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Old 07-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon™ HD 6250 Graphics Support


Wondering if anyone knows a good workaround for this one with some experience with a solid driver they use and the step by step setup. I am more into the stability of the driver to get a solid working xconfig perhaps some good HD video playback as well... as opposed to the 3D effects. I Simply just want to get my video card to work with KDE to setup a development atmosphere to start slackin away. CentOS works great with it (very stable x out the box)... its also a 2.6 kernel. But I prefer Slackware and its KISS philosophy as opposed to being dependent on Redhat.
 
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To be able to use Slackware 13.37 with my HD6870 and the free radeon drivers I had to install the newer Mesa, libdrm and kernel from /testing.
Alternatively, just install the proprietary drivers.
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Thanks again which one would you recommend as far as stability and video playback from your experience? have you tried the proprietary?
 
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Video decoding on your video chip is currently only available for the proprietary drivers. I use them on my laptop (currently the 12.6 legacy Beta) and have no problems with that. On my main machine I use the free drivers and have also no problems with that, but my CPU is powerfull enough that I don't have to care about video decoding there.
 
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Thanks, I will definitely go for the proprietary if there is no problem with it like you said. I would hate to have to drain my CPU power the other way around as I run a netbook and need battery life. I also want to stay away from messing with kernel too until I gain more experience on using linux. I highly appreciate your help.
 
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That video card may have support under -Current. The latest kernel should have support for FrameBuffer support, 2D support is provided by the xf86-video-ati package driver, and 3D support is through the Gallium3D and LLVM enabled libmesa package.

The other open source option if you are sticking to 13.37 is to either download, build, and install the latest libdrm package, latest kernel, build and install llvm from slackbuilds.org, and rebuild libmesa to support Gallium3D and use LLVM.

It's that or give the AMD proprietary FLGRX driver a whirl.
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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Radeon 6250 is part of the AMD Vision Zacate netbook APU (AMD C-30 or C-50/Radeon 6250.) Stock -current should work with it, and would be your best bet for a just-works setup (I run -current on an E-450/Radeon 6320 APU.)

Running fglrx is nice to have if you want extra powersaving and better video decoding support.
 
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Thumbs up thanks

Thanks guys! I am going to mark this thread as Solved.
 
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So I installed the proprietary ati by creating a Slackpkg for Flgrx or w.e u call it as a slackpkg. I installed that through... I have X started but the resolution is too big and and no 3d and when i type "aticonfig" it tells me the device driver is missing.
 
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Please post the exact steps you have done and the exact and complete error messages.
 
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Please post the exact steps you have done and the exact and complete error messages.
First thing I did was to run the AMD propietary .run

#./AMD*.run

Then I choose to create a Slackware based install package using the software.

using the output fglrx.tgz

I used installpkg to install it

I got X working. Now when I try to run "aticonfig"
output: No supported adapters detected.

lspci gives output:
ATI Technologies Inc Device 9807
 
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That is weird, your adapter should be supported. Which version of the driver are you using?
 
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That is weird, your adapter should be supported. Which version of the driver are you using?
Everytime I reply to your question I have to reboot my other laptop. LOL (no problem though)

The version i have is 12.6 amd catalyst.

I am having so much hardware issues that I am thinking of just using Centos temporarily and return back with the slackware 14 release...

Because even after I get X windows setup correctly I still have to deal with wifi. I am using an acer that uses Invilink for that. So when I type ifconfig it doesnt see it.

Also using 3 different usb wifis of Awus none of them was able to identify andy of the wifis with ifconfig... So its frustrating me as a novice.

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I am having so much hardware issues that I am thinking of just using Centos temporarily and return back with the slackware 14 release...
Or just upgrade to Slackware -current, you should be able to use the free radeon drivers with it.

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So when I type ifconfig it doesnt see it.

Also using 3 different usb wifis of Awus none of them was able to identify andy of the wifis with ifconfig..
If I would guess I would say you have this issue because it is iwconfig for wireless devices.
It may be easier to just install wicd from /extra and use that.
 
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Or just upgrade to Slackware -current, you should be able to use the free radeon drivers with it.

If I would guess I would say you have this issue because it is iwconfig for wireless devices.
It may be easier to just install wicd from /extra and use that.
Yes, perhaps I should try current. Its probably a lot more stable then ubuntu anyways.

And for your info I have tried both ifconfig and iwconfig.
(edit)
I take that back iwconfig works with 1 of the 3 awus USBs but not with the invilink internal pci.

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