Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Beans
    78
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

    Hopefully it is not too early to ask about Unbuntu 12.04?

    I am running Ubuntu on a HP laptop with a Radeon HD 6400M card. The card has 1gb of memory. The computer as 4gb of memory and an i3 processor.

    When I log into unity, it defaults to unity-2d. I would even had known this, except that MyUnity won't work. It seems like my ATI card should be able to run the Unity (3d), but I don't know what to do to get it to work.

    Here is the information I have.

    Code:
    chris@chris-laptop:~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
    ubuntu-2d
    Code:
    chris@chris-laptop:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
    00:01.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
    00:01.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b5)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M Series]
    04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
    05:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
    According to the additional drivers system setting, I am running the propietary ATI/AMD FGLRX driver. When I try to install the post-release driver, I get an error.
    Instigator of trouble.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Independence, MO
    Beans
    132
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

    Are you going through "Additional drivers" or straight from AMD.com?

    You might try downloading the latest Catalyst 12.3's from AMD and following their install instructions. It's pretty simple. Just make sure any old drivers are removed first.
    HP ProBook 4530s - 4GB RAM - 12.04 AMD64

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Beans
    78
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

    Thanks Monkey Paw. I tried downloading the catalyst driver, but had issues complying it. I will try again and let you know how it works.
    Instigator of trouble.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Beans
    11

    Re: Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

    Quote Originally Posted by cosborn72 View Post
    Thanks Monkey Paw. I tried downloading the catalyst driver, but had issues complying it. I will try again and let you know how it works.
    I've got the same problem! How did it go ?

    Thank you

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Unable to start Unity with Radeon HD 6400M

    I have the exact same laptop with the exact problem.

    I tried installing the Open Source driver, and the proprietary one but nothing works.

    Installation succeeds but after a reboot I get the BLACK SCREEN..

    How did you overcome the problem?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •