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Old 05-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Need Help in getting the graphic Up on Switchable Graphics


Hi all,

I tried to get the graphic up on my hp pavilion dv6-6017tx. But using the default graphic it is working fine. I tried to install ati radeon drivers (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6770M) and it installed correctly, but when i run ati-config it is showing an error message that there is not compatible graphic card present.

Please help me in setting the switchable graphic card.

I tried to customize and recompile the kernel but i failed to do it as i am not so good kernel customization.



Thanks in advance
Hamerins
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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The AMD driver currently doesn't support switchable graphics on Linux. If you want switchable graphics you have to use the free radeon-driver.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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TobiSGD, Can you please let me know where can i download the free radeon-drivers
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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They come with almost all distros by default. The downloading and installing drivers is more a Windows thing, Linux has most drivers by default. You have to do that only in special cases, for example when your hardware is either very new, somewhat exotic or the manufacturers deliver closed source drivers with better performance (like AMD and NVidia).

When you need help to get the free driver to work please post the relevant information:
Which distribution in which version are you using?
Which hardware are you using?
Which problems are you having? this includes exact commands you launched and exact error-messages you get.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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When you need help to get the free driver to work please post the relevant information:

Which distribution in which version are you using?
Slackware 13.37 x64

Which hardware are you using?
HP Pavilion DV6-6017tx Intel/Ati(AMD) radeon HD 6770M

Which problems are you having? this includes exact commands you launched and exact error-messages you get.
Not able to setup graphic card with switchable option. i installed the drivers from ati support site. when i run ati-config it is giving an error message that there is not compatible graphic card
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Made some progress,
As a first step, configured switchable graphics in ubuntu, But i was getting a segment fault error.

Will post the error details as soon as i get hands on my laptop.

Regards,
Hamerins
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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this is one of the ones where the low power display is intel and the other is ATI isn't it.

for sure the ati radeon thing ain't gona do it.

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Vga_switcheroo

here is when the patch made it into the kernel
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...7096cdf7f83289
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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Well i changed my os from slackware to ubuntu and after i got that segment fault i installed archlinux.
now i want to check the vgaswitcheroo in archlinux which is having kernel 3.1.

will update the post as soon as i am done with the installation of the ati drivers in arch linux
 
  


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