[SOLVED]Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

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[SOLVED]Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby bryk on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm

I previously installed Mint 14, and attempted to install native drivers and issue here: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=120216&p=661781#p661781

The fix I was referred to was in: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=119819

I followed same instructions so that machine will run cooler, but the fix seem to completely hose up system and xserver would not start.

I had to reinstall back to clean Mint 15 install to get graphics to work and it is now running very hot.

bryk@pavilion ~ $ glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes
bryk@pavilion ~ $ lsmod | grep fglrx
bryk@pavilion ~ $ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler [Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT]
bryk@pavilion ~ $ X -version

X.Org X Server 1.13.3
Release Date: 2013-03-07
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux pavilion 3.8.0-19-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=02bc2268-2a74-4a6f-85a4-24d1452951c4 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 17 April 2013 10:43:13PM
xorg-server 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
bryk@pavilion ~ $ uname -a
Linux pavilion 3.8.0-19-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
bryk@pavilion ~ $

I don't know if there is a way to get native drivers working and machine cooler, or if I need to fallback to Mint 14.

Thanks
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby bryk on Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:34 pm

So in reading more entries on the forum, I have come to the conclusion, rightly or wrongly, that native ATI drivers are no longer a practical option with Mint 15.

That means I either put up with laptop running hot or fallback to Mint 14.
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby Mark Phelps on Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:59 pm

Appears you have hybrid Intel/AMD graphics -- which is a serious problem, not easily fixed. Read through the thread for suggestions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450&highlight=switchable+graphics
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby bryk on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Thank you for the info. I followed the instructions there, but xserver failed on reboot.
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby bryk on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:27 pm

I also tried using mintdrivers to switch to fglrx and fglrx-updates drivers. It did successfully reboot and start xserver, but cinnamon crashed and would not function correctly. I seem to be running out of options.
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby Onyx47 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:54 pm

I any of the instructions you used, have you downgraded your Intel driver? There is a bug where newer Intel drivers don't work with Catalyst 3.4 (which you need due to Mint 15 using 3.8 kernel).

Can you post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log? I'm reluctant to tell you to just downgrade your Intel driver without checking first.
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[SOLVED]Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby bryk on Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:59 pm

I had lost a whole day of work trying to resolve this issue so I reinstalled Mint 14 and applied the original fixes. Those did not work this time for some reason, but fortunately the Catalyst 3.4 drivers did work, where earlier versions did not. So I now have a working and cooler laptop running Mint 14. I will re-attempt upgrade to Mint 15, or later, when the bugs for the hybrid cards get worked out.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Mint 15 Upgrade Intel Hybrid/ATI 3D not working

Postby kauanmocelin on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:36 am

Onyx47 wrote:I any of the instructions you used, have you downgraded your Intel driver? There is a bug where newer Intel drivers don't work with Catalyst 3.4 (which you need due to Mint 15 using 3.8 kernel).

Can you post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log? I'm reluctant to tell you to just downgrade your Intel driver without checking first.

How do downgrade for Intel driver?
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