So I guessed and installed the “fglrx” package. Christian Convey, thank you for your comments. Mesa is already at 4. The main question is: The installation went smoothly, but upon rebooting my system, I don’t think Nick’s package’s driver is in effect.

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[ubuntu] ATI FirePro M 3rd party (fglrx) driver on Ubuntu

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So – why is the open source driver only supporting relatively new hardware? According to this thread http: I finally posted this message because whenever I searched for an answer, I found contradictory posts but no clear kinux. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

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In Quantal bit use the PPA https: All graphics cards from the M will work in the M I had previously used this laptop with Debian 8. However, I’m not sure the card still works. The time now is All times are GMT Originally posted by bridgman View Post.


July 13th, 2. The microcode did not cause stability problems, although when the drivers were new and unstable fitepro it could give the appearance of avoiding stability issues by disabling hardware acceleration ie by disabling most of the driver functionality.

Dell Precision M6400 with Ubuntu – GPU replacement?

Hard to solve this case, I think! I recently got a rude shock when I tried to install Debian Jessie 8. No supported adapters detected.

Just to clarify, in Quantal bit you are using https: Taking off the noreplies list; active thread at phoronix: However, all other functions of the Atti F2 or F12 function keys at start up will work and the screen will starting display images when it starts loading the OS.

BTW you are correct that microcode from the firmware package is necessary for performance issues, but “performance issues” is a nice way of saying “software rendering” among other things like video decode on the CPU.


I also installed Windows for this graphic card performance issue It seems I was missing the critical step of installing the firmware.


This is the chip that Dell uses in the Precision M laptop from about 3 years ago. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

Find More Posts by serafean. Christian Convey, thank you for your comments. X Error of failed request: Penalver penalvch on KyleNov 24,in forum: Mesa is already at 4.

However, I use Ubuntu so M is only for linux drivers, M driver is not support from Share This Page Tweet.