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  • king601
    started a topic issues with my laptop having AMD 7970M GPU

    issues with my laptop having AMD 7970M GPU

    I have clevo laptop with model P150EM that comes with intel core-i7 3610M and AMD 7970M GPU . MY problem is that AMD catalyst does not detect my GPU . I downloaded amd catalyst through additional driver page , it installs fine but it doesn't not run because it doesn't detect my gpu . Iam running Ubuntu 12.4 .In terminal there it shows there 2 gpu one for intel and the other is amd . However, I suspected that intel graphics are ones being and used by the system and may or may not blocking my amd gpu from being detected by Ubuntu . I tried many methods installing amd catalyst and run it but it always fail including manual installtion. . I also tries using the hybrid switching graphics tutorial but it also failed :

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450/

    Unfortunately , I don't have a BIOS option to turn off intel graphics and switch only to dedicated graphics . Please I am stuck . I tried everything but so far no solution . I would be appreciated if somebody help me find solution. Thanks

  • uamoti
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    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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  • xgt001
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    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
    HTML Code:
    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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  • uamoti
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    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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  • Wilfred
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    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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  • king601
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    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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  • Wilfred
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    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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  • alexThunder
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    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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  • xgt001
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    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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  • king601
    replied
    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 ?

    Leave a comment:

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