View Full Version : how to install kernel 3.4/3.5 and fglrx drivers 13.1 on ubuntu 12.04.02

April 8th, 2013, 02:02 PM
I have tried to upgrade from kernel 3.2.0-39 to kernel 3.4 (here (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.4-precise/)) and after that installing fglrx drivers 13.1 (compatible up to kernel 3.5).
Here are the steps I followed:

Removing (purging) existing drivers

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*


updated open drivers.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


installed some dependencies and then tried to install fglrx drivers:

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-*.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise sudo dpkg -i *.deb

At this point the installation stuck at:

update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.4.0-0304-generic
nothing happens and I have to stop installation and I need to use dpkg-reconfigure -a.
Can you tell me how install kernel and fglrx drivers in the correct way? Do I need to know anything else to do that?

April 9th, 2013, 08:37 PM
I found this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/257617/how-can-i-upgrade-the-ubuntu-12-04-2-kernel-to-3-5-0-23
Is it maybe a solution for my problem in order to upgrade to newer kernel (3.5)?
I mean: maybe those are the steps I have to follow to upgrade without any block during installation, what do you think?
Do I need to remove fglrx before following those steps to upgrade to 3.5 or not?