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    Graphic's Card

    Hello everyone, it's been a while..

    I have a question, I've recently updated my graphic's card from a Nvidia 9500GT to a HD7950 Sapphire Dual-X 3GB

    I've never had an AMD card before, I've always used Nvidia, and always installed nvidia-settings and all was well, however now I do not know if I'm just using generic drivers and how to install AMD graphic drivers if there are any available.

    Code:
    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950]
    As I said, I don't know much about AMD but to me that looks like generic drivers, however the card is recognized.

    Also please note that I just installed Xubuntu 13.04 just a few minutes ago so it's still a vanilla installation, therefore nothing was tweaked or fiddled with regarding graphic's drivers.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    If it is a fresh install, the system uses the open source ATI drivers. Did you check built-in hardware drivers application?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    Wow! Thank you for the very quick reply.

    I think I did manage to install the hardware drivers:

    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.12217 Compatibility Profile Context 12.104
    Also in Xubuntu when I go to Settings Manager from the menu on the top-left corner of the screen it shows AMD catalyst control center and AMD catalyst control center (administrative), it wasn't there before.

    Does that mean I successfully managed to install the drivers? (Sorry for the noob question)

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    Hi!, GaaraOrGSand,

    To check which driver is working, and if correctly for 3D:
    Code:
    :lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p # if that does not run, then:
    glxinfo | grep -i opengl
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    Re: Graphic's Card

    Code:
    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950] [1002:679a]
    	Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device [174b:3000]
    	Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti XT HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7970 Series] [1002:aaa0]
    I don't know if I did the second line as I should've, however:

    Code:
    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    bash: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test: No such file or directory
    Code:
    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.12217 Compatibility Profile Context 12.104
    OpenGL shading language version string: 4.20
    OpenGL extensions:
    So.. In poor terms, is it ok?

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    GaaraOrDSand; Hi !
    The out put from the "unity_support_test" is odd.

    1. What version of ubuntu are you running ?
    2. What is the out put of terminal command:
    Code:
    ls -la /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test
    3. If your are running "unity" for your desk top, here is my output for comparison to what should be similar:
    sysop1@1204-a:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    OpenGL vendor string: X.Org R300 Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV515
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4

    Not software rendered: yes
    Not blacklisted: yes
    GLX fbconfig: yes
    GLX texture from pixmap: yes
    GL npot or rect textures: yes
    GL vertex program: yes
    GL fragment program: yes
    GL vertex buffer object: yes
    GL framebuffer object: yes
    GL version is 1.4+: yes

    Unity 3D supported: yes
    sysop1@1204-a:~$

    just try'n to help
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    I'm running xubuntu, sorry I'm so used not to running unity even when I had ubuntu that I totally did not think that that command could possibly be related to Unity.

    Please let me know if you need more info or you would like to know some terminal outputs.

    EDIT: By the way, I'm running Xubuntu 13.04

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    GaaraOrDSand; Hi !
    The out put from the "unity_support_test" is odd.

    1. What version of ubuntu are you running ?
    2. What is the out put of terminal command:
    Code:
    ls -la /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test
    3. If your are running "unity" for your desk top, here is my output for comparison to what should be similar:

    just try'n to help
    Hi Bashing-om,

    I don't think that Unity test command is working anymore - I tried it for a negative response.

    All the best -


    Edit - maybe it's because I'm running Xubuntu too ?

    Sorry if I hijacked this thread - OP hasn't had his query answered yet. -
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    Re: Graphic's Card

    GaaraOrDSand; Hey ..

    xubuntu explains it all ( I should have looked closer, huh )//..

    To your original questions:This is your card info:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950] [1002:679a]
    And this is the driver loaded:
    Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
    This is my open source results:
    sysop1@1204-a:~$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
    OpenGL vendor string: X.Org R300 Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV515
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
    OpenGL extensions:
    sysop1@1204-a:~$

    Additional driver info from terminal command:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    Are you presently experiencing any problems with the proprietary driver ?

    just try'n to help
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Graphic's Card

    Well, no I'm not experiencing "problems" so far with the graphic's card so far, I just wanna know if the drivers are installed correctly just to know if I'm using the graphic's card full potential, I spent EURO300 on this, I deserve to use it.. And also when I had the nvidia 9500GT on xubuntu 12.10 I used to play League of Legends with 40 FPS

    Due to the new xubuntu release I formatted, and now with the new xubuntu and new graphics' card i'm getting 20 FPS in League of Legends, so I think something is not right, hence the thread on this forum.

    Also, in regards to that code given in the previous post to this one:

    Code:
    riddlebox@BrainSlug:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    [sudo] password for riddlebox: 
      *-display               
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950]
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           version: 00
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
           resources: irq:48 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7c80000-f7cbffff ioport:b000(size=256) memory:f7cc0000-f7cdffff

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