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#1 2012-12-21 22:32:38

Ferre
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2011-02-19
Posts: 74

ATI drivers

Everything works just great here but I have a question : how do I know my ATI-graphic card works right in Crunchbang ? I know in LinuxMint/Ubuntu you have to activate your driver but how does it work in CrunchBang ? (I have Waldorf).


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#2 2012-12-22 06:49:34

stolid
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Registered: 2012-09-06
Posts: 206

Re: ATI drivers

What do you mean by "works right"? If it is working, that's success...right?

You're probably running the open source Radeon driver currently. Can it do what you want? Play movies, youtube, etc.

If not, then you can install the fglrx-driver (proprietary driver) which should offer more performance, but you really only need to do that if you are having power management issues or need more performance for games. If you'd like to install the proprietary driver, tell us what video card you have and we'll direct you to the right instructions.


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#3 2012-12-24 01:40:49

rockon1215
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From: Florida
Registered: 2009-05-30
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Re: ATI drivers

If the open source driver you're using now works for everything you want to do, I (and most of the #!) would strongly advise you to avoid fglrx like the plague.

If you really want to dive in, there's as excellent guide : here

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#4 2012-12-24 05:28:33

Ferre
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2011-02-19
Posts: 74

Re: ATI drivers

Thx for the info, everything works great so I'll keep it this way smile Sorry for the late answer, had some stuff to do with the coming days smile


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#5 2013-01-01 05:25:07

Mstaaravin
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Registered: 2013-01-01
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Re: ATI drivers

Ferre wrote:

Everything works just great here but I have a question : how do I know my ATI-graphic card works right in Crunchbang ? I know in LinuxMint/Ubuntu you have to activate your driver but how does it work in CrunchBang ? (I have Waldorf).

What VGA card do you have...?

With Radeon cards:

:~# aptitude install fglrx-driver fglrx-control

Go to tty0, stop slim service and load fglrx module

:~# /etc/init.d/slim stop
:~# modprobe fglrx
:~# aticonfig --initial
:~# /etc/init.d/slim start

It's all

Last edited by Mstaaravin (2013-01-01 05:25:31)

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#6 2013-01-04 07:19:18

Ferre
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2011-02-19
Posts: 74

Re: ATI drivers

Thx, done that and it works great smile


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#7 2013-01-04 16:42:19

hinto
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From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,395

Re: ATI drivers

^any thoughts of porting something like jockey to #!?
-Hinto


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#8 2013-01-05 06:11:05

stolid
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-09-06
Posts: 206

Re: ATI drivers

FYI if you want a more up to date driver (for gaming or an newer video card, otherwise there's not much of a point), you can add Debian's experimental repo and install the fglrx-driver from there. Currently it's Catalyst 12.10 which is the latest stable driver release. I use it.


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