Problem with Video Drivers in Cinnamon 17

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  1. dunc17

    dunc17 New Member

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    Hi All

    I have a new installation of Cinnamon 17 and have difficulties with the video output. I have the driver window offer the radio buttons for a recommended driver and two others in addition to a fourth buttion which states "Continue using a manually installed driver." The fourth button is selected and I cannot change to the recommended driver button. I can assume using hte recommended driver will work best. How can I change the radio buttion?


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  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    It looks like xserver-video-ati is already in use since there are no proprietary drivers installed. The xserver-video-ati package is the opensource drivers that are designed by the Linux kernel developers while fglrx and fglrx-updates are designed by AMD directly.
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    dunc17 New Member

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    That sounds good, but how come I cannot change the radio button to reflect the actual driver in use?
  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I am not sure. It could be a package conflict somewhere or a permission problem.
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    dunc17 New Member

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    Thank for the help I will continue to experiment with this.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    You can also install the packages manually with apt-get if you feel adventurous. :) Or with a program like Synaptic.

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