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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Look for the special case installation of Catalyst 12.6 with Intel hybrids in the wiki
    Can you disable one or the other of the graphics in your BIOS?

    DO NOT use the legacy driver or you will likely end up with a completely unusable system. Yours is not a legacy GPU and that driver WILL NOT WORK with X post 2008.
    no, BIOS has not such possibility !
    i searched for "hybrid and special case installation catalyst" , and i found THIS LINK !
    in this guide , it says download "catalyst driver" from "AMD website" !so i have to download legacy catalyst again and ... and what !?

    so should i give up !!!? no solution !? its ridiculous
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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    No. Do NOT use the legacy driver. It will not work. It does not work with X any longer.

    The guide says to download 12.6. However, as I said, that solution is not likely to work with your series of GPU. I made a note specifically indicating it is not likely to work with series 5xxx GPUs and earlier.

    All solutions I am aware of work only with series 6xxx or later GPUs, and even then they are not guaranteed.

    If you can't disable the Intel graphics, your only likely solution is to use the open source Radeon driver with vgaswitcheroo.

    This is the same story across Linux. The OEM drivers for Linux do not work well with Intel hybrid graphics. NVIDIA users are running into similar issues with Intel/NVIDIA hybrids. The "solution" would be for the OEMs to modify their Linux drivers. ATI's only works for more recent series GPUs. There isn't much we can do about it.
    The Community Java Wiki * The Community ATI Driver Wiki * Find what you need in the Ubuntu Community wikis

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    Question Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    The guide says to download 12.6. However, as I said, that solution is not likely to work with your series of GPU. I made a note specifically indicating it is not likely to work with series 5xxx GPUs and earlier.

    All solutions I am aware of work only with series 6xxx or later GPUs, and even then they are not guaranteed.
    thanks, thats why i installed ubuntu last week, for the linux community

    and can u explain me what is OEM !?
    thankyou

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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Original Equipment Manufacturer.

    AMD makes ATI GPUs. The "ATI" brand is carried over from when AMD bought ATI.

    The OEMs are the ones who write drivers for their hardware. Open source developers sometimes have a fair amount of success writing drivers that will work, albeit often with limited functionality because the hardware is proprietary and they can't peer deeply enough in to it to make their drivers perfect.
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    Question Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Original Equipment Manufacturer.

    AMD makes ATI GPUs. The "ATI" brand is carried over from when AMD bought ATI.
    i searched for 5 days , and google gives me nothin
    so i have to use "vgaswitcheroo" , is this my only solution?

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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Uninstall the proprietary ATI driver and get rid of xorg.conf. Use the open source Radeon driver, which you will default to on restart (you don't have to install it.)

    Because I can't predict which GPU your machine will default to on start up, install vgaswitcheroo (I'm on my cell phone on my way to work, so I can't give you a link.)

    Then you can choose between the two GPUs.
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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    ok , i'll do that

    and the last question :
    take a look at this page , in fourth paragraph it says the solution has been tested on intel HD 3000 ...
    i guess it might works for me !

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    Re: problem with installing ati driver !

    Unfortunately not. That solution only works with series 6xxx and higher cards as well - when it works, which is not guaranteed.
    The Community Java Wiki * The Community ATI Driver Wiki * Find what you need in the Ubuntu Community wikis

    And seeing the terror on the faces of the people, QIII did speak to them, saying "Fear not the Terminal, for it is a road both swift and secure to the Great Mysteries of Linux without passing through the dangers of The Land of Ten Thousand Competing Desktop Environments."

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