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Old 13th February 2012, 07:14 AM
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Question ATI Radeon HD 4250

Help!

Does anyone know
1. where I can find the driver for the ATI Radeon HD 4250
2. The correct file name of the driver file
3. how to actually install the driver
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Old 13th February 2012, 11:27 AM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

you already have a driver for it. Why would you need another driver?

Well if you really want to try out AMD's close source driver, which provides better 3D acceleration and better power saving features, you could try the following:
Code:
su
yum update kernel
if there is a kernel update, reboot with the new kernel.

I assume you use Fedora 16...
If you have now the kernel 3.2.5-3 installed (not PAE kernel!), you can do the following:
Code:
rpm -Uvh   http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm     http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686
keep in mind that this driver is more complicated to maintain than your current default driver. After every kernel or xorg-version update you have to reinstall it.

I don't mention akmod-catalyst, because it didn't work several times for me. But if you use a PAE kernel, you should install the following instead of the above:
Code:
yum install kmod-catalyst-PAE xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686  xorg-x11-drv-catalyst
so disadvantages of this drivers (the two main advantages mentioned above):
- a bit more complicated to maintain
- possibly still some bugs with Gnome 3, maybe it crashs gnome shell sometimes
- in the xorg-version which Fedora 16 uses, it crashs applications which use xv-video.

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Old 13th February 2012, 11:48 AM
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Smile Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

Hello people, this is my first post here

I have similar problem with my Lenovo g570 and Fedora 16. I can't set up my second monitor. Fedora don't see it on Display/Detect displays.

On Fedora 17 LIVE works perfectly. Is any solution to backup fedora 17 driver and put in od Fedora 16 or Update fedora 16 druvers/tools for second monitor?

Thank you
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:10 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

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Hello people, this is my first post here

I have similar problem with my Lenovo g570 and Fedora 16. I can't set up my second monitor. Fedora don't see it on Display/Detect displays.

On Fedora 17 LIVE works perfectly. Is any solution to backup fedora 17 driver and put in od Fedora 16 or Update fedora 16 druvers/tools for second monitor?

Thank you
hello,

I guess you use the default driver, right? So neither the driver from rpmfusion repo, nor from ati.amd.com.

can you show the output of xrandr? If it shows two devices via this command, it should be possible to use the second screen without driver update. I wouldn't update xorg*, mesa* and kernel* to Fedora 17 versions yet. Fedora 17 isn't even in alpha state yet.
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:16 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

Fenrin if you want to install catalyst how can you downgrade to open ATI that fedora 16 came with?
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

if Catalyst is installed via the rpmfusion drivers, you only have to remove it via
Code:
yum remove *catalyst*
if installed via the amd-driver*.run package from the ati.amd.com site:
Code:
aticonfig --uninstall
in the later case you would also have to remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf and also do the following:
Code:
yum reinstall mesa-libGL
if there is a radeon.modeset=0 in the boot line (check /boot/grub/grub.cfg), this should be changed to radeon.modeset=1
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

I know that i should make a new post but the subject is the same. My problem is this error 'mesa-dri-drivers-experimental' this is in catalyst?
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

hm I don't understand your issue.

mesa-dri-drivers-experimental has nothing to do with AMD's Catalyst driver. If you installed mesa-dri-experimental, you should be able to switch back to mesa-dri-drivers with the following:
Code:
yum install mesa-dri-driver
yum remove mesa-drivers-experimental
maybe start a new thread and elaborate your error a bit better, if you still have your issue.
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Old 13th February 2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

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Originally Posted by Fenrin View Post
hello,

I guess you use the default driver, right? So neither the driver from rpmfusion repo, nor from ati.amd.com.

can you show the output of xrandr? If it shows two devices via this command, it should be possible to use the second screen without driver update. I wouldn't update xorg*, mesa* and kernel* to Fedora 17 versions yet. Fedora 17 isn't even in alpha state yet.
Code:
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768        0.0* 
   800x600        61.0
This is xrand
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Old 13th February 2012, 03:20 PM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

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Originally Posted by vlada81 View Post
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oh that doesn't look very good. Is this the highest resolution your screen supports? And only one screen...

well you said it worked with the Fedora 17 alpha tc Live CD. If your adventurous you can test the following:
Quote:
wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/pa...0.8.noarch.rpm
rpm -e --nodeps fedora-release-16*
rpm -ivh --nodeps fedora-release-17-0.8.noarch.rpm
yum update xorg* mesa* kernel*
rpm -e --nodeps fedora-release-17*
wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/pa...6-2.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh fedora-release-16-2.noarch.rpm
But maybe this fu**s up your F16 installation. I guess it works, but maybe not. If you want a stable system, it's better you don't try this.

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Old 12th November 2012, 09:15 AM
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 4250

Greetings an' salutations!

I have an HD4250 as well and I would like to be running catalyst (better 3D and power as stated previously).
I believe that I am following your instructions properly Fenrin, I downloaded using yum-extender with the appropriate RPMs - but I get stuck during boot with errors until I delete *catalyst* and reinstall mesa-libGL.

I am running kernel 3.6.6-1, and I downloaded what I believe are all the appropriate deps:
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64 12.10-2.fc17-.2,
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel,
xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs,
kmod-catalyst-3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64 12.10-2.fc17-.2,
gcc and automake

Does mesa have to be uninstalled prior to reboot? There is no aticonfig available unless you download from AMD, but their version does not seem to work either. (I know that the 4xxx is no longer supported by AMD, but I thought that kmod was supposed to be a work-around for that, am I wrong?)
Any thoughts anyone...

jimmij
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