I have attempted to install AMD drivers 2 different ways

Both options via software & updates

Each time on reboot I'm faced with the splash screen e logo hanging

Running latest freya

Hardware: LG 34" 34UM95-P @ 3440x1440 & AMD 290X 4GB

Any insight would be greatly appreciated

1 Answer 1


Installing via the command line: From this documentation

  • Save a backup copy of xorg.conf in case this doesn't work.

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BAK
  • Remove/purge current fglrx and fglrx-amdcccle (If you have used a method outside of aptitude, apt, Software Center or Synaptic, follow the other party's instructions for removal).

    sudo apt-get purge fglrx*
  • reboot

  • fglrx-amdcccle is included when you install fglrx, so the following will suffice:

    sudo apt-get install fglrx
  • To install the packages for hardware acceleration along with the driver:

    sudo apt-get install fglrx xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-egl1 vainfo 
  • Generate a fresh xorg.conf BEFORE REBOOTING!

    sudo amdconfig --initial
  • how? please add commands
    – Ravan
    Dec 28, 2015 at 8:46
  • Please stop posting commands in comments. edit answer and add commands :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 28, 2015 at 8:57
  • Sorry new to this format of posting
    – IRQ
    Dec 28, 2015 at 9:02
  • I have edited and added info for you :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 28, 2015 at 9:07

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