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I can's access the fan/oc controls in the gui menu. There just isnt even the option, but I have installed the CC 12.3 package correctly.

I dont know where to "save the x window profile" and after it installs and I close the installer, I run "aticonfig --initial" and get this:

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AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager
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Detected configuration:
Architecture: x86_64 (64-bit)
X Server: X.Org 6.9 or later 64-bit
loki_setup: directory: (null)
aticonfig --initial -f
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.VWZ0eD
msi@M5A970:~$ aticonfig --initial -f
Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx-1
aticonfig: Writing to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' failed. Permission denied.
Edited by Artful Dodger - 3/31/12 at 8:33pm
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Bumpola, Need some help here!


I've now tried all the workarounds from ubuntu wiki/anything google had to offer. Still no luck
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Did you run the command with sudo?
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Both installer and aticonfig --initial have to be run as root. There is no fan control option but you can enable ati overdrive with the command aticonfig --od-enable. As far as I know there is no gui for overdrive in linux. There are only command line options. Here are some of the more useful ones.

aticonfig --odgc = check current graphics card clock.
aticonfig --odsc = set new gpu clock.
aticonfig --odcc = apply clock persistently. Overclock persists after reboot.
aticonfig --od-disable = as the name implies.
aticonfig --od-rd = restore default.

And I hope this helps.

And def check out this thread as well -> http://www.overclock.net/t/517861/how-to-overclocking-ati-cards-in-linux
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Thanks for the input, I managed to get it installed, but overclocking my card isnt high priority.

Why on earth would they not allow fan control/gui control for overclocking??

That/profile settings are the best features of ccc.

I'm stuck with ubuntu, until I can get windows 7, and as far as I know react os doesn't have 64bit support.


8 gigs of ram is pointless if the os can't use it mad.gif
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Alright. You're the one that bumped the thread wanting help bro. You aren't stuck with anything, there is a whole world of linux outside of Ubuntu. Check out distrowatch.
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I hate to say it but your GFX problems will probably extend to any distro. There are a few in here (linux) that will say it all works fine but the majority of the users will say Nvidia works better in linux every time. They are getting better but you'll have to be patient, AMD has a long way to go to catch up to Nvidia in driver support.
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Alright. You're the one that bumped the thread wanting help bro. You aren't stuck with anything, there is a whole world of linux outside of Ubuntu. Check out distrowatch.

Actually, I did need help, running the sudo --force commands is what did it.
And I only bumped because the information is hard to track down, and im in the middle of building a new rig, with no cash to drop on windows, and didn't want damage to be done to my hardware, due to a slow spinning fan..


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Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post

I hate to say it but your GFX problems will probably extend to any distro. There are a few in here (linux) that will say it all works fine but the majority of the users will say Nvidia works better in linux every time. They are getting better but you'll have to be patient, AMD has a long way to go to catch up to Nvidia in driver support.

I have been reading up in the forums about this. Seems kind of silly, how ATi Rolls out new versions of CCC/Drivers somewhat monthly, and yet they dont do much for the linux distro's which make up a HUGE number of budget pc builders main OS. I mean making the gui ccc menu capable of changing settings for clocks/fan control cannot be that difficult..

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Actually, I did need help, running the sudo --force commands is what did it.
And I only bumped because the information is hard to track down, and im in the middle of building a new rig, with no cash to drop on windows, and didn't want damage to be done to my hardware, due to a slow spinning fan..
I have been reading up in the forums about this. Seems kind of silly, how ATi Rolls out new versions of CCC/Drivers somewhat monthly, and yet they dont do much for the linux distro's which make up a HUGE number of budget pc builders main OS. I mean making the gui ccc menu capable of changing settings for clocks/fan control cannot be that difficult..
Sad...thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Yeah I know, I'm actually very sad about this because when AMD bought them out my first thought was "A pure AMD rig!". Unfortunately my latest buy (GTX460) was done solely because I haven't seen a large change in the driver complaints on Linux.
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