I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad which comes with an ATI RadeonHD 6600M GPU. I believe I have successfully installed Catalyst/the fglrx drivers by following the instructions at http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide#Removing_Catalyst.2Ffglrx to the letter. The results of running the command fglrxinfo are as follows:
$ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context
These results, to me, suggest that I have successfully installed the driver. To enable hardware acceleration, the instructions tell me I need to install the xvba-va driver. As such, I input the lines:
sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 libva-x11-1 vainfo vainfo
The output of vainfo is as follows:
libva: VA-API version 0.32.0 libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so libva: va_openDriver() returns -1 vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit
Which is nothing like as suggests on the instructions or the other websites I've checked (which include AskUbuntu and the Ubuntu support pages). I have also followed the instruction about creating a link. I get the following output when inputting the command:
ln: failed to create symbolic link `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/fglrx_drv_video.so': File exists
This to me suggests the link is not the issue. Any ideas?
Thanks for any/all help provided!