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Old 01-02-2014, 10:46 PM   #1
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Linux Drivers for This Video card


Hi guys anybody knows if Ubuntu has drivers for this Video card?

http://www.amazon.com/SILENT-EAH5450.../dp/B004VRRN4E
 
Old 01-02-2014, 11:18 PM   #2
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This is a standard videocard with AMD's Radeon HD5450 videochip. You can use the proprietary Catalyst driver available from AMD (or likely through your distro's repositories) or the open source radeon driver, which most likely is already installed on your system.
If you want to use the latter it is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest kernel, libdrm and Mesa, but if you don't want to hassle with something like that (and setting kernel options) it is much easier to just use the proprietary driver.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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This is a standard videocard with AMD's Radeon HD5450 videochip. You can use the proprietary Catalyst driver available from AMD (or likely through your distro's repositories) or the open source radeon driver, which most likely is already installed on your system.
If you want to use the latter it is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest kernel, libdrm and Mesa, but if you don't want to hassle with something like that (and setting kernel options) it is much easier to just use the proprietary driver.
thanks;i ended up to order ATI HD6450 instead

what is the latest kernel? ubuntu 1310?

also you mean get the drivers here?

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...p?os=Linux+x86
 
Old 01-03-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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The latest kernel version is 3.12, the kernel versions are not related to Ubuntu version numbers.
If you want to use the proprietary driver you can use the one from your second link, but it is strongly recommended to use the one in your distro's repository instead, which can be installed using the "Additional Drivers" program.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 02:56 AM   #5
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I'm running 13.10 and the current kernel for 13.10 is 3.11.0-15-generic.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 11:31 PM   #6
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If you are using Ubuntu I would strongly recommend using the driver that is provided in the Ubuntu repositories for your video card.
For the dead simple way to install the proprietary driver for any video card, see number two here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/10/1...g-ubuntu-13-10
Or see this for more in depth info:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
Do not worry about using the latest and greatest driver for Ubuntu. The driver that is provided by the Ubuntu repositories will likely work just fine, and will be supported by Ubuntu.
I use nvidia cards, and with Ubuntu I always use the driver provided by the Ubuntu repos and I never have problems with it. I do not use bleeding edge graphics cards though, so I do not need to worry about using the latest driver.
With Slackware, I use the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia.com, because Slackware makes it easy for you to do that. Ubuntu does not make using the latest driver easy (unless you use one of those unsupported and all too problematic PPA repos), so I just use the driver from the Ubuntu repos and forget about it.

Last edited by tommcd; 01-06-2014 at 11:33 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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If you are using Ubuntu I would strongly recommend using the driver that is provided in the Ubuntu repositories for your video card.
For the dead simple way to install the proprietary driver for any video card, see number two here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/10/1...g-ubuntu-13-10
Or see this for more in depth info:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
Do not worry about using the latest and greatest driver for Ubuntu. The driver that is provided by the Ubuntu repositories will likely work just fine, and will be supported by Ubuntu.
I use nvidia cards, and with Ubuntu I always use the driver provided by the Ubuntu repos and I never have problems with it. I do not use bleeding edge graphics cards though, so I do not need to worry about using the latest driver.
With Slackware, I use the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia.com, because Slackware makes it easy for you to do that. Ubuntu does not make using the latest driver easy (unless you use one of those unsupported and all too problematic PPA repos), so I just use the driver from the Ubuntu repos and forget about it.
Thanks tommcd;well today i tried to upgrade from ubuntu 1204 to 1210 and at boot it did let hang at reboot, so i waited but nothing,then i did not try to figuer it cause not much patince so i had a Iso of Lubuntun 1310 and installed it everything is running smoothley, now i'd like to get the ATI AMD Catalylitic control, i tried this per instructions don't know what i'm doing wrong! when I put this bellow comand in terminal it says no such command
{sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run}


This instructions i think maybe this is what is wrong:
{Once downloaded put them somewhere you can find, unzip them and (‘chmod 755′ the resulting binary).

Execute the following command:
sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run


I follow these instruction bellow: Any detail guidance would be aprsciated.

http://blog.linuxacademy.com/linux/u...s-amd-edition/
 
Old 01-08-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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Thanks tommcd;well today i tried to upgrade from ubuntu 1204 to 1210 and at boot it did let hang at reboot, so i waited but nothing,then i did not try to figuer it cause not much patince so i had a Iso of Lubuntun 1310 and installed it everything is running smoothley, now i'd like to get the ATI AMD Catalylitic control, i tried this per instructions don't know what i'm doing wrong! when I put this bellow comand in terminal it says no such command
{sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run}


This instructions i think maybe this is what is wrong:
{Once downloaded put them somewhere you can find, unzip them and (‘chmod 755′ the resulting binary).

Execute the following command:
sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run


I follow these instruction bellow: Any detail guidance would be aprsciated.

http://blog.linuxacademy.com/linux/u...s-amd-edition/
These instructions are for the drivers from the AMD website, not for the drivers from the repositories, which are recommended.

- Go to the System Settings
- Open the Software Sources application
- Change to the Additional Drivers tab
- Activate the AMD drivers
 
Old 01-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #9
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These instructions are for the drivers from the AMD website, not for the drivers from the repositories, which are recommended.

- Go to the System Settings
- Open the Software Sources application
- Change to the Additional Drivers tab
- Activate the AMD drivers
Thanks TobiSGD:apreciate your quick responce,can you please tell me what are the instructions and code for the repositors to get the ATI Catalytic center?
 
Old 01-08-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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Thanks guys: I solved the problem by doing these set of instructions
Any how if someone needs it here goes.


http://askubuntu.com/questions/55340...control-center
 
Old 01-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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Against recommendations you proceeded to install the driver from AMD's website. The next time your kernel or Xorg gets updated your GUI won't start anymore and you have to repeat that procedure.
The proper procedure would have been to just install the control center:
Code:
sudo apt-get install fglrx-control
May sound harsh, but if your system breaks you can keep the pieces.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 10:02 PM   #12
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Against recommendations you proceeded to install the driver from AMD's website. The next time your kernel or Xorg gets updated your GUI won't start anymore and you have to repeat that procedure.
The proper procedure would have been to just install the control center:
Code:
sudo apt-get install fglrx-control
May sound harsh, but if your system breaks you can keep the pieces.
thanks TobioSGD i'll keep that in mind.

I think i'm where i started before installing this ati6450 video card! i can't change separate resolution for each monitor, i can change resolution on monitor 1 it says clone but on Sony tv monitor2 does't even give resolution choice,and only 2 output work at same time DVI HDMI,or HDMI VGA or VGA DVI,the monitor 3 has no signal. Also the HDMI doesn't have sound,so on this set up it's called clone monitores,on Intell it's Mirror.well waited money for nothing,well i have a spair card.
 
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Clone is not the correct mode if you don't want to have the same image on all monitors, you have to use a different setup. That you can only set up one resolution for all monitors in clone mode is normal.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #14
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Clone is not the correct mode if you don't want to have the same image on all monitors, you have to use a different setup. That you can only set up one resolution for all monitors in clone mode is normal.
Thanks TobiSGD; doy know how i achive that i need 1204x876 or lower vga or HDMI, and DVI sony tv 1920x1080.
 
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Sorry, I neither use the proprietary driver nor do I have a multimonitor solution (yet), for now my 27" is large enough.
 
  


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