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Sony VAIO AMD/ATI 14.12 Drivers on Fedora 21 x86_64 install fails.

asked 2015-04-04 17:25:56 -0600

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updated 2015-04-05 12:49:39 -0600

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I have a Sony VAIO SVE14A25CNB laptop with two graphics card:

  1. Integrated: Intel 3rd Ge Core processor HD 4000 Graphics
  2. Discrete: AMD/ATI RADEON HD 7500M/7600M series

I need to install proprietary drivers for developing OpenCL and OpenGL applications on Fedora 21 x86_64.

I installed Intel graphics driver using intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.0.8-21.intel20144.x86_64 from https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads , and it installed without any errors.

After that I tried to install drivers for AMD/ATI graphics card using amd-catalyst-omega-14.12-linux-run-installers.zip

But, when I try to install proprietary AMD drivers it gives me error "Your graphics adapter is not supported by this driver. Installation will not proceed."

Later reading a couple of posts I found that my ATI card is disabled/switched off

    cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

gives

    0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
    1:DIS: DynOff:0000:01:00.0

How should I proceed now to install proprietary graphics drivers for AMD/ATI GPU card?

and Is there any way I can enable my AMD/ATI GPU card manually?

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answered 2015-04-04 23:26:11 -0600

Well, installing the proprietary AMD drivers on Fedora 21 takes a little work. See this resolution for the particular issue which you are reporting in this question, but make sure to follow the general instructions, as well. Let me know if you run into any additional issues.

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I have followed the procedures given in the blog posts you mentioned but somehow the driver installation fails with some error http://pastebin.com/eJFkrrGP

manmohan29 gravatar imagemanmohan29 ( 2015-04-05 04:41:36 -0600 )edit

running make_install.sh from /lib/modules/fglrx/ gives error 'modprobe ERROR could not insert fglrx: Required key not available failed.' I tried the installation by booting into init mode 3 but still get same error in the last step.

manmohan29 gravatar imagemanmohan29 ( 2015-04-05 04:57:14 -0600 )edit

Well, the first thing I notice is "3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64" - are you really using such an outdated kernel? If so, I strongly suggest uninstalling the Catalyst driver (aticonfig --uninstall) and fully updating your system with yum update before we continue further. Is that feasible?

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-04-05 10:18:23 -0600 )edit

@bitwiseoperator I think the issue is due to my Sony VAIO laptop. Infact i tried installing AMD/ATI drivers for Windows 8.1 (clean install) that were downloaded from official Sony website and they were also not being installed properly. Everytime I tried to install drivers the OS used to rash and I had to reinstall. It seems like Sony VAIO does not support driver installations manually. I am giving up on setting up Fedora on my Sony VAIO laptop and will get a better laptop that supports Linux.. . any recommendations?

manmohan29 gravatar imagemanmohan29 ( 2015-04-06 00:32:28 -0600 )edit

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