ubuntu on the Asus X52J with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470

the method described here does not really work yet.. i installed the drivers as described here but i currently have the “Unsupported Hardware” message and i can't get rid of it with the method below… so try to follow these instructions here: http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=310&threadid=128752

installing ubuntu itself is quite easy. start from a usb stick or from a cd and boot ubuntu 9.10. it runs without any problems except for the graphics driver which does not support the ati card installed. doubleclick the install icon on the desktop and install ubuntu onto the harddrive.

when ubuntu is installed reboot your computer and then install the graphics driver.

download from the ati webpage the newest driver (currently taht's 10.2 for the MOBILITY radeon 4000 series (i know you have a 5000 but there is no driver for this one yet)). now install it using the method where you create the dpkg and then install the packages through dpkg -i. i'm sorry i did not note down the exact command and i have already deleted the drivers from my disk, so you will have to run the ati*.run -help or something like that command to find out how to do that.. the parameter to use for ubuntu is “Ubuntu/karmic”

after this you will have the right resolution set automatically but you will see a little semi transparent square in the lower left corner of your screen saying “Unsupported Hardware” .. to get rid of that open a terminal window and run:

sudo su
for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER; done 

on my install this returns an error saying that the format of the driver is not recognized…

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  • Last modified: 02.08.2013 17:36
  • by Pascal Suter