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    problem with graphics card?

    Hey I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux and im having trouble with my video card set up. It says my graphics are VESA: Redwood Standard. I'm having trouble while playing games but im not sure what the problem is exactly.
    Last edited by 1forhlol; January 15th, 2013 at 07:08 AM.

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    We can't help without first knowing the make and model video card/chipset. If you don't know, open a terminal, enter "lspci" (without the quotes) and look for the line containing "VGA". Post that information back here.
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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RX780/RX790 Chipset Host Bridge
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port A)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
    00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port F)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
    00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40)
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
    00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
    01:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
    02:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)
    03:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB361 AHCI/IDE (rev 02)
    03:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB361 AHCI/IDE (rev 02)
    04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Redwood PRO [Radeon HD 5500 Series]
    04:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5000 Series]
    05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Redwood PRO [Radeon HD 5500 Series]
    05:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5000 Series]

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    Typed in what you said and this is what i got ^^. Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    you better use ubuntu 12.04 to install proprietary driver for your ati card. it does not work on 12.10 anymore. only hd 6xxx works on 12.10.
    the opensource driver is still in its infancy for your card.
    dell inspiron 1521, AMD Turion, ATI mobility radeon x1270.

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    do i have to just reinstall a whole new ubuntu partition to do that? or is there a way without losing all my updates and setup progress?

    edit: My ubuntu is actually 12.04 already so now i really am lost.
    Last edited by 1forhlol; January 15th, 2013 at 08:55 PM.

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    I also have an ASUS HD7750 video card. would that be easier to install? it's a better video card i was just having trouble with it also.

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    Quote Originally Posted by rrich1974 View Post
    you better use ubuntu 12.04 to install proprietary driver for your ati card. it does not work on 12.10 anymore. only hd 6xxx works on 12.10.
    the opensource driver is still in its infancy for your card.
    Not true.

    It was the 2/3/4xxx series of cards that were dropped for 12.10.
    The 5xxx cards still have full support from the ATI closed source driver.
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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    what about the 7750 i talked about? do i just get the drivers from ati's site since it's close sourced?

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    Re: problem with graphics card?

    You shouldn't have to download the drivers from the ATI site, you should instead use the built-in application to install them.

    Just go to System Settings > Additional Drivers
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