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What is the best way to install AMD drivers for 4000 series cards
I am thinking of trying Kubuntu, and I was thinking if I was going to start fresh what is the best way to install the AMD drivers I currently don't have the best performance as it is and if I am going to start fresh anyway how can I maximize performance

If anyone cares here are my specs

Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Speed: 2100 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Unsupported
SSE4a: Supported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 13.04 (32 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.8.0-26-generic
X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server Release: 11204000
X Window Manager: Compiz
Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime-release-i386_2013-06-28

Video Card:
Driver: ATI Technologies Inc. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series

Driver Version: 3.3.11672 Compatibility Profile Context
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x9712
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
Desktop Resolution: 1366 x 768
Primary Display Size: 13.54" x 7.60" (15.51" diag)
34.4cm x 19.3cm (39.4cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC272X

RAM: 3781 Mb

UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 112733 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 79723 Mb
Senast ändrad av How could you die to me?; 2 jul, 2013 @ 18:53
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DerRidda 2 jul, 2013 @ 19:14 
From my experience with AMD the best way to install the drivers is to use the official installer and build the packages for your distribution with it, do not install it directly with the installer as that will cause problems after kernel updates.
Use this PPA. Easy installation. Works fine with my Hd4330.
I've tried the PPA and for the past couple months I've been using it, it works ok but I have to run tf2 at the lowest settings and even then it runs like ♥♥♥♥ I wanna have the best expirence next time help me people
Sadly, the PPA only enable the installation of AMD-legacy-driver, so this performance is what AMD give to us. Have tried Radeon driver with latests Kernels?
iskeledz 5 jul, 2013 @ 6:47 
You could try the open source R600 driver with a new kernel (which should enable power management). However, it involves many risks, mainly:

- you could break your installation of Ubuntu
- power management might still not work (it has only just been implemented)
- performance could be even worse than with Catalyst

Anyway, if you have some time to waste, you can try it on your current installation. Make sure to remove the current PPA and fglrx, though. You can do it like this:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:makson96/fglrx

First, download the newest kernel:
The files you need are: linux-headers-blabla-all.deb, linux-headers-blabla-i386.deb and linux-image-blabla-i386.deb. After you download them, install them in that order. Then, reboot your PC.

Now, you have to install the latest radeon driver from the xorg-edgers PPA:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade

And reboot your PC.

EDIT: Crap, power management is coming only in the 3.11 kernel. You can try this for now and if it works, wait for the 3.11 kernel to get power management as well.
Senast ändrad av iskeledz; 5 jul, 2013 @ 6:51
Shark 5 jul, 2013 @ 7:16 
Use a ppa to downgrade Xorg, that's the only way to get AMD legacy drivers on 13.04. Otherwise you could use the open-source drivers, but performance will be lower.
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