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Thread: Help with Radeon Catalyst drivers please

  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    Help with Radeon Catalyst drivers please

    There's all sorts of guides on the net... yet I'm struggling.

    eg from Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide

    I've got as far as
    $ sudo aticonfig --initial -f
    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
    si@shed:/etc/X11$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
    OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.9-devel)
    according to the help this suggest the open source driver is in use.

    si@shed:/etc/X11$ sudo rmmod radeon
    ERROR: Module radeon is in use
    si@shed:/etc/X11$ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-radeon
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package xserver-xorg-video-radeon is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    So what driver am I currently using, how do I remove it so that I can install the proprietary one?

    (Actually not fussed which driver I use as long as I get some hardware accleration)

    AGP Radeon 9200

    si@shed:/etc/X11$ lspci -nn | grep VGA
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] [1002:5960] (rev 01)
    Thanks (once again )

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Help with Radeon Catalyst drivers please

    ATi dropped support for the 9200 some time ago. Looks like you're only recourse is to use the open source radeon drivers. See:

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