Radeon HD 6530D driver needed for Debian 8.1

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Radeon HD 6530D driver needed for Debian 8.1

Postby MikeLieberman » 2017-03-27 11:18

I have a five year old PC that I am attempting to give new life to. It's an Acer Aspire M3470G. It comes with embedded Radeon HD 6530D on the system board. Debian doesn't have open source drivers for this. I note that there is a propitiatory driver for Ubuntu, but the latest Ubuntu simply refused to even load on this unit due to some BIOS issues. I have no idea if it will work with this Debian build and apt-get doesn't at present have a source for it.

I have Debian 8.1 running on it. The video due to the fact that it doesn't have the right driver, is running in 1152x864 which distorts the video.

It there a driver I can use with this PC?
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Re: Radeon HD 6530D driver needed for Debian 8.1

Postby shep » 2017-03-27 12:41

Not mentioned in your post is the non-free firmware. This link describes how to install the firmware and configure xorg.conf.d to optimize 3D performance. If that does not work, I would consider either jessie-backports which provides a newer driver or installing stretch. Stretch is soon to be released and is fairly mature at this point in time.
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Re: Radeon HD 6530D driver needed for Debian 8.1

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-27 17:07

The short version: There is a free driver in the kernel. but it needs non-free firmware for full perfomance: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firm ... ux-nonfree

The proprietary fglrx AMD driver is also installable from the non-free section; instructions are in the wiki.
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