Install AMD ATI proprietary fglrx driver in Kali Linux 1.0.6

Kali dev team added new version of AMD ATI proprietary fglrx driver which is now available via Kali Linux repositories. That means, those who are following this other guide, Install AMD ATI proprietary driver fglrx in Kali Linux 1.0.6 running Kernel version 3.12.6 can use this new Final version to install fglrx driver in their Kali Linux 1.0.6. This guide is less complicated and everything should work out of the box instead of messing about with Debian Jessie repository.

Step by step guide to install proprietary fglrx driver in Kali Linux

Following instructions were tested on 64-bit Kali Linux 1.0.6 running Kernel version 3.12.6:

lsb_release -a

Output:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.6
Release:    Kali Linux 1.0.6
Codename:   n/a

Step 1 (add official Kali Linux Repositories)

Check your /etc/apt/sources.list. If it’s anything different to the following, you need to fix it. You can follow this guide to add official Kali Linux Repositories if you’re not too sure on how to do it. For the sake of clarity I will keep things simple here.

leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

Remove or comment out existing lines and add the following:

## Kali Regular repositories
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
## Kali Source repositories
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

Step 2 (update with apt-get)

Now we need to update and make sure we get the latest list from Kali Linux official repositories. So perform an apt-get update.

apt-get update

STOP: NVIDIA users after driver installation and cuda/pyrit related issues go here: How to Install Nvidia Kernel Module Cuda and Pyrit in Kali Linux

Also those who would like to use Graphics card processing power to crunch data (such as cracking wii password faster) see the following posts:

  1. Helpful ATIconfig fglrx commands
  2. How to install Pyrit in Kali Linux?
  3. How to install CAL++ in Kali Linux?
  4. How to install AMD APP SDK in Kali Linux?

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169 comments

  1. need help..

    i have amd radeon 7310 installed on my laptop, i follow your intruction to install driver but when i finish this intruction i type "fglrxinfo" to test my vga, but this is the result,

    fglrxinfo

    display: :0.0 screen: 0

    OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.

    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x209)

    OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 8.0.5)

    i think there is something wrong, please reply ASAP

    thanks

    sorry for my bad english :)

    note: i don't see bunch of popups like you said in step 4

  2. Hi there, thanks for the guide.

    I follow your instructions but no matter what I do I reach this point:

    root@kali:~# fglrxinfo

    display: :0.0 screen: 0

    OpenGL vendor string: X.Org

    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAYMAN

    OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 8.0.5)

    I have the Gallium drivers and not the amd drivers.

    • Hi Sam,

      Same instructions applies to you like azan. You need to remove existing drivers and install missing lib drivers. As you can see, your Kali is using MESA drivers for display and that's what we are trying to replace with fglrx.

  3. Same issue here, but I have installed Kali (fresh new install, new formatted partition) with kernel 3.7

    I proceed to apt update, upgrade and dist-upgrade. Then kernel is 3.12, lsbrelease replies as expected (1.0.6). At this point nothing but the default drivers are installed.

    Then I follow the instructions from this howto and I also get Gallium 0.4 and mesa when querying fglrxinfo. Which packages should I have removed or installed previously? Any hint?

    I use a AMD Radeon 7600M (same as you, I guess).

    Thanks for the guide and your efforts.

    • I had the same issue. I pressed on with the guide and everything ended up working. Gallium drivers seemed to sort themselves out.

  4. works flawless ! screenshot –> http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j396/MarcPrevio/Capturadepantallade2014-03-26105509_zpsc3fd432a.png

    Thx a lot !

    pd.. Might create a tutorial to properly install a Driver Realtek 8187L on Kali.

  5. Hi, thanks for your awesome HOWTOs but I am confused a little bit: I followed your guide with a fresh installed Kali 1.0.6
    started with this guide here.

    Card: PowerColor R9 290X PCS+

    root@ozo:~# fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.3.12618 Compatibility Profile Context 13.251

    but when I am checking via System Settings –> Details I see Graphics: VESA: HAWAII

    root@ozo:~# grep -i vesa /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA BIOS detected
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 16384 kB
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM: AMD ATOMBIOS
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 15.42
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: (C) 1988-2010, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: HAWAII
    [ 3.167] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT [Radeon R9 290X] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci

    So which driver I am using? VESA or AMD?
    thanks for your help and reply!

    • Does someone have more information about my VESA Problem?

      • There isn’t nothing wrong with that. As long as when you run fgl_glxgears or glxgears and you get the graphic, you are good.

      • I get the same thing and mine works fine:

        $ grep -i vesa /var/log/Xorg.0.log
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA BIOS detected
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 16384 kB
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM: AMD ATOMBIOS
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 13.10
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: (C) 1988-2010, AMD Technologies Inc.
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: CAYMAN
        [ 68.051] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00

  6. How about hibrid graphical card (intel/ati) on notebook?

  7. i have an issue here with the instalation .
    everything worked well until i execute the command :

    aticonfig –initial -f

    the response was : aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

    i have an ATI XPRESS 200M

    how do i solve this or if it can be solved then how to return back .

    • Hi pedro,
      Show me your output for

      lspci -nn | grep VGA

      command.

      • 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] [1002:5a62]

        • Hi again pedro,
          It seems that card is too old and not supported. You can check here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download and will find out there is no supported Linux driver for that card anymore. I suggest you try legacy drivers but I am not sure it legacy drivers are supported by new Kernel (3.12.6 ono) …
          Good luck.

          • ok , thanks for the reply .
            i was already suspecting that , this laptop is from 2007 , and i only use it for network audits .
            kali.org forum needs people with your experience to help others from time to time .
            thank you for all the advices you give about kali , and for this excellent website .
            Best of all and please continue with your excellent work on the website .

      • response for lspci -nn | grep VGA on my linux is
        00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VMware SVGA II Adapter [15ad:0405]

  8. Just work like a charm !
    Thank Dude !
    opencl is my problem before, so i downloaded .deb file, and install manual “dpkg -i …..amd-opencl …. .deb”

  9. This was so helpful I did have hashcat working but kept crashing followed your step by step guide worked great the only bit that didnt work for me was the fglrxinfo this didnt show like yours so i ignored did the rest of the steps
    after reboot did fglrxinfo again this time i did get the output that you had so knew all was good..
    So you are aware the below azan is what i saw before my reboot
    OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0×209)
    this is a hard machine not a virtual machine..
    It did all work for me…
    many thanks
    I did see the posts in the kali forums too
    thanks again
    Dave

    • Hi Dave,
      This is actually an interesting issue, I saw few people who are not using VMWare but still Kali thinks it’s a VMWare Gallium driver. One of the users commented (I can’t remember which post) that he had to do a complete reinstall to make it work. Perhaps Kali forum can help a lot more here as I personally haven’t experienced this issue. Hard to troubleshoot these issues when I got nothing to test against.
      Good Luck and thanks for your comment. Cheers.
      -BMO

  10. Hi, and tnx for great tutorial,
    i have this problem:
    ” failed to open /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so, error[/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/fglrx_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file ”

    tnx ;)

  11. I got exactly the same output for “fglrxinfo” as azan. Also the popups never showed up for me, too. But no error was reported.
    I followed your guide an a complete fresh installation of kali 1.0.6 on a workstation with a amd firepro w8000.
    I found no existing drivers to be removed in advance. Also I got no idea, what additonal libs you mean.

    • I am not sure about FirePro w8000. Is it even a supported card? If yes, I see no reason why this guide wouldn’t work! Do some research on whether your card is supported by AMD for Linux (fglrx) drivers.

  12. Nice guide, with nice errors..! Explain why “radeon.modeset=0” should be added to the boot.cfg? I did follow this guides and had lot of errors and damaged the grub. What u talking about, Grub 1 or Grub2? How ever, on my Grub 1 (20GB partition) I DON’T added the moddeset and all works fine! On Grub 2 I FIXED my grub.cfg REMOVING the radeon.modeset=0 from the grub.cfg! So just do the whole procedure without touching your grub if you got problems after this install – make aticonfig and that’s all for the AMD Catalyst Install.

    silencio

  13. Of corse –>modeset, NOT moddeset – I think you will be able to notice this “syntax error”.

    Next I will comment on “cal/cpyrit” – same story there, some steps you should NOT do if you get errors, and not working situation.

    I’ve done now over 13 Kali installs, and had every time a “new situation/surprise” – also with Grub (will it boot, or spit errors?)..

    • You add the parameter cause fglrx doesn’t automatically blacklist radeon drivers(NVIDIA does that hence we don’t pass parameters to grub anymore for nvidia cards). I fail to see where Kali Linux installs both Grub and Grub2 cause that would be just nonsense. Lastly, where did you see that syntax error?

  14. Hello !Need help . Install driver this manual . All work .rendering yes . steam and playlinux show error opengl 32bit library . ia32-libs installed .
    Put another version of the drivers, everything worked, but when I try to install the 32 bit libraries “flew” xorg
    what to do ? thank in advance … sorry i noob .

  15. Commented on a previous post earlier by mistake.
    As soon as I apply step 6 I run into major graphical issues wih Kali, my screen shunts to the left and has a number of lines through it, and my code (not including UUID) isn’t the same as yours, it’s missing the entire initrd=/install/gtk/initrd.gz quiet section.

    Also your before and after code in step 6 is identical.

    • I should probably give you my lspci, would be helpful….
      00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
      00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
      00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
      00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
      00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
      00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
      00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
      00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
      00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
      00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
      00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
      00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames [Radeon 7500M/7600M Series]
      01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
      07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
      08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)

      • Hi Daniel,
        Your card is exactly same as mine (on my Laptop – Radeon 7500M/7600M Series). Unless your Kali Linux installation is heavily modified (i.e. you tried linking lib and GL.so like some of the forums/blogs claims to fix their issue, and got PPA or unofficial repositories added), I see no reason why this solution wouldn’t work. Also note that I use Kali v1.0.6 64-bit and I can’t confirm if this solution would work for 32-bit. (though package names are same but as AMD provides the driver, it is upto them to provide a standard solution for both 32 and 64 bit).
        Perhaps you could try a fresh install, update, upgrade and then try this guide. Alternatively, Kali forums and their IRC channel is always a good place to seek help. Userbase in the forum is much larger and interactive. Good luck. Cheers,
        -BMO.

        p.s. I’ve fixed the little code issue on Step 6. Thanks. Sharp eyes indeed.

        • I’m running the 64 bit but I was running the EFI boot. My Windows 8 partition and Kali partitions have both completely bricked themselves now so I’m planning on a full system “legacy” install now of Kali and writing windows 8 off as a loss as both my recovery partitions are either suddenly missing or locked.
          Additionally on step 6 I was missing the section of code “initrd=/install/gtk/initrd.gz” which is now doubly confusing to me if we’re running the same graphics card

  16. I got a blank screen … dunno what to do! Don’t want to re install kali Linux. Please help

  17. im getting aticonfig: no supported adapters detected as well
    fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
    OpenGL version string: 1.4 (3.0 Mesa 8.0.5)

    root@K:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
    this is what im working with cant figure it out

  18. hi when I enter aticonfig –initialinstall -f
    it produced this error: aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

    this is the result of lscpi -nn | grep vga
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] [1002:6760] (rev ff)

    what should I do?

  19. Hello, I’ve been following your guide, but when entering apt-get install amd-opencl-icd , it tells me it can’t find the files:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    amd-opencl-icd
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    Need to get 14.1 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 39.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Err http://http.kali.org/kali/ kali/non-free amd-opencl-icd amd64 1:14.4.2-1kali1
    404 Not Found
    Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/pool/non-free/f/fglrx-driver/amd-opencl-icd_14.4.2-1kali1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    even with –fix-missing

    uname

    Linux BLACKJACK 3.14-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.4-1kali1 (2014-05-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux

    lsb_release:

    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.7
    Release: Kali Linux 1.0.7
    Codename: n/a

    Thanks in advance

  20. Any idea if this will work on Kali 1.0.7 / Kernel 3.1.4?

    Cheers,
    Ray

    • I haven’t had time to check yet. Will get back on this one soon.

      • Doesn’t look like it – Thought I’d give it a go last night… the gears app worked (dead slow 299 frames p/5s) until I rebooted then got errors when I tried to run the gears app… Some posts saying that their beta driver goes up to 3.1.3 but nothing on 3.1.4.

        aticonfig –list-adapters lists the adapter with no issue… AMD Radeon HD7500M/7600M Series

        AMD officially doesn’t list Debian / Kali as a supported OS…

        You’ll be able to find this sort of info quicker than I would anyway so I shall leave you to it :)

        Cheers,
        Ray

        • OK – Don’t ask me how… but it’s working… The gears app was just doing close to 1100 FPS consistently… fglrxinfo actually listed the ATI Card and the Catalyst app is working…

          I’m confused… maybe all that playing around with random commands, switching from GNOME to KDE and now back to GNOME actually did something…

      • Hi,
        how can upgrade from kernel 3.7 with patched fglrx drivers to the newest one 3.12 or 3.14 and graphic drivers too, because when i upgrade the kernel throws me in tty after reboot no gui, i asume its because of patched drivers. Please help.

  21. i have been trying for months now i’ve tried on vmware i tried on dual booting i tried every tutorial i could find i always get no drivers detected plz help i’m using a hp g61 33nr notebook with amd 4200 legacy series i removed old drivers i tried everthing you suggested to others i didn’t want 2 bother you but i’m DESPERATE PLZ PLZ HELP!!!!

    • Hey doctorpopkorn maybe this will help
      Are you sure of the model number because this is what I found at HP 7 matches found. Please select one below
      HP G61-600 Notebook PC series

      HP G61-631NR Notebook PC
      HP G61-632NR Notebook PC

      HP G61-300 Notebook PC series

      HP G61-304NR Notebook PC
      HP G61-306NR Notebook PC
      HP G61-321NR Notebook PC
      HP G61-322NR Notebook PC
      HP G61-336NR Notebook PC
      I’m wondering if it is one of these. This is where I would start then maybe on to the ATI site to verify if they have a driver / catalsyt for your model. Also if I am to read this correctly you tried on vmware? There is no solution as of yet that provides for proprietary drivers using vbox or vmware unless I am mistaken. If you answer the first two questions ie which model and what does ATI say then I’m sure the rest will work out:)

    • VMWare doesn’t use ATI card, it uses a Virtual Graphics card.
      To use this guide, you MUST install Kali in Physical hard disk (or a Persistent USB).
      If you do

      lspci -vv | grep VGA

      It will show you what card you got (ATI or any). Follow this guide only if you have a ATI card. Also, if you think you card is too old, then go to AMD website to confirm if FGLRX actually supports your card anymore. Some of the old cards were dropped from supported list.
      Good Luck.

  22. Sir I applaud your great work and commend you on your efforts. Myself if not for the Obsessive compulsive disorder would have been bald or dead by now.
    I have tried to follow every step and kept coming up empty, thank God for the OCD. I pushed through and can say I am now proficient at installing Kali as this is probably my 49 th time. I have no idea why I can’t get the svn to work with pyrit and it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized calpp_90 is different than the cpyrit_calpp. Having downloaded the cpyrit_calpp from sourceforge I am able to see the explanation of the line titled Edit setup.py file and modify/replace the followings: find VERSION = ‘0.4.0-dev’ and replace with VERSION = ‘0.4.1-dev’ find CALPP_INC_DIRS.append(os.path.join(CALPP_INC_DIR, ‘include’)) and replace with CALPP_INC_DIRS.append(os.path.join(CALPP_INC_DIR, ‘include/CAL’)). Maybe its just me or perhaps the svn of pyrit contains the cpyrit_calpp, but a little light shedding on the subject may help some other learning impaired individual like me in the future. I would however ask one question of you since you have vast knowledge, is there a way to bridge or install Nvidia and ATI side by side? Example on board ATI radeon and secondary Nvidia PCIe? If so could you please post a how to? One more small question if I may impose, why does the oclhashcat not provide a response using these steps? Thanks again and good day to you HERO :) FYI system stats Asus F1A75-V Pro A8 quad core radeon 6550HD 16Gb ram 19455.0 PMKs/s
    PS the 1radtech is because I am a radiology tech Lol

    • Thanks for the nice snippet

      Having downloaded the cpyrit_calpp from sourceforge I am able to see the explanation of the line titled Edit setup.py file and modify/replace the followings: find VERSION = ’0.4.0-dev’ and replace with VERSION = ’0.4.1-dev’ find CALPP_INC_DIRS.append(os.path.join(CALPP_INC_DIR, ‘include’)) and replace with CALPP_INC_DIRS.append(os.path.join(CALPP_INC_DIR, ‘include/CAL’)). 
      

      ATI/NVIDIA on same Computer? On-Board card will be disabled when you’re using PCIe card. (just like Intel/ATI or Intel/NVIDIA combination). Even if you manage to install both drivers (NVIDIA CUDA and ATI FGLRX/SDK), you can only use 1 card at anytime. If I remember correctly, it’s a Motherboard settings that controls how they behave.

      • Thank you was just curious. I like the ATI directions better as I was unable to get Nvidia working. You are the best sir. Going to look into maybe getting a couple of identical ATI Gpu’s 7900 series. The 6550 onboard puts out 19000. plus PMK’s as is. Thank you for this tutorial very much

  23. Thx for your guides. Got Nvidia Cuda working. Now fighting with ATI. Could you advise on the ATI legacy drivers install? Have 2x 4890s that I’d like to get working.

    I was able to install ATI legacy drivers with functional fglrxinfo + fgl_glxgears following this other guide. However Radeon listed as module and not fglrx.

    nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    # Backported packages for Debian 7 “Wheezy”
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free

    aptitude update
    aptitude install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed ‘s,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,’)
    aptitude -r -t wheezy-backports install fglrx-legacy-driver

    Then following remaining part of this guide for AMD SDK/ CAL++ resulted in Pyrit still not find GPUs.

    • Couldn’t get Kali 1.0.7 to play nice with legacy ati drivers. Switched to Debian 7.5 drivers/CAL+ played nice.

  24. hey sorry took so long to get back to u here is what i have HP G61-336NR Notebook PC i originally tried it on vmware but decided to dual boot as i find it runs much smoother but for the life of me i just can’t seem to get amd to work ati says no drivers found when i aticonfig –initial -f and when i try to run amd i get one or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system thanks for help

  25. Thank you very much!!! I didn’t encounter any problem… Now may GNOME FALLBACK is fix! I am using now the full GNOME3!!!

    This TUT is very coooollll!!!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH AUTHOR :D

  26. I got a message after running the “apt-get install fglrx-atieventsd fglrx-driver fglrx-control fglrx-modules-dkms -y” command that said I needed to go to the /usr/bin/aticonfig file to create a xorg.conf file, but when I navigate to /usr/bin the aticonfig file/folder is not there. Granted i’m using the most current version of kali (1.0.7), but this seemed like the most relevant guide. Any suggestion or tricks? everything worked perfectly before this point. Thanks.

  27. Can someone help me? I am running kali linux 1.07 and I cannot seem to install the video drivers I just get errors when I run the fglrxinfo and fgl_glxgears I am told I do not have drivers installed despite running each one of the install commands in terminal as root user. Could you maybe make an updated tutorial or someone tell me what to do?

  28. Hi. Usefull manual but i ther is a problem. I have a laptop with radeon hd6400m and new driver (versions higher then 13.4) does not work properly (display backlight turns off), so i need ATI driver version 13.4 (or lower).
    How can I install older version?
    I’ll be very grateful for your help)

  29. im using a hp elitebook 8560p how do i know if i got an amd or nvidia???

  30. Hey blackMORE Ops! Big thanks for this guide. Everything works pretty damn good, like a charm. I used Kali 1.0.7 with AMD 7850. Got issue with VMware driver in the end. The solution is really easy then, just reboot so the Kali can load proper drivers. Cheers!

  31. Hi !
    First, thank you blackMORE Ops for those tricks and tips :)

    I have an hybrid graphic card :

    lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Mars [Radeon HD 8790M]

    Using your help, i tried to install fglrx-drivers.

    After installing everything, fgl_glxgears box worked well, but i had the VMware bug with Gallium renderer string with fglrxinfo.

    So i tried to reboot… and got a blackscreen, which i removed by renaming the xorg.conf.
    And now when i type fglrxinfo :

    fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 12
    Current serial number in output stream: 12

    Any tips to help me to configure this card, is welcome :)

    Thanks

    • Hi Tisa,

      After installing everything, fgl_glxgears box worked well, but i had the VMware bug with Gallium renderer string with fglrxinfo.

      All the people who had Gallium related issue ended up reinstalling (Fresh Reinstall) and installed AMD Drivers first (including dependencies but excluding update/upgrade/dist-upgrade). I am not sure why this would happen as I got a similar config (Hybrid AMD/Intel) and mine worked no matter what.

      As for this GLX error, usually it goes away once you’ve reinstalled mesa-utils.
      aptitude reinstall mesa-utils
      You are on the right track as far I can understand. Good Luck.
      -BMO

  32. Help here?

    apt-get install aticonfig
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package aticonfig

    Got an Asus with amd as graipic card, the laptop are around 2-4 years old

  33. Thanks for the grate tutor, please i need help here, i followed the steps, i installed it successfully. getting to test it with this code fglrxinfo
    i received this error

    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”.
    Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”.
    Error: couldn’t find RGB GLX visual!

    please i need yuor help

  34. Hola. I’m following the 20 post-install tips, but got snagged on the graphics driver. I’m at this point:

    root@kali:/# lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series] [1002:68e0] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1426]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at 94000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
    Expansion ROM at 94040000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010
    Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci

    root@kali:/# aticonfig –list-adapters
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
    root@kali:/media/MYLINUXLIVE#

    I will try to purge fglrx and come back. Being a noob, I maybe mistaking the “no adapters” message to mean I don’t have the right drivers on. But here’s another clue:

    root@kali:/# fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 12
    Current serial number in output stream: 12

    BRB!

    • I ended up purging my system of fglrx* just so I can change settings and themes. I am now just using the default drivers. None of the fixes here have helped so far.

  35. you have done a awsome job there but i am stuck at step 5

    i am using amd hd 7600 series graphic card and i am running it on a kali 1.0.8 persistence usb mode as you have already said that in vmware it will not detect my amd graphic card

    everything worked smooth and fine upto here

    fglrxinfo
    fgl_glxgears

    but when i tried to make xorg.conf using

    aticonfig –initial -f

    it said no supported adapters detected after reading in comments i run another command

    lspci -nn | grep VGA

    root@kali:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series] [1002:6840] (rev ff)

    and it displayed my amd 7600 series card in it but maybe its not getting detected by the driver please tell me what to do i really
    need this to work my whole project depends on working of oclhashcat

    please help asap

    thankyou

    • Purge all fglrx driver and reinstall, that fixed similar issues for many users. I have never tried on a persistent USB though.
      Check lspci and modinfo to determine what card and driver used. Blacklist radeon drivers if not done already. Edit grub to set radeon.modeset value.

  36. got same problem here, also pyrit doesnt see GPU (but no could not insert ‘nvidia_uvm’ error); Kali 1.0.9..

  37. This only works out of the box with 1.0.7. Anything previous is drama to get the kernels and headers downloaded. Anything after (.ike 1.0.9) and the headers aren’t available. Figured this out after a couple of reinstalls

    • Hi guardian-venom,
      This worked on 1.0.6 and will continue to work on any of the newer versions of Kali where you have kernel headers available. I thought it was quite clear from the Kali Forum posts (i.e. Kali dev team removed old kernel headers). The instructions are solid to date and worked every time for the newer versions of Kali.
      Also, if you’re using Kali 1.0.7… you won’t be able to upgrade to Kali 1.0.9 cause like I said, Kali dev team removed the packages in-between. I suggest starting with Kali 1.0.9 fresh install. Hope that clears our some confusions. Cheers,
      -BMO

  38. thaks very much, im have solved my problem

  39. Great guide blackMORE.

    I was hoping you could provide some advice on an issue I am having. I have the GPU accelerated pyrit functioning on my HDD, however decided to add the LUKS-nuke on a USB 3.0, the installation and the persistence seems to be working fine but am unable to find the grub.cfg file, infact the entire grub folder does not exist. I would imagine this is because the file system differs on a USB from a true installation on a HDD. That being said, is there an analogous file or folder for applying the “radeon.modset=0” change on a USB persistence install.

    Thanks a million,

    schmorrison

  40. World perfectly :D tank youuu
    Kali 1.0.9 7870xt

  41. Hi

    i just dropped by to tell you that it works on Kali 1.0.9 with R7 260X and to thank you for taking the time to post this guide.

    Many thks
    Bodanel

  42. (Initially, written on another post, sorry)
    Hi! Your tuto is very nice and very clear. Great job!
    I have one little question though : by chance would you know how I can make it work for hybrid graphics (Intel/Ati 6990m) ? Seemingly, my ati card is off (DynOff) and I would like to benefit from video acceleration…

    Fglrx installation goes well but when I run fglrxinfo, the results I get are about my integrated card, the Intel one. Moreover, when I want to launch aticonfig –initial -f, I am told that there is no supported adapter.

    Thank you very much!

  43. Hi! I have a big problem… when i reboot my laptop: black screen, there i’m used your command: mv/etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bkb and rebbot, then when i’m tried to start ati catalist control center got an error: No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
    Please help me, sorry for my bad english!

  44. Hmm. been trying this for a little while. Cannot seem to get it to work.
    Trying to install drivers for hybrid GFX in laptop with a HD6600m
    Following the tutoral, once i get to
    the first fglrxinfo I am shown the sandybridge CPU not the AMD gfx
    If i keep going i eventually get either
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    or
    Segment fault.

    as responses to fglrxinfo glrxinfo and both gears programs
    Finally if i ignore that, and do aticonfig -initial then reboot, in 1.0.6 X failed to load with a leaving only simple prompt (not responsive)… at which point I revert the xorg.conf, reboot and i get it working again. I also did the same process with similar results on 1.0.9 but X fails just drops me dirrectly to ttyl1 instead of giving the no responsive prompt.
    I also tried installing the drivers dirrectly from the AMD site. This resulted in the same thing.
    Finally i fiddled with blacklists and nothing has worked.

    I guess i dont have a specific enough question to warrent the post, but if someone sees some glaring issue with what im doing perhaps they could poke me in the correct dirrection, that or maybe others are running into the same issue and need some conformation that the problem is not unique to them.

    • Oh and both the ATI and AMD GUI’s fail with an error about not finding any drivers installed.
      Frustrating seeing as im on mobile bandwidth, and i have wasted many a mb on these repeated package downloads.

  45. Hello,I have followed your steps and do it exactly.The first time ,everything goes well with the installation ,but things go weired.The AMD ard give me blurred screen after installation but i do not how to uninstall the driver. Finally,i reinstall Kali Linux,but now i want to use the GPU to crack some password so again,i need to install the AMD,but when i go the command”apt-get install amd-opencl-icd “,it tells me follows:
    ————terminal command begin————
    root@localhost:~# apt-get install amd-opencl-icd
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package amd-opencl-icd
    ————terminal command end————
    and i really modify the sources.list as your tuts and run the command “apt-get update” etc.But the problem has never gone.OK,and followings are some info about my machine(i do not know whether they are enough…^-^):

    root@localhost:~# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.9
    Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9
    Codename: n/a

    root@localhost:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device [1002:9903]
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series] [1002:6840] (rev ff)

    I have got into the trouble almost several hours and try to search the Google etc but all get failed..Please help me,many thanks,many thanks ^_^.

    • That’s interesting. .. Install apt – file
      apt-get install apt-file
      apt-file update
      apt-file search amd-opencl-icd
      or
      apt-file search amd

      That should find anything even remotely similar to that package. Double check sources.list file.

      • oh,yes,thanks for your patient reply.I have installed the apt-file successfully,and then execute the command “apt-file search amd-opencl-icd”,it tell me that:
        ——————-output—————————-
        amd-opencl-icd: /usr/share/bug/amd-opencl-icd/control
        amd-opencl-icd: /usr/share/bug/amd-opencl-icd/script
        amd-opencl-icd: /usr/share/doc/amd-opencl-icd/changelog.Debian.gz
        amd-opencl-icd: /usr/share/doc/amd-opencl-icd/copyright
        amd-opencl-icd: /usr/share/lintian/overrides/amd-opencl-icd

        its obvious that it find the location of amd-opencl-icd ,and also i check the sources.list(just copy what you give in step 1 into the file).But may the god just does not agree…i still have the same problem….
        —————apt-get install amd-opencl-icd———-
        Reading package lists… Done
        Building dependency tree
        Reading state information… Done
        E: Unable to locate package amd-opencl-icd

        Could you have any ideas about it?I am sorry that trouble you again.Could you help me by remote?Many thanks again ^-^

        • There’s few possibilities.
          1. It happens when you’re behind a proxy server that caches or truncates contents. In your case, this is probably not the issue.
          2. Your Kali Linux is not fully up to date. Run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get dist-upgrade -y. Usually this is the most common problem. Also make sure you have the correct official repositories in your sources.list file.
          Update and upgrade will take time, so be patient.
          No, don’t allow anyone to remote into Kali Linux as they will have root access and can destroy your machine. Good luck.
          -BMO

          • OK,i try it again but, unfortunately,fail again.May there is something wrong with the sources.list.And i replace the apt-get sources with the content provided by https://lug.ustc.edu.cn/wiki/mirrors/help/debian.It works well with
            —————-commands—————
            apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree
            apt-get install amd-opencl-icd
            apt-get install fglrx-atieventsd fglrx-driver fglrx-control fglrx-modules-dkms -y
            fglrxinfo
            fgl_glxgears(which really shows me the pictures you post)
            ———-but faild with the command————
            apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
            ———-end command———————
            it just tells me that
            ——————-error—————-
            Reading package lists… Done
            Building dependency tree
            Reading state information… Done
            E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64
            E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64’
            ——————-error end——————-
            and then i modify the grub.cf as your guides,but when i restart my machine,it boots into command mode(i am not sure i have described it cleary ).i have no idea about with the command mode.Finally i found the solution in “http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Catalyst-Linux-Installer-Notes.aspx” and i could login into grphics mode,but when i retry install the amd drivers,yes,and fail again.
            I have install the amd drive the whole day and reinstall the kali linux in my machine more than ten times and give up…may the god does not like me (she just let me install it successfully the first time :( )and i still thank you for your immediately reply.many thanks.

  46. Thanks for the guide, everything works fine up until I have to modify my /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Mine looks completely different, and has no line even close to the one you said to find. I’ve pasted its contents here – http://pastebin.com/4vyLPrVT

    Thanks in advance for any help

    • linux /vmlinuz-3.14-kali1-amd64 root=UUID=2d7a1ddc-96bf-4943-8f65-abc1ead35a2c ro initrd=/install/initrd.gz quiet — changes to this line should work.
      Don’t modify the recovery lines so that you can get back should things goes south.

      • Thanks for your help:
        my laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 8750M and an Intel HD 4000 beside it. Your guide was helpful for my AMD graphics card and it was detected. But when I switched from AMD to Intel through Catalyst GUI and reboot, the Catalyst GUI didn’t work anymore. My question is: Is threre any way to switch back from Intel to AMD?

  47. Hello,

    i`m kind of new at linux so i fallow up this guide and all is going great until i try amdcccle i get this:

    There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.

    No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
    Please install the AMD driver appropriate for you AMD hardware, or configure using aticonfig.

    I use ATI RV710 Mobility Radeos HD 4300 series.

  48. Brilliant stuff!, what a wicked resource this website is!
    I’ve only just converted to Linux, I’m using Kali Linux 64bit. Every bit of information you give, is spot on, I haven’t yet had any problems installing anything with your guides, thanks very much for your hard work and efforts to bring this to everyone who wants it!
    Regards,
    Markkyboy

  49. need help

    i stuck in step 5, when i input ‘aticonfig –initial -f ‘ then show ‘aticonfig: No supported adapters detected’

    can u help me ?

  50. Same issue as alot of other people, read all the comments, dunno why, but with the exact same usb i used to install, graphics card showed up as VMWare for about 4 installs on my desktop, yet on my laptop with a nvidia gpu, it never happened once.

  51. i stuck at step 4
    i am a noob in kali linux
    i have reinstalling the kali linux few time because of the amd ati driver installation
    when i go to step 5
    it say the command is not found( something like that)
    after the popup at the terminal it help me to restart the computer
    and stuck at the black screen
    any solution?

  52. need some help…so I went through this guide and everything worked. Then about 20mins later or so I went back to check fglrxinfo
    because it looked different then what you had and was bugging me. This is what came up the second time I checked it:
    fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 139 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 66 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 13
    Current serial number in output stream: 13

    This is after I had ran fgl_glxgears which had worked. Now that gives me the same.. Any ideas?

  53. Ok, I have been pounding my head against my desk for 2 days now and I am about to give up and reinstall 1.0.9, but I am curious to know what actually went wrong. Yes, this is a harddrive install. I’m fairly new to Linux, so you might have to be specific.

    Everything went well and I got the gears running just fine but when I tried to do the aticonfig i got no supported adapters. So i tried a few things and then rebooted to see if that would help. Upon starting up, I got a black screen where no X windows came up. So I’m currently just running in the Ctrl+Alt+F1. I have tried removing/reinstalling Xorg, gdm3, and kdm. Before rebooting, my system claimed that my graphics was a VESA, I can’t remember the next word but it started with a G and was about 8 letters.

    I think my issue was in the Xorg.conf but it never was in my X11 directory. I moved a xorg.conf.new from my root directory into the X11 and renamed it xorg.conf.bkp and rebooted but that didn’t work either.

    Furthermore, now when I run an apt-get update it keeps running through the same amd64 and translation headers every time.

    This is what I’m getting now:

    fglrxinfo i get: Error: unable to open display (null)

    lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:01.0 VGA compatable controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device [1002:9851] (rev 05)

    aticonfig –initial -f
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

    ls /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers
    acpi char gpio infiniband mfd pcmcia ssb vfio
    ata cpufreq gpu input misc platform staging vhost
    atm crypto hid isdn mmc power target video
    base dca hv leds mtd powercap thermal virtio
    bcma dma hwmon md net pps tty w1
    block edac i2c media nfc ptp uio watchdog
    bluetooth firewire idle memstick parport scsi usb xen
    cdrom firmware iio message pci spi uwb

    Like I said, I can easily reinstall, but this has forced me to learn quite a bit so far and I hope to reach the light at the tunnel without it being a train.

    • Upon further digging, my laptop model supposedly came with an Radeon R5.

      Also my video drivers are:
      arcfb.ko arkfb.ko aty backlight cirrusfb.ko cyber2000fb.ko fb_ddc.ko hecubafb.ko hgafb.ko hyperv_fb.ko kyro macmodes.ko matrox mb862xx n411.ko neofb.ko output.ko pm2fb.ko pm3fb.ko s3fb.ko savage sis smscufx.ko sstfb.ko svgalib.ko tdfxfb.ko tridentfb.ko udlfb.ko uvesafb.ko vermillion vfb.ko vga16fb.ko vgastate.ko via vt8623fb.ko

  54. Can you please update this guide for Kali Linux 1.0.9 please… This guide is not working anymore. I followed the guide above, the screen goes blank. The Xorg Log shows as

    (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:14.10.2
    (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: UNSUPPORTED-14.10.1006.1001
    (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: May 5 2014 21:38:38
    (++) using VT number 7

    (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
    (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb /etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default
    ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 248
    ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 248
    ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
    ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
    ukiOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)

    I have both Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [ 8086:0116] and
    Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames [Radeon HD 7670M] [ 1002:6843]

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Currently I can only boot into Recovery mode and internet does not work there.

    • Second. I’m brand new to Kali 1.09 and this is very discouraging. I followed the steps 100% and now my screen just goes dark upon startup. I’m probably just going to reinstall and avoid using the drivers until I really need it and have a bit more experience.

  55. Hi! i hope you are doing very well? I had wanted to know if this will work on an AMD+AMD switchable display VGA’s because I get an error about trying to install incompatilbe driver. And it’s clean dual boot with Windows 8.1 install.

    root@Kronfour:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series] [1002:9712]
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series] [1002:68e0]

    root@Kronfour:~# lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.9
    Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9
    Codename: n/a

    Thank you.

    • You can only use one graphics card at a time. Switchable graphics doesn’t work too well. In your case, I guess you can try to disable 1 card in bios and then install driver.

      • Oh okay but unfortunately, my BIOS doesn’t support the function of disabling 1 card :( What do I do then? Thank you for your reply though.

  56. is it even possible to install ati drivers on kali linux 1.0.9 wmware? i managed to install them partially i think. but i always get the no supported adapter message on aticonfig command…

  57. This will not work on a virtual machine, correct?

  58. Not getting login screen after rebooting.
    Graphics card is amd Radeon™ HD8750

    root@kali:~# uname -a
    Linux kali 3.14-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.14.5-1kali1 (2014-06-07) i686 GNU/Linux

    I have also tried to install from the sdk from amd download center.
    but it’s GUI is not readable in my kali linux.
    thanx

  59. Hey,

    Great tutorial, except I have one problem.

    I have a hybrid Intel/AMD computer, and Kali is installed to my hard drive, so I SHOULD be able to use them both, I did the above tutorial and it was still using the Intel card. So I tried to install AMD Catalyst Control Center for Linux. It gives me an error saying fglrx is already installed and I should remove it, which I tried, but to no avail. Any help?

    – Zach

  60. Hi blackMORE Ops
    I got laptop dell inspiron 15 (5537), 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2GB DDR3, i7-4500U Processor. I followed step by step on this tutorial (clean system, updated, upgraded, dist-upgraded) alle installed fine, but after that i got OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. issue (fglrxinfo). After reboot got error like kernel bug error:

    kernel BUG at /build/kalibuild-linux_3.14.5-1kali2-amd64-igeTGG/linux-3.14.5/drivers/pci/msi.c:939| (its only a small part of that error)

    …and after another reboot – blank screen. After gui back by restore xorg.conf, i tried to reinstall mesa utils (aptitude reinstall mesa-utils) as u suggested below to someone, but nothing changed….And i got different output from fglrxinfo now:
    fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 12
    Current serial number in output stream: 12

    Can you help me please…i digged whole internet and i couldnt find solution
    Thank You

  61. Iam using kali linux 1.0.9 dualboot with windows 8.1 os..while checking my vga card it shows “VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)” its not showing my ati card.. also i found this “Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 6663”..my lap is lenovo g510 and iam using amd readon 8750m

  62. Thank you it works fine!!!!!!
    i m on kali with an Ati 6970.
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux Kali Linux 1.0.9
    Release: Kali Linux 1.0.9

  63. Hello blackMORE Ops,

    thanks for all your guides, they helped a lot. Unfortunately, after the last upgrade of Kali to 1.1.0 and Kernel 3.18 I had problems with the ATI driver again. So I tried to remove the driver and reinstall it from the kali repos. They failed at building the DKMS. The same happens if I download and try to install the driver from the AMD web site. It fails with “[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to build fglrx-14.501.1003 with DKMS”. Nevertheless it still works if I boot with the 3.14 Kernel. Does anybody has experienced the same problem?

  64. can any one help me plz i have a hp dv6 laptop with a ati graphic card
    this the out put for lspci -nn | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series] [1002:68e0]

    when ever i install fglrx system setting window does not open and it does’nt detect my graphic card

  65. Used these instruction on a HD 5450 and it worked like a champ. Much appreciated. Had tried to use the linux driver from the AMD site. It worked to some extent, but the xorg control center would not work. Now I have great resolution, the control center works….life is good. Thanks again.

  66. When I tried in step 5 this code: aticonfig –initial -f
    I take error that is ” aticonfig: No supported adapters detected”
    My gpu card is Amd Readen R5 M230
    but I can test and I take result like your pictures.

  67. Any news about fglrx on kali 1.1.0 with kernel 3.18?

    • I would also like to know that!

      • try this :

        apt-get update
        apt-get upgrade
        apt-get dist-upgrade
        ……….
        make sure this is done without an error’s … ( if any programes like a zaproxy comes with downloading errors .. go to synaptic and delete it . and update and upgrade and dist-upgrade . .then :

        apt-get reinstall firmware-linux-nonfree
        apt-get install amd-opencl-icd
        apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

        …………..
        then :

        aticonfig –initial -f

        then STEP 6

        then

        reboot

        and after reboot you will be able to see changes when you type :

        fglrxinfo

        and you are done ..

        this is my way to do it and the most steps i’ve learned from (blackmore) but added some and it worked like a charm . this is right way to do it on 3.18

        root@Secure:~# fglrxinfo
        display: :0.0 screen: 0
        OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
        OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7500/7600 Series
        OpenGL version string: 4.4.12874 Compatibility Profile Context 14.10.1006.1001

        root@Secure:~# uname -a
        Linux Secure 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.18.6-1~kali2 (2015-03-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux
        root@Secure:~#

  68. Tommy Bergström

    Hi!
    I have a hashcat-disk used with ubuntu 12.0.4 server and 3pc R9 290X + a old 6970 card. Works fine, but….

    I’m really into Kali 1.1.0 right now, is it possible to use fglrx and Catalyst in the latest Kali?

    • Hi Tommy,
      Yes it works.
      But if you’re using those cards for hashcat only, I strongly suggest to stick with Ubuntu as recommended by Hashcat. The amount of annoying little workarounds are quite frustrating && that’s coming from a Kali user. Hope that helps. Cheers,
      -BMO

      • Thank you @blackMORE Ops . I was able to install AMD HD 7600M driver on my Kali 1.1.0 with Kernel 3.18.

        • Can you please tell me what did you do? I have the same gpu but when I open catalyst control centre it says no drivers are installed and also a black scree appears when there is file ‘xorg.conf’ in X11 folder

      • Hi blackMORE Ops
        I got laptop dell inspiron 15 (5537), 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2GB DDR3, i7-4500U Processor. I followed step by step on this tutorial (clean system, updated, upgraded, dist-upgraded) alle installed fine, but after that i got OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. issue (fglrxinfo). After reboot got error like kernel bug error:

        kernel BUG at /build/kalibuild-linux_3.14.5-1kali2-amd64-igeTGG/linux-3.14.5/drivers/pci/msi.c:939| (its only a small part of that error)

        …and after another reboot – blank screen. After gui back by restore xorg.conf, i tried to reinstall mesa utils (aptitude reinstall mesa-utils) as u suggested below to someone, but nothing changed….And i got different output from fglrxinfo now:
        fglrxinfo
        X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
        Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
        Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
        Serial number of failed request: 12
        Current serial number in output stream: 12

        Can you help me please…i digged whole internet and i couldnt find solution
        Thank You

        Its this same situation on Kali 1.1.0 !!!!!
        Please help

  69. Thanks Sir. You solve me problem.

  70. I’m wondering if a recent update broke some of the AMD driver functionalities. I previously ran through this entire tutorial with Kali 32-bit v1.0.9 without any issues (Radeon R9 280X) and had great benchmark results. However, yesterday I noticed that Pyrit wouldn’t even work anymore. I decided to re-image my machine with 32-bit v1.1.0a, and now even the AMD ATI drivers seem to be having issues installing. Here is what I’m getting after reboot and check fglrxinfo:

    root@kali10:~# fglrxinfo
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 139 (ATIFGLEXTENSION)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 66 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 13
    Current serial number in output stream: 13

    It looks like some other folks are getting some of the same errors, hoping someone smarter than me is able to dig into this and see what’s going on.

  71. Hey! nice job bro..
    The artcle is complete and easy to follow.
    I am facing three problems right now,

    1.
    root@localhost:~# apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64’
    (remaining two were installed flawlessly)

    2. whenever there is this file “xorg.conf” in X11 I cannot start Kali, I have to rename it to “xorg.conf.bkp”

    3. ATI catalyst control centre is there in the preferences but when it is opened it shows an error that no drivers are installed

    Thanks once again

    • Okay problem 1 was pretty dumb. Used this command “apt-get install linux-headers-3.18.0-kali1-all-amd64” and it installed it. But the other two problems are still there

  72. Does it have to be Kali Linux 1.0.6, or can we use the latest one 1.1.0?

    • Sry for this stupid question, i am new on Linux, i am still learning stuff.

      • Hey Tony,

        Yes, this works on 1.1, I just installed it on my machine. I had to run aticonfig –initial -f, then update grub and reboot before doing the test. worked fine!

  73. I have a toshiba laptop running kali 1.1.0 as the only OS installed. I have installed FGLRX using ubuntu when ubuntu was installed previously. I know the drivers will work. For some reason kali thinks my os is a virtual machine. It’s not. when I run: fglrxinfo I get the following
    display: :0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x209)
    OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 8.0.5)

    FGLRX fails to initialize with this error:
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

    Is their a way to get this working in kali? So far this site is the only one worth anything when trying to get kali to behave rationally. Any help is appreciated. Could it be a header issue?

  74. Hello Webmaster,

    I have a hand cap file, but I can’t install AMD Radeon driver ( it’s say doesnt support my device).
    Could you please help me to decode this?

    Many thank you,
    Andy

  75. I did as the tutorial said on kali 1.0.9a. And it worked great. Then after a dist-upgrade and upgrade to 1.1.0 the whole screen is lagging. it’s slow, really slow. I followed the steps in this tutorial again but it didn’t work.

  76. Im getting this error “aticonfig: No supported adapters detected” when running this command “aticonfig –initial -f” what do I do?

  77. Hi, blackMORE Ops. Thank for your great job and please, help. After all points in this manual i dont see my graphic card ATI Radeon R9 200. system – Kali Linux 1.1.0. after reinstall system i see it but still some time or after reboot its appear. What the problem? What can i do?

  78. Hi blackMORE Ops, uber noob here.
    I’ve followed your instructions exactly, however when I get to the ‘leafpad /boot/grub/grub.cfg’ step it opens an empty file. Upon further research it seems that there is no grub.cfg in my file system. I’ve tried all I can to get it to work but no luck.
    I’m using a USB install with persistence.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks :)

  79. VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)

    can i use hashcat with that type

  80. Will this work on Kali 1.1.0? I’m getting the same issue where I follow all of the steps but the gallium/mesa driver is still present. There were no pop ups during the install like you describe. I’m also not finding a detailed how to on how to remove the mesa drivers and purge the AMD packages and start over.

    If it helps I’m trying this on a Dell Latitude E6540. It has a hybrid of an AMD 8790M and an Intel GPU.

  81. Hey Blackmore OPS. heres the info root@kali:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] [1002:9712]

  82. the problem is apt-get install fglrx-atieventsd fglrx-driver fglrx-control fglrx-modules-dkms -y
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    fglrx-driver : Depends: xorg-video-abi-18 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-15 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-14 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-13 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-10 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-8 but it is not installable or
    xorg-video-abi-6.0 but it is not installable
    Recommends: libgl1-fglrx-glx (= 1:14.12-2.1) but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: libgl1-fglrx-glx-i386 but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  83. not work for mine saphire ati radeon hd 4770
    kali linux have it install as Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV740 and when i run aticonfig –initial -f it says No supported adapters detected.any help?pleeeeeeeeeeease

  84. Can you please write an article on how to install AMD ATI proprietary fglrx driver in Kal sana ?

  85. I want to use my AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series on Kali 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 for cracking hashes with pyrit.
    A year ago, I tried to install the appropriate drivers, but eventually I got no further. Can someone give me help?

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