Comment 116 for bug 642518

Salih EMIN (salih-emin) wrote :

After trying many possible ways to solve my problem I finally found a way of making my ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series to work on my Dell Studio 1557 with Ubuntu 10.04.1 x64bit and also "silence" the fan that was loud and annoying:

1) I had the most resent updates available, installed
2) Downloaded the 2.6.34 mainline kernel from
3) Installed them, reboot.
4) Downloaded the official ATI driver from the official website
5) Run in terminal " sudo ./ "
6) Choose "Build for detected OS Ubuntu/lucid"
7) Installed the generated packages except fglrx-dev*.deb
8) Run in the same terminal "sudo aticonfig --initial"
9) Reboot. Everything is OK, Compiz working, fan is silent... and I am happy..

My system :
lspci | grep ATI
   02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series]
   02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730

Release :
 Ubuntu 10.04.1 (lucid)

Kernel :
 2.6.34-020634-generic #020634 SMP