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 12/24/2013 04:50 AM
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socrates
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First of all: don't try to tell me to use the driver from the laptop manufacturer. This is the greatest bull5h1t of all time. Those drivers are never updated, never optimized, they works just to have a working laptop. Laptops most of the time have not-so-customized ATI/AMD chipsets that you can and must support!

Now, going to the question. There are a lot of messages and reports about monitor backlight and brightness control not working after the catalyst 13.4 for the HD5000 family and above, both on Windows and Linux. The issue is EVIDENTLY driver related (because the 13.4 worked!!) and since then there were only bugged and unusable drivers.
Why the hell with all those warnings we still have all those issues?? Maybe you're working on the newer graphics chipset families but you're no more, in the facts, supporting the older graphics cards!
I'm going to look for a cospiracy now, say it clear you're dropping the support for older cards in a planned forced obscolence program! And so we'll buy newer cards.... BUT NEVER AGAIN THOSE SH1T AMD/ATI CARDS!!!
It is about 8 months - 8 MONTHS - that AMD doesn't release a working driver!! How many iDjot5 devs do you have that introduce more issues then features in newer drivers? and you're paid for it!!
And how difficult could it be to find the culprit code?? Compare the codes and the additions since the catalyst 13.4 and debug!!

You're the worse company with the worse support service I've ever seen.

 12/24/2013 08:17 AM
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User to user forum. So your rant is just falling on deft ears. No one is going to hear or see your complaining except those who try to assist people. 

A simple search for laptop drivers would have shown stumps informative post about getting amd drivers updated on a latop. And a few other things you can try. 

Or did you just want to rant? 

 

 



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 12/24/2013 10:57 AM
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Tell me the make , model, and graphics card of your laptop and I will try and help get you going. I know it's frustrating, but in reality, AMD has very little (none) say over what customizations the OEM suppliers make to the graphics chips for their computers. Google (your laptop manufacturer) and AMD driver update opt-out.That said, there are ways around anything.



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Edited: 12/24/2013 at 12:00 PM by stumped
 12/24/2013 03:54 PM
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In my opinion if you are using a laptop that has a graphics card/chip that is earlier than the 7000 series, The best driver you can use is 13.4. I tried 13.9 and it would not work at all. 13.12 mobility did install and work but did not perform or look as good as 13.4. It also did not seem to recognize my first generation Llano as an AMD chip and installed as if I had an Intel CPU. Giving me CCC instead of VECC. I suspect this is because Llano does not support the latest version of Enduro which is included in the Vision package. Even the mobility download page (that doesn't work)  says that 13.12 can only be installed on machines with second generation APU's or higher. I think they mean fully installed because they do install and work on my laptop. The 13.4 driver seems to be the last one that fully recognizes a now older graphics solution correctly.  The newer drivers since 13.4 have been aimed primarily at the next generation R9 series and 7000 and up cards in a dual or switchable graphics configuration. They seem to provide no benefit at all to systems with 6000 series or lower cards. It seems to me that those cards are optimized as much as possible in 13.4 and we may soon see the cards classified as legacy.

If you have an AMD processor and motherboard I would not use the desktop drivers because they do not include the special laptop chipset drivers that may be needed. They may or may not work correctly and are more likely to work with a system having an Intel CPU and Intel based motherboard with a discrete AMD graphics card.



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Edited: 12/24/2013 at 04:01 PM by Dch48
 12/25/2013 12:25 AM
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SteelCity1981
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well if thats the case then amd should not include  support for 6000 series in under in their latest graphics drivers.

 12/25/2013 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by: SteelCity1981 well if thats the case then amd should not include  support for 6000 series in under in their latest graphics drivers.

 

I think we may be getting close to seeing that happen.



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 12/25/2013 10:32 AM
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Except there is a difference between Mobility Radeon and Radeon. On my "old" laptop with a MR 3850 (MSI GT-735) it could not use any drivers from AMD, because it would screw things up. Was it AMD's fault? No, it's a laptop whose drivers were are customized by the OEM. Same thing happened to my previous laptop (ASUS F3Ka).

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