Identifying your graphics card or APU First, check your graphic card name and chipset: Sorry I can’t remember. I have Scientific Linux 6. Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix. Legal Disclaimer, Privacy Policy Contact.

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I am not sure what to do next in order to get the appropriate resolutions set and to get the two displays working as two separate displays as opposed to having the mirror behaviour. Since it’s closed-source, only AMD can work on it and give efficient support, and the open-source community can generally not help you with problems. Realistically, for end-users this shouldn’t be much of a problem since there are only three all low-end graphics cards currently supporting DisplayPort, and this media interface does require a DisplayPort-enabled monitor.

Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. I’m having difficulties setting resolutions appropriate for the displays and having the two displays not show the same screen. 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.

Power Management Ubuntu If you did want to use the open source drivers which are not as feature complete you just need to remove the fglrx driver: Visit the following links: I currently have Suse 11 but it was VERY annoying to make a dual screen monitor work plus many issues of dependencies appear in further processes.


According to my research, the open source driver outperforms AMD’s proprietary driver a. Having a problem logging in?

I tried it maybe a half year ago, afi a then recent kernel. The Radeon driver is already pre-installed in Ubuntu. When the Radeon HD and were introduced, there wasn’t same-day Linux support but it had arrived both in open and closed-source forms relatively quickly, but is that the same story for these lower-end solutions?


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You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I tried using the newest drivers from AMD’s website, but that also had the watermark. The status raedon AMD’s Hybrid Graphics Technology under Linux isn’t officially known, but as there is no standard CrossFire support from their binary Linux driver, don’t expect any Hybrid action anytime soon.

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With the first of the DisplayPort-capable graphics cards now on the market, it raises the issue of Linux support for DisplayPort.

Sorry I can’t remember. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. I actually have the same problem.

As an alternative, you can install a newer release of Ubuntu. The modeline returned by the coordinated video timing utility cvt for the highest resolution capable by the main display x is as follows:. If not, does anyone know how to remove the watermark.

The problem with the HD series is that support for it in the open source driver only arrived around Christmas, so unless you are running the xorg-edgers PPA you would be better off with just removing the watermark for now.

The ending contents of the file Xorg.