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Aaron 19 apr 2013 om 4:12nm
ATI Radeon HD4870 Drivers
Hey all,

Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, I couldn't find any reference to it. I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 and have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 drivers for it -- without them, the GPU temperature reaches 70-80oC.

I don't have any additional drivers in my setting system -- which is how I addressed the drivers for my laptop. I found a manual installation page, but following it led to me losing all visual drivers of any kind (no windows, sidebars etc) and had to uninstall.

Does anybody have any tips or has anybody managed to get HD4870 drivers working on Ubuntu?

Cheers
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thunrak 19 apr 2013 om 4:48nm 
You mean Proprietary Drivers. The best way to do it, is downloading the beta drivers directly from AMD's website.
I'm not sure how's AMD doing with their legacy drivers, but regular ones seem to break unity as well in 13.04, the only way is using beta drivers.
Kano 19 apr 2013 om 4:53nm 
No, only U 12.04 is supported, you need the 13.1 LEGACY drivers. Not many games will run with it. Serious Sam 3 does not, Team Fortress 2 would run, but not really fast.
RussianNeuroMancer 19 apr 2013 om 6:21nm 
Before you going to try proprietary drivers (fglrx) I recommend you go to FOSS driver (that you already use) route instead.
Origineel geplaatst door Aaron:
I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 and have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 drivers for it -- without them, the GPU temperature reaches 70-80oC.
Lower GPU clock: http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature#KMS_Power_Management_Options (run this commands under "sudo -i" or put it to /etc/rc.local)
If it gives you better temperature, upgrade to 13.04 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RaringUpgrades and try some games.
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Letalis Sonus 20 apr 2013 om 5:14vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Kano:
No, only U 12.04 is supported
Actually, nowadays not even 12.04 - since 12.04.2 the CDs ship with the Kernel and X Server of 12.10, both are not being supported by the Legacy driver. The original Kernel and X Server from pre .2 CD images are still supported separately by Canonical, though, so using an older image to install 12.04 would be a possibility.
Thyriel 21 apr 2013 om 8:40vm 
Origineel geplaatst door thangar:
You mean Proprietary Drivers. The best way to do it, is downloading the beta drivers directly from AMD's website.
I'm not sure how's AMD doing with their legacy drivers, but regular ones seem to break unity as well in 13.04, the only way is using beta drivers.
Proprietary Drivers do NOT support HD4xxx cards
Kano 21 apr 2013 om 3:27nm 
There is no huge deal to patch the legacy driver up to kernel 3.9. I packaged it for wheezy in the Kanotix Dragonfire repo and it works. Only the xserver is a hard requirement.
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