I upgraded Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 today... I wasn't thinking today, definitely failed to read the myriad of warning signs to not install AMD drivers -- but I did LOL facepalm

Note: I downloaded and installed directly from AMD.COM (http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/linux)

now I boot to a 640x480 Login screen. When I login, it just give a error message too quick to read, and immediately I'm back at the login screen.

Please help


  • See if pressing ctrl+alt+f2, logging in and running sudo apt-get purge fglrx-* does. Reboot. – TheWanderer Apr 29 '16 at 0:09
  • Thanks I tried those, edited my page to show that... and it said 0 to remove and 23 not upgraded – FedaykinWolf Apr 29 '16 at 0:13
  • Try sudo aticonfig --uninstall. – TheWanderer Apr 29 '16 at 0:14
  • Thanks again, that reports: "No supported adapters detected" – FedaykinWolf Apr 29 '16 at 0:16
  • What about sudo sh amd-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run --uninstall? Run this in the directory of the downloaded driver. – TheWanderer Apr 29 '16 at 0:17


sudo sh amd-driver-installer-x86.x86_64.run --uninstall

in the directory where the driver installer was downloaded.

It will remove the driver and your resolution will be back to normal.

  • This fixed the resolution, but I still can not login – FedaykinWolf Apr 29 '16 at 0:26

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