Topic Title: Drivers for Mobility Radeon 9000 for WinXP and for Ubuntu 12.04
Topic Summary: Radeon and Intel (integrated on Motherboard) graphics
Created On: 05/03/2014 09:11 PM
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 05/03/2014 09:11 PM
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Most seem to be gamers - I'm a worker.  And I use any old computer.  I need two monitors for the 'desk' space.


So I added a ATi Radeon 9000 (PCI) card to my HP desktop, d220 mt, with integrated Intel graphics which only supports one monitor.  The Radeon card presumably supports two monitors considering it has a VGA and a DVI (and a TV) connector.  So maybe I can use three monitors some day!


My preferred OS is Ubuntu (12.04, soon to go to 14.04), but I am trying to get thiis to work with XP before tackling Ubuntu.


First, I can't install a driver for the Radeon because I can't find one, not on the CD nor on the Internet.  The file downloaded from AMD's support site, 6-11-pre-r300_xp-2k_dd_ccc_wdm_38185.exe, does not list the device ID, 4C66 (from PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_05150082&REV_02\4&1A671D0C&0&58F0).  And the installer from this file only tries to install a Display Driver and the Catalyst S/W, but not the WDM driver.  Interestingly, AMD's Driver Autodetect tool does not recognize the Radeon card because it is listed in Device Manager as Other Devices > Video Controller (VGA Compatible) - I'd expect it would look through all the devices to find AMD products, but that is not the case!


So I am stuck with two monitors - one for booting up with the BIOS, and the second for working with Windows!


Any solutions?  Ideally, I'd want the two monitors side by side where I can move windows from one to the other.

 05/04/2014 08:05 PM
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Actually this has been asked before, someone had the same trouble with the same card. For a strange reson it is missing from 6.11, however, you can use other, a bit older drivers. I personally recommend 6.1, google it.

As for Ubuntu, there is no proprietary driver that supports modern linux kernels and xorg versions. The only available driver is already built into the kernel, so you don't have to install anything. To enable multiple monitors, you need to make a custom xorg.conf file, that's how linux and xorg works.


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