ATI Radeon HD 6470M driver for Sony Vaio VPCSB11FX

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ATI Radeon HD 6470M driver for Sony Vaio VPCSB11FX

Post by aquaman » 2011/07/25 04:10:13

Installed CentOS 6 on a new Sony Vaio laptop model #VPCSB11FX. This laptop has two GPU's. One on the sandy bridge CPU used in power saving mode and a Radeon HD 6470M. You can see them listed below in the lspci section. Under Fedora 15 I had no problems using my laptop with an attached monitor. After switching to CentOS 6 the display preferences no longer recognizes any monitor. It simply says "unkown" and does not allow me to change any settings related to my monitors.

After reading several forums I have tried installing kmod-fglrx. The install was successful. Still my monitor shows up as unknown in the display preferences. When I try to run aticonfig I get the following error "aticonfig: No supported adapters detected"

I am at a loss as to what to try next. My goal is to be able to manage my monitors and use an attached monitor. Any ideas would be appreciated.

The relavent information from getInfo.sh script follows:

Information for general problems.
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== BEGIN uname -rmi ==o
2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
== END uname -rmi ==

== BEGIN rpm -qa \*-release\* ==
centos-release-6-0.el6.centos.5.x86_64
elrepo-release-6-4.el6.elrepo.noarch
== END rpm -qa \*-release\* ==

== BEGIN cat /etc/redhat-release ==
CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)
== END cat /etc/redhat-release ==

== BEGIN ls /etc/yum.repos.d ==
CentOS-Base.repo
CentOS-Debuginfo.repo
CentOS-Media.repo
cloudera-scm-free.repo
elrepo.repo
== END ls /etc/yum.repos.d ==

== BEGIN egrep 'include|exclude' /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo ==
== END egrep 'include|exclude' /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo ==

== BEGIN rpm -qa kernel\* | sort ==
kernel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64
kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.noarch
kernel-headers-2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64
== END rpm -qa kernel\* | sort ==

== BEGIN lspci ==
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6760
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5209 (rev 01)
04:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
== END lspci ==

== BEGIN lspci -n ==
00:00.0 0600: 8086:0104 (rev 09)
00:01.0 0604: 8086:0101 (rev 09)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:0116 (rev 09)
00:16.0 0780: 8086:1c3a (rev 04)
00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:1c2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 0403: 8086:1c20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 0604: 8086:1c10 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 0604: 8086:1c12 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 0604: 8086:1c14 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 0604: 8086:1c16 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:1c26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 0601: 8086:1c49 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 0106: 8086:1c03 (rev 04)
00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:1c22 (rev 04)
01:00.0 0300: 1002:6760
02:00.0 0280: 8086:0083
03:00.0 ff00: 10ec:5209 (rev 01)
04:00.0 0c03: 1033:0194 (rev 04)
05:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 06)
== END lspci -n ==
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 6470M driver for Sony Vaio VPCSB11FX

Post by pschaff » 2011/07/28 17:51:13

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Congratulations on being one of the select few to have done the recommended reading before posting.

All I can suggest is that CentOS 6.1 should include better [url=http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.1_Release_Notes/desktop.html]support for Sandy Bridge[/url]. I have no idea if that will help with these dual-graphics systems. See also [url=ttps://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586117]this upstream bug report[/url].

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ATI Radeon HD 6470M driver for Sony Vaio VPCSB11FX

Post by NedSlider » 2011/07/31 07:27:41

[quote]
pschaff wrote:
I have no idea if that will help with these dual-graphics systems.[/quote]

Interestingly the latest ATI graphics drivers (v11.7) now supports switching between dual chipsets where both are ATI chipsets, i.e, where there is a low powered onboard ATI chipset and a discrete ATI chipset too (a solution found in some laptops apparently). Anyway, [url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo[/url] has these latest drivers ([url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-fglrx]kmod-fglrx[/url], version 11.7).

I have no idea for mixed Intel/ATI systems, but I know switching isn't currently supported by the proprietary drivers (likewise for mixed Intel/nVidia systems).

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