Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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tasmedic
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Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Hi there

I'm running mint 17.2 on an AMD64 platform, with cinnamon.

I gather that I won't get hardware acceleration with my Radeon unless I install the Radeon drivers from the ATI web site. I did download and auto install the most current drivers from there, but x11 crashes when I reboot my computer.

Is there some special recipe to install the drivers? Should I use drivers from canonical? Did I do the wrong thing auto-installing rather than saving them first and using terminal window?

For the time being I have reinstalled mint 17.2 and am using the default software acceleration. Seems a waste to leave out my GPU's capabilities.

Please advise how to get hardware acceleration working. I did search this forum but couldn't find my specific issue addressed.

Thanks from the newbie.... Chris.
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Re: Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Launch Driver Manager utility, does it offer a list of available drivers for your graphics card ?
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Re: Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Laurent85 wrote:Launch Driver Manager utility, does it offer a list of available drivers for your graphics card ?
Menu -> Administration -> Driver Manager

That should install the driver for you. No need to go to the ATI website and download it yourself.
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Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Thanks, guys and/or gals!

I've installed the recommended driver from driver manager, and all seems to be ok.

So simple, I'm glad I posted in the newbie forum!

I've certainly seen a big improvement in the video quality.

Is there a way to formally test and confirm the hardware acceleration? glxgears is giving me 1150 fps, but this isn't any more than it was doing before I installed the drivers! Flash video on youtube is still showing software rendering and software decoding.

Thanks for helping me out guys!

Newbie chris.
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Re: Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Did you reboot after you enabled the new drivers?
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Re: Radeon HD 6450 hardware acceleration

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Shryp wrote:Did you reboot after you enabled the new drivers?
Yes, I did. Is there a specific test I can run to determine the status of hardware acceleration and rendering?

Thanks
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