ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Driver not working

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Driver not working

Post by jujare » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:43 pm


I have recently upgraded to Linux mint 14 and I tried to install inactive proprietary graphics card drivers in the 'Additional Drivers' section.
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1. The first driver 'ATI fire GL' seems to be activated but not currently in use as it can be seen from the snapshot.
Question -> How can I make this driver to be use ??

2. The second driver 'Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators' was deactivated. So, I installed it but when I restart the system it again shows that the driver is deactivated. It does not seem to be activated properly in the first place though it says that the driver will be activated after the system restart.
Question -> How can I activate this driver properly ??

Below is the command output which would give the details of the graphic cards present in my laptop.

$ inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@59.6hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A

By the way, when ever I start my linux, the fan spins at fast speed and I dont think that I am using the ATI graphics card at all.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you :)


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Re: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Driver not working

Post by jungle_boy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:34 pm

You are using Intel driver; go to synaptic and remove it, reboot and see what happens.

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