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    fglrx in 12.10

    I ran lshw after getting a notice that I was running in software rendering mode, which isn't a surprise to me. I went to software sources and activated fglrx. I applied it and restarted. Logging in was no problem, LightDM seemed to work just fine.

    After logging in I was presented with a blank desktop, nothing but the background loaded. I was able to access the context menu via right click, and able to access settings from there and change back to the open source driver, so I'm back to 'normal' now.

    Before I did that I ran lshw to get some info:

    Code:
    *-display UNCLAIMED
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: PITCAIRN PRO [Radeon HD 7800 Series]
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           version: 00
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7e00000-f7e3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7e40000-f7e5ffff
    Configuration shows nothing for a driver!

    When I run this using the radeon driver it shows the radeon driver there like this:
    Code:
      *-display
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: PITCAIRN PRO [Radeon HD 7800 Series]
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           version: 00
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
           resources: irq:45 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7e00000-f7e3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7e40000-f7e5ffff
    Anyone know what I can do to get this working? Unity does not run very well at all, in my experience, using software rendering via llvmpipe.

    Thanks!

    Edit:

    I've discovered that the fglrx version ins 12.10 is 12.8, which doesn't work with this version of X or the kernel, not entirely sure. Does anyone know if the repo's will be updated when 12.9 is released by AMD or will I need to get the driver manually?
    Last edited by novafluxx; October 19th, 2012 at 06:05 AM. Reason: Update

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