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  • #31
    Any solution?

    Catalyst also doesn't detect my Radeon 7970m.. Is there still no solution available?

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    • #32
      No solution or help. I have posted on a dozen AMD/ATI, Linux forums. I have a Alienware Mx18 R2 with crossfire 7970's. I have tried Ubuntu, BackTrack, BackBox and driver versions from 12.6 to 12.9 beta. I have tried open source drivers also. No luck or help in sight.
      Last edited by teknikk7; 10-12-2012, 12:08 AM.

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      • #33
        Dear sirs

        Can you please help me?

        I am trying to install OpenVMS on my new Raspberry Pi and it's not going so well.

        I know I am trying to install an unsupported operating system on hardware that was not designed for it, but I want to plunge ahead anyway.

        I know I could have read the reviews and the specifications and bought hardware that supported my operating system, but I was intrigued by the hardware and I figured I could get it to run with some tweaking.

        So please join me in endless hours of head-banging futility and help me in my impossible task.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
          Can you please help me?

          I am trying to install OpenVMS on my new Raspberry Pi and it's not going so well.

          I know I am trying to install an unsupported operating system on hardware that was not designed for it, but I want to plunge ahead anyway.

          I know I could have read the reviews and the specifications and bought hardware that supported my operating system, but I was intrigued by the hardware and I figured I could get it to run with some tweaking.

          So please join me in endless hours of head-banging futility and help me in my impossible task.
          Don't bother, Linux is only designed to run on old outdated hardware.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by teknikk7 View Post
            No solution or help. I have posted on a dozen AMD/ATI, Linux forums. I have a Alienware Mx18 R2 with crossfire 7970's. I have tried Ubuntu, BackTrack, BackBox and driver versions from 12.6 to 12.9 beta. I have tried open source drivers also. No luck or help in sight.
            Would you like to add your voice to http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=555 ?

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            • #36
              Works now with Catalyst 12.10 on Ubuntu 12.04. Use this guide to get iGPU working.

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              • #37
                Have you guys managed to get Amd 7970m Working ?. I , today did fresh
                installation of ubuntu 12.10 and tried both drivers version from Ubuntu's
                restrcited fglrx-driver post update and from AMD's website 12.11 version
                driver. Both installs , however, when restarting the system after completing
                installation unity disappear and only the desktop shows appear on screen , so I
                cant navigate to anything . Anybody encounter this problem ?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by king601 View Post
                  Have you guys managed to get Amd 7970m Working ?. I , today did fresh
                  installation of ubuntu 12.10 and tried both drivers version from Ubuntu's
                  restrcited fglrx-driver post update and from AMD's website 12.11 version
                  driver. Both installs , however, when restarting the system after completing
                  installation unity disappear and only the desktop shows appear on screen , so I
                  cant navigate to anything . Anybody encounter this problem ?
                  Hi

                  In 12.10 you will get this if you have not installed the linux-headers package. Although it is not shown as a dependency, catalyst does not work without this. Install linux-headers-generic package and then install fglrx from repository. It should work. The same issue I had encountered on my ubuntu 12.10 install as well

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by king601 View Post
                    Have you guys managed to get Amd 7970m Working ?. I , today did fresh
                    installation of ubuntu 12.10 and tried both drivers version from Ubuntu's
                    restrcited fglrx-driver post update and from AMD's website 12.11 version
                    driver. Both installs , however, when restarting the system after completing
                    installation unity disappear and only the desktop shows appear on screen , so I
                    cant navigate to anything . Anybody encounter this problem ?
                    Catalyst 12.10 seems to have a higher version number (fglrx) than Catalyst 12.11 Beta. The 7970M only works with Catalyst 12.10, which unfortunately doesn't support Ubuntu 12.10's version of XOrg (12.11 Beta does, but that one doesn't detect the radeon).

                    On Ubuntu 12.04 Catalyst 12.10 detects my 7970M and works just fine (and fast ^^).

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
                      Can you please help me?

                      I am trying to install OpenVMS on my new Raspberry Pi and it's not going so well.

                      I know I am trying to install an unsupported operating system on hardware that was not designed for it, but I want to plunge ahead anyway.

                      I know I could have read the reviews and the specifications and bought hardware that supported my operating system, but I was intrigued by the hardware and I figured I could get it to run with some tweaking.

                      So please join me in endless hours of head-banging futility and help me in my impossible task.
                      This quote made my day. Thanks.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by xgt001 View Post
                        Hi

                        In 12.10 you will get this if you have not installed the linux-headers package. Although it is not shown as a dependency, catalyst does not work without this. Install linux-headers-generic package and then install fglrx from repository. It should work. The same issue I had encountered on my ubuntu 12.10 install as well
                        Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by king601 View Post
                          Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you
                          sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-generic
                          is what he means as i understand him

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by king601 View Post
                            Have you guys managed to get Amd 7970m Working ?. I , today did fresh
                            installation of ubuntu 12.10 and tried both drivers version from Ubuntu's
                            restrcited fglrx-driver post update and from AMD's website 12.11 version
                            driver. Both installs , however, when restarting the system after completing
                            installation unity disappear and only the desktop shows appear on screen , so I
                            cant navigate to anything . Anybody encounter this problem ?
                            I had the same problem after installing catalyst 12.10 from AMD's website. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with AMD 7670M.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by king601 View Post
                              Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you
                              Hi...the command is as @Wilfred stated
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                              sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

                              . I faced **exactly** the same issues as reported it in this thread when trying to install the later fglrx from either repo or the site.

                              However this is what I did to fix ...

                              * Install the linux-headers-generic and then do the steps for amd64 or i386 as shown in this guide

                              actually I had installed fglrx package from repo after installing the headers. I simply followed the instructions here and just installed the generated deb files (which will overwrite the default catalyst 12.9 Beta from repo). It just worked fine. However you will get a amd testing only watermark. To get rid of that , here is a small patch which I found somewhere in the web

                              Code:
                              #!/bin/sh
                              DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                              for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
                              sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
                              done
                              just log out and log in. Let me know if it does not work. I tried this on a 6370M

                              personally for me 12.11 beta drivers are working VERY well with KDE

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                              • #45
                                I've just tried installing catalyst 12.12 and got a black screen after reboot. Couldn't go to command line and had to reinstall the system.
                                Any tips on how to access terminal in this case?

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