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    Default Hybrid Graphics driver help needed

    Okay so after a few hours of trying to figure out how to do this I decided it was time to seek help.

    I'm running a hybrid graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 6630m) so naturally I'd like to have full functionality between the two.

    Here's what I've done so far:
    Downloaded the .run file from AMD's website
    Built packages for both AMD and Intel side of the card
    Unpackaged said packages

    I used ATI Catalyst's GUI to install (in hindsight terminal might have been better and more informative) and it is now saying

    After installation of the generated package, it is important to save your X Window configuration file, and then run 'aticonfig --initial' (in a console window) to complete the basic configuration, please run aticonfig from a console window or AMD CCC:LE from the Desktop Manager Menu
    So how and why do i save my X Window config and when I give the aticonfig command it says no adapters detected

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsWithGravity View Post
    So how and why do i save my X Window config and when I give the aticonfig command it says no adapters detected
    You don't need to worry about that, as the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't even exist by default. aticonfig --initial will create one. However I'm afraid it might not help. See this post: Easy install of ATI proprietary driver in the console and the following. The user installed and configured the ATI driver properly and successfully, but this wasn't enough to get X running.

    I dont' know anything about this ATI+Intel hybrid graphics, but you are the fourth poster looking for a solution in the past 2 and 3 days and I believe it's going to become a popular topic.

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    The user installed and configured the ATI driver properly and successfully, but this wasn't enough to get X running
    ... disheartening but maybe all the ruckus these drivers are causing will give them a higher priority in future versions


    I have infact they've been my bible today. The problem is they all end with aticonfig --initial which gives me
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    aticonfig: No supported adapters detected

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    I don't know much about hybrid graphics, but for now, are you able to disable the intel graphics in the BIOS, so that the ATI chipset is enabled? Maybe that will be enough to get the configuration completed.

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    Take a look at post#2, #4, and #5 in this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...470-no-go.html You will need to read the links in those posts to understand this better.

    My understanding is there may be something called vga_switcheroo built into a recent kernel (possibly in the openSUSE kernel for 11.4 - but I am not certain) that can then be used to set this up.

    In addition to post#2, #4, and #5 there is a thread here chatting about it: I have a problem with switchable graphics laptop

    What we REALLY NEED is someone with this hardware to write an openSUSE specific guide on this. I can point to a number of links on this subject, but I do not know enough to provide guidance, as my visualization skills are not enough , and I would need to play with real hardware to precisely figure this out.

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    @Lee: AFAIU, vga_switcheroo can only be used with the open surce drivers. The Catalyst 11.4 Linux driver is finally suppoesd to be providing the switching support needed for thos using AMD PowerXpress hybrid graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    In case anyone is trying to setup vga_switcheroo, I was also remiss in not pointing out this openSUSE thread: I have a problem with switchable graphics laptop ..... In truth, we need someone who has this hardware to write an openSUSE guide.
    Further to this, in the interesting of helping, and with the hopeful understanding by those on this thread that I do not know how to do this myself (although I did read up on it a bit), here are some of the links I collected to try and see how this is done. Most of these links are NOT for openSUSE, but hopefully these links will provide some extra information to assist anyone who is trying this:





    I've been collecting those links to help me figure this out conceptually, but unfortunately my visualization is lacking, so I offer the above in the hope that someone else can take that and run with it and produce a guide for openSUSE.

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    Staying with the proprietary Catalyst AMD/ATI driver for the moment, it is interesting to read the comments from Ubuntu users re Catalyst 11.4:

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/04/a...t-11-4-driver/

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Staying with the proprietary Catalyst AMD/ATI driver for the moment, it is interesting to read the comments from Ubuntu users re Catalyst 11.4:

    AMD ATI release Catalyst 11.4 driver
    Indeed interesting ! Its hard thou to separate the 'wheat' from the 'chaff' due to the low level of knowledge in some cases. I found this particular exchange of interest:
    Psihountakis Stelios: I have a toshiba A300 laptop with ATI radeon card. Ubuntu live cd cant boot so i cant use it

    Haynes h: the toshiba laptops have a problem with the powermanagement which causes this problem. Try the following boot parameter: pcie_aspm=off . This disables the Active State Power Management of the PCI Express Components and you will probably be able to boot and install everything
    Of course that exchange is NOT relevant to our hybrid graphics driver thread (unless one is deliberately disabling power management for some reason and still want to use hybrid graphics).

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