It all started with me wanting to use OpenGL 4 to play games on my ubuntu 16.04 laptop. I was running on intel integrated graphics and even if the processor is suppose to handle OpenGL 4 I could not find a way to install it as intel drivers are already installed on 16.04.

However i quickly realized that I have another video adapter on my laptop : [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]

So I tried to make this one work by installing AMD proprietary drivers (fglrx). I activated them in the additional driver setting but I cannot for some reason switch from intel graphic to my AMD GPU.

I looked everywhere and trying a bit everything. Using amdconfig gives me: no suported adapter detected.

I am running out of ideas and would appreciate any advise. P.S: I am no expert at ubuntu.

EDIT: AMD proprietary driver do not work on ubuntu 16.04. I would therefore try to get OpenGL 4 to work on intel graphics. The only information I got as for driver is that it is i915. The laptop has a i7-4810MQ which runs Intel® HD Graphics 4600. This is suppose to run openGL 4.3 ....


fglrx is not supported on 16.04. See here for more details.

  • Great, so I am better off with the intel HD graphics since AMD open source driver won't support openGL... – Twinsun Jul 13 '16 at 23:35

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