fglrx-updates not working

Bug #1304376 reported by Ahmed Toulan on 2014-04-08
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fglrx-installer-updates (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have tried installing both proprietary drivers in "software and updates" and each time the driver doesn't work properly.

The bins are not in the path, and trying to run the bins gives me the following error.

atoulan@atoulan-laptop:~$ /usr/lib/fglrx/bin/aticonfig
Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver.
/usr/lib/fglrx/bin/aticonfig: No supported adapters detected


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: fglrx-amdcccle-updates 2:13.350.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-23.45-lowlatency 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-23-lowlatency x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx

ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Apr 8 14:23:55 2014
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 fglrx-updates, 13.350.1, 3.13.0-23-lowlatency, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.3.10, 3.13.0-23-lowlatency, x86_64: installed
 Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1942]
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mars [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8750M] [1002:6600] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-20 (19 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140319)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP ProBook 450 G1
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-23-lowlatency root=UUID=70f7fdda-b0d5-4efa-90f9-a7b2ee0cf4fc ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: fglrx-installer-updates
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 11/04/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: L74 Ver. 01.05
dmi.board.name: 1942
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 89.10
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrL74Ver.01.05:bd11/04/2013:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPProBook450G1:pvrA3008CD10003:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn1942:rvrKBCVersion89.10:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP ProBook 450 G1
dmi.product.version: A3008CD10003
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140404-0ubuntu1
version.fglrx-installer: fglrx-installer N/A
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0-4ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0-4ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Tue Apr 8 14:19:53 2014
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.errors: RADEON(G0): [XvMC] Failed to initialize extension.
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 product id 18156
 vendor AUO
xserver.version: 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu7

Ahmed Toulan (thelinuxer) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fglrx-installer-updates (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ahmed Toulan (thelinuxer) wrote :

The bug has been open for more than a month now. Can anyone tell me anything ? A fix ? a workaround ? Tell me my card is completely useless on Ubuntu and it's AMD's fault ?

boussad (picks) wrote :

I had to uninstall 4.4 kernel (came as update) and with synaptic check to install fglrx-updates. Synaptic automatically removed incompatible (xenial) packages (xserver for example) and after reboot fglrx works.

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