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Graphics drivers' installation

Postby soup2511 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:45 am

Hi,
I have a HP Pavillion DV6 notebook which has an AMD Radeon 6490M graphics card along with Intel HD 3000. Please can anyone point me how can I install graphics drivers for both these cards ? Switchable Graphics would be an added bonus. :D
Thanks :)
HP dv6-6155tx
Intel core i5-2430M @ 2.4 GHz
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM / 750GB HDD
Intel HD3000 / ATI Radeon 6490M 1GB
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Re: Graphics drivers' installation

Postby Alpha-Geek on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 pm

From the menu, select "Preferences" then "Software Sources". Video drivers are found on the "Additional Drivers" tab.
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Re: Graphics drivers' installation

Postby soup2511 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Alpha-Geek wrote:From the menu, select "Preferences" then "Software Sources". Video drivers are found on the "Additional Drivers" tab.


Thanks Alpha-Geek ... Ya I see now that the ATI driver is already enabled.
ATI has a software called catalyst control center which allows us to switch between the dedicated and integrated graphics.
Is it(or something equivalent) available on LInux ?
HP dv6-6155tx
Intel core i5-2430M @ 2.4 GHz
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM / 750GB HDD
Intel HD3000 / ATI Radeon 6490M 1GB
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Re: Graphics drivers' installation

Postby agvares on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:59 pm

Catalyst 13.1 is available at AMD website.

the problem is there's some risk involved with installing it.

I have dual intel\ati graphics myself, and from my experience it only leads to fails at starting X-server.

in case that'll become your scenario as well, keep in mind that unistall files are stored at /usr/share/ati directory
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Re: Graphics drivers' installation

Postby soup2511 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:07 pm

agvares wrote:Catalyst 13.1 is available at AMD website.

the problem is there's some risk involved with installing it.

I have dual intel\ati graphics myself, and from my experience it only leads to fails at starting X-server.

in case that'll become your scenario as well, keep in mind that unistall files are stored at /usr/share/ati directory


Agreed there ....
I myself tried to do the same seeing this (http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu ... 7s_site.29) and yes, same result ...
X-Server stopped working ...
After which I had to reinstall Mint 14.
HP dv6-6155tx
Intel core i5-2430M @ 2.4 GHz
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM / 750GB HDD
Intel HD3000 / ATI Radeon 6490M 1GB
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Re: Graphics drivers' installation

Postby soup2511 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:20 pm

Guys having AMD/Intel have anyone tried this ?
http://www.upubuntu.com/2013/01/amd-cat ... -adds.html
Does it work?

I dont want to try anything new right now .... It would be trouble if something happens just before the semester exams :?
HP dv6-6155tx
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