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I just updated my Ubuntu Trusty to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, everything works fine now, but I discovered a big problem with some packages:

The author of the fglrx driver deleted the ppa for Xenial.

I know there is a brand new driver, called AMDGPU-PRO, but my graphic card isn't supported by that driver.

Currently, I am using a ATI Mobility Readeon 5450 Card (Notebook).

It is possible to bring back the fglrx-updates to Xenial repesitory?

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Several websites mentioned that Catalyst/fglrx is not compatible with the newest X.org-version that Ubuntu 16.04 uses. However the new driver AmdGPU-Pro does not support your graphics card either.

I have three solutions for you:

  1. Install the OpenSource radeon-driver. It supports your card and should work with all desktop environments with full 3D-Accelation except Unity. The only disadvantage is that your performance may suffer, because OpenSource-drivers tending to be unable to use the full performance of GPUs. If the driver isn't installed you just need to install the package xserver-xorg-video-ati .

  2. If that not works and you're willing to test around try to downgrade X.org and install an old version from this archive .

  3. Downgrade your Ubuntu to 14.04 which is the last officially supported Ubuntu-version for your fglrx-driver.

I hope this helps.

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  • Thank you for that answer, but I was looking for a version apart from the official releases or such like that. I am already utilize the offical radeon driver (My system came along with this default), but this driver is a kind of irritating, the performance isn't the best as you said. Furthermore I am not going to downgrade my System. Have you ever tried to downgrade a running system? This will end up in garbage I think so.
    – Linus
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 19:38
  • You're right with that. The only thing that keeps fglrx from working on your system is your X.org-version. As long as you don't downgrade that even a manual installation won't work or cause major bugs on your system.
    – LinusCDE
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 20:27
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There is now a repository available that might help.

https://launchpad.net/~dokomix/+archive/ubuntu/fglrx-xenial

It seems to mostly work so far for me, there are some kinks to work out but that was always the case with fglrx.

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