fglrx vs. Xorg drivers

Patrik Bubák bubapa at protonmail.ch
Thu Oct 8 21:38:51 UTC 2015

Does anyone know how frequently does the fglrx-updates branch receive updates? Where/how can I track it?

I'm not sure how I should proceed if I want to stay always up do date with the latest graphics drivers - should I install from AMD's site and manually update, or is it safer via updater with the fglrx-updates package.

Even after following instructions on AMD's website to install their latest catalyst for my R4 + R5 M230 setup it fails, the driver isn't recognized properly and it actually - after driver installation - shows different hardware than what I have, for instance:

with Xorg (default) it shows I have an R4/R5 M230 graphics card, which is correct,

after installing the latest catalyst it shows Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics], X.Org: 1.17.1 drivers: ati,fglrx (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon) Resolution: 1366x768 at 60.0hz, GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon R4 Graphics GLX Version: 4.4.13374 - CPC 15.201.1151 - which is not what I have.

My computer has an AMD A6-6310 APU with R4 and R5 M230, that's what it should show. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong, since I follow the steps exactly.

All this is on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3, since I have problematic hardware and cannot use 15.04 due to the [Xorg bug](https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1443456) that caused my session crash with Libreoffice and proprietary video driver installation wasn't even possible. A fix isn't, and probably won't be released for 15.04.

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