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Old 06-11-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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Trouble installing Manjaro/Ubuntu on AMD, radeon graphics.


Hello, first time poster, long time reader.

My lovely, 6 month old Thinkpad got stolen from Uni Queensland(UQ) library two days ago. Yipee! I'm a student, currently learning C++ and i've coded in ruby/rails since about grade 10, the transition has been so peaceful, they are so much alike.... not. I can't code on Windows, even mac i'm not the comfortable. I've been given a friends laptop as a gift here's the specs.

AMD-A8-4500M APU with Radeon HD Graphics -- 8gig -- 64bit

The problem is i cannot get ANY distribution to run. I seem to get the error "System running in low Graphics Mode", alot. Things have gotten so bad i've even downloaded/tried Ubuntu !

I'm guessing the reason no distribution is running well is because of the AMD/radeon thing. I'm just hoping that someone on this forum has got the same specs and can recommend a distribution that is maybe 'tailored?' to amd/radeon.

thanks taking the time to read, and thanks for any help.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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Did you install fglrx?
 
Old 06-12-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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HUMBUG used to meet at UQ, although I haven't checked on it in several years - might be worth trotting along to see if someone can help with that Radeon driver. Sure to be the problem.
The in-kernel radeon driver is usually good enough for 2D desktop work, although I don't have anything "latest-and-greatest" - certainly not in the mobile range.
 
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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How much of the link below did you try?

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?t...ware_Detection
 
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:43 AM   #5
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Hi, thanks for the replies,

Yes ! they still meet at UQ, i just asked a librarian who they were. Will head along tomorrow night. Can't believe radeon is that bad, i've never had a problem installing linux before.... sigh

thankyou once again, if they figure it out, ill post back here.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 03:52 AM   #6
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Have you followed grails' suggestion ?.
Make sure you make the HUMBUG folks aware of that (manjaro) tool.
 
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:28 AM   #7
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I have an X3A (from Xi3) which use AMD and Manjaro XFCE is installed and running just fine. The detection tool seemed to work ok
 
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:17 AM   #8
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wow!

mhwd worked ! , that was easy, i should of been able to find that myself, apologies. But thankyou very much.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 09:51 AM   #9
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No probs ... glad you got there. I find between their own wiki and Arch's you should be able to solve most problems
 
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Might be time to have a look at it.
 
  


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