Topic Title: Problem in installing graphics driver on linux
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 09/06/2013 05:22 PM
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slinuxgeek
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I have Notebook HP Pavilion 15-E039TX

with graphics card: AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M    (as they claim)

 

In Linux Mint 13 Maya ( Probably based on Ubuntu 12.04)

when I do: lspci

it displays:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)

01:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 6660

 

That means I have switchable graphics.

In windows both are working fine.

One mistry is that device number is not matching, 8670M  vs 6600

 

And in Linux mint I want to install RADEON graphics card driver ( because I think currently only intel graphics card is in use )

I have to use AMD RADEON one which is more powerful (I think so).

From this page I downloaded driver : http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx

Then when I run: ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run 

It displays blank gui like this:

Where I can not see any thing written to proceed.

Then I did this: sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise

and then: sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

no error, all ok

and then I did: sudo aticonfig --initial -f

output:

aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

 

Please help

Thanks

 10/03/2013 03:00 AM
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terryctwo
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The appearance of the number 6660 indcates that lspci does not know details of the device.

I had a similar problem with my 7790 and had to run  /usr/bin/update-pciid and then the naem (Bonaire) of the 7790 appeared under lspci

 

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Bonaire XT [Radeon HD 7790/8770]

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