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ATI proprietary drivers wont stay activated

Postby Peter20ghz on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:05 am

I just installed Mint8 64bit, and i got problems with the graphic, its very slugish.
In windows world it means that the display drivers are not set proper. So i looked for it, and it looks strange.
In hardware drivers they are listed for my ATI card, and the activatebutton is clickable. But when i click on it nothing seems to happend, it doesent change fron non activated to activated.
During install i set the drivers as active. And i have installed Mint many times before on this PC without problems, so something must have went wrong this time.

What can be wrong here, and what is a good solution?

peter@peter-office-linux ~ $ inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card ATI RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650] X.Org 1.6.4 Res: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer N/A GLX Version N/A Direct Rendering N/A


All help is wellcome.

best regards
Peter
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Re: ATI proprietary drivers wont stay activated

Postby richyrich on Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:55 am

Hardware Drivers application :
When you clicked the Activate button, did you give it time to download and install the drivers ? Sometimes the progress bar just sits there, not moving, but it probably is trying to download the drivers.

Give it some time, then when it is done, it will change the bottom sentences to "Reboot for changes to take effect" or some such.
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Re: ATI proprietary drivers wont stay activated

Postby Peter20ghz on Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:35 am

Im not sure that i understand. The other times i installed mint, the drivers where downloaded and activated together with the installation, downloaded some updates as well if im not wrong.
So it all kinda worked straight out of the box. When i installed yesterday it asked me as before if i wanted to activate the hardware drivers for ATI display adapter and i clicked yes.
But still now itś not active. And in the hard ware driver application, it asks if i want to activate, when i press yes the next thing that comes is the auth/password window that i fill in to allow the driver to be activated.
The next thing that happens is - nothing, No progress bar anywhere, there is no download going on anywhere, and the activate button is still saying that i should activate.

As new to the Linux system i dont know where to look for error, but something is clearly not working.

Any other ideas?

Thanks for your time
//Peter
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Re: ATI proprietary drivers wont stay activated

Postby Peter20ghz on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:07 pm

richyrich wrote:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=41262&p=237087&hilit=2600+ATI#p237087

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=31845


Yes, the way described in this thread worked out for me.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=41262&p=237087&hilit=2600+ATI#p237087


Cant understand why i didnt find this when i looked for similar described problems.

Well, im thankful for the link and now that part of my Mint problems can be ticked off.
Im sure to show up soon enough.

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