In 16.04 LTS support for AMD proprietary drivers has been dropped. Instead there's an open source AMDGPU driver. My Question: Will the ATI Radeon HD 5450 work with the open source AMDGPU driver?

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  • Unlikely. It's an old card, and AMD has a hard time keeping up with much newer hardware support. – mikewhatever Mar 27 '16 at 11:11
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    The old radeon driver should be available. You card most likely will work. It is very easy to test by LiveUSB. – Pilot6 Mar 27 '16 at 11:43

According to the official release notes of Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), the open source ADMGPU driver should support most AMD graphics cards, so I can safely say yes, your graphics card should be supported.

However, I do recommend that when the official release of Ubuntu 16.04 comes (April 21), be sure to install using a live disc or a bootable disk to try out Ubuntu 16.04 and see how it performs on that particular machine, before doing a full installation.

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