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Old 10-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
seangregory
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Installing ati opensource driver in debian 64bit


Hi guys

I have recently installed debian 6.06 64bit on my new laptop.. I am not a linux expert but i am quite happy with debian . Could some one help me install the ati open source video driver in 64 bit debian...

My card is Ati Mobility radeon HD 5000 series...

Thank you in advance...

Sean
 
Old 10-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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You likely are now using it

Code:
xserver-xorg-video-radeon
 
Old 10-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #3
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Dear andrewthomas

you were right i did a dpkg --get-selections | grep xserver

got
xserver-xorg-video-radeon install
xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd install


but dmesg is showing
6.521905] radeon 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 6.521913] radeon: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -22

Pls help...

Sean
 
Old 10-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #4
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The radeon on its version on debian stable, probably, does not support your card since it is too new for it. Same will happen with fglrx from the default repo.
So either move to testing/unstable or install the driver (and xorg) from the backports. And package firmware-linux-nonfree.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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Dear Jim p

Thank you very much for the advice . i switched to testing wheezy and everything is peachy. Sorry for the very late reply...

By the way one quick question when the testing becomes stable will i have to download the stable iso and install it again??
 
Old 10-29-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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No, the system will "roll" to stable as long as you keep "wheezy" on your sources.list (or if you switch "testing" to "stable" once the release is out).
 
Old 11-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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Thank you very much Jim P for ur advice.....changed it to wheezy .. one quick question is it ok to add multemeddia repository to the source list in wheezy.... will it affect my system stability?
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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Thank you very much Jim P for ur advice.....changed it to wheezy .. one quick question is it ok to add multemeddia repository to the source list in wheezy.... will it affect my system stability?
You should be fine with the multi media repo.

I have it in all my installs which range from Squeeze to Sid and have no trouble at all with it.
 
  


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