"AMD Catalyst Control Center (Administrative)" Shortcut Does Nothing

Bug #1019023 reported by Daniel Bomar on 2012-06-28
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using Xubuntu 12.04 and FGLRX Propritary Driver

The shortcut that the Ubuntu supplied driver installs to give root access to the AMD Catalyst Control Center does nothing. The shortcut is set to

amdxdg-su -c amdcccle

which when typed in a terminal gives this

amdxdg-su: no graphical method available for invoking 'amdcccle' as 'root'

The shortcut just needs to be changed to something like

gksudo amdcccle

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: fglrx-amdcccle 2:8.960-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jun 28 15:53:47 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/fglrx/bin/amdcccle
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: fglrx-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Daniel Bomar (dbdaniel42) wrote :
bugbot (bugbot) on 2012-07-05
tags: added: xubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
jhansonxi (jhansonxi) wrote :

The launcher script "/usr/lib/fglrx/bin/amdxdg-su" tests for various desktop environments to determine which sudo front-end to use. The text for Xfce works but there is not a corresponding case statement operation that utilizes the result for Xfce. This modified snippet works by using the Gnome response:

case "$DE" in




    [ x"$user" = x"" ] && user=root
    exit_failure_operation_impossible "no graphical method available for invoking '$cmd' as '$user'"

Whys is this seemingly trivial bug still not fixed more than a year later?

Jeromy (jeromykeloway) wrote :

Some question here...

This bug is already present on Xubuntu 14.04!

Jeromy (jeromykeloway) wrote :

Tested the solution from jhansonxi: Works like a charm

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