cairo dock and ati radeon hd6450 crash

Asked by ken brockman on 2012-06-19

Having problems installing The drivers for ATI Radeon HD6450 in Ubuntu 12.04. Each time i try to install ATI Catalyst it seems to have issues. Cairo-Dock which had been running under my built in graphics, will not run with new card at all, just lock up with a blank screen of my wallpaper. Have to use Ctrl-Alt Delete to get out of it. I tried removing and re-installing Cairo-Dock and drivers all to no avail. I have been using it starting in 11.10 about 3 months ago, and I have to get it back... I MISS IT!!! using the Unity panel is like torture ,, PLEASE... help if you can...

Ken

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2012-06-22

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep -i fg

Thanks

ken brockman (krush1954) said : #2

Sure thing:

*-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Caicos [Radeon HD 6450]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:fea20000-fea3ffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fea00000-fea1ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux bob-A880GZ 3.2.0-25-generic-pae #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 22:11:24 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii fglrx 2:8.960-0ubuntu1 Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators
ii fglrx-amdcccle 2:8.960-0ubuntu1 Catalyst Control Center for the AMD graphics accelerators
rc fglrx-updates 2:8.960-0ubuntu1 Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators
ii grep 2.10-1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
ii libelfg0 0.8.13-3 an ELF object file access library
ii libisccfg82 1:9.8.1.dfsg.P1-4ubuntu0.1 Config File Handling Library used by BIND

When I try to open AMD Catalyst Control I get this error:

There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.

No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
Please install the AMD driver appropriate for you AMD hardware, or configure using aticonfig.

Thanks again for your time and help...

Ken

ken brockman (krush1954) said : #3

One more thing, while looking at the read out from the command i had entered, it's looks like it is listing some of the older build in video cards stats. It is a HD 6450, but it has 2 gig memory, this seems to show the older cards 256Meg? And what's up with the 33MHz clock? That can't be right.

ken brockman (krush1954) said : #4

While attempting to get the drivers to work, I've gotten to the point where it is just a black screen with a small band at the very top. I've given up. I will just have to wipe the OS off and then decide which OS to install. IN the mean time I've gotten 12.04 to run with an older ATI 256meg radeon card in another computer( AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ × 2 ) WITH cairo-DOck, using the Ubuntu drivers. At least i Guess IT'S a ubuntu driver. Under settings in details it says Graphics Unknown, Experience Standard? I do not have the nerve to try to install the AMD catalyst drivers on this box.

SO i suppose it's Problem sort of Solved, patient died..:)

ken brockman (krush1954) said : #5

Last comment for what it is worth, i had ran the sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep -i fg command on the AMD 64 X2 DUal 4200 and got this output:

 *-display:0
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: agp agp-3.0 pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=32 mingnt=8
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff ioport:c000(size=256) memory:f8030000-f803ffff memory:f8000000-f801ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] (Secondary)
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0.1
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=32 mingnt=8
       resources: memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:f8020000-f802ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux bob-desktop 3.2.0-25-generic-pae #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 22:11:24 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii grep 2.10-1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
ii libisccfg82 1:9.8.1.

Ken.

You are using the open source driver. I suggest you install the AMD driver and it may help:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

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