Alternative video driver (fglrx) is not being saved as a selection choice

Bug #1432164 reported by Rana Catesbiana on 2015-03-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hello. I can't select and save the proprietary drivers in the "Software and Updates" in the "Additional Drivers" section. It allows me to select using a proprietary driver, but when I click "Apply Changes," it jumps right back to the X Org X server option.

I've also tried "sudo apt-get install fglrx" and some variants thereof, but end up getting a response back such as :
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 fglrx : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable or
                  xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable or
                  xorg-video-abi-13 but it is not installable or
                  xorg-video-abi-14 but it is not installable or
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

This is what inxi -Fnz spits out:
System: Host: angela-Satellite-C75D-B Kernel: 3.16.0-30-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
Machine: System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C75D-B version: PSCLEU-00Q003
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC version: MP Bios: Insyde version: 1.20 date: 06/13/2014
CPU: Quad core AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 15969.4
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz 3: 1000.00 MHz 4: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 9840 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-30-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n driver: wl bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 41C
Partition: ID: / size: 28G used: 4.3G (17%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 744G used: 184M (1%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 16.00GB used: 0.34GB (2%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.6C mobo: N/A gpu: 52.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 222 Uptime: 2:03 Memory: 1341.1/6874.6MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: compiz-core 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-30.40~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt3
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-30-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl

ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.7
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: Sat Mar 14 09:08:42 2015
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: bcmwl,, 3.16.0-30-generic, x86_64: installed
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/compiz
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics] [1002:9851] (rev 05) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:f938]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-03-14 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
MachineType: TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=f1d62db5-4b72-427d-8fbc-8955283b87ea ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 06/13/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: Insyde Corp.
dmi.bios.version: 1.20
dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag Portable PC
dmi.board.vendor: TOSHIBA
dmi.board.version: MP
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: OEM Chassis Manufacturer
dmi.chassis.version: OEM Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnInsydeCorp.:bvr1.20:bd06/13/2014:svnTOSHIBA:pnSatelliteC75D-B:pvrPSCLEU-00Q003:rvnTOSHIBA:rnPortablePC:rvrMP:cvnOEMChassisManufacturer:ct10:cvrOEMChassisVersion: Satellite C75D-B
dmi.product.version: PSCLEU-00Q003
dmi.sys.vendor: TOSHIBA
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.56-1~ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core N/A
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau N/A
xserver.bootTime: Sat Mar 14 07:12:41 2015
xserver.configfile: default

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1.2~trusty2
xserver.video_driver: radeon

Rana Catesbiana (woods2007) wrote :
Rana Catesbiana (woods2007) wrote :

This was in response to step 2.1 of this guide "For users who find that the Additional Drivers method does not work, please file a bug report on Launchpad about this." Also, I have screenshots of what happens

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-14
affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → software-center (Ubuntu)
affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → software-properties (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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