Ubuntu AMD Radeon 7850 driver

10/30/2013

Radeon HD 7850
I messed up trying to get my Radeon HD 7850 graphics card beyond a ‘standard’ set-up while on Ubuntu

When Win7 is loaded this machine flies, lately in Ubuntu my Kerbals are in bullet time 🙂

lspci -nn | grep VGA

tells me I’m using: Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850] [1002:6819]

So there’s no full 3D driver… yet 🙁

This guide from The Unofficial AMD Linux Community helped save my arse

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

Produces all green yes’s so looks like things are fixed

I’ve a funny feeling I’ve been here before

Looking forward to official support, although I have a fear that by the time it arrives I’ll have changed my card for a nvidia 🙂

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