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Thread: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work


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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    I made the mistake of installing both fglrx and then installing fglrx updates through Jockey (Additional Drivers). It thoroughly broke my system. Neither could be uninstalled or reinstalled properly. Luckily I had just installed Ubuntu so I just reinstalled it and then when it came time to add graphics drivers I just went with the .run driver package off of AMD's site. I used the build package method with that one and it has since worked absolutely fine for myself.

    In Jockey it should be made very clear that you should not have both of them installed at the same time. It is not obvious when one is labeled as "updates."

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    Unforutunately, the -updates install often does not work properly.

    Also unfortunately, jockey often does not work properly.

    Installing fglrx (not fglrx-updates) via the command line generally works for ATI and ATI/ATI hybrids. But Intel/ATI hybrid graphics are a can of worms. Bot nVIDIA and ATI users have no end of problems with Intel hybrid graphics.

    I have seen one thread on the forums where a user was able to get hybrid Intel/ATI to work, but other posters in the thread have not had good luck.

    If you are interested in checking it out, the thread can be found here.

    Don't hold your breath.

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    In the thread you're talking about, it is specified that " The solution seems not to work with ATI 5xxx graphic cards, try at your own risk.". Well, that's true, it doesn't.

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    I tried installation via jockey, command line, .run. Nothing works for me :/

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by clement.analogue View Post
    In the thread you're talking about, it is specified that " The solution seems not to work with ATI 5xxx graphic cards, try at your own risk.". Well, that's true, it doesn't.
    True, that. I apologize that I did not catch that earlier in one of your previous posts. There are others with other cards for whom it does not work, too.

    The fact still remains: There seems to be a wide-spread problem in Intel hybrids for both users of ATI and nVidia graphics. This is not specific to Ubuntu. I've seen it on Arch and Gentoo forums as well. There are users having problems with Intel/nVIDIA using Optimus.

    Intel/ATI is not even Linux specific, as some Windows users are having the same problem.

    The most workable solution in the general case for Linux seems to be using the open source Radeon driver and vga_switcheroo, which is probably what Temujin was getting at.
    Last edited by QIII; July 29th, 2012 at 07:27 PM.

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    Thank you very much. I didn't know vga_switcheroo!

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    Re: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver doesn't work

    You need to use the VGA switcher in aticonfig

    For more information on how to do this type in the console:
    aticonfig --help

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