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Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:27 am

I have linux mint 14.1 64bit with cinnamon 1.6 and when i install the propieatary amd driver from the additional drivers and reboot the system it shows the cinnamon desktop in different way, how can i fix it?
also the fans are very noisy when i use linux mint but in windows the are quiter, i think the lack of graphic driver causes this,
please help me to find a soulution for this problem
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:17 am

Please don't crosspost. I've deleted your other topic.

I'm not sure, but I think the AMD proprietary drivers may have problems with running Cinnamon. Could you share the output of the following command run from the terminal? It may be needed to help you. You can copy text to/from the terminal, see Its edit menu.
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:14 pm

Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A


also when i try to run amd catalyst control centrel it says:
Initialization error:
There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.
No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
Please install the AMD driver appropriate for you AMD hardware, or configure using aticonfig
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:37 pm

Ah, you have two graphics card--one from Intel and one from AMD. Possibly the following two topics will be helpful:
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=119819
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=114068#p635844

I'm no expert on these dual graphic problems (frankly, scares the bejeebers out of me) so I hope somebody else can pitch in on this also.
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:07 pm

I tried the first one but now when i reboot to linux it doesnt even asks me my username and password and shows me some messege about x-server and i think i need to reinstall linux mint now, what should i do?
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Try booting with the boot parameter "nomodeset xforcevesa" (add them without the quotes). You can add the boot parameter by in the GRUB menu (hold down shift during boot to get it to show), and press the 'e' key to edit. Then add the needed parameters on the line that starts with "linux". If that helps you log in successfully, you may be able to repair this issue from there. But like I wrote, I'm out of my depth there :(
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:55 pm

okay but i can just format and reinstall the linux its no problem, but i need a solution for the driver problem if someone could help me i would be thankful :)
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:36 pm

i installed the open source driver and it shows cinamon normaly but still the computer is really noisy what can i do about it?
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:33 am

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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby vicemore on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:46 am

hi

i had the almost the same issue with the fan too with a 4870

the only sollution that worked for me was to modify the fan profiles of the graphic card bios.

baiscaly i saved into my pc the bios of my 4870 using gpu-z. ( to edit it and save it for backup)
i used rbe editor to cheange the fan profiles.
i used atiwinflash to flash my bios but i don\t recommend that. u can make a bootable disk in dos.

all under windows... idk if this will help you and sorry for my english
edit: not sure if it will even work on laptop video card, it is just a suggestion
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:44 am

okay, it sound difficult and dangerous, but thanks anyway :), anyone has other solution?
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby vicemore on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:08 am

isn't that dificult
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYQ7xHNkE5c
i don't recomend flashing from windows, that\s all.
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:54 pm

Ok i will try it soon, but maybe there is another solution?
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:41 am

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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby igorbash on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:25 pm

anyone found a soulution?
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Re: Radeon 7670m driver

Postby sdfgeoff on Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:44 pm

Thread Necrosis, but because this thread comes up on a search for this driver:

I am using Mint 15 with a Radeon 7670m and Intel dual graphics setup.
Admittedly I am using the XFCE4 desktop, and have not had any issues with it.

The instructions that I followed to set up the system are these ones:
http://anup07.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/installing-ati-radeon-7670m-hd-graphic-driver-on-linux-mint/
(Hopefully the forum doesn't ban me from posting links)
When I first got the laptop and put Ubuntu on it, it took a couple of times to get the graphics card working. But over the past couple months, I've changed OS a couple of times, and got a lot of practice in, and the instructions do work if you are careful in following them.

Before the graphics drivers were correctly installed, the fan did run most of the time, but that was because it was running the graphics card at full-speed the entire time. Once the drivers were installed, the whole laptop cooled down (yes, it was slightly too hot to rest your hands on comfortably!), and the fan turned on only when needed.
Also makes a big difference in battery life, going from ~2 hours to 4-5 hours per charge.

--- edit---
The output for my inxi -Gx command is pretty similar to yours:
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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT [Radeon HD 7670M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: fglrx,intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
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