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[edit] ATI Driver installation Mint 12

  • update your system
  • Disable ATI Driver from "Additional Drivers"
  • Open synaptic package manager, open setting/repositories and select SOURCE CODE
  • search for "kernel" and install (kernel-package,linux-source,linux-headers\linux-headers x64--for x64,(some may already be install)
  • Open terminal and type:
  sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases
  sudo sh ati-driver-installer-*.run
  • install default installation,DONT generate Ubuntu 11.10 package!
  • reboot when done!

to make sure its all good in terminal type:

  fglrxinfo

should return something like this:

  • display: :0 screen: 0
  • OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • OpenGL version string: 4.1.11251 Compatibility Profile Context

[edit] Linux Mint 14 Driver Installation

To use a more updated version of the driver in Mint 14, proceed as follows:

  • 1) Download the version of the Linux Driver that you wish from AMD
  • 2) Make sure you remove any older driver
  sudo aptitude purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle xserver-xorg-video-radeon
  • 3) Modify execution permission for the AMD Driver Installer:
  chmod +x nameoftheinstaller.run
  • 4) And run it with --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal:
  sudo ./nameoftheinstaller.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal

It will download any required files, build packages compatible with Mint, and all you'll need to do is install them by hand (using gdebi-gtk) or dpkg as follows;

  sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Reboot & Enjoy!


If you want to remove it, just do the same command as 1), but without xserver-xorg-video-radeon.


This works because Linux Mint 14 is based on Ubuntu quantal. Tested with stable and beta drivers from outside the repositories that wouldn't install properly using the standard install procedure.