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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Radeon graphic card driver's issue? Reply with quote

I followed this wiki: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Radeon and installed graphics card:
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VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cypress PRO [Radeon HD 5850]
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Cypress PRO [Radeon HD 5850]

It is working ok however there is a problem: I can launch the game WarThunder and it is loaded but when choose to start particular game: i.e aircraft,
I get a screen without all details and psychedelic colours :( I would say that my machine has not enough resources (only dual cores, old graphic card etc),
however, I just tested it with win 7 and it is working properly. So I wonder if the best driver is installed. Maybe need to install Proprietary driver like this:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86_64
If yes, please advise how to install such driver?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do more simple games like supertuxkart work fine?
You could try updating to latest unstable mesa if you are not already running it.

The proprietary driver for your card is x11-drivers/ati-drivers, but it doesn't support modern kernels or X servers.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile I have found this wiki of proprietary graphics driver for AMD/ATI: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fglrx
You also can see this topic with a success installing:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1046240-start-0.html

Now I am trying to install this propriety ATI driver and hope to work it out.
I am games' newbie so do not familiar many games, however,
more simple games, like: radiator, transmission, flightgear working ok. Later on will check mesa driver.

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The proprietary driver for your card is x11-drivers/ati-drivers, but it doesn't support modern kernels or X servers.

Strange - Hope it is not true...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is working very nice! :)
I followed https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fglrx and with 'AMD Catalyst (previous fglrx: FireGL and Radeon for X )
proprietary graphics driver for AMD/ATI graphic cards', War Thunder works ok.
BTW: Some of my Logitech 3d extreme pro joystick's buttons need to be adjusted - Left&Right turns to Up&Down...
I needed to use this way of X configuration from wiki:
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X -configure fails with a no device found error

If X -configure fails, you must create a stub xorg.conf file:
FILE /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI radeon xxxx"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Where "xxxx" is your card model (example: 7770 for HD7770). Name this file xorg.conf and place it in /etc/X11.


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