Gabe Newell the holy one Aug 13, 2013 @ 4:20pm
What is the easiest way to install amd driver in Ubuntu 13.04 ?
I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 with a radeon 5400 series graphics card what is the best and quickest way to install the driver. I could use the proprietary driver that is in the additional drivers section in system settings but I don't exactly know if those are outdated or not.

Thanks in advance lord of everything
Last edited by Gabe Newell the holy one; Aug 13, 2013 @ 4:21pm
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wt7 Aug 13, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
"Ubuntu-X" : This PPA offers the latest stable releases of video driver-related components. Follow the instructions at: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
Xorg-edgers: This bleeding-edge PPA offers video driver-related components straight from their code (git) repositories. Follow the instructions at: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa
From → http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide
Gabe Newell the holy one Aug 13, 2013 @ 7:10pm 
Originally posted by wt7:
"Ubuntu-X" : This PPA offers the latest stable releases of video driver-related components. Follow the instructions at: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
Xorg-edgers: This bleeding-edge PPA offers video driver-related components straight from their code (git) repositories. Follow the instructions at: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa
From → http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide
So does this only include xorg-edgers and not catalyst ? I don't really have much knowledge about any of these things
wt7 Aug 13, 2013 @ 7:54pm 
Includes CCC
Adding the edgers ppa has never given me trouble, but other methods have numerous times.
It's the easiest way that I've found through my experiences, but I'm a nublet myself.
ATI 13.1 on Ubuntu 12.10: {LINK REMOVED - Please don't spam, and be wary of scams.}http://goo.gl/OGuLxC
lathanderjk Sep 14, 2013 @ 8:51am 
Shark Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:10am 
Not to be an jerk, but this way seems to have the highest chance of succes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI#Installing_upstream_drivers_directly_from_AMD.27s_website
It requires some terminal work though. Use that guide to install the latest beta drivers, no point in still running 13.4.
vargablood Oct 17, 2013 @ 5:43am 
/AoV/Shark's solution worked for me. Switched from a Nvidia GTX680 to an 7970 GHZ Edition. was a little bit afraid cause everybody tells AMD Graphics is a NOGO on Linux. But i didnt have any problem in compatibilty or peformance ... Everything fine. Use the latest 13.11 Beta and Kernel 3.11
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