Last edited by verymadpip; January 24th, 2013 at 05:54 PM.
These are the exact steps I took to successfully install the Catalyst 13.1 legacy drivers on my laptop which uses an ATI mobility radeon 4250. This was done in Kubuntu 12.04 AMD64, but it should work exactly the same in Ubuntu. Note that these drivers will not work in 12.10 without downgrading xorg.
1. I downloaded the driver from the AMD site (link here) to a folder I named AMD and unzipped the file.
2. I purged my system of previous fglrx installations:
3. I made sure all required dependencies were installed:Code:sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
andCode:sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
and for 64-bit systems:Code:sudo apt-get install debhelper dkms libqtgui4 libstdc++6 libelfg0 unzip
4. I installed the driver:Code:sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch i386 lib32gcc1 ia32-libs libc6-i386 ia32-libs
5. Reboot the systemCode:cd amd sudo sh amd-driver-inst*.run --buildpkg `lsb_release -is`/`lsb_release -cs` sudo dpkg -i *.deb sudo aticonfig --initial
6. Test the driver installation
Note that by default v-sync is enabled in the Catalyst Control Centre, so the fgl_glxgears test will not generate an fps above your refresh rate (in my case 60Hz). By disabling v-sync I get around 300fps.Code:fgl_glxgears
Hope this is of use to you.
I have an ati 4250 or should say did have.
All worked okay bar HD video playback which was choppy/tearing. It was using the cpu as well to do playback rather than pass through which caused the problem.
I replaced with cheap nVidia 210 around £20 and used the vpau mode for hd playback and problem solved on the mythbox.
Will be interested to see if 13.1 drivers fix this as the ati card is now in a different dual boot system that I want to play hd content from mythtv.
and to testCode:sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-egl1 vainfo
I use VLC for video playback. In VLC, xvba can be enabled by checking the "Use GPU acceleration" box in the Inputs and Codecs section of the preferences. I think you need to restart VLC for it to take effect.Code:sudo vainfo
more info here
May give this a try now.I actually haven't tried HD video playback on the new drivers (will try over the weekend) as I've only just installed them, but I had no problems with 12.6. ....
I am using mythfrontend as the playback tool so I can stream live hd tv content so I will give the new drivers ago.
The driver setup program is telling me that fglrx was detected on my system. Do I need to reboot or something?
But the main problem of mine persists. The ******* lagging issues with EVERYTHING including click-dragging lines. They even lags when I drag them to select files and folders. >:-\\
I think the problem could be with the MONITOR I got. I'm showcasing configuration of my system. Tell me if it's the RESOLUTION (1920 x 1080) that's making me mad because ON LOWER resolution (1024 x768), I get acceptable performance comparitively that I get on FULL HD resolution (1920 x 1080).
My systems' configuration:
CPU: AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core Bulldozer 3.6 Ghz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4250 512 MB
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H
HDD: 1 TB Western Digit 7200 Rpm
FANS: Stock Cooler for CPU, One on the shutter of cabinet, one on the backside one of SMPS itself, 4 in total.
MONITOR: LG LS46 series (MEZ-62688468) FULL HD LED (1920 X 1080p)
Also, after installing the drivers, my CPU usage increases sharply (and keep on increasing gradually) nearly bottlenecking the ma CPU. :\
Now I feel like uninstall the drivers again. :'(
Please tell me that could the resolution itself be a problem?
And how the hell ma system can't get to run fine?
How to fix this frigging piece of issue I got?
Last edited by rex_dante; January 27th, 2013 at 10:35 AM.
Well it sounds like you've done everything correctly, so I'm unable to offer any further advice as to what could be the cause of your problem. Though I must admit that I have the mobility version of the card and I am running my laptop at 1366x768, which is the maximum resolution my system supports.