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    Checking ATI driver version?

    I'd like to find which ATI proprietary driver version I have currently on my system (manually installed),all the commands I know

    • fglrxinfo
    • glxinfo |grep string
    • cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep 'Driver Version'
    report some information,except a mundane version number as 12.6,which is actually what I'm looking for:is there any way to get this information?

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    Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    Hi cogset.

    I'm not familiar with the ATI driver, but you can use the apt tools to see which package version are you running.

    For instance, to see my version of the Nvidia driver:
    Code:
    apt-cache policy nvidia-current
    The result would be:
    Code:
    nvidia-current:
      Installed: 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.3
      Candidate: 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.3
      Version table:
     *** 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.3 0
            500 http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Packages
            500 http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         195.36.15-0ubuntu2 0
            500 http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Packages
    Hope that helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    Last edited by papibe; August 12th, 2012 at 04:32 PM. Reason: added colors.

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    Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    Thanks,after trying what I think may be the equivalent for my graphic card,I'm still not getting the kind of info I'm after,which is a very basic info along the lines of "Driver version 12.6" or something like that:this may have to do with the fact that I've installed the ATI driver manually following these instructions http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide and not through Synaptic.

    Code:
    fglrx-amdcccle:
      Installed: 2:8.961-0ubuntu1
      Candidate: 2:8.961-0ubuntu1
      Version table:
     *** 2:8.961-0ubuntu1 0
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         2:8.723.1-0ubuntu6 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Packages
         2:8.723.1-0ubuntu3 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Packages

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    Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    Well it's actually here,as I've just found out : System-->Preferences-->AMD Catalyst Control Center-->Information no real need to dig around in a terminal ...

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    Exclamation Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    Quote Originally Posted by cogset View Post
    Well it's actually here,as I've just found out : System-->Preferences-->AMD Catalyst Control Center-->Information no real need to dig around in a terminal ...
    And you will get a rude surprise the next time you have upgraded the driver. amdcccle will still show you the old driver version; it's a well known bug.

    To fix it, you will have to delete file /etc/ati/amdpcsdb with the X server not running. You will have to do this every time you upgrade fglrx.

    Tim
    Cyberpower PC, Core i5 2500 3.3 gHz, 8GB DDR3, ATI 6770 1GB, Samsung BX 2440 LED 1080p, 1 TB SATA III, 2 TB SATA III, Siduction Linux 64-bit

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    Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    I spoke too soon apparently...thanks for pointing out this.
    So this has to be done in a console,and a new file is generated at the next reboot in normal mode?

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    Post Re: Checking ATI driver version?

    Quote Originally Posted by cogset View Post
    I spoke too soon apparently...thanks for pointing out this.
    So this has to be done in a console,and a new file is generated at the next reboot in normal mode?
    Yes.

    Tim
    Cyberpower PC, Core i5 2500 3.3 gHz, 8GB DDR3, ATI 6770 1GB, Samsung BX 2440 LED 1080p, 1 TB SATA III, 2 TB SATA III, Siduction Linux 64-bit

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