"Unsupported hardware" watermark appears when FGLRX is installed on 13.04
The driver included with the package fglrx in 13.04 has an issue with unsupported hardware. The newer driver that ships with fglrx-updates seems to have corrected this issue. Please install the fglrx-updates package if possible. If you must stick with the older fglrx package, you may use one of the below workarounds. But be aware, you will not be able to use tools such as aticonfig.
On the latest daily release of Raring, a watermark/overlay shows in the bottom-right corner of the screen when fglrx or fglrx-updates is installed. It reads "Unsupported hardware" and has the AMD logo above it on top of a semi-transparent black background.
This watermark is essentially equivalent to the "Testing use only" that appears when the proprietary beta drivers from AMD's website are installed. Therefore, the same workaround applies:
[Workaround] (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!)
Step 1) Create and save shell script with the following contents:
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/
sed -i "s/$x/\
Step 2) Make the script executable
Step 3) Run the script
Step 4) Log out and log back in
If the above workaround doesn't work for you, an alternative is to try the version of /etc/ati/control from the fglrx that shipped with Quantal.
Step 1) Save a backup of the old control file, just in case -- sudo cp /etc/ati/control /etc/ati/
Step 2) Download the Quantal fglrx source package from https:/
Step 3) Open that tar file with Archive Manager. Find etc/ati/control and extract it.
Step 4) Copy the freshly extracted version of control to /etc/ati/control then restart your system.
After upgrading to raring and installing the latest fglrx package from the archive I get a AMD branded overlay in the bottom RHS of the screen with the message 'Unsupported hardware'.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: fglrx-updates 2:9.010-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.7.0-7-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Jan 11 13:27:06 2013
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-01-07 (3 days ago)
- unsupported hardware overlay after upgrade to raring
+ "Unsupported hardware" watermark appears when FGLRX is installed on
|Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Fix Committed|