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cinnamon crashes with fglrx driver install

Postby happenstance1 on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:25 pm

Having BIG troubles!

I have a HP g6 pavilion with an amd a4 apu with integrated radeon graphics. Installed mint 15 with cin. 1.8 and installed the fglrx driver ( it was the latest version when LM 15 came out) worked great.

Then I scratched LM 15 for LMDE (whatever the first release in 2014 was, had the EUFI compatible iso file). Tryed installing the fglrx driver on cin. 2.0, but after reboot cin. crashed.

Since then I've tried installing pure Debian wheezy with fglrx driver, gnome crashes; Ubuntu latest stable release with the fglrx driver, unity and gnome crashed; LM 16 with the fglrx driver, cin. 2.0 crashes. Used DBAN to wipe my HD and installed LMDE fresh with fglrx 14.4.2 driver, cin. 2.0 crashes.

Help please! This is a nightmare! :(
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Re: cinnamon crashes with fglrx driver install

Postby kurotsugi on Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:59 pm

don't use fglrx?

anyway, please run 'inxi -Fxz' and tell us the result. it will help us to identify your problem.
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Re: cinnamon crashes with fglrx driver install

Postby happenstance1 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:28 am

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CPU: Dual core: AMD A4-4300M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 9981.84 ...

Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7420G] bus-ID: 00:01.0 X.org: 1.14.3 driver: fglrx tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root

Is that what you needed?

What would you recommend besides fglrx?
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Re: cinnamon crashes with fglrx driver install

Postby kurotsugi on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:06 pm

if you're not a gamer then the open source driver is will do the job. simply uninstall fglrx then reboot. the good news, although I haven't checked it yet, but if your card (Radeon HD 7420G) is supported with the fglrx version then you might still can use it with several adjustment on X configuration. the sad news, I can't help you further to debug X and fix the issue since it's out of my capability. my best recommendation is to use the open source driver.
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Re: cinnamon crashes with fglrx driver install

Postby happenstance1 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm a web developer and 2D/3D designer; I need fglrx if possible, but will settle for the open source driver if necessary. Thanks for your help.

I have considered uninstalling fglrx and installing the open source driver.

Would still like to go on with fglrx though. Someone know what I need to do from here?
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