So I have the AMD R5 M430 video card, but there is no official driver so I wanted to seek some open source drivers, and I found this Ubuntu 14.04.5/16.04/16.10 and AMD graphics and after all I read Oibaf's driver (https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/ubuntu/graphics-drivers) fits good, but I don't know how to install it.

I want a good driver for this video card beacuse I want to use it for gaming and other stuff, I mean I want to use it and ditch the Intel video card beacuse I hate it and I don't want to use it.


With your instructions you linked, they seem kind of crazy, but really they are very easy to install. From a terminal window, run the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

It should download automatically and install and set up the driver for you.

Hope this helps!

  • So I did good in the first time, how can I check if I use the AMD GPU? And stop using the intel – sticsk Jul 25 '17 at 18:37
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    @sticsk sudo lshw -c video should show you the one that is in use. – Terrance Jul 25 '17 at 18:39
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    @sticsk Or you can run lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3 | grep 'in use' – Terrance Jul 25 '17 at 18:40
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    @sticsk Also, look here for the hybrid graphics: help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics – Terrance Jul 25 '17 at 18:44
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    @sticsk Yes it should be radeon instead of XXX. – Terrance Jul 25 '17 at 19:18

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