LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
innogen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
How does one install ATI Radeon HD 7730 (64 bit) driver on Debian?


I am new to Linux (and all its commands) and definitely new to Debian as well.

I have just installed the 64bit version of Debian 6.0.6 on my PC and would like to learn how to install drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 7730 video card.

I have downloaded AMD Catalyst 12.10 Proprietary Display Driver (Linux x86_64) from AMD's website ( http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx )

Then I surfed over to the unofficial AMD Linux community website ( http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/12.10 ) and looked at the specific requirements for Catalyst 12.10. They are:

Quote:
System requirements

XOrg 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6
Linux kernel 2.6 or above
glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Catalyst driver for Linux to install and work optimally:

XFree86-Mesa-libGL
libstdc++
libgcc
XFree86-libs
fontconfig
freetype
zlib
gcc
Well, I prefer to use Synaptic Package Manager in the Debian OS to download and install the missing components. The missing components that I would need to install are:

XOrg 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6
glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
XFree86-Mesa-libGL
XFree86-libs

I would appreciate it if someone could provide me details on where and how to download and install the above.

P.S.: If for some reason one needs to download and install the missing components using the traditional Linux commands, please provide details on how and what commands to issue. As I said before, I am very new to Linux and Debian. Thanks.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #2
cascade9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,718

Rep: Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903
ATI is dead, has been for ages. Its AMD GPUs now.

Radeon HD 7730 doesnt exist.....you probably mean HD 7730M ('M' for mobile) .

Following the debian guide for how to installing the AMD/ATI drivers is where I would start-

http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
 
Old 12-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
innogen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by cascade9 View Post
ATI is dead, has been for ages. Its AMD GPUs now.

Radeon HD 7730 doesnt exist.....you probably mean HD 7730M ('M' for mobile) .

Following the debian guide for how to installing the AMD/ATI drivers is where I would start-

http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
Yes, you are right. I meant HD 7730M.

And thanks for the link to the wiki article. I am new to Linux and Debian and hence I will have to take some time to learn how to install the said AMD GPU driver.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
InQontroll
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Location: in a box
Distribution: ubuntu 12.04
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I remember me having a wide range of problems whit the radeon drivers on ubuntu.
Even when the driver is installed it won't give a 100%

Took me ages to get ubuntu working whitout crashing every second boot after install.
Even when editing the grub i got crashes even worce xp.

That with allot of help from the ubuntuforums users.
Even though they failed to give me the correct answer.

if it boots you can install a program called additional drivers. That installed the ati driver for me.
Manually would probs be the best way but since i did not find the correct driver...

even though mine is radeon dual graphics.

Last edited by InQontroll; 12-23-2012 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
Elmware
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Canada
Distribution: Slackware 13 and fedora 15
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 0
Did you run the driver file at all? Try running it from command prompt with ./ prefixed to it. eg: ./ati-driver-installer-n-n-x86.x86-64.run

Last edited by Elmware; 12-27-2012 at 05:48 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How does one install ATI Radeon HD 7730 (64 bit) driver on Debian? innogen Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 12-23-2012 06:07 AM
fglrx-driver vs ATI kernel driver for ATI Radeon 9200 in Debian Debian_Poland Debian 3 02-01-2006 01:10 PM
unable to install proprietary driver for ati radeon 9250 on debian sarge (newbie) n00bie1 Linux - Hardware 1 01-27-2006 05:03 PM
HELP!! Install ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 driver on Debian Kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4?? herbu Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 11-21-2004 03:37 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration