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I want to install a GNU/Linux system on my laptop HP dv7-4120ew, because I've heard that 3d applications like Maya, Realflow or Houdini works here a lot better. Unfortunately, I can't install my ATI Radeon 5650hd graphic card.

I followed the instructions of this video. After reboot the system I get the next error:

The system is running in low graphic mode.

Also running fglrxinfo in terminal gives me this errors:

X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 12
Current serial number in output stream: 12

Do you know how to fix this problem? Any solution allowing me to run 3d software will be good for me.


I have ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit version.

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What OS do you have and which version is? e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 –  Lucio Aug 18 '12 at 21:59
    
@Lucio see the edit, it's 12.04. –  jrg Aug 19 '12 at 11:20
    
You might want to try this - askubuntu.com/a/126513/6005 –  jrg Aug 19 '12 at 11:22
    
Sorry, still having the same problem. I have also tried to reinstall my system and install older catalyst (12.4 and 12.6), but nothing works. –  stopa Aug 19 '12 at 13:40
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I think Ubuntu provides these drivers for you. Open System Settings, and under Hardware look for Additional Drivers.

Edit: I never installed Catalyst centre on my computers, which both have the HD 5k series.

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Erro, as I wrote, I need to run 3d applications on my laptop. Does open source drivers provide efficient support for 3d applications? –  stopa Aug 21 '12 at 19:41
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