I have a Inspiron 7520, I have a i7 2.1ghz going up to 3.1 ghz. I also have an hybrid graphic card with a Intel HD 4000 and a AMD Radeon HD 7730m 2go. My Linux OS is Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits.

My problem is pretty simple, I went to AMD and downloaded the drivers for my GPU. The version is new, it is 13.1. AMD recommend me to use this driver for my card so it gotta be the right drivers for my card. Also they are 64 bits and all. So I install it manually and use one of the tutorials we've got on the internet for this specific type of card.

I install the recommended packages from the tutorial

sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core libgcc1
sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases

And I install the 64 bit packages required:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 cd /usr ; sudo ln -svT lib /usr/lib64

So then I unzip and all my drivers, make my .run executable, you know the thing you have to do to install the driver.

Every is installed, but during the installation I can see;

update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
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: using /usr/lib/fglrx/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Well, after the installation you must generate your Xorg.conf so I do the command;

sudo amdconfig --initial -f

And there what it says:

amdconfig: No supported adapters detected

Also, I don't know if it can be useful but I have installed the open source drivers I did once

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati*

I don't have any ppa that could get a different open source driver, those are from Ubuntu directly

Could it be the problem?

Thank you very much for your help!

Also what do I do if I have the file to run the driver but I can't install it the fast way because there are missing tools?

  • By the way, is there anyone who has a inspiron 7520 and actually made it, I mean someone who made the hybrid graphic working for these specific cards on Ubuntu? Any driver version. – Jeff Labonte Jan 20 '13 at 21:24

Create xorg.conf manually. Copy xorg.conf from Step 3 of my post, and configure the correct BusID (using lspci | grep VGA, also noted in my post in Step 3). I had been discussing it in reddit post too.

Good Luck !!!

  • What do you do if you can't have the experimental driver from the Drivers on Ubuntu? – Jeff Labonte Jan 22 '13 at 2:54
  • 1
    If you can't have the experimental driver, you follow this post ( ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450 ). – razor Jan 27 '13 at 9:28
  • I got the 13.1 working after all. The problem is still the same thing, the switchable. – Jeff Labonte Jan 27 '13 at 17:03

The latest AMD drivers no longer support series 4000 or below cards. You will need to use the 12.6 legacy driver, which does not support xorg 1.13, so you will need to either downgrade xorg or go back to 12.04.

  • ok, but will I be able to use my 2 graphic cards. Also will they support these cards on further updates? – Jeff Labonte Jan 21 '13 at 17:43
  • by the way my graphic isn't a 4000 series, its a 7700 serie – Jeff Labonte Jan 21 '13 at 21:58
  • You're Wrong, it is the lastest mobile graphic they got out.... – Jeff Labonte Jan 22 '13 at 20:54

the last version of the drivers WORKS! Go on the website.


Do as they tell you and it works. I took the intel drivers from ppa:andrikos/ppa.

=D I am happy I can use Linux Ubuntu now!!! haha =)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.