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  1. #1
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    Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Hi!

    I installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on my desktop PC and now I have problems with my graphic card Radeon HD 5870.

    I donwloaded the newest drive from the AMD site: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

    But I cannot install them because of the next error:

    Supported adapter detected.
    Check if system has the tools required for installation.
    fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
    One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
    Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
    Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.
    Could someone please help me with the issue I have faced?

  2. #2
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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    I have the same problem with my amd 6970's.. Did you find any solution?

    (edit: I'm currently running 12.10, not 10.10 as my sig claims..)
    Last edited by AVeryLongNickname; November 4th, 2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Also having the problem with my HD6870. Just upgraded from 12.04 where I had catalyst control centre installed and working. Here is my full .log;
    Code:
    1. Supported adapter detected.
    2. Check if system has the tools required for installation.
    3. fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers.  /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
    4. One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
    5. Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
    6. Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.
    Thanks for any help!
    Cheers, Jack

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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    I'm having this same issue with a Radeon HD 7850, exact same message and everything. I was able to get it to work earlier, however I am new and I keep screwing everything up.

    Trying to install 12.11 catalyst on 12.10 ubuntu. Frustrating.
    EDIT: Yes I have the headers installed.

    EDIT: I have also tried what is on this page. http://askubuntu.com/questions/15958...-source-driver


    Supported adapter detected.
    Check if system has the tools required for installation.
    fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
    One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
    Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
    Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.
    Last edited by shouthouse; November 10th, 2012 at 03:30 AM.

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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Ok figured out what was going on. The install needs specific headers. So type this in and then you can install.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
    But now I am having problems running that initial configuration... ala http://osadvices.com/how-to-install-...ntulinux-mint/

    Every time I reset into ubuntu from that i get the error message
    The System is running in low-graphics mode

    Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.
    Last edited by shouthouse; November 10th, 2012 at 03:51 AM.

  6. #6
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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    AMD now officially wants you to use amdconfig rather than aticonfig.

    Also, are you putting two dashes before "initial"?
    The Left Coast Geek * The Community ATI Driver Wiki * Find what you need in the Ubuntu Community wikis

    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    This universe is crazy. I'm going back to my own.


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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Hello.
    I have the same problem trying to install my AMD Radeon HD 3400 GPU.
    Any solution?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Deadly Eyez the HD 2XXX-4XXX are no longer compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 and onwards. Sorry.

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    Re: Problems with HD 5870 driver installation

    Eh, Too bad.
    My laptop keeps over heating so I asked around and people told me I have to install the GPU driver because the CPU is trying to proccess instead of the graphics card but its less effective so it over heats.
    Last edited by Deadly Eyez; March 23rd, 2013 at 08:07 PM. Reason: Typo

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