Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 45 of 45

Thread: issues with my laptop having AMD 7970M GPU

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xgt001 View Post
    Hi

    In 12.10 you will get this if you have not installed the linux-headers package. Although it is not shown as a dependency, catalyst does not work without this. Install linux-headers-generic package and then install fglrx from repository. It should work. The same issue I had encountered on my ubuntu 12.10 install as well
    Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by king601 View Post
    Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you
    sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-generic
    is what he means as i understand him

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by king601 View Post
    Have you guys managed to get Amd 7970m Working ?. I , today did fresh
    installation of ubuntu 12.10 and tried both drivers version from Ubuntu's
    restrcited fglrx-driver post update and from AMD's website 12.11 version
    driver. Both installs , however, when restarting the system after completing
    installation unity disappear and only the desktop shows appear on screen , so I
    cant navigate to anything . Anybody encounter this problem ?
    I had the same problem after installing catalyst 12.10 from AMD's website. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with AMD 7670M.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    38

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by king601 View Post
    Can you show me ** please ** where I can find tutorial for installing linux header package specifically for amd 12.11 driver or close to it . I googled but couldn't find a tutirial for at least ubuntu 12.04 for installing linux header . Thank you
    Hi...the command is as @Wilfred stated
    HTML Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

    . I faced **exactly** the same issues as reported it in this thread when trying to install the later fglrx from either repo or the site.

    However this is what I did to fix ...

    * Install the linux-headers-generic and then do the steps for amd64 or i386 as shown in this guide

    actually I had installed fglrx package from repo after installing the headers. I simply followed the instructions here and just installed the generated deb files (which will overwrite the default catalyst 12.9 Beta from repo). It just worked fine. However you will get a amd testing only watermark. To get rid of that , here is a small patch which I found somewhere in the web

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    DRIVER=/usr/lib/fglrx/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
    sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
    done
    just log out and log in. Let me know if it does not work. I tried this on a 6370M

    personally for me 12.11 beta drivers are working VERY well with KDE

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I've just tried installing catalyst 12.12 and got a black screen after reboot. Couldn't go to command line and had to reinstall the system.
    Any tips on how to access terminal in this case?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •