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Linux Mint is not a supported distribution, so our drivers may not work as intended.
Have you tried following the Installer Instructions here? > http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf
If you continue to experience issues, i would recommend using a supported distribution, or using Open Source drivers available here > RadeonFeature
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5
- Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10
- SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12
- OpenSuSE 13.1
Thanks Matt for your suggestions,
In my confusion I presumed all Linux distributions were covered by the driver....my mistake.
So far I installed OpenSuSe 13.1 but when I installed the driver I got a black screen
Then I tried ubuntu 15.10 instead...got black screen with flashing white dash top left corner, uninstalled both of them and went back to mint.
I then turned my attention to opensorce Radeon...got something called Xorg and spent hours googling trying to find out how to install the drivers through Xorg....I was totally lost...could not download...couldn't find any guides I could follow...in the end I set all of this aside...however I found a little script I pasted into Terminal and got a message Xorg Radeon ATI driver already installed....bummer spent hours doing all of this and then I find a Radeon Driver was installed ....wasn't by me...I think.
Anyway I just find so much difficulty in doing these things could AMD workout a way of doing easy install of there drivers across all Distros...after all it is reported many people are installing Linux Distros as an alternative to Win 10 and Mint is the most popular at the moment.
Was hoping to upgrade to Ryzen and Vega later this year but still want to use Linux...seems Amd caters more for Windows and Mac.
Thanks for taking the time to help out.