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    Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    Hello everyone, today after some time I decided to reinstall Ubuntu installation performed without errors.
    Because with the open driver pc gets too hot, I decided to install the drivers AMD owners following the tutorial included in the official Ubuntu documentation:

    Code:
    Save a backup copy of xorg.conf in case this doesn't work.
    
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BAK
    Remove/purge current fglrx and fglrx-amdcccle (If you have used a method outside of aptitude, apt, Software Center or Synaptic, follow the other party's instructions for removal):
    
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    For some users, the fglrx-updates and fglrx-amdcccle-updates packages do not work. If you attempted to install them, also do:
    
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates
    Reboot.
    If you are running 12.04.2 to 13.04, you must install the linux generic headers
    
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    Install the driver:
    
    sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    Generate a fresh xorg.conf BEFORE REBOOTING!
    
    sudo aticonfig --initial
    or:
    
    sudo amdconfig --initial
    If you are using multiple AMD graphics cards or AMD dual graphics (i.e.: notebook users), use:
    
    sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial
    or:
    
    sudo amdconfig --adapter=all --initial
    Reboot again.
    To confirm the drivers are working open a terminal and type:
    
    fglrxinfo
    You should get an output similar to the following:
    
    fglrxinfo 
    display: :0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context
    Use the Catalyst Control Center to make final adjustments to your monitor setup. If, after rebooting, you are presented with the message "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors", do not be alarmed. It simply means that you will have to use the Catalyst Control Center to configure your monitors as you should even in the case where this warning is not shown. This most likely to happen with multiple monitor applications (particularly if the monitors are of different sizes) and multiple graphics card applications. ]
    When restart i get a black screen (no backlight), connect a second monitor to the HDMI and it works.




    Now you might tell me the solution to get the laptop screen?


    fglrxinfo say:

    Code:
    giamma1295@giamma1295-K54HR:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.12337 Compatibility Profile Context 13.101

    My xorg.conf:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
      Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
      Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
      Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      Option       "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
      Identifier   "0-LVDS"
      Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      Option       "DPMS" "true"
      Option       "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
      Option       "TargetRefresh" "60"
      Option       "Position" "1366 0"
      Option       "Rotate" "normal"
      Option       "Disable" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
      Identifier   "0-DFP1"
      Option       "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      Option       "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      Option       "DPMS" "true"
      Option       "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
      Option       "TargetRefresh" "60"
      Option       "Position" "0 0"
      Option       "Rotate" "normal"
      Option       "Disable" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
      Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      Driver      "fglrx"
      Option       "Monitor-LVDS" "0-LVDS"
      Option       "Monitor-DFP1" "0-DFP1"
      BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
      Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[1]-1"
      Driver      "fglrx"
      Option       "Monitor-LVDS" "0-LVDS"
      BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
      Screen      1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
      Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
      Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      DefaultDepth     24
      SubSection "Display"
         Viewport   0 0
         Virtual   2966 2966
         Depth     24
      EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
      Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[1]-1"
      Device     "amdcccle-Device[1]-1"
      DefaultDepth     24
      SubSection "Display"
         Viewport   0 0
         Depth     24
      EndSubSection
    EndSection
    PS:Use ubuntu 13.10

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    scogiam95; Hi !

    Show us what we are working with; Post the out put of terminal codes:
    To see your graphics card and info:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    As we are looking at "AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series" - hybrid graphics (??) and what driver is loaded.
    And will see what can be done.

    my little bit to help
    Last edited by Bashing-om; January 4th, 2014 at 04:07 AM.
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    Since Fglrx is a terrible mess (and won't likely improve) I recommend you use the open source Radeon driver with DPM enabled. In kernel 3.11, experimental support for Radeon power management has been added. Assuming you remove fglrx and revert to the open source driver, add the following line as a kernel parametre when booting:

    Code:
    radeon.dpm=1
    The Radeon driver is much more stable than fglrx. With the new DPM support in kernel 3.11, there's pretty much no reason to bother with the proprietary fglrx anymore.

    Some reading material on the topic:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/32473...n-ubuntu-13-04

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTQyNDE

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    Forum is a little slow to load.
    Another way to check current driver with inxi :

    sudo apt-get install inxi


    inxi -Gx


    Sample output from Ubuntu 13.10 x64 running on AMD HD5770 PCIe card :

    Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper XT [Radeon HD 5770] bus-ID: 01:00.0
    X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes


    Ati or Radeon is the open source driver, fglrx is the proprieatry or Catalyst driver

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    Thanks guys for reply!

    @kaldor with your solution, I got lower temperatures of 10'-15' !


    Code:
    giamma1295@giamma1295-K54HR:~$ sensorsacpitz-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1:        +60.0°C  (crit = +88.0°C)
    
    
    asus-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    temp1:        +60.0°C  
    
    
    coretemp-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Physical id 0:  +60.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
    Core 0:         +60.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
    Core 1:         +60.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
    
    
    pkg-temp-0-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1:        +61.0°C  
    
    
    radeon-pci-0100
    Adapter: PCI adapter
    temp1:        +57.5°C
    sudo lshw -C display:

    Code:
    giamma1295@giamma1295-K54HR:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    [sudo] password for giamma1295: 
      *-display               
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/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=radeon latency=0
    
           resources: irq:53 memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dfe20000-dfe3ffff ioport:d000(size=256) memory:dfe00000-dfe1ffff
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga:

    Code:
    giamma1295@giamma1295-K54HR:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] [1002:6760]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Radeon HD 7470M [1043:2002]
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6400 Series] [1002:aa98]




    inxi -Gx:
    Code:
    giamma1295@giamma1295-K54HR:~$ inxi -GxGraphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
               X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    I love you guys!
    I'm going to try the solution NOW!

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    i think im going to give this a try... im giving up on fglrx until next release.
    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
    --Feel like your question has been answered, mark as SOLVED!

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    Wizard.Semfe; ppjdee;

    Let us know how it goes, all info is great to have.

    if at first you do not succeed
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: Problem with proprietary driver AMD

    I'm going to try the solution. Thanks.

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