The proper command to install the ATI fglrx drivers on Linux Mint Debian Edition.

This is the proper command to install the accelerated ATI drivers on Linux Mint Debian Edition. The fglrx-driver package allowed me to use higher resolutions after enabling the driver with this command: sudo aticontrol --initial but the driver did not allow acceleration.

After using this command to install all of the required ATI packages, I got the proper accelerated desktop working.


sudo apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-source fglrx-control fglrx-modules-dkms

This is what you should see when you have this working.


[email protected] ~ $ glxgears
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
25434 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5086.092 FPS
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
after 75810 requests (65177 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

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