Fedora Hardware :: ATI Proprietary Driver With Gnome 3 Shell And OpenCL

Sep 4, 2011

I'm going to play w/ OpenCL on Fedora 15. I instaled their (AMD) SDK, and need to install their ICD driver. But I heard, that there are problems w/ AMD proprietary video driver with Gnome 3 shell. Does anyone have an experience with this configuration?My machine has Phenom II and ATI 4750 video.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: OpenCL With The Packaged Proprietary NVIDIA Driver Not Working?

Sep 8, 2010

what the prepackaged proprietary nvidia driver is missing to run compiled OpenCL programs.

I have the pre-packaged proprietary nvidia driver from [URL] and the package is missing some files, like lobOpenCL.so, which I extracted from the .run file and put manually in the /usr/lib64 directory toether with creating some symlinks. I can compile my opencl programs fine (C | // // File: hello.c // - Anonymous - 3BF2vDzc - [URL], Getting started with OpenCL and GPU Computing), but when I run, the firsr opencl-related function clGetPlatformIDs returns an error code.

Again, I try to figure out what the prepackaged driver is missing. If I use the nvidia .run script driver, the problem probably does not exist. CUDA executables run fine (compiled on an other opensuse machine without nvidia card)

opensuse 11.1 64bit, nvidia quadrofx3700 driver version 256.53

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Fedora :: Borked My Install With The Proprietary ATI Driver

Oct 30, 2010

I used the ATI executable to install the ATI videocard driver and now my Fedora install wont boot at all... it stops mid-bootup and the screen flickers and it just hangs. Is there any way for me to rescue my install with a Live CD or Live Media?

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Fedora :: Disable Proprietary Driver Under Boot

Jan 14, 2011

My laptop screen suddenly fails to show anything else than a black screen. Hence I would like to connect it to another external screen in order to debug and/or data backup for a new computer.When I connect it to an external screen and boot the system (Fedora 13) I see the different services getting started succesfully on the screen. In the end of the boot procedure usually my proprietary Nvidia driver loads (recognized by the big Nvidia logo) - but this fails to show up on the external display. So from the point where the Nvidia driver usually loads I have no working display.

I think I know why. It's because I installed a proprietary Nvidia driver and saved the configuration in Xorg.conf - and the saved configuration does not include this particular external display. So now the driver insist on starting on the non-functional laptop display.

Here comes the question: can I somehow stall the boot process (while it is shown on the external display) and disable the driver (and delete the Xorg.conf file)?

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Fedora :: Freeze On Boot After Attempted Proprietary Graphics Driver Installation?

Jun 21, 2011

I'm still trying to learn the ropes on linux as a whole and I've run into sort of a huge dilema. I wanted to connect my laptop to my TV via VGA. However, it would not work because I didn't have the proprietary graphics driver for my graphics card (Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M). I searched the internet and found the guide below because the guide provided here did not specify Quadro family graphics cards[URL]I followed the "easy method" to the T. Now I cannot boot into Fedora 15 at all (I'm stuck on bloody Windows 7 again ). It simply freezes at the boot animation (the "F" in the bubble). What can I do to fix this

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Hardware :: NVIDIA Proprietary Driver - Resolution Changes Not Saved On Restart - Fedora 14

Dec 20, 2010

I recently installed Fedora 14 KDE and NVIDIA proprietary driver for GeForce FX 5200. I'm able to change the resolution to 1920x1080 (Acer H213H 21.5" lcd monitor), but when I restart the box, I lose these settings and I have to fiddle with NVIDIA and KDE monitor settings until I get the settings back.

Here is my xorg.conf file:


Is this (in)correct? What else can I try in order to keep my resolution at 1920x1080? When I restart, it reverts to 640x480.

I didn't have this problem before installing NVIDIA driver, however, I had visual anomalies and slowness in video refresh/repaint whenever moving windows. I don't want to go back to that so I'd like to see how to permanently propagate my resolution settings through reboots of this box. I've search multiple forums with no relevant hits as far as I was able to discern.

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Hardware :: No Sound Through Inboard HDMI On Fedora 12 With Proprietary NVIDIA Video Driver

Aug 5, 2010

Under Fedora 12, I have installed the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver successfully and am now attempting to use the onboard HDMI output. (The board has HDMI and VGA out built in.) I am getting a clear picture on the TV screen, although the edge of the screen output hangs off all edges of the physical screen. The HDMI audio output is being detected, but no sound come out of the TV when I switch the sound output from the Analog Sterio Duplex to HDMI Output in the Sound Preferences. Any suggestions, and what further information is required?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: How To Clear Proprietary NVidia Driver And Replace With Nouveau Driver

Jun 13, 2011

There is one thing missing (I think) a clear guide to clearing out Nvidia and replacing it with nouveau. For all but hardened gamers, nouveau on 11.4 delivers. It also removes one more barrier to what I think is the intended goad of Tumbleweed.The problem IMHO is not that there are no clear guides. The problem is there are too many. No sooner does one person do a guide (that is clear) and someone else who does not like some point writes another guide that they think is more clear (but in fact is less clear in other aspects). And this goes on ad infinitum.IMHO we have too many guides - many of which are sufficient clear ... but the VAST number only serves to confuse users more.

Having typed that, IMHO this is NOT a Tumbleweed specific issue, but its MUCH WIDER in scope and hence does not belong as a discussion in this Tumbleweed thread.

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Fedora Hardware :: Wiki Page On GNOME Or List Which Graphics Cards Work On 15 With GNOME Shell?

May 26, 2011

is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.

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Fedora Hardware :: Fc12 - How To Get OpenCL Working On Nvidia

Apr 7, 2010

i am trying to get OpenCL to work on fc12. i have an nvidia gtx285 and from the nvidia page, the only driver that support OpenCL are 190.29 (nvdrivers_2.3_linux_64_190.29.run) However on using this driver xserver does not work, but using 195.36.15 it works, but OpenCL doesn't as currently only 190.29 driver will. i am infact very surprised that an open source api like OpenCL is having so much problem to work on nvidia hardware. i had none of these issues on fedora 10. i seem to be on a lone boat in this, is no one using OpenCL on fedora12?

p.s=> OpenCL is NOT OpenGL! OpenCL is for using GPU computing.

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Debian :: Proprietary Driver Not Have All Files

Nov 22, 2015

I installed the proprietary Nvidia 352.63 driver from their website, but now debsums shows are not installed five files in the five packages. I tried to reinstall these packages but it broke Cinnamon desktop environment. Is there the possibility to compile the driver order to have all this files?

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Debian Hardware :: Proprietary Driver For AMD GPU

Aug 8, 2014

I have installed Debian 7 with KDE for the first time on my desktop and wanted to try the proprietairy driver for my AMD gpu (2100)

I followed these steps: [URL] ....

But, after typing this in the terminal

Code: Select all# aptitude install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')

I was asked to remove a lot, I mean...a lot of packages

Code: Select all@debian:~$ sudo aptitude install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
to be REMOVED: 
  ant{u} ant-optional{u} apper{u} apper-data{u} ark{u} ca-certificates-java{u} cdparanoia{u} cdrdao{u}
  crda{u} default-jre{u} default-jre-headless{u} dnsmasq-base{u} dolphin{u} dvd+rw-tools{u}
  fonts-lyx{u} fonts-opensymbol{u} fonts-sil-gentium{u} fonts-sil-gentium-basic{u} fonts-stix{u}
  freespacenotifier{u} genisoimage{u} growisofs{u} gwenview{u} htdig{u} hyphen-en-us{u}

[Code] ....

Is this normal behaviour or does he want to ruin my installation, just for fun. I mean, this all a lot to uninstall just to add a driver.

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 Proprietary Driver Installation

Dec 14, 2010

I installed my version of 10.10 with the VMWare Player Auto Installer, and I know when you install Ubuntu 10.10 it asks if you want to install the proprietary drivers.The install must have said no to this question. Is there anyway without re-installing of getting back to this question?

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Ubuntu :: Uninstall Proprietary ATI Driver?

May 26, 2011

I installed the proprietary ATI graphics driver from the AMD website(i did not install it using the additional drivers tool in the administration menu) and i don't know how to uninstall it. how do i do this?

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Ubuntu :: Nvidia Proprietary Driver ?

May 31, 2011

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop which has a Nvidia GForce 7300LE card. Installation was successful, however, the moment I install Nvidia Current driver the system hangs. The only way I was able to get the system working was by doing a fresh install.

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Debian Multimedia :: How To Keep Out Proprietary NVIDIA Driver

Feb 20, 2016

Debian Jessie kernel 3.16.0 AMD64. Legacy GeForce 66oo GT video card.

I just re-installed Jessie via Debian non-free DVD. When I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, the screen says to the effect :

"Before Nouveau can be used, must remove Nvidia config from xorg.conf and xorg.conf.d"

Is there a simple way to keep Nouveau and blacklist or prevent Nvidia driver from being automatically installed in the first place?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 Upgrade And ATI Proprietary Driver

Aug 8, 2010

I've been running OpenSuSE 11.2 for some time now; my system is a Dell 64-bit with an ATI 46xx graphics card and I've used the proprietary ATI driver without difficulty, as the driver provided with OpenSuSE was pretty much unusable. I'm considering upgrading to v11.3, but there seem to be scattered horror stories involving ATI cards, particularly when it comes to ATI's proprietary driver.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: How To Remove ATI Proprietary Driver

Aug 1, 2010

I installed ATI 10.7 driver successfully but its not up to my expectations, e.g VLC not working right (video stutters, etc). And I want to revert back to the default radeon which was a lot better until the ATI 10.8 driver comes out.

By the way, what is this in my /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install? code...

And how do I revert back to 'radeon'?

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Ubuntu :: Install Proprietary Driver On Startup?

Jun 25, 2010

I want to create diskless comupters for a lan party using an nfs root. My problem is that this root filesystem should be usable on different hardware (AMD / nVidia graphic cards) and I need the best performance.

My question is : Is there a way to activate automatically proprietary driver on startup without modifying root filesystem ?

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Ubuntu :: NVIDIA Proprietary Driver Won't Build On

Sep 1, 2010

I have used the NVidia proprietary drivers for awhile. Yes, I know about nv and I even know about the prepackaged ones, but I've never minded getting the latest from NVidia, dropping out of X, and running the install which automatically rebuilds everything.

I recently took the synaptic update to 2.6.32-24. It worked fine and -- I guess -- migrated my driver. I didn't think about it. For no particular reason today I tried to build the latest NVIDIA driver (256.53 -- had been on an earlier 256 series). The build failed with some conftest failures. Even trying to rebuild the working driver failed. Reverting to 2.6.32-23 allowed both to be built and they work. So something the NVIDIA installer is expecting headerwise must be different between 2.6.32-23 and -24.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.10 Nvidia Proprietary Driver No GUI

Nov 23, 2010

Installing Mythbuntu 10.10, which I finally got installed properly. At first I installed the open-source video drivers just to make sure the installation worked, then I installed the "version current" proprietary drivers using the graphics drivers manager...tool...thing. However, when I restarted the computer, it has a text-mode splash screen and I stay in the first virtual terminal.

If I try to go to the GUI "terminal" [Ctrl-Alt-F7], it appears to be partway through some kind of check:


I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to try to get back to the open-source drivers, but it didn't give any text output and went straight to the next line of command prompt, when I restarted it did the exact same thing. Any tips for at least getting back to the open drivers? I'd like to not have to reinstall again (I'm dual-booting WinXP,). The card in question is a GeForce 6200 AGP.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Only Get Sound With Proprietary ATI Driver

Nov 29, 2010

I'm afraid I only have basic experience with *nix command lines and have only been using Ubuntu for a week, so I may require a little bit of hand holding on something as nuts-and-bolts as a driver issue.

Relevant Hardware:
From lspci -v
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3470 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device e390
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 49
Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at 90200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]

The Symptoms/Experience: Under the default installation of Ubuntu, I have no sound. When I install the proprietary ATI drivers, I have sound. I can uninstall and reinstall the proprietary drivers and recreate this every time.

My only problem with using the proprietary driver is that there's a lot of problems with video playback that is fixed with the free, default driver. But when I use it, I have no sound and watching a movie is still not very fun. From everything I read, many people are using the provided ATI driver with sound and fixing that should be easier than fixing the ATI driver's video tearing, which has largely stumped the community. Having failed to install "OSS" and now having no sound with either driver, I'm probably going to reformat/reinstall today but am looking forward to fixing this issue.

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General :: Blank Screen With Proprietary ATI Driver

Jul 8, 2011

I would like to get better 3D performance, so I decided to try the proprietary ATI driver. The Arch Wiki page about it (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Catalyst) isn't very helpful, I don't really understand it. It mentions different packages and something about some kernel modules, with no explanation at all about what they do and very poor instructions on how to use them.

I just tried installing "catalyst-daemon" from the AUR, but it just gives me a blank screen when I start X. Nothing happens when I try to use Ctrl+Alt+F2, and nothing happens when I try to blindly log in and enter "shutdown -r now" (I ended up pressing the Reset button). I uninstalled it (everything still worked fine as long as you don't start X), and now everything's back to normal.

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Hardware :: Proprietary Driver With An Nvidia Gt310m?

Apr 16, 2010

I've been getting a little discouraged with my laptop and I've been finding a lot of machines with gt310m graphics. The driver page last I checked didn't list this as being supported by the proprietary driver, I was just wondering if there's anyone that has tried it, and what the results were.

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Hardware :: Nvidia (with Proprietary Driver) Vs ATI (with Free)

Mar 8, 2011

I currently have an nvidia card (GeForce 8800 GTX) and use the proprietary driver since I game a lot on wine (games like mass effect 2, prince of persia 2008, and some more recent games). I was wondering if using an equivalent ATI card with the free driver would show the same performance as my current on, or if the ATI driver isn't THAT mature yet. Would I be able to play the latest games with it on wine, or am I better of with nvidia and the propietary driver.

(I definitely know nouveau doesn't stand up to it *yet*, i.e., Prince of Persia complains about lack of video features). (note I don't care about a nouveau vs radeon debate, nor for a nvidia vs ati debate, the question is ati+free vs nvidia+propietary).

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Hardware :: Proprietary Driver For ATI X1250 On Lenny

Jun 30, 2010

How can i install it? Which version of Catalyst is better to use? I know that Catalyst 9.3 is the latest version, which has full support of ati x1250, in later drivers my video-card is "legacy". I'm searching for a long period of time and can't find the answer... may be it is impossible to install suitable Catalyst for my ati on lenny and it is better to use older Debian? And if Yes, then which one?

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Nov 20, 2010

I'm having a teensy problem with installing something. About time, too, everything was going so smoothly. Anyway, I'm trying to install the ATI Proprietary Linux Drivers so this new video card (well, I say "new" though it's actually a rather old card, a Radeon x300, but still better than my embedded gpu) that I have will be stable whenever I play some games, and I get one particular problem I'm having trouble getting around..

I really don't know how to fix this. Completely clueless, in fact, except for maybe reinstalling XFree86 or changing the PATH env variable to something else, but I don't know what to change it to. Hm...

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Fedora :: Get The Desktop In The Gnome Shell?

Jun 29, 2011

Is there any easy way to do that in gnome shell with a key shortcut or setting it up like in gnome2 days with a hotspot?

ctrl + alt + d - should minimise all windows and focus the desktop - but it's not working for me?

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Fedora :: GNOME - Shell Takes Too Much CPU.

Jul 26, 2011

I'm using F15 and I have big problem. Sometimes GNOME-Shell is taking too much CPU, and my computer is slowing down. This is "top".

[kuba@Kuba-fedora ~]$ top
top - 16:08:18 up 2:05, 2 users, load average: 0.45, 0.49, 0.43
Tasks: 159 total, 3 running, 156 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 29.2%us, 2.8%sy, 0.0%ni, 67.1%id, 0.5%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.4%si, 0.0%st


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Debian :: HD 6670 Proprietary Driver Not Work Jessie / KDE

May 8, 2015

Everything was working fine on Deb 7.7 with propriety driver. Then I did what I "presumed" to be an "update" through apper but it upgraded to Deb 8. The upgrade borked half way through with errors (cannot remember what they were, unfortunately I had to go out - wasn't expecting an upgrade or I'd have done it with more time).

Apper stated it had part installed stuff and trying to run update again (through apper) then had "no permissions" issues even though I entered password. After a few reboots and upgrading through recovery I "seem" to have resolved that, but might be related to this issue.

After resolving that issue I booted up and the grey GUI login screen was fine, after entering password the next screen was a colourful splash screen (with "Desktop" tab in top right corner), but it doesn't advance from that screen. No mouse, can't click or tab. Ctrl Alt Del does nothing.

The image looked like this, but with only "Desktop" in a black tab at the top right.

[URL] ....

I've never seen this screen before.

After followed this guide using recovery boot:

[URL] ....

Code: Select allapt-get purge "fglrx.*"
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

My system booted fine, albeit low resolution etc.

So I tried to install proprietary again using this Debian how to: [URL] ....

Although the procedure looks the same for Deb7 as it does Deb8 (barring the source).

The same problem happened where I was stuck at the loading/splash screen after GUI login.

So I removed the proprietary drivers again and am now back in, again albeit low res like am back in he 90's. Also, that splash screen doesn't show at all now.

The driver is supposed to be fine with my setup, so is there some issue left over from the borked upgrade perhaps? Everything seems fine otherwise.

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