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How to install module for Mobility Radeon HD 5430 graphics card?

asked 2015-03-13 22:00:23 -0600

updated 2015-03-15 10:48:41 -0600

I've been searching and trying out some of the stuff I could find with google, for my graphics card on one of my systems, but it doesn't work. I get a blank(black) screen if I try to install the proprietary driver and it gives an error that dkms is not working.

How do I install this module for Fedora 21 x86_64? I have been looking for kmod or akmod packages for this card but couldn't find one, it doesn't have to be proprietary, just something that works.

Are there any modules that you know of that work and can give new life to this system?

Here is:

root # lspci | grep "VGA"
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430]

Here is mesa:

root # yum list installed mesa*                                                                 
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks                                                                        
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile                                                                      
 * fedora:                                                                                        
 * rpmfusion-free:                                                                                
 * rpmfusion-free-updates:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree:
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates:
 * updates:
Installed Packages
mesa-dri-drivers.x86_64                        10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-filesystem.x86_64                         10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libEGL.x86_64                             10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libGL.x86_64                              10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libGLES.x86_64                            10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libGLU.x86_64                             9.0.0-7.fc21                         @koji-override-0/$releasever
mesa-libgbm.x86_64                             10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libglapi.x86_64                           10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libwayland-egl.x86_64                     10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates                    
mesa-libxatracker.x86_64                       10.4.3-1.20150124.fc21               @updates
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I've succesfully installed proprietary driver for my AMD/ATI video card using this manual It works even with F21 and 3.18 kernel.

Classic gravatar imageClassic ( 2015-03-14 06:42:08 -0600 )edit

You could also try install dkms package, then edit /etc/default/grub - add nomodeset at the end of this line (like this) GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rhgb quiet nomodeset" and then remake grub config - something like grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.

Classic gravatar imageClassic ( 2015-03-14 06:49:49 -0600 )edit

Fixed tag to "fedora21"

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2015-03-14 11:23:35 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-03-14 07:54:54 -0600

Why do you require the proprietary drivers?

Fedora is a bleeding-edge distro and the Amd/Ati processes are too slow if we compare them to the releasing cycle of the distro. Actually, the maintainer orphaned the RPMFusion's packages some years ago because the incompatibilities were too though. I think that's why you can't easily install the blob provided by Amd's official site.

If there are thermal problems, I'd try to tune the Open Source radeon driver.

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