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Postby Electroman6913 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:46 pm

I am trying to get 3d support
I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
I couldn't find a hardware manage in LMDE I downloaded a file from ATI but it was only for Red Hat and Suse. I couldn't figure out how to build a package from the file I downloaded. Help would be much appreciated.
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Re: ati driver

Postby Gerd50 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:38 pm

Without knowledge about what you've downloaded help is impossible :wink:

At first try this:

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apt-get install fglrx-control fglrx-glx fglrx-modules-dkms


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sudo aticonfig --initial
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Re: ati driver

Postby SimonTS on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:39 pm

You shouldn't (don't quote me though) need to download the driver from ATI for LMDE. There is a useful posting - viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76010 - which details various things worth 'tidying up' post-install on LMDE. The part I would suggest you look at is as follows;-
Now's the part for ATI Radeon users:

The FGLRX driver:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-control
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental compiz-fusion-* fusion-icon
sudo /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
sudo reboot

After reboot, time to set up ATI and Compiz options.
The most important ATI option is "Tear Free Desktop".
There are plenty of Compiz options to configure, but almost every config will work ok.

I've found I have to use fusion-icon (make it load on startup) to use compiz as window manager. "compiz --replace" method gives us Compiz just once.
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Re: ati driver

Postby Roken on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:33 pm

The best way I have found to install propriety gfx drivers is to use sgfxi: http://smxi.org
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Re: ati driver

Postby Electroman6913 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:41 pm

I have the driver installed now but I can't get Compiz to work.
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Re: ati driver

Postby wayne128 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:46 pm

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