Radeon hd 3200

Screen resolution, 3D Acceleration, nVidia, ATI
Forum rules
Before you post please read this
Post Reply
User avatar
Leon8200
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:15 am

Radeon hd 3200

Post by Leon8200 »

Hi all, I have an accer aspire 5517, it has the radeon hd 3200 gpu, I am seeing some terrable fps when gaming and I am thinking its the gpu driver to blame, can someone help me figure this out, thanx.

Accer aspire 5517
Linux mint mate 17.3
CPU: amd athlon 2x 1.8 GHZ
GPU: Radeon hd 3200


Btw, I have another laptop with mint 17.3 that has a-
Dual core cpu @ 1.1 GHZ and a 128 mb intergrated gpu
The pc I am having this issue with has a-
Dual core cpu @ 1.8 GHZ and a 256 mb intergrated gpuand the weaker laptop is giving me 2x the fps over the stronger one!!??,

So thats why I think its a driver related issue.
Last edited by Leon8200 on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Hoser Rob
Level 16
Level 16
Posts: 6616
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:57 am

Re: Radeon hd 3200

Post by Hoser Rob »

I don't have good news here, but here goes.

The driver you should be using is the open source one (radeon). To get a proper system report copy/paste these separately into the terminal and copy/paste the text output here ...

Code: Select all

sudo lshw -C video

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
... to confirm that's the video card you have, the driver it's using, and general system info.

The reason the open source driver is the right one is that AMD does not provide any Linux binary drivers (like you'd see in Driver Manager) for that series or any others older than the 5xxx series. In fact for Mint 18 or Ubuntu 16.04 they don't have anny binary drivers at all.

There is another open source AMD driver called AMDGPU buit that doesn't work for older cards either.

Don't try to install any of the binaries or catalyst from the AMD site or anywhere else. I guarantee they'll bork your video. Linux has ver little backwards compatibility.

Sorry but that's the way it is unless AMD does something about their legacy support (actually their Linux support in general is bad). You aren't goping to get brilliant gaming. In the meantime you should turn off ALL the eye candy. I haven't had Mate installed recently but it should be something like settings > window manager tweaks > compositing and uncheck enable compositing.
User avatar
Leon8200
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:15 am

Re: Radeon hd 3200

Post by Leon8200 »

Hoser Rob wrote:I don't have good news here, but here goes.

The driver you should be using is the open source one (radeon). To get a proper system report copy/paste these separately into the terminal and copy/paste the text output here ...

Code: Select all

sudo lshw -C video

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
... to confirm that's the video card you have, the driver it's using, and general system info.

The reason the open source driver is the right one is that AMD does not provide any Linux binary drivers (like you'd see in Driver Manager) for that series or any others older than the 5xxx series. In fact for Mint 18 or Ubuntu 16.04 they don't have anny binary drivers at all.

There is another open source AMD driver called AMDGPU buit that doesn't work for older cards either.

Don't try to install any of the binaries or catalyst from the AMD site or anywhere else. I guarantee they'll bork your video. Linux has ver little backwards compatibility.

Sorry but that's the way it is unless AMD does something about their legacy support (actually their Linux support in general is bad). You aren't goping to get brilliant gaming. In the meantime you should turn off ALL the eye candy. I haven't had Mate installed recently but it should be something like settings > window manager tweaks > compositing and uncheck enable compositing.
thanx for the reply and info.

Code: Select all

sudo lshw -C video
[sudo] password for joel: 
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RS780M [Mobility Radeon HD 3200]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:7000(size=256) memory:d2200000-d220ffff memory:d2100000-d21fffff

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: 82130853 Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: MATE 1.12.0 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine:   Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 5517 v: V1.09
           Bios: Acer v: V1.09 date: 11/30/2009
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 (-MCP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 7182
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1800 MHz 2: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780M [Mobility Radeon HD 3200]
           bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet
           driver: atl1c v: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (16.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54503 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 38G used: 6.5G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: /boot size: 269M used: 47M (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 183 Uptime: 1:28 Memory: 683.7/2753.6MB
           Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28 
Image
User avatar
Leon8200
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:15 am

Re: Radeon hd 3200

Post by Leon8200 »

I upgraded my CPU the other day from a single core @ 1.6 GHZ to dual core @ 1.8 GHZ, and in doing so I noticed about a 40% increase in overall fps, maybe this means my gpu isn't the bottleneck?,

I am trying to run pcsx2 through wine as that is how I have always ran it,

in pcsx2 if I run it in hardware or software rendering it doesn't seem to make a difference in fps, so I am wondering, should I downgrade to an older version of mint or ubuntu?

I'm not trying to change the subject or anything like that, I'm just wondering if its the gpu or something else.
Image
Post Reply

Return to “Graphics Cards & Monitors”