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  1. #1
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    Help with Radeon HD 5670

    I just recieved my new PC. While installing 10.10 i'm having some issue enabling visual effects. When I try anything but "None" I get an error that says "Desktop effects can not be enabled".

    When I try to run compiz from the terminal I get:

    compiz (core) - Fatal: Software rendering detected.
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
    compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

    Launching fallback window manager



    Also when I try to edit the xorg.conf file it's not there.....is this normal???

    What can I do to enable effects with my Radeon HD 5670????

    Thanks for any suggestions......

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    Did you run Administration/Additional Drivers?

    It's normal to have no xorg.conf file, but if you create one it will be used.

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    When I go to system>additional drivers I don't have anything listed there (as I once did). The list is empty.

    Just after the install I remember this window coming up with the ATI driver listed and I clicked enabled....should it still be listed here???

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    I went to synapics package manager and installed several things realated to ATI graphic card.

    Now when i got to additional drivers I see "ATI fire GL" which says below it's for ATI Radeon graphic accelerators.

    I still get an error when trying to active effects.

    Am I still missing something somewhere?

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    Hello,

    this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1419962

    is supposed to solve all your problems...

    Regards!

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    I guess your refering to the #13 post......I'll try this and let you know.

    Thanks for all your comments so far!!!

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    Hello,

    I should say from post #12 till 15, which (the latter) holds a tested xorg.conf that seems to do the trick. The others show (and clear) some things necessary before that.

    Hope it will help you too,
    Regards!

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    Unfortunately mine experience wasn't the same as yours.

    Here is what I can gather so far.....

    When I issue the perl command to check driver in use I get this:

    Using driver radeon v6.13.1 by X.Org Foundation.
    Using driver vesa v2.3.0 by X.Org Foundation.

    When I copied and paste your xorg.conf file and crate my own with it I failed to start x (will get error message soon).

    Also when issue the "fglrxinfo" i get command not found. Does this mean that fglrtx isn't installed??? When I looked in Synapic I have all the ones you listed installed myself.

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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    I uninstalled everything related to fglrx and reinstalled it.

    Now I have the fglrxinfo at the command line but get this output:

    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

    I'm doing several google searches for help on this error as well.......

    Thanks

  10. #10
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    Re: Help with Radeon HD 5670

    I finally got it.....Basically I did exactly what you recommended but for some reason I had to reinstalled the packaged again after I removed what you said needed to removed.

    Thanks for the help on this.

    Kudos to Claus7!!!!!

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