I have a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.10. I want to install additional driver for my AMD graphic card but when I choose fglrx-updates in "Software & Updates" -> "Additional Drivers" and press "Apply Changes" nothing is done. I use Main server for installing software, and the checkbox "Proprietary drivers for devices (restricted)" is enabled.

I thought about installing the "fglrx-installer-updates" package or downloading from the official site, but I remember with manual installed drivers on Fedora and want to avoid similar troubles.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. My graphic card was detected as "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]: Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]".


I recommend you install the default option of fglrx on ubuntu repositories instead fglrx-updates. Follow the instructions below to solve this issue.

On the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1)

Uninstall and remove all configuration files:

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

Install the proprietary package on Ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

Create a new xorg.conf

sudo aticonfig --initial

Restart the PC

sudo reboot
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  • When I've tried to type sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle I got the message The following packages have unmet dependencies: fgrlx: fglrx-core but it is not going to be installed. E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. When I've tried to type sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-core fglrx-amdcccle the packages ocl-icd-libopencl1 ocl-icd-libopencl1:i386 wine wine1.6 wine1.6-amd64 wine1.6-i386:i386 were able for removing. – Ósanwe Nov 13 '14 at 9:56
  • did you performed sudo apt-get purge fglrx* before? perform sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f fglrx fglrx-amdcccle – Marcos Silveira Nov 13 '14 at 14:33
  • The problem was because of wine. This package had broken a whole installation process. I just removed it and could install fglrx. – Ósanwe Nov 13 '14 at 16:16

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