First of all I would like to say I like MATE desktop, I really like the Ubuntu MATE distro and I really appreciate all the work of all the people involved.
Few hours ago I got updates for my laptop running Ubuntu Mate 14.04. The proprietary AMD drivers have been updated. Now I’ve got 15.201-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 version of the driver. When trying to play even the low-resolution video (360p or even lower) in VLC, the performance is terrible - low framerate, high APU temperature, the video is simply “unwatchable”. This is the first version of fglrx showing such a performance drawback. I would like to revert to the previous fglrx version, which was OK. The older version number is (probably) 15.200-0ubuntu0.6. But how to do this?
I tried following commands:
sudo apt-get install fglrx=15.200-0ubuntu0.6
and also some more variants of the version number e. g.:
sudo apt-get install fglrx=2:15.200-0ubuntu0.6
However, always the same result
E: Version '15.200-0ubuntu0.6' for 'fglrx' was not found
Somebody please help. Would somebody be so kind and tell me how to install the above mentioned older version of the fglrx?
Some additional info:
The APU is AMD E-350 with Radeon 6310 integrated GPU.
Using the open-source driver does not solve the performance problem. The performance is even worse.