Installing ATI driver

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Installing ATI driver

Postby maulikshah1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:06 am

My graphic card is not listed in additional drivers tab in software sources. do i need to install a driver for that? because my laptop fan is running very high and eating a lot of battery. i searched internet a lot for solving this and found that it may be graphic card driver.

i also installed jupiter but with no success so far in reducing cpu fan speed.please give suggestion for battery saving also.

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System: Host: maulik-shah Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: Dell model: N/A version: A14 Bios: Dell version: A14 date: 06/08/2011
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5 CPU M 480 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 1197.00 MHz 2: 1197.00 MHz 3: 1197.00 MHz 4: 1197.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650]
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@59.6hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2
Audio: Card-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series] driver: snd_hda_intel
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: f0:4d:a2:d4:c4:09
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 8c:a9:82:1c:a9:7a
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (15.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BEVT size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 21G used: 5.0G (26%) fs: ext4
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Unmounted: ID: /dev/sda1 size: 0.04G label: DellUtility uuid: 5450-4444
ID: /dev/sda2 size: 0.10G label: System Reserved uuid: C09A2BC39A2BB536
ID: /dev/sda3 size: 187.80G label: Windows 7 uuid: 003E9BE93E9BD64E
ID: /dev/sda5 size: 214.75G label: Fun uuid: 2458112D5810FF6C
ID: /dev/sr0 size: 1.07G label: N/A uuid: N/A
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 57.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 69.5
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 158 Uptime: 41 min Memory: 969.1/3819.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

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Re: Installing ATI driver

Postby wayne128 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:40 am

Read Mint14 release note..

relevant one is on your ATI 4xxxx series, which is not supported with Mint14's xorg version.

so, you can follow the link in code tag below, to downgrade xorg version and then install legacy fglrx.

or you can go back to Mint13, or some other distros that supports legacy ATI card.

Code: Select all

AMD Radeon HD 2xxx-4xxx series card

The ATI drivers for these cards are now available in a separate branch called legacy series. Unfortunately these legacy drivers (version 12.6) have not been updated to work with Xorg 1.13.

If you own one of these cards you can either:

    Use the default Open Source drivers which come with Linux Mint
    Downgrade Xorg and install the Legacy ATI drivers as explained at

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