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

Posted: July 6, 2014. At: 1:38 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7492

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.

homer@deusexmachina ~ $ 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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