How to requrest a driver update ? (for AMD Catalyst Driver?)

Asked by Evren Yurtesen on 2012-08-18

I see that Ubuntu 12.x have latest 8.96 version of the AMD Catalyst driver but the Catalyst 12.8 shiips with 8.982 version.. How can one request update from Ubuntu?

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #1

Theses drivers will usually be watched, tested and updated. You can also report this in the Bugs section.

You can get it with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fglrx-installer

But it may upgrade yourXorg to the bleeding edge version. Then remove the PPA with:

grep -R xorg /etc/apt/* | grep list

delete the filename(s) it finds as the PPA will also upgrade your other parts of the OS like Xorg

Your call.

Evren Yurtesen (eyurtese-g) said : #3

Hmm... it appears xorg-edgers seem to have the new version but I would have preferred if there was a simplier way (getting driver without getting bleeding edge stuff....). Perhaps I should instal catalyst drivers myself manually in future.

thanks for the replies...

Evren Yurtesen (eyurtese-g) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.