How do i install ATI radeon HD5450 graphics card

Asked by Nellieboy on 2013-10-24

Hi, I am new to linux. Just installed 13.10 and someone on the forum kinldy helped me get my new wireless network card working. I now need to install a new graphics card (need HDMI for the TV) - i've got a card that says it is "powered by ATI Radeon HD5450".
I am replacing an existing card (not the default motherboard graphics connection). Do i remove this and then plug in the new one or do i need to get the new one working first.

Either way, how do i install drivers etc (and from where) or will it 'just work'! ?

Any help greatly appreciated :)

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Nellieboy (neljones) said : #1

Just a thought, would it be simpler for me to swap the cards over and just do a fresh install of Ubuntu? It is currently a fresh install so no data will be lost. (or would this not work due to bios settings etc (i really have no idea!)?)

What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Nellieboy (neljones) said : #3

Hi
Do I physically install the new card then get this info? Should I leave the
old card installed(I guess I need to so I can see my screen)?
Thanks
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It depends on what the old card is and whether it required you to install proprietary drivers.

Nellieboy (neljones) said : #5

The Old card just worked after installing 13.10.
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Then just put the 5450 in and it should work (the open-source radeon driver is already installed). You can then, optionally, install the proprietary fglrx/Catalyst driver if you wish.

Nellieboy (neljones) said : #7

Hi, thanks Daniel - it does work (only tried the VGA) but i would like to install the proprietary driver - how do i do this?!

Nellieboy (neljones) said : #9

Hi
I read the link but wasn't sure where to start. The fglrx-installer link took me to a page where i downloaded fglrx-installer_13.101.orig.tar.gz but i don't know where to go from there.
Besically the card works and outputs via hdmi but no sound. I'm hoping the new drivers (once i understand how to install them) will help solve this.
I really am a linux beginner so any step by step advice is appreciated.

See workaround 1 here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/864735

If that doesn't work, or you still want to install proprietary driver:
sudo apt-get install fglrx

Nellieboy (neljones) said : #11

So I can try the workaround before I install fglrx?
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Nellieboy (neljones) said : #13

I installed the driver as you showed me and it all works now:) thanks so
much for your help.
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Nellieboy (neljones) said : #15

Thanks Daniel Letzeisen, that solved my question.