Yes No OK OK Cancel X Linux Mint Forums Welcome to the Linux Mint forums! there is also the link I provide in my response to his question but that is an older thread for a Sony laptop with different hardware. Advice? Jay ID: 47935 · jay_e Send message Joined: 8 Mar 07Posts: 77 Message 47936 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 8:55:14 UTC - in response to Message 47935. More about the author
The solution was to boot into the BIOS and manually change the selected GPU to "discrete". The BIOS keeps switching the mode to integrated which is really frustrating. It supported RedHat, SUSE, Debian-Lenny (see note), Fedora, Mageia, Mageia, Mandriva, Slackware, and Ubuntu Note: The Debian Lenny release is fairly outdated. ( Squeeze followed Lenny in February, 2011. "Wheezy" is Your card is the ATI Mobility FireGL V5700, the word in bold is somewhat important here.
A) Errors out - One or more tools required for the installation cannoot be found on the system. It worked fine on the one laptop with an ATI GPU that I tried. And more irritating problem .. That's cool, but if we don't know you're working on it, we'll just choose someone who is. 0 Kudos Reply migle Token Ring Posts: 95 Registered: 08-24-2008 Location: PT Message 5
Adam adamk75 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by adamk75 05-19-2010, 01:23 AM #11 bhanuvrat Member Registered: Jan 2010 I need help. Infact, when I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my W500 and ran into this issue, this very thread helped me out to switch that BIOS option to discrete and get desktop back Call Gallagher!
But, I'm running Linux (Debian) I went to the AMD website and was pleased to see that they had proprietary drivers for Linux. If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput. (II) Loader magic: 0x821b0a0 (II) Module ABI versions: X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4 X.Org Video Driver: 6.0 X.Org XInput driver : scriptable? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/W500-Linux-Xorg-display-driver-available/td-p/61064 Lenovo calls it the FireGL V5700 for the W500, and ATI calls it the FirePro V5700 and refers to it as a Workstation card without specifying if it's for mobile workstations.
a README in the SDK download said "Note: As of SDK 2.8, the AMD APP SDK GPU runtime is not supported. I'm fond of ATI cards and they seem to do more GFLOPS. Lots of messages in the Ubuntu forums that said to uninstall fglrx. Using defaults. (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0) (**) | |-->Monitor "
installing flgrx on linux had caused my system to crash .. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=59601 Join our community today! I couldn't find it on the links above, am I missing it? I can assure you, though, that we can't fix any problems with fglrx without seeing that log file.
Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo 0 Kudos Reply migle Token Ring Posts: 95 Registered: 08-24-2008 Location: PT Message http://advianetwork.com/ati-mobility/ati-mobility-firegl-v5700-driver.html I didn't see the topics regarding W500 correct functioning on Vista being moved to a special interest group. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. is it necessary to install this separately in 10.10 or is it included in the package; when running on the integrated gpu if I bring up the "hardware drivers" panel no
F12 pay be more difficult, but I believe it's now working. Searching the web (and these forums) doesn't bring up any immediate answers... or, if I need to deactivate these from the console how do I go about doing this? click site NOPE.
Thanks! I did figure this out eventually on my own - but since between the Linux Mint and Ubuntu support forums you are the only person who has responded I'd like to As for the current log file you pasted here...
I'll let you know if I get my ATI7750 GPU running opencl work, and then we can compare notes... Each driver has it's varying performance affect on linux with > some newer versions actually degrading performance for my 5970. and installing them on openSUSE etc earlier had caused the display to become jerky ( making the computer appear to be slow). I went back and re-read wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary.
Lenovo Thinkpad W500 / Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 / 6GB PC3-8500 Intel GMA 4500WHD / ATI FireGL V5700 512MB 80GB Intel SSD Adv Reply November 17th, Until someone buys a W500 and puts Linux on it we will not know what the driver situation is. I don't have a solution for you at this point, but I am starting a similar build today. navigate to this website It looks just fine.
okay .. bhanuvrat View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by bhanuvrat 05-18-2010, 10:32 AM #8 adamk75 Senior Member Registered: May 2006 Posts: Hack away! light=w500and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ...
For help, knowledge, and fellowship. installing flgrx on linux had caused my system to crash .. I don't find an option in gnome for reducing the brightness of screen/ backlight in the GUI and the function key for the same job doesn't work. Reason: clarification, additional info Lenovo Thinkpad W500 / Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 / 6GB PC3-8500 Intel GMA 4500WHD / ATI FireGL V5700 512MB 80GB Intel SSD Adv
Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content 10-20-2008 12:02 PM I am waiting to buy a w500 until someone Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content 10-23-2008 01:10 PM You will agree that a Linux guy who does Desktop Effects should work, though I'm not sure about the backlight. Well, although I'm a bit disappointed with the support level on this question, I figure that I should probably post my workaround for posterity nonetheless...
A large number of Thinkpads and some Macs. You may want to first check with Fedora users, though, to confirm that it's possible to get catalyst working on F12. Since I could not easily trace the include files that set up the path, I just put links to the OpenCL.so all over the place.