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AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:01:52 pm »
Hello, I bought a laptop with  AMD Radeon HD 7640G , I'm looking for better driver in ubuntu because when I'm watching a movie I get weird vertical line in the first 1/3 of the movie ? Or how can I fix my problem ?

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 02:03:58 pm »
Which driver are you currently using ?

What's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display

Which Linux distro/version/architecture ?
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 02:07:34 pm »
*-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
       resources: irq:53 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:4000(size=256) memory:f0400000-f043ffff
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=0
       resources: irq:54 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0300000-f031ffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0320000-f033ffff

Running ubuntu 12.04 64


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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 03:35:50 pm »
How did you install your current drivers ?

What's listed in "Additional Drivers" ?

When you say you get grey vertical lines .. in what ? (vlc, mplayer, flash/firefox)

Can you also post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep fglrx
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 08:23:52 pm »
Yes I install them from additional driver


ii  fglrx                                  2:8.960-0ubuntu1.1                      Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators
ii  fglrx-amdcccle                         2:8.960-0ubuntu1.1                      Catalyst Control Center for the AMD graphics accelerators
rc  fglrx-updates                          2:8.960-0ubuntu1.1                      Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 09:22:17 pm »
Well I suppose you *could* try the latest drivers from AMD/ATI which are Catalyst 12.10 .. but support for your hybrid card was supposed to have been added in 12.6, and the drivers you have from the repos are 12.8 .. so I'm not sure if there's much point.

You didn't answer what application is giving you the virtical grey lines problem ? .. and what you're playing (avi, mpg, etc.)

Latest Catalyst 12.10 can be acquired here:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 09:53:11 pm »
.Avi but it does the same with all formatv and I've try all the media player, it's almost like part of the screen get delay witch create a line

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 11:31:14 pm »
Have you tried messing around in the Catalyst control centre ? .. is there a setting for turning off vertical sync ?

Have you tried the latest Catalyst 12.10 drivers ? .. you never know.

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 11:42:22 pm »
Can you help me upgrade the driver to 12.10 ? I've search the web all week and didn't find anything to help me .

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 02:20:53 am »
See here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

But I'm not *yet* convinced you need to install the 12.10 drivers .. have you tried any settings in the Catalyst Control Centre ?

Try adding the 4 packages required for video hardware acceleration, and see if that thelps:
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sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-egl1 vainfo
(a reboot may be required at this point)

Then post the output from:
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sudo vainfo

Also post the contents of:
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gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 03:43:22 pm »
See here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

But I'm not *yet* convinced you need to install the 12.10 drivers .. have you tried any settings in the Catalyst Control Centre ?

Try adding the 4 packages required for video hardware acceleration, and see if that thelps:
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sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-egl1 vainfo
(a reboot may be required at this point)

Then post the output from:
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sudo vainfo
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libva: VA-API version 0.32.0
Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0".
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/fglrx_drv_video.so
libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 0.32 (libva 1.0.15)
vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems XvBA backend for VA-API - 0.7.8
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
      VAProfileH264High               : VAEntrypointVLD
      VAProfileVC1Advanced            : VAEntrypointVLD
Also post the contents of:
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gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7640G Driver
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 04:02:42 pm »
OK, that xorg.conf is missing a lot of sections .. If I were you I'd follow the instructions in section 2.1 here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI#Installing_via_the_command_line

to uninstall,reboot, install, configure, reboot, and test the drivers.

Any questions .. feel free to ask before you attempt this.



The important part (after reinstalling the drivers) is to run:

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sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial
or:
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sudo amdconfig --adapter=all --initial

BEFORE rebooting .. which should generate a FULL working xorg.conf

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