Re: AMD Graphics on Debian 7.4
> You have to find the exact package and install it by name, not just
> plug a word in and panic!! As you see, I have multiarch-support
> installed. If you _can't_ see that I have multiarch-support
> installed, and I am assuming too much, then I suggest that you read
> up a bit on how to manage package managers.
Thank you for the follow-up. I apologize for being so terse. Researching multiarch turned up no single package or even a suggestion of multiple specific files. I did find:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
This seemed like a multiarch solution but in fact did not resolve the ATI installation problem. The only clue I got was through Synaptic.
I found multiarch content using Synaptic. There were several packages as you indicated. When all packages were selected, some were marked in red. So I backed out and found which were not compatible due to red marks. It was not obvious why they were not compatible; when reviewing the descriptions, some had the same description but responded differently to selection matching. Through trial and error, I found the maximum set of components that could be mutually selected.
Obviously I didn't know what I was doing; just because I got all green lights didn't tell me the selection was the solution. Most troubling was with the maximum count, those left out were i386. This just doesn't seem correct; why is the alternate architecture (i386) not selectable? It would seem that without the i386 components, it really wouldn't be a multiarch solution. Or did I miss something (again)? Is there a sequence that these need to be installed under?