I have a HP dv6, specifically with a ati radeon hd 5650. It's one of those wonderful hybrid graphics cards.
I've spent a great amount of time trying to install the drivers for this graphics card properly. My primary reason to do this is to run gnome 3, which will not work properly when I install the fglrx driver from the additional drivers section of system settings. I know the desire to run gnome 3 might sound trivial, but I've made it my mission to get this to work. Is there a way to simply ignore the ati graphics and go with the intel graphics when using gnome?
So, after reinstalling ubuntu using wubi, I immediately followed this guide.
However, I ran into some blocks. When I ran the aticonfig command, I got a response
PowerXpress error: Cannot stat '/usr/lib64/fglrx': No such file or directory
I setup a symbolic link between /usr/lib and /usr/lib64. I do not know if that is correct, but it got my forward. When I rebooted the computer after calling aticonfig, I ended up hanging while booting on a black screen. It was like
Checking Blah [ok] ..... Checking Battery State [ok]
There were some fails, but the ones I could see were not important. So i go into tty1 and trying running the command fglrxinfo, but i receive the response:
Error: unable to open display (null)
So, I look at my Xorg.conf file, and the contents, which seem strange, are as follows:
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "aticonfig Layout" Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen-0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Module" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor-0" Option "VendorName" "Ati Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection Section "device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device-0" Driver "fglrx" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "aticonfig-Screen-0" Device "aticonfig-Device-0" Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor-0" DefaultDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubsection Section
I tried doing
aticonfig --acpi-services=off as well as other threads state, but that did not work.
I'd really appreciate any help that I can get.
I found out that if I remove my
xorg.conf file, I can at least boot and login into ubuntu's gui