AMD Catalyst on Linux Howto, Black Screen fix

Install driver

  • Download the driver packages from AMD
  • Unzip and run gksudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-xx.x-linux-x86.x86_64.run
  • Follow the instructions in the installer
  • Reboot

Standard Uninstall

  • sudo amdconfig --uninstall=force

Black screen on boot Fix (uninstall driver)

  • Choose recovery mode in the grub menu
  • In the recovery menu choose root
  • Remount the filesystem so you get read/write access with mount -o rw,remount /
  • Run amdconfig --uninstall=force
  • reboot