It is necessary for any computer user wishing to squeeze the most performance out of their ATI Radeon video device.
The Catalyst Control Center provides a unified driver for operating ATI Radeon video devices, but enables the use of ATI drivers specially designed for specific ATI video devices as well as custom written drivers from 3rd parties.
Installing and updating drivers is one of the best ways to keep your PC running at peak performance.
Below is a list of our most popular ATI Video / Graphics support software and device drivers.
In short, the command will be similar to: Important: if you are running the lts hardware enablement stack, things may be a bit more difficult.
I found a solution here: https://askubuntu.com/a/344625/36661 It is in response to this question: 12.04 - Experiencing major issues on graphic displays - Ask Ubuntu Experiencing major issues on graphic displays See the link for full details.
The Catalyst Control Center enables the driver for the installed ATI device and unlocks upgraded features brought by updated drivers.
The Catalyst Control Center provides the user with a suite of tools for enhancing digital videos, video games and web video content by customizing the video settings of the installed ATI Radeon video device.
Now I have the gnome-shell graphic glitches that are associated with having the old Fglrx drivers installed. They do not show up in the additional drivers dialog, and I cannot install any other drivers till these are removed.Use our customized search engine to search for popular ATI Video / Graphics models or search our entire driver archive to find the exact driver that fits your needs.Browse our organized ATI Video / Graphics device driver database below to find the driver that fits your specifications, or scan your PC to update your drivers automatically with one click to be assured that your driver updates support your specific ATI Video / Graphics model.Removing Catalyst/fglrx The uninstall script in the first command will only exist if you downloaded the drivers and installed them directly (rather than building packages as this guide does). If you plan on using open-source drivers, you will need to reinstall some packages because Catalyst overwrites or diverts some key 3D libraries with proprietary versions. After you installed, do not forget to: sudo sh /usr/share/ati/sudo sh /usr/share/ati/sudo sh /usr/share/ati/sudo aticonfig --uninstall (NOTE: assumes the executable is in the path) sudo sh ati-driver-installer-x86.x86_64--uninstall parameter to another script.For more information on this issue, see this Ubuntu wiki page sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core sudo mv /etc/X11//etc/X11/backup sudo rm -rf /etc/ati After you finished all, reboot, then install the legacy 12.6 Driver, following the same procedure in the same Wiki: Start from "Before you start" section, and skip the "wget" download, instead use the 12.6 Legacy you have downloaded. However, you still need to find the correct name of that script.