Ubuntu is a dream come to true to me as far as I'm concerned. I love how slick it is, and the UI.
But I'm weird. I MUST feel like I'm doing everything as optimally as possible, or it just drives me nuts.
Last night I tried to set up cgminer so I could mine me some coinyewest.
This made me aware that my graphics card isn't being detected properly.
In several concerted efforts to make this work, I've managed to break 2 different installation attempts today. Installing for a third time in 24 hours as I type this.
So even though I've pretty much given up on mining coinyewest, I'd like to be able to get in on the launch of other p & d coins as they come out. Not to mention, I'd just like to feel like all my hardware is working.
So my computer is an HP Pavilion DV6 (cant figure out the exact model, sticker on bottom doesnt seem to have it).
lspci | grep vga informs me that the graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 4200 series (I think it's an integrated graphics chipset, which means its supposed to be able to swtich back and forth between a lighter card and a real card, but I haven't figured out anyway to verify this, i've tried tutorials for both assumptions already though, pretty sure its one of those swtichy versions).
The last tutorial I was looking at, that I haven't tried yet, suggests using an older version of AMDs catalyst drivers (12.6, when the newest is 13.1). So I'm probably going to try that now (after install finishes).
I was just wondering if anybody else has a computer like mine and has been in my position? what worked for you? im trying to use 12.04 because upgrading is a pain, id rather just run an os for four years.
3D seems to work after a base install in spite of miners not working, so I think whats happening is its defaulting to the discrete one, and outright ignoring the other (which is why ive been able to run ubuntu all this time without really noticing)
anyways... install finished, need to restart computer and update (again).
hope somebody can shed some light on this...