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install fail system crash Mint 17.2, Radeon R7 200 (Asus A88XM-E)

Question asked by zchris on Sep 25, 2015

Unable to install driver after several attempts. Generally system crash on startx after attempting install of Catalyst 3 different ways.

Is Mint 17.2 orAsus A88XM-E unsupported?

 

 

Before each attempt, fresh install of Mint 17.2 from DVD, followed by
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
reboot

 

 

 

Attempt #1


    apt-get install fglrx

    Crashes the system.

 

 

Attempt #2

 

Downloaded these:
   fglrx-core_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386_UB_14.01.deb
   fglrx-dev_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386_UB_14.01.deb
   fglrx_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386_UB_14.01.deb
   fglrx-amdcccle_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386_UB_14.01.deb

 

   ...and followed http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf
    including amdconfig --initial

 

    upon typing 'startx' system crash.

 

        no X server log.
        in syslog: Sep 25 10:56:51 kat console-kit-daemon[944]: GLib-CRITICAL: Source ID 48 was not found when attempting to remove it
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Attempt #3

 

Tried downloading and running
    ./AMD-Catalyst-15.9-Linux-installer-15.201.1151-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty

 

Fail on several dependancies: Unable to resolve  debhelper  dh-modaliases xserver-xorg-dev (>= 2.  Please manually install and try again.

 

    apt-get install dbhelper
    apt-get install dh-modaliases
    apt-get install xserver-xorg-dev

 

    apt-get install execstack           # also required from the next run

 

    This created:
    fglrx_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    fglrx-amdcccle_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    fglrx-core_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    fglrx-dev_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
    fglrx-installer_15.201-0ubuntu1_i386.changes

 

    dpkg -i *.deb
    amdconfig --initial

 

    startx..  Crash.
    in syslog:
    Sep 25 14:13:52 kat mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 11: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1"
Sep 25 14:13:52 kat mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 11 was not an MTP device
Sep 25 14:14:11 kat rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="7.4.4" x-pid="654" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] exiting on signal 15.
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    Tried rebooting and running "Xorg -configure"

 

    X crashes:

 

    (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
    (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (EE)
    (EE) Backtrace:
    (EE) 0: Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x4f) [0xb76de1bf]
    (EE) 1: Xorg (0xb7535000+0x1acfa4) [0xb76e1fa4]
    (EE) 2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xb7510d38]
    (EE)
    (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x0

    Fatal server error:
    (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
    (EE)

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