that comes up when I google "fglrx vs fglrx-updates" and it doesn't convincingly answer the question.
    – quant
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 6:10

To see the differences between fglrx and fglrx-updates, check this:

For example, on vivid release, git sha is not the same between fglrx and fglrx-updates. But fglrx-update has not been updated yet (while I am writing) to 15.7

That means fglrx-updates is maybe more updated than fglrx, but if you want to stick to the edge, download the latest driver on AMD website

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