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Fedora 20 - AMD ATi HD / Intel Hybrid Graphics driver problems

asked 2014-06-16 11:50:33 -0500

Kārlis K. gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 00:05:51 -0500

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Looking for help as I'm out of ideas right now...

Hardware: DELL Vostro 3350 equipped with Hybrid Graphics of AMD ATi Radeon HD 7470M / Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Problem: AMD ATi Catalyst Control Center / Drivers (AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver - 5/23/2014 and Latest Beta Driver 12.4 - 5/27/2014) fail to install with an error message telling me I do not have a compatible AMD ATi graphics card present.

Additional Notes: Fedora 20 is up-to-date, kernel-devel kernel-headers and gcc are installed. I have also checked that the specified model is the correct AMD ATi Radeon HD graphics card model that is being detected by Catalyst CC in Windows 7.

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Tried installing a driver for "Radeon HD 6XXX" ... since I noticed in Windows Device Manager it said that VGA is "Radeon HD 6XXXX / 7XXXX Series" ... but no luck

Kārlis K. gravatar imageKārlis K. ( 2014-06-16 14:34:05 -0500 )edit

out of curiousity, are you having problems with the default drivers?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-16 14:37:45 -0500 )edit

To be completely honest, I don't know if the default driver is doing anything (3D acceleration, temperature control, graphics switching from Radeon HD to Intel and back when needed ... basically the way this works in Windows and Ubuntu/LUbuntu).

I also reinstalled Fedora to see if attempting to install the driver from the pre-updated state ... but the setup failed requesting a fresher version of kernel-headers ... which naturally requires updating

Kārlis K. gravatar imageKārlis K. ( 2014-06-16 15:38:33 -0500 )edit

i'm having a similar issue, with Radeon HD5000, so i tried to install older versions of the drivers, and it failed, due to the folowing error: "fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.14.7-200.fc20.x86_64/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system" I tried to force the installation and it crashed the system, i had to reinstall Fedora20 twice! The openGL doesnt work in the default driver. The system is update. My previous OS was Ubuntu12.04 and didn't have any of this issues, i decided to try Fedora because of the stability and debian, but i'm a bit disapointed! Could anyone help me solve this issue?!

joao gravatar imagejoao ( 2014-06-18 09:48:23 -0500 )edit

@joao look around for similar questions, maybe with terms like "kernel headers" or "build drivers." The information is here, but perhaps not in the specific way you're asking.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-18 10:53:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-19 14:21:38 -0500

I believe I may have the resolution to your issue:

"The idea behind the solution appears to be that the dynamic power management feature introduced in kernel 3.13 is causing the PCI Radeon GPU to be powered down and therefore undetectable by the Catalyst installation application. Starting the kernel by adding radeon.runpm=0 to its arguments in GRUB should disable the power management feature and keep your card powered on and available to the Catalyst installation application."

Let me know if that helps you out. For other instructions regarding the installation process for Fedora 20/21, see my other post:

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answered 2015-05-19 13:52:02 -0500

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