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Thread: Installing fglrx AMD drivers on R9 280x Ubuntu 14.04

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    Unhappy Installing fglrx AMD drivers on R9 280x Ubuntu 14.04

    Hi, I've been trying for several days straight to install fglrx drivers on ubuntu 14.04 for an R9 280x card.

    Here's what I'm installing on:
    CPU: AMD A10 7850 APU
    GPU: XFX Radeon R9 280x
    Motherboard: MSI A88X-G45

    Everytime I reboot, I get a black screen that says USB 10-1 device not accepting address 2 error -108 after installing fglrx

    That error is then followed by a black screen where I can only get a login shell by pressing ALt-F1

    fglrxinfo gives me something about not being able to detect display or something

    To fix this I uninstall all fglrx packages and go back to using the open source driver which causes horrible flickering on 2d rendering and anything using hardware acceleration

    I've tried installing through these methods
    -from the official amd site
    -from the additional drivers software on ubuntu
    -from synaptic package manager

    Each method gives me the same crap.

    The most disheartening thing about all of this is that the only reason I switched to linux is because getting windows 7 to stop flickering/tearing with 2d rendering requires a hacky fix I found on some youtube video.

    I don't know what to do at this point.

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    Re: Installing fglrx AMD drivers on R9 280x Ubuntu 14.04

    Ok, so I followed this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2244651

    And I am still at the black screen when rebooting

    When I run the command: startx

    I see these errors:
    (ww) fgrlrx: No matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found
    (ww) fgrlrx: No matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:1) found
    (ww) fgrlrx: No matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:1) found

    Also, when i get to the part of that guide where it says rename file xorg.conf.mmddyy to xorg.conf, everytime I reboot the xorg.conf file is unchanged as if i never overwrote it at all.

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    Re: Installing fglrx AMD drivers on R9 280x Ubuntu 14.04

    Have you set the "nomodeset" parameter correctly in grub?
    And don't forget to update grub afterwards.
    (step 3 of the guide)

    Also if you find it too hard trying to do the whole process in command line, remove the GPU from the computer and use onboard graphics while you sort it out.

    EDIT: This could be to do with IOMMU, if you turn it off in bios it may fix it (AMD-IOMMU is said to cause problems)
    From here:
    https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/216494
    Which links to here:
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show....php?p=2532365

    They mention it happens for AMD too.
    Hope that will solve for you.
    Last edited by maxinstuff2; 3 Days Ago at 02:44 PM.
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