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April 9th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Hi, this problem has a bit to do with a problem I received when I tried running Halo: Custom Edition in wine. You can view my post here.
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7038849#post7038849) My graphics card is a Radeon HD 4850, and whenever I run anything in wine, I always see this:
fixme:mixer:ALSA_MixerInit No master control found on HDA ATI HDMI, disabling mixerI don't think this is specific to wine, but with my graphics driver. Video's are a bit choppy, and when I used to run gnome, wobbly windows were also a bit choppy. Whenever I try and install the latest driver from Ati's website, I am presented with a back screen upon login, and I need to reinstall. I am using crunchbang linux 8.10.02 (Basically ubuntu), with openbox. I had my drivers working perfectly in 8.04, would it be a smart decision to downgrade? Help would be appreciated, thank you.

April 9th, 2009, 06:57 PM
It sounds like you arn't using the ATI Binary driver package. The default ati/radeon drivers in linux use a minimal set of features and generally don't have true 3D rendering support.

Open a terminal and enter this:
$ glxinfo|grep direct

You should see something like:
direct rendering: Yes

If it says No, or you see nothing, that means you're not using the GLX graphics driver, and true 3D rendering is disabled.

Go to:
System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

You should see a driver for your video card available.


April 9th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Here are my results, sorry for the late response.

April 10th, 2009, 05:23 AM
Bump :(

April 10th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Bump :(