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Mon, 08 Jul 2013

The AMD Catalyst 13.6 proprietary video driver will support the latest AMD APUs -- and I really need it

Given that my still-shiny, still-new HP Pavilion G6-2210-us laptop with an AMD A4-4300M APU that features AMD Radeon HD 7420G graphics is not well-supported in Linux's current open-source Radeon driver, I've been looking to AMD's proprietary Catalyst video driver for help.

I've tried the current version -- 13.4. X won't even start.

That's because my APU is so new, even the Catalyst driver doesn't support it.

But help is on the way. Version 13.6 of Catalyst does support the Radeon HD 7420G, according to the release notes.

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