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Help on setting up new graphics card driver -- Radeon HD 4870

dat789

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$ lsb_release -all
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

$ lspci -v

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4870] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device 2448
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at ff6f0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at 8000
Expansion ROM at ff6c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon



At the moment of this writing, my xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) is empty.

Referring to the image above, I have previously activated the first item -- ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates) -- and after rebooting my screen shows a message that says "No input signal... out of range" or something similar to that effect. I had no choice but to reinstall Ubuntu. 4 times already.

I am using a VGA input LCD screen.
Screen resolution is, I believe, small -- fonts, images appear fairly large on a 17" screen.

Question is how to update the graphic card so that Ubuntu takes advantage of every aspect of the graphics card? It is now a fresh install. If you need any more info, I'll be happy to provide.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Have you activated the bottom one? As the bottom one is the supported one.
 
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Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 r4.0 / Gigabyte 890XA-UD3
Cooling H100i / Xig Dark Knight
Memory 4x 8gb G.Skill Snipers / 4x 4gb G.Skill Ares
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 290x / XfX DD & VisionTek HD6850's C'fired
Storage 256gb ssd, 2x 2tb Wd Blacks & 1x 1tb Wd black / 1x 1tb
Display(s) Dell Ultra Sharp 2408 WFp / Hp w2207
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Audio Device(s) Onboard Hd Audio / Onboard Hd Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX 850 watt / Corsair TX 750 watt
Mouse Logitech G500s
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Software Win 10 pro / Win Vista Home prem. 64 bit
Benchmark Scores What are benchmarks anyway?
#4
If the bottom works for you it will install CCC.