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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




Attempt #1

    apt-get install fglrx

    Crashes the system.



Attempt #2


Downloaded these:


   ...and followed
    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




Attempt #3


Tried downloading and running
    ./ --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:


    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=""] exiting on signal 15.


    Tried rebooting and running "Xorg -configure"


    X crashes:


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

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