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Display corrupted in Linux mint (Cinnamon/AMD)

I love mint, but it keeps messing up my display drivers whenever i do a mass update.

If an update has corrupted your display drivers you may have to do two three things:

  1. reset to default drivers
  2. uninstall any previous drivers
  3. install the new proprietary drivers

So here we go:

Step 1. Reset to default drivers:

  1. Press ctrl+alt+F2 to open a terminal and login:
  2. sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop
  3. sudo apt-get purge fglrx*
  4. sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64
  5. sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
  6. sudo reboot

You have to reboot at this point.

reference: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=199556

Step 2: Remove previous drivers:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh –force

Step 3: Install latest version of AMD drivers

  1. Download latest drivers from AMD official site
  2. unzip
  3. navigate to that directory
  4. sudo apt-get install cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic libqtgui4 xserver-xorg-dev debhelper lib32gcc1
  5. chmod +x amd-driver-installer-15.302-x86.x86_64.run
  6. sudo ./amd-driver-installer-15.302-x86.x86_64.run
  7. sudo amdconfig –initial -f
  8. sudo reboot

You have to reboot at this point.

reference: https://mintguide.org/system/461-install-latest-amd-catalyst-driver-into-linux-mint.html

 

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