[kwlug-help] Help with AMD-ATI graphics problem on Ubuntu 12.04

nadeem lawji nlawji at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 11:45:36 EDT 2013

Thanks Robert and Paul.
I've got video going now, but no sound.  I will continue to play with these
ideas this weekend.  Will keep you posted on my progress.
Thanks much for your help.

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Robert Campbell <raibert at gto.net> wrote:

> On 13-04-10 02:04 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:39:07PM -0400, nadeem lawji wrote:
>>> However, I still am a windows trained pc user.  Which means I know
>>> nothing
>>> about command line stuff, or how to fix non-compliant hardware problems
>>> with an update telling me to hit "update now".  So, when finding
>>> 'solutions' in the forums and whatnot, I am cut and pasting, but not
>>> understanding what  fglrx,  xorg, catalyst, vesa, and all these sorts of
>>> things are.  Recently, I came across a post that says there is no fix for
>>> the ati 5xxxx graphics cards, which mine appears to be.
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/**showthread.php?t=1930450<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450>
>> That post says: "If you do not own a AMD hybrid graphic card, please
>> leave this thread, and post your problems in a thread made for AMD
>> single graphic or Intel single graphic." As far as I can tell you have
>> only AMD stuff, since you are using onboard video.
>> Based upon the specs for your processor, I suspect that you have a
>> Radeon HD 7480D graphics card built into the processor. Is that
>> correct?
>> http://shop.amd.com/ca/All/**Detail/Processor/**
>> AD5300OKHJBOX?SearchFacets=**category%3AProcessor<http://shop.amd.com/ca/All/Detail/Processor/AD5300OKHJBOX?SearchFacets=category%3AProcessor>
>> I looked at this post:
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/**showthread.php?t=361236&p=**
>> 12387917#post12387917<http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=361236&p=12387917#post12387917>
>> which says that the suggested solution is to install the proprietary
>> Catalyst drivers for Ubuntu 12.10 . But there may be a number of steps
>> to do this.
>> Do you have any other links that suggest that this is not going to
>> work?
>>  I guess what I'm asking is if anyone knows this problem, and can help me
>>> fix it - I feel I'm spinning my wheels folowing all these different
>>> solutions being thrown at me from the forums.  Face time would be great,
>>> but I'll take email help too.  But another question I have, is if there
>>> is
>>> another version of Linux I could look into until I get this sorted out.
>>> Having XP in a partition is bugging me, and I'd really prefer to go back
>>> to
>>> ubuntu/linux only.
>> I think that going with a bleeding edge version of Ubuntu (12.10 or
>> 13.04) might be a workaround, but I do not know for sure.
>> I could potentially help you troubleshoot this if we can arrange a
>> time to meet and for you to bring your computer down. Send me an email
>> off-list. (Other people are welcome to jump in and help you as well.)
>>  my processor and mb are(no graphics card, it's onboard graphics):
>>> A4 Series Dual-core A4-5300 3.4GHz Desktop Processor
>>> GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 (rev. 1.0)
>>>  - Paul
>>  The Linux version of Catalyst from the AMD site cleared up all the
> problems that I was having with my graphics card.
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