[Ubuntu-ZW] Can someone please help me fix problem with ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics card
gyron at powerspeed.co.zw
Thu Feb 18 07:59:59 GMT 2010
Thanks a lot Kalpesh. I'll collect the lappy from Donald and see how it
pans out. You are absolutely right about the laptop not coming out of
standby mode, i observed that too. The fan starts going into overdrive
and the machine still remains locked-up.
On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 08:58 +0200, Kalpesh Thaker wrote:
> I have managed to load ubuntu 9.10 on a ATI 4570 gpu based laptop
> previously without any issues...
> However, i think that the lockups could be related to the drivers that
> control other hardware functions
> within the laptop itself.
> Alot of modern laptops have issues with ACPI in ubuntu. My laptop for
> example has a problem where,
> it refuses to come out of standby mode..and i have to hard reset it to
> get back into the OS (this is a known
> issue with my laptop north bridge chipset) and sometimes if the
> screensaver is running and i move the
> mouse, the LCD brightness and wireless LAN stop working!
> I dont think your problem is related to ATI drivers.... because even
> when you updated them..it still had the same issue.
> Rather i think this could be related to other hardware
> You may want to try the following in this order:
> 1 - Search for the problem, to verify if it is a known issue on
> 2 - Update your laptop BIOS to the latest version - Check the ASUS
> website for an updated system BIOS for your laptop model...
> manufacturers often release these system updates to correct all sorts
> of hardware issues.
> 3 - After checking/updating your BIOS, re-install ubuntu, and then
> immediately connect to the local repository and install
> all available ubuntu updates. (http://www.ubuntu.org.zw/node/6)
> If your issue still persists after following those steps, i recommend
> submitting an ubuntu bug report, as it may be a specific issue with
> the model
> of laptop you have..
> Have a look at the following pages for information on submitting a bug
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Gyron Mkwebo <gyron at powerspeed.co.zw>
> I recently purchased an Asus X61s laptop, with intel duo core
> 4Gig RAM, 320G harddrive and an ATI Radeon hd 4570 graphics
> card with
> 512Mb ram. I tried to install my favourite OS, Ubuntu (9.10),
> going fine, until i booted into my fresh install, anticipating
> as smooth
> a ride as i always get, only to have frequent and random
> The lockups are so bad that i can hardly do anything useful
> with it.
> I googled (using my other machine of course, this one would
> freeze the
> moment firefox gets going) and found out that ubuntu 9.10 has
> with the specific card on my machine. I downloaded and
> installed the
> proprietary driver from the ATI website, which seemed to have
> solved the
> problem, only to get hardlockups again! I tried different
> from the web, like booting with the noapic option in grub, but
> still the
> problem persisted. It got worse when i started booting into
> the black
> screen of death, just from the blue!
> I did a fresh install of ubuntu and tried to run a full upgde,
> that Ubuntu could have effected a fix for my problem, but
> then, the
> machine freezes in the middle of the update! Is there anyone
> who has
> managed to solve this problem with the radeon graphics card,
> or is the
> problem from some other source other than the card? What can i
> do to
> work around this problem coz i cant get myself to use the
> Windows vista
> the computer came with (i don't like windows at all)?
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