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
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.