Groarius Reeder Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:27pm
How do I remove amd testing only watermark(solved)
Every since I installed the amd driver it has worked great except for the big glaring amd logo in the corner also I do not know my way around scripts and terminal so if I could get it step by step directions that would be nice

I am running mint 14 32 bit
Last edited by Groarius Reeder; Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:50pm
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RazorbackDB Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
http://askubuntu.com/questions/206558/how-to-remove-the-amd-testing-use-only-watermark

this works for me, just copy the script from the first anwser in a new document and run it on a terminal with sudo. Then reboot. - Linux Mint 14 64 bit
Last edited by RazorbackDB; Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:33pm
Groarius Reeder Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Originally posted by RazorbackDB:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/206558/how-to-remove-the-amd-testing-use-only-watermark

this works for me - Linux Mint 14 64 bit

the thing is I have no clue how to execute scripts and use the terminal
RazorbackDB Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
ok, a step by step guide then.

1 - create a new empty document using right click on any folder or the desktop.
2 - open it with the text editor, copy this and save it

#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

3 - use ctrl + alt + t to open a terminal write sudo and drag you script into the terminal so it looks like this

carlos@home-desktop ~ $ sudo '/home/carlos/Descargas/amd_remove_unsupported.sh'

4 - press enter, the terminal will ask for your password so type it and press enter, then the script will start to work, let it finish unitl it says "Reboot computer to finish" and then reboot.

hope that helps
Last edited by RazorbackDB; Feb 18, 2013 @ 1:41pm
Groarius Reeder Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
Originally posted by RazorbackDB:
ok, a step by step guide then.

1 - create a new empty document using right click on any folder or the desktop.
2 - open it with the text editor, copy this and save it

#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

3 - use ctrl + alt + t to open a terminal write sudo and drag you script into the terminal so it looks like this

carlos@home-desktop ~ $ sudo '/home/carlos/Descargas/amd_remove_unsupported.sh'

4 - press enter, the terminal will ask for your password so type it and press enter, then the script will start to work, let it finish unitl it says "Reboot computer to finish" and then reboot.

hope that helps

It did not work I ran it
DerRidda Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
Step 3 is wrong: use "sudo bash /path/to/script" without quotation marks of course.
RazorbackDB Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
yeah, my bad maybe now it works
ThOR27 Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
Maybe this step by step guide was not so step by step, so let's try to do things in this order:

1- Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
2- Type in the terminal (you can paste in the terminal if you right click):
gedit fix_amd.sh

3- Copy and paste this:
#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

4- Save and close
5- Now type this in the terminal:
gksudo bash fix_amd.sh
6- Type your password
7- Wait until "Reboot computer to finish" is shown in the terminal
8- Reboot the system

Hope it works this time
RazorbackDB Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
well there you go a non-noobie fast written guide, hope it works
Groarius Reeder Feb 18, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
Originally posted by ThOR27:
Maybe this step by step guide was not so step by step, so let's try to do things in this order:

1- Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
2- Type in the terminal (you can paste in the terminal if you right click):
gedit fix_amd.sh

3- Copy and paste this:
#!/bin/sh
DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
echo "Come on AMD!"
for token in $DRIVER; do
echo "Removing AMD logo from "$token
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
done
done
echo "Reboot computer to finish"

4- Save and close
5- Now type this in the terminal:
gksudo bash fix_amd.sh
6- Type your password
7- Wait until "Reboot computer to finish" is shown in the terminal
8- Reboot the system

Hope it works this time

thank you the accursed beast is finally gone
welp its time to blow up,burn,shoot and people and also go show off my ♥♥♥ penguin
gutigen o) Feb 18, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
What about permission to run file as program? I think You guys forgot about that :P
sudo chmod +x filename.sh
ThOR27 Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by Mr.Rainboom / Linux Mint:
thank you the accursed beast is finally gone
welp its time to blow up,burn,shoot and people and also go show off my ♥♥♥ penguin

Nice it worked! Have fun! :)


Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
What about permission to run file as program? I think You guys forgot about that :P
sudo chmod +x filename.sh

don't need if you call it with bash :) less commands is less chance to have problems.
omegadot Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:17pm 
But after you set +x you can tab complete when executing with ./ . Think of the tabs!!! The tabs!!!!!!!!!

Also, if you don't understand the content, executing a script as sudo might not be a great idea long term. Anything after sudo says ♥♥♥♥ off to your delightful security.
Last edited by omegadot; Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:18pm
gutigen o) Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
Originally posted by ThOR27:
don't need if you call it with bash :) less commands is less chance to have problems.

Right, oh well, nvm then :)
Last edited by gutigen o); Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:25pm
ThOR27 Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
Originally posted by omegadot:
But after you set +x you can tab complete when executing with ./ . Think of the tabs!!! The tabs!!!!!!!!!
I don't have any issues with code completing without giving execution permission to the script.

Originally posted by omegadot:
Also, if you don't understand the content, executing a script as sudo might not be a great idea long term. Anything after sudo says ♥♥♥♥ off to your delightful security.

if you don't execute this script as root it wont work.

Please don't start a flame war here, I was helping someone who doesn't have a clue about bash and stuff. If you know how a code completion works you probably don't need this detailed step by step guide.
omegadot Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
Originally posted by ThOR27:
Originally posted by omegadot:
But after you set +x you can tab complete when executing with ./ . Think of the tabs!!! The tabs!!!!!!!!!
I don't have any issues with code completing without giving execution permission to the script.

Originally posted by omegadot:
Also, if you don't understand the content, executing a script as sudo might not be a great idea long term. Anything after sudo says ♥♥♥♥ off to your delightful security.

if you don't execute this script as root it wont work.

Please don't start a flame war here, I was helping someone who doesn't have a clue about bash and stuff. If you know how a code completion works you probably don't need this detailed step by step guide.

I'm kidding around, relax.
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