^ Did you try smxi and the older driver, like @el_k suggested? Instructions for using smxi are in the thread I linked a few posts back.
i wonder if i missed the warning
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Sorry for the delayed reply, but is there a way I can just download that driver, or those parts and use them in crunchbang? Really all the other distros are so far behind #! that it's ether #! or Windows to me.
The older drivers will not work with the version of X in #! Waldorf and further. Your two choices in the Linux world at this moment are Ubuntu or the open source driver.
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
And have a look at @el_koraco's excellent The definitive guide to proprietary AMD graphics drivers.
thanks for this, I was able to install my driver.
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