[nWo]Mycroft Jul 2 @ 6:53pm
Not using direct rendering?
I'm not using direct rendering apparently. How do I turn it on?
My specs, if it matters outside my video card, are
AMD FX-8120 @3.5GHz
8gb DDR3
Radeon r9 270x
1tb hdd
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[nWo]Mycroft Jul 2 @ 6:57pm 
Also. I think I'm using outdated drivers. How do I update them?
Apocryphus Jul 2 @ 7:06pm 
It depends on your distro.
[nWo]Mycroft Jul 2 @ 7:51pm 
Originally posted by Sin:
It depends on your distro.
I'm using ubuntu 14.04
phillippi2 Jul 2 @ 7:54pm 
For updating your driver, it depends on whether you're using the open source driver or the proprietary one. If it's the open source driver, just update your system.

If it's the other one, then go to the appropriate site (amd, nvidia, intel, etc) and download the newest one for your card. However, you may have to uninstall your current driver to do this.
[nWo]Mycroft Jul 2 @ 7:58pm 
Originally posted by phillippi2:
For updating your driver, it depends on whether you're using the open source driver or the proprietary one. If it's the open source driver, just update your system.

If it's the other one, then go to the appropriate site (amd, nvidia, intel, etc) and download the newest one for your card. However, you may have to uninstall your current driver to do this.
I don't know how to do any of that. None of it's .exe files so I can't just download it and launch it.
phillippi2 Jul 2 @ 8:14pm 
Originally posted by nWoMycroft:
Originally posted by phillippi2:
For updating your driver, it depends on whether you're using the open source driver or the proprietary one. If it's the open source driver, just update your system.

If it's the other one, then go to the appropriate site (amd, nvidia, intel, etc) and download the newest one for your card. However, you may have to uninstall your current driver to do this.
I don't know how to do any of that. None of it's .exe files so I can't just download it and launch it.
If you download the beta driver from amd's website, It should be a .zip file called 'linux-amd-catalyst-14.6-beta-v1.0-may23'. Extract the folder inside somewhere and open a terminal in that new folder. Then type sudo ./amd-driver-installer-14.20-x86.x86_64.run Then it will ask you for your password and then bring up the install menu.
[nWo]Mycroft Jul 2 @ 8:24pm 
Originally posted by phillippi2:
Originally posted by nWoMycroft:
I don't know how to do any of that. None of it's .exe files so I can't just download it and launch it.
If you download the beta driver from amd's website, It should be a .zip file called 'linux-amd-catalyst-14.6-beta-v1.0-may23'. Extract the folder inside somewhere and open a terminal in that new folder. Then type sudo ./amd-driver-installer-14.20-x86.x86_64.run Then it will ask you for your password and then bring up the install menu.
So I downloaded the drivers that aren't in beta, the 14.10 dirvers, and when I put in the command it won't work. It says command not found. (Before you ask I replaced your driver with mine in the command line.)
SamCoupe Jul 3 @ 4:17am 
You have to be in the folder that you download the driver to (usually Downloads)

So when you open the terminal type this:
cd Downloads

Then type the "sudo ./linux-amd..." command.

I'd actually recommend following the instructions here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD#Manually_installing_Catalyst_13.4
(section 3.1: manually installing catalyst)

It's a little bit more involved but it will make upgrading the driver a lot easier in the future!

If you do this I'd create a new folder in your home directory called amd_drivers (or whatever you want, I'd avoid spaces in the filename though) and copy the driver download into there first.

Why? This method creates several .deb files which are a bit like windows installer (.msi) files. These are what you actually install the driver from and moving everything to it's own folder keeps it tidy and makes it easier to reinstall the driver in the future should you ever need to.
Last edited by SamCoupe; Jul 3 @ 4:23am
Fibbles Jul 3 @ 8:59am 
Usually I'd just tell you how to add a repository that would do all the hard work for you. Unfortunately there's not really a noob friendly way to install the proprietary AMD graphics driver on Ubuntu 14.04.

The most clearly written guide I can find on how to manually install the drivers can be found here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/124292/what-is-the-correct-way-to-install-proprietary-ati-catalyst-video-drivers-fglrx/435796#435796
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