Proprietary Driver for AMD-4670 desktop graphics card

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  1. Arch Parsons

    Arch Parsons New Member

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    Is it possible to install a proprietary driver for the AMD/ATI 4670 HD graphics card in Mint 17? I know the AMD site does list linux drivers but I have had problems trying to install it on Mint 16 after downloading the file.

  2. jerz4lunch

    jerz4lunch New Member

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    For me, I stay as far away from proprietary drivers as I can.
  3. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    The 4670 HD series graphics card requires Catalyst 13.1 or newer. So I suggest using the Drivers installer that should be Settings somewhere. If that does not work you will want to install ONE of these packages (I recommend fglrx-updates)
    1. fglrx
    2. fglrx-updates
    3. fglrx-experimental

    This can be done either Mint's software manager or via command line like this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates
    There is no need to download directly from AMD. The packages in the Mint repositories are pulled directly from AMD and are designed for use on Mint.

    IMPORTANT: you may run into problems when installing graphics drivers. Make sure to backup your data. ;)
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

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