How To Download And Install The Latest ATI Driver On Ubuntu

On The Fan Club website is found this article about how to download,install or update your ATI driver to the latest version using the Ubuntu AMD Catalyst install application.


Before we continue i would like to thank the people from The Fan Club for letting me use their images. I wanted to add my own video but my graphic card was to old and isn’t supported by this great application.

To install the latest ATI driver download the Ubuntu AMD Catalyst install application and install it using the Ubuntu Software Center, just double click on the downloaded file and the software center will do the rest.

For 32bit systems

For 64bit systems

When installed close the software center or terminal window and to start the install tool click on your Dash Home button and search for: amd installer

Using Ubuntu AMD Catalyst install:
1. Getting Started – Hardware detection and compatiblity checks.

Start the application from the dash. Once started the application will start detecting your system hardware configuration and driver compatibility.
step-01

If your hardware is supported by the latest drivers you will be shown a display similar to the one below indicating full support.
step-01a
If your hardware is only supported by the legacy drivers you will be shown a display similar to the one below indicating legacy support.
step-01b
If your hardware is too old and not supported by the legacy drivers you will be shown a display similar to the one below indicating no support.
step-01c


2. Select the driver to install.
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Latest stable and beta drivers: (default)
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx

Or if your hardware is only supported by the legacy drivers you will be presented with the latest version of the legacy drivers for download.
step-02b
Legacy driver for AMD Radeon™ HD/Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 series cards:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

3. Download driver.
step-03a
When the driver download is completed, as below – the Next button becomes active.
Click Next to continue.
step-03b
4. Build Ubuntu DEB installation packages.
step-04

5. Remove old drivers.
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6. Install new drivers from installation packages.
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7. Enable Video Hardware Acceleration.
step-07b

8. Reboot to complete the installation.

NOTE: All downloaded driver and built installation DEB package files are stored in the downloads folder, under a sub-folder named according to the driver selected. For example : ~/Downloads/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64

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