I'm trying to install the proprietary drivers for my Radeon R9 Fury graphics card. The files are fglrx_15.302, etc., and I'm getting them from here at AMD Drivers:
I'm installing on Ubuntu Server 14.04.5 using the instructions on the linked page.
After verifying the packages aren't already installed, I try to build them with (using * to avoid typing the very long filenames):
sudo dpkg -i fglrx_15.302* fglrx-core_15.302* fglrx-dev_15.302* \ fglrx-amdcccle_15.302*
The build output contains this line:
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/fglrx-core/15.302/build/make.log for more information
The log shows 2 errors in the file firegl_public.c:
error: void value not ignored as it ought to be len=seq_printf(m, "%d\n", major); error: 'XSTATE_FP' undeclared (first use in this function) if (!(fpu->state.xsave.header.xfeatures & XSTATE_FP))
So, the build is failing because of errors in that file
Looking at the Release Notes on the linked page, I see that my kernel (4.4) is outside their recommended range (2.6 to 3.19), and that my version of glibc is 2.19, which is outside their recommended range of 2.2 or 2.3. Normally, I would proceed by updating the kernel and glibc: however, that would roll back the kernel quite a ways, and (from Googling) I haven't found a way to install glibc 2.2 on 14.04 other than building it from source.
My question is: should I bite the bullet and update them anyway, or is this unlikely to solve the problem (and if so, what do I do now)?