I run Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed the Ati drivers from Software Update -> Additional drivers but on the official Ati website the latest linux beta drivers have a newer version, if that version supports kernel 3.13 can I download the drivers and install them from there since they are the latest? Thank you for your time.


The latest version of the proprietary ATI driver in Additional Drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 is fglrx-updates 13.3. fglrx-updates 13.3 supports the 3.13 Linux kernel. The latest version of the AMD Catalyst Driver for Linux from the AMD Graphics Drivers and Software website is 14.4. I don't think there's really much point in installing the AMD Catalyst Driver in Ubuntu 14.04 unless you tried the fglrx-updates driver first and found something wrong with it.

  • So there is really nothing to worry about ? but still I don't understand why on the AMD website it says it supports Ubuntu 12.04.3, 12.04.4 and 13.10 and not also 14.04 since it supports kernel 3.13 Thanks! – Dan May 6 '14 at 14:08
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    I installed the AMD Catalyst driver in Ubuntu 12.04 because I checked at the AMD Graphics Drivers and Software website and then installed the driver for my new graphics card that was recommended there. Now that I am using Ubuntu 14.04, I already have installed a newer version of fglrx-updates than that from the Ubuntu Software Center, and it is working fine. – karel May 6 '14 at 14:14

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