Here is the info on my hardware graphical card:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
resources: memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) ioport:2000(size=256) memory:fc000000-fc00ffff memory:fc020000-fc03ffff(prefetchable)
When I click "hardware drivers" in the control center, I get the message that ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver is available.
Message also says that it is tested by LinuxMint developers.
But I am scared to install the driver, because when I did this with a previous install of Linux Mint it blew up my whole system.
When I go here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... inux%20x86
Name File Size Revision Number Release
ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver 81.0 MB 9.12 12/17/2009 Download
Automated installer and Display Drivers for X.Org 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, or 7.4
The drivers above support English only.
The display driver requires POSIX shared memory to be enabled on the system.
Kernal Sources package is no longer required if Kernel Header package is installed.
32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work.
What should I do?
Shall I click Activate in the Hardware drivers screen?
Shall I download and install the driver from www.support.amd.com?
if the new driver install does not work? How can I roll back to the previous driver?? Even when I do not have a screen ( it might be black) available?
Thanks for any help.
Jos B. Rikhof