I have tried to install the fglrx proprietary drivers for my Radeon 9000 (RV250) graphics card. This didn't work so I tried to revert to the open-source version based on this page (purge fglrx) to uninstall fglrx and install the open-source version. It seems like I can't change the resolution from the very low 640 x 480 and the catalyst icons are still visible in the settings manager. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. There was no problem prior to the attempt at installing the proprietary version. The following command outputs may help:

lspci -nn | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV250 [Radeon 9000 Series] [1002:4966] (rev 01)

dmesg | egrep 'drm|radeon'

no output is produced after the last command.

  • So would rolling back to the previous driver be ok? do you need this one for any specific reason? – Tim Jul 30 '14 at 15:00
  • If rolling back to the driver prior to the fglrx driver, yes. I don't need a proprietory driver at this stage. – Jacques MALAPRADE Jul 30 '14 at 15:11

The following seem to have done the trick. It seems like some packages were not included in the uninstall in the above link I provided.

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates

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