[Request] FGLRX driver package
andrea.bernabei at canonical.com
Thu Mar 10 14:49:45 UTC 2016
On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 10.03.2016, 12:26, Andrea Bernabei kirjoitti:
> > On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM, Steffen Winkler <steffen-winkler at gmx.de
> > <mailto:steffen-winkler at gmx.de>> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > after an update yesterday evening, I was greeted by a mirrored
> > today and the fact that I couldn't find the AMD configuration
> > After some searching and digging, I found that someone decided to
> > remove fglrx from Ubuntu 16.04 and it was even published on the
> > ReleaseNotes site:
> > rx [I'm pretty sure that that wasn't there two weeks ago when I
> > switched to Ubuntu 16.04 Beta]
> > I'm not sure what the reason for that is, but I'd hope someone could
> > reverse that decision.
> > Why reverse it? Without FGLRX/Catalyst AMD users don't have any way
> > running OpenGL 4.3/4.4/4.5 applications. You may say 'so install the
> > package from AMD's website' to which I'd reply that I tried that but
> > DKMS decided that that is a really bad idea and denied me that
> > With kind regards
> > Steffen Winkler
> > Hi Steffen,
> > I was also setting up a machine with AMD GPUs just yesterday and ended
> > up having the same problems.
> > I managed to get the DKMS module to build though, using the patches from
> > https://github.com/kolasa/fglrx-15.30.1025
> > but that wasn't enough, the setup still doesn't get past the lightdm
> > login screen.
> > Running Xorg -configure fails with "Failed to load module fglrxdrm"...
> > I'll spend some more time on it this evening, let's see if I manage to
> > get anywhere :)
> There's no reason to shoot yourself in the foot, the driver won't work
> with the xserver no matter what you try. The DKMS is only half of the
I eventually realized that and installed Wily alongside Xenial. Let's see
how it goes there :)
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