Author Topic: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x  (Read 1237 times)

Offline zerzu

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Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« on: October 05, 2015, 05:06:48 am »
Good Evening, can someone please tell me how to install proprietary AMD graphics drivers for the "game over" edition.  I am new to debian, but not new to Linux.  when I go to the hardware manager it says "No drivers can be found for you AMD R9 270".  Please Help! I am super excited about this distro, but not having 3d graphics is a deal breaker  :'(

Offline zerzu

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 04:05:30 am »
I hope that the lack of replies does not mean that I am SOL :( I really like this distro on a laptop with an intel chip.  I would love to have it on my desktop, please help!

Offline grandadruss

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 07:48:30 am »
Try Synaptic Package Manager - search 'fglrx'. Good Luck  :)

Offline zerzu

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 08:13:46 am »
It says the package is installed, but the Radeon keeps failing. Also half the emulators and steam are broken :( I think its a sign to move on

Offline Stoneygit

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 09:01:11 am »
I'm having the same problems I believe that Steam issues are directly linked to the proprietary graphics drivers issue. I can't install the AMD drivers without getting fglrx which is an irritating problem since I cannot work out how to install fglrx lol. Ahhh I love being a newbie all over again

Offline eightbit

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 05:21:40 am »
My experience with AMD cards was generally pretty good in the past. I recall an older AMD card having full hardware acceleration without any driver installation at all (open source driver) and I was able to play all of my Steam games. But for the newer AMD cards I am not sure. Did you try the DDM (Display Driver Manager) application available in the repos to install the AMD driver?

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Install Proprietary Drivers for AMD R9 270x
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 06:34:51 pm »
Sparky is on the Debian base called "Stretch" -  have you looked at

https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo  ?

Posting your "lspci -nn | grep VGA"  can be helpful. 

Are there any spicy comments about your video card from the logs via "sudo journalctl -b -0" 


« Last Edit: June 29, 2016, 06:41:28 pm by paxmark1 »
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