I have an ATI 5670 HD. I'm running ubuntu 12.10 64bit. I've been having a hell of a time trying to install the most recent drivers for my video card. Everything else seems to be working with the exception of the video card. It's a fresh install on a new partition.
I followed the instructions to the letter here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Quantal_Installation_Guide
And my card is definitely supported by the drivers, I know this for certain because in another partition I have a 32 bit system where both Catalyst 13.1 and 13.2 work flawlessly:
sudo lshw -C video PCI (sysfs) *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Redwood [Radeon HD 5670] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI 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 configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fbee0000-fbefffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fbec0000-fbedffff
Then I tried using this tool (which essentially duplicates the instructions on the guide): http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install
What I end up with is always the same, regardless of which drivers (13.1,13.2) I install on the system.
$ fglrxinfo X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation) Major opcode of failed request: 155 (ATIFGLEXTENSION) Minor opcode of failed request: 66 () Serial number of failed request: 13 Current serial number in output stream: 13
I've tracked what I believe to be the problem during the manual install process:
(Reading database ... 198845 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace fglrx 2:9.000-0ubuntu3 (using fglrx_12.100-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Removing all DKMS Modules Done. Unpacking replacement fglrx ... Preparing to replace fglrx-amdcccle 2:8.970-0ubuntu1 (using fglrx-amdcccle_12.100-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement fglrx-amdcccle ... Preparing to replace fglrx-dev 2:8.970-0ubuntu1 (using fglrx-dev_12.100-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement fglrx-dev ... Setting up fglrx (2:12.100-0ubuntu1) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Loading new fglrx-12.100 DKMS files... Building only for 3.5.0-17-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed. update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:12.100-0ubuntu1) ... Setting up fglrx-dev (2:12.100-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic Processing triggers for libc-bin ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
The part where is says "update alternative" does not present itself during the duplicated installation process on my 32bit Ubuntu install on the same computer:
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken