Topic Title: fglrx impossible with Asus r9 280x
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 03/06/2014 10:26 PM
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dstanescu
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Hi, i own 2x Asus r9 280x (r9280x-dc2-3gd5) which i'm trying to install the drivers on linux, for about 1 week (16-18h/day).

I tried everything i could think of with no success.

I tried Catalyst: 13.1, 13.4, 13.11-b9.4, 13.11-b9.95, 13.12, 14.1-b1.3, 14.2-b1.4 (the latest beta)

on almoast every linux distro: Ubuntu 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04, Fedora 18/19/20, CentOs 6.3/6.4/6.5, RedHat 6.5, Debian 6.0/7, Suse 11, OpenSuse 13

and no success, only a lot of wasted time.

What happens watching xorg.log: sometimes fglrx crashes, sometimes it just hangs with no output, sometimes recognizes 1 card and with the other it hangs again and other times no errors nothing but xorg doesn't start, he hangs too.

I tried everything including some patches to fglrx found on google nothing. On each distro i tried each version of catalyst. The same system (hardware+software) works with another card for ex r9 290 but not with this 280x. On the same system i installed windows and saw the drivers works as expected (so no hardware issue, the only cause is fglrx) but on linux what is happening? The drivers aren't updated/fixed in both places? The open source drivers from Ubuntu for ex works (are not good for me, i need fglrx) but if i try to install the proprietary drivers from them again doesn't work. So fglrx it just doesn't want to work with this card!

If anybody can help me in some way with a solution pls, i'm desperate!

It's impossible for me to understand how a huge company like Amd which is nr 1 on gpu's and not only doesn't have working drivers for his chips.

How we (consumers) are supposed to use them? I spent a lot of money on this boards and i'm only staring at them. Big disappointment!

 03/06/2014 10:46 PM
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Suggestion: go here to their forums, that is a dedicated Linux site.

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 03/08/2014 07:03 AM
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Blauert
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have you tried building a distibution installable package and installing it with that package?

 03/08/2014 06:03 PM
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dstanescu
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believe me, i tried everything! direct installation and building distribution specific packages and then installation, same results. i don't know why they say on the linux driver download page that r9 280x is supported. at least this asus is not!

 03/10/2014 12:05 PM
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I have a MSI R9 270X Gaming and i have the same problem. It's not possible to play game on linux with this card, and I tried all drivers versions with differents linux distribution but it doen't work...

 03/10/2014 05:08 PM
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dstanescu
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for me is not working at all, xorg fails every time. i don't hope for any top performance or cutting edge things, just want a minimal use at least.

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