I have the r9 290 tri-x video card on linux ubuntu 10.13
I updated ubuntu then installed catalyst 14.1 for linux (ubuntu 10.13 supported)
after the installation reboot, ubuntu splash screen (loading dots) appear for 1 second then the screen goes black with the terminal cursor ( _ ) at the top left corner. it stays like this until manual shutdown from the switch
this happened every time I tried and I tried a lot.