is there a way to install proprietary/open source drivers for AMD HD7950 on Mint 18+. I have tried to install the driver from amd's official site but driver partially fails at the install and after reboot it freezing at the boot logo. I know that it is officially not supported on the latest mint, but i was wondering if it is doable.


The proprietary driver stopped being updated a while ago and is no longer compatible with the X server used in recent distributions (including Mint 18). For a HD7950, you should use the radeon driver (in Mint, the xserver-xorg-video-radeon package; you’ll probably also need the linux-firmware package).

The only way you can use the proprietary driver is to downgrade your X server to an older release, and that’s not a good idea.

  • i am a bit of a noob, radeon drivers you mean this? – Cero Melkonyan Sep 14 '17 at 12:08
  • I mean the xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver which is available by default in your distribution (in Mint, using the Ubuntu packages). – Stephen Kitt Sep 14 '17 at 12:18

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