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    AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    Hello Peeps,

    I have a relatively new Acer Aspire One 725, it contains the AMD graphics integrated chip as below..

    Code:
    tux@akira:~$ lspci -v | grep VGA
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler [Radeon HD 7290] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Unfortunately I can't seem to find a compatible driver that unlocks the power of this device, I know it's quite beefy (comparitively speaking) as
    running Steam a la Team Fortress 2 is possible (under Windows 7), though with 12.10 / 13.04 beta it's unbearable and unplayable.

    Any ideas / suggestions? The latest Catalyst driver on 22nd of March didn't even recognise their own card :/

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    Re: AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    Quote Originally Posted by raring View Post
    The latest Catalyst driver on 22nd of March didn't even recognise their own card
    Do you mean that it didn't work or are you referring to the annoying "unsupported hardware" watermark that sometimes occurs with newer cards/drivers?

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    Re: AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    Didn't detect / support card, the install cancels. I wouldn't mind if it had the watermark as I read ways people can remove that.

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    Re: AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etaDriver.aspx

    Anyone try this one out recently? 10th of April..

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    Re: AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    So I tried out the new driver and alls well so far.. pictures in imgur link..

    http://imgur.com/a/aw3dt

    I'm re-downloading Team Fortress 2 now on Steam to check out the performance.. will update post in respect of results / findings.

    Note : if you see in the last photo, a warning comes up when starting Steam client, I haven't looked any further into it until I actually start TF2 but it references to go here -> https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...9938-EYZB-7457

    UPDATE : so I get an error when trying to start Team Fortress 2 -> http://i.imgur.com/oCCfaaU.png so I tried ..

    tux@akira:~/Downloads$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo
    name of display: :0
    libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI2 capable
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri/tls/swrast_dri.so
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri/swrast_dri.so
    libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
    So I decided to install the driver again, overwriting the first one..
    and hey presto, it worked !

    but just to resolve my curiousity I ran LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo again

    tux@akira:~$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo
    name of display: :0
    libGL: AtiGetClientDriverName: 12.10.5 fglrx (screen 0)
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri/fglrx_dri.so
    ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 251
    ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 251
    ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:0:1:0
    ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
    ukiOpenDevice: open result is 6, (OK)
    ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 6
    ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:0:1:0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: ATI
    server glx version string: 1.4
    etc..

    So in conclusion the best / easier way is to run

    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils:i386 ia32-libs
    and *then* install the latest AMD driver (with fingers crossed)

    Of course you'll have to rerun the watermark script if you did what i did originally.

    Team Fortress 2 runs ok, considering the netbook that it is I just turn the settings all the way down

    -------------------------------------------

    To remove AMD 'Testing use only' watermark, try the solution below..

    "Running this script worked for me on Ubuntu 12.10/13.04 64bit:

    #!/bin/sh
    DRIVER=/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
    sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
    done
    One way to accomplish this:

    Open a terminal
    Type 'nano'
    Paste the above code in to the editor
    Control-x, Y to save
    Enter a filename (I used 'logo.sh') and enter to return to the command line
    chmod a+x logo.sh to make the script executable
    sudo ./logo.sh
    sudo reboot

    No more logo after reboot for me"

    --------------------------------------

    I came across this program *after* I did a manual install..

    It appears to be an automatic process which grabs the latest beta. might be worth checking out..

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/uaci/ and their website : http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/u...talyst-install

    Apparently this tool 'uaci' automatically removes the watermark for you as well, I contacted them about the 10th April update,
    hopefully it won't take them long to incorporate that into their tool.

    thx
    Last edited by raring; April 11th, 2013 at 05:49 AM. Reason: updates

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    Re: AMD Radeon HD 7290 : Wrestler

    Quote Originally Posted by raring View Post
    --------------------------------------

    I came across this program *after* I did a manual install..

    It appears to be an automatic process which grabs the latest beta. might be worth checking out..

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/uaci/ and their website : http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/u...talyst-install

    Apparently this tool 'uaci' automatically removes the watermark for you as well, I contacted them about the 10th April update,
    hopefully it won't take them long to incorporate that into their tool.

    thx
    It sounds neat. I just did a fresh install of 13.04, so I'm going to give this a try.
    Cheers!
    Phenom II X4 955 Denab BE OC 3.8mhz | 8gig G.Skill 1600 RAM | Corsair 750 PSU | XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 x2 | 1TB WD Black HDD Win7 | 160gig WD HDD Ubuntu 13.10
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