Quote Originally Posted by Pilot6 View Post
I think the problem is that you need legacy.

So remove the driver

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

Then download the driver frome here.

You need only 2 files with i386 at the end. These are latest legacy drivers. It is easier that to build them yourself.

Create a folder in your home folder and call it AMD. Put there these 2 files.

Then in terminal run commands

cd AMD
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Then reboot.
I was a bit suspicious using this fix and downloading the files, but it worked.
In learning Linux, I've installed/messed up stuff at the command line, and have been pulling my hear out to try and get my graphic card drivers working.

You nailed it mate, cheers.