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Old 29-05-2012
Join Date: May 2012
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Ubuntu Karmic driver for ATI mobility Radeon HD5470

One of my friends has bought a new Asus Laptop recently and as he hates the windows operating system he installed Ubuntu 9.10 on his laptop. He says that the version of operating system is called as karmic koala. Now the problem is that from the movement he has installed his operating system the display is damn bad. It seems like there is no graphics or video drivers.

After searching the internet and going through different articles we got to a conclusion that there is no driver for the ATI mobility radeon HD5470. We have visited the AMD-ATI website and got to know about the catalyst driver but don?t know what we can do by that so need some help in regards of this. Does anyone know what should be done now from where we will get the drivers? Please help
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Old 29-05-2012
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Re: Ubuntu Karmic driver for ATI mobility Radeon HD5470

I would suggest you to go with the Catalyst driver version which will be much better solution. There are some problems with catalyst 10.2 so instead go with catalyst 10.1. I used the catalyst driver 10.1 to fix my driver issues. Below are the steps that fixed the problem for me:
  1. First and foremost step is to update the pciids the code for it is
    sudo update-pciids
  2. Click on the Link to download the Catalyst 10.1
  3. Code:
    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run
  4. Code:
    sudo ./ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run
  5. If you don?t have the jockey installed then get it installed using the following code
    sudo apt-get install jockey-common.
  6. Now type
    sudo jockey-text-I
    this will list your adapter. In my case the column said ?yorg:fglrx? it can be something different for you.
  7. Code:
    sudo jockey-text -e xorg:fglrx
    once you do this restart the computer, still your hardware will not be supported. For this you need to create a file.
  8. Create a file and paste the following code in that file named as wm.sh:
    for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6
    }'); do
    echo found $x
    sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER
  9. Now type chmod +x wm.sh followed by sudo ./wm.sh
Restart your computer and that it your display will be perfect.
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Old 29-05-2012
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Re: Ubuntu Karmic driver for ATI mobility Radeon HD5470

If you are using genome and after you install your catalyst driver your Ethernet might stop working. Most of the time installation of new drivers will affect the genome. If you try to boot in genome it will not work. But don?t work there is a fix for this problem. Just run the following command in the terminal and reboot.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
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