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post #11 of 14
Ugh, I was assuming the previous debian = mint discussions were correct. ARRRRG stupid assumptions. Anyways it is in Ubuntu:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=module-assistant&searchon=names

Apparently in Mint too!

http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/module-assistant

As for the driver, I can't find a legacy fglrx in Ubuntu but....

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

There is the official binary for legacy, if that's what you are looking for. =) Just make sure the proper kernel stuff is all there and it'll build automatically.

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Code:
Automated installer and Display Drivers for Xorg 6.9 to Xserver 1.12 and Kernel version up to 3.4

So beware, newer stuff might not work so well. Dunno here.
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Hmm, wonder why I couldn't find it via apt-get??

Anyway, it's exactly the new Xorg that causes the trouble - stupid ATI
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Well it might work, you could try it. Another solution would be build your own xorg packagesoff an older version. Though im not sure how well that would play nice with other stuff. Could work either way, im not in the habit of doing that.

You could also try an older ubuntu, mint, or debian and use backports for new software. Id also suggest just trying debian and their fglrx legacy stuff. Not mint but everything is easily added. Im just not an ubuntu or mint user so i don't know them as well. The days of sharing ubuntu with mint are coming to an end.

However one last Suggestion could be taking the debian sources and build packages. If it builds against their sources it should work fine.

Edit: reason why i say debian is they might have patches in the fglrx legacy, ubuntu might too but im on sid/unstable. Might have newer patches,dunno. If ubuntu/mint have packages you should try those first. Id personally just try the official 13.1 installer first.
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Yeah, the offiical installer failed due to lack of a certain kernel header - as I have the kernel headers package installed, I assumed it comes down to a Mint incompatibility (I'm not running Slack or Arch, so failing to build from source is just par for the course).

Seems like the guy in the link I posted has already done the hard work and put it in a PPA - I'll run with that with fingers crossed that it doesn't wreck Cinnamon (as I assume it downgrades Xorg)

I don't wanna run old Ubuntu/Mint because I'm worried about Steam incompatibility. Although I am considering going LMDE instead (which is/will be very soon, based on Jessie), then I could use the Debian package from the repos, plus Steam is in the repos too
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