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Old 07-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #16
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just want to experience it in linux.i have used it in windows.its way better than intel graphics.
 
Old 07-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #17
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I'm sure you can do that. I hesitate to talk about how because I've never had two graphics cards on one system. The module you want is called "Radeon" and it is loaded already on your system. This is the one for your Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series card which is the one you want to use. You are currently using the i915 driver for the Intel card. Have you looked at your BIOS menu to see if there's a setting for the graphics card you want to use? Have a look. Just changing that setting may be the only thing you have to do.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #18
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There is no option to change graphics in bios.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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on a console ( ctrl+alt+f1 )
Code:
sudo service gdm3 stop
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo service gdm3 start
would probably have fixed it.

You don't *need* the none-free drivers, unless you need full hardware acceleration.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
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You don't *need* the none-free drivers, unless you need full hardware acceleration.
Wouldn't agree. I couldn't load gnome shell without installing the official fglrx. Built in radeon didn't work for it. Kept sticking me in gnome 2 fallback.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #21
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Wouldn't agree. I couldn't load gnome shell without installing the official fglrx. Built in radeon didn't work for it. Kept sticking me in gnome 2 fallback.
so gnome shell requires hardware acceleration..
 
Old 07-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #22
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The only point I'm making is that just to use the base desktop as "advertised" (using loosely) that you have no choice but to install proprietary. You can't just decide not to if you want access to the ui of choice, in this case gnome shell.

Isn't much of a choice really. Would say the opposite of choice. Seems ridiculous to me considering KDE comes with all the bells and whistles without anything except kernel drivers in place. But that is an issue for another thread.

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #23
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Hi,
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just want to experience it in linux.i have used it in windows.its way better than intel graphics.
I'm not familiar with the exact radeon device you have, but when using the free drivers some of the radeon devices need some non-free firmware. You should be able to check if this is the case for you:

Code:
dmesg |grep -i firmware
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:50 AM   #24
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just want to experience it in linux.i have used it in windows.its way better than intel graphics.
In what way is it 'better'?

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I'm sure you can do that. I hesitate to talk about how because I've never had two graphics cards on one system. The module you want is called "Radeon" and it is loaded already on your system. This is the one for your Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series card which is the one you want to use.
If its laptop with switchable graphics, it could be a huge pain to setup to use the AMD GPU.

I probably would try it at least though.....and I'd also use the closed drivers.

The free drivers are fine in many cases. For maximum power saving and minimum heat output, the closed drivers are better than the open source drivers.

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Wouldn't agree. I couldn't load gnome shell without installing the official fglrx. Built in radeon didn't work for it. Kept sticking me in gnome 2 fallback.
I it is possible to get gnome-shell going in normal (non-fallback) mode with with the open source radeon driver, it can just take some hacking depending on your distro, version and the card model. Quite often its just a case of removing 'nomodeset' from grub/menu.lst.
 
  


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