Topic Title: Radeon HD 4650 under 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04
Topic Summary: Could really use some help getting proprietary drivers & CCC working!
Created On: 11/24/2013 02:38 PM
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 11/24/2013 02:38 PM
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OneWithWaves
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Hi everyone! Sorry if I mess up here as this is my first post on the forums.

I made a media PC with a Radeon HD 4650 and I'd like to get the AMD proprietary drivers working because I'd like to take advantage of audio-out via HDMI (which the open source drivers don't appear to support).

I followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI several times, trying both the versions through the Ubuntu repository and through direct download from AMD's website. In both cases, I can install CCC, but it complains that I haven't installed drivers and will not open.

What am I doing wrong? If anyone could provide help or instructions (specifically for this card / distro), I would really appreciate it.

Thanks guys!



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 11/25/2013 07:34 AM
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I don't think 12.04 is supported since it updated its X server version. I might  be mistaken though.

Note: check /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log. It might give some insight.



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 12/02/2013 11:30 AM
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I finally got around to doing some research and it would seem you're right.

So I guess that changes what I'm looking for now. Could anyone suggest a 64-bit Linux distribution that will support proprietary AMD drivers and is geared towards media center use and comes with a desktop environment for me?

As usual, any and all help is greatly appreciated.



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 12/04/2013 06:37 PM
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I don't think you should change a distro because of this. Every one of them gets updated at some point, or reaches its EOL, when you're stuck with outdated components anyway. So just downgrade X and the kernel if necessary. It's not that hard, google it.



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