How to remove the ATI unsupported hardware watermark in Linux Mint 15.

Posted: July 3, 2013. At: 4:52 PM. This was 5 years ago. Post ID: 5920
Page permalink.
WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. These cookies expire two weeks after they are set.

The ATI “unsupported hardware” watermark is a very annoying sight in Linux Mint 15. Here is how to remove it.

This tip is for anyone who has installed the ATI drivers by typing sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle.

Firstly; download the ATI drivers from the website.

Then move the downloaded file into a new folder and then extract the file.


Then extract the driver package.

./ --extract

Make a backup of your existing /etc/ati/control file.

cp /etc/ati/control /home/homer/Desktop/

And then copy the replacement file into the folder.

sudo cp fglrx-install.t5BiCT/common/etc/ati/control /etc/ati/control

After this, logout and log back into your desktop and the watermark should no longer appear.

No comments have been made. Use this form to start the conversation :)

Leave a Reply