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    12.10 does not detect video card, lshw does

    Hi all, this question is more out of curiosity as my laptop seems to be working OK.
    This is a dual core, 2GHz , and 4GB RAM Compaq
    I just did a fresh install of 12.10.
    In System Settings> Details it shows "Graphics Unknown". (screenshot)

    Running
    Code:
    sudo lshw
    gives
    Code:
    *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
                    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
                    physical id: 5
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
                    version: 00
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=radeon latency=64
                    resources: irq:43 memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:d0400000-d040ffff ioport:4000(size=256) memory:d0500000-d05fffff
    I know that this card can only use the open source driver but you would think that the system would show you the correct information.
    Any thoughts?
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    Re: 12.10 does not detect video card, lshw does

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...os/+bug/914631
    Last edited by Temüjin; February 16th, 2013 at 06:29 AM.

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    Re: 12.10 does not detect video card, lshw does

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...os/+bug/914631
    Thank you, that did the job.
    I love this forum, it is amazing what knowledge is out there

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