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Thread: [working] Lenovo Thinkpad T500 / Radeon Mobility HD 3650

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    Default [working] Lenovo Thinkpad T500 / Radeon Mobility HD 3650

    Everything kinda obvious and with some googling easy to find, but maybe it will make getting started for someone else a smoother ride, so here goes:

    1) Enter BIOS
    Code:
    -> Config
    --> Display
    ---> Set Graphics to: Discrete
    ---> Set OS Detection of Switchable: Disabled
    Reason for this (and potential Xorg/fglrx Problems you may have had) is the hybrid graphic card in your Thinkpad, which presents itself in a way fglrx can't handle (yet), thus it says it can't pre-init the device from BIOS.

    2) Boot the LiveCD in Default Mode, setup internet connection first, then:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get update
    root@bt:~# apt-get install ati-driver
    Your HD 3650 is supported by the Catalyst 9.5 driver, so yay-steam!

    3) Getting fglrx built

    Code:
    root@bt:~# cd /lib/modules/fglrx
    root@bt:/lib/modules/fglrx# ./make_install.sh
    4) Load fglrx

    Code:
    root@bt:/lib/modules/fglrx# modprobe fglrx
    5) Start X and Have fun

    Code:
    root@bt:/lib/modules/fglrx# startx
    From here on out you can check out the Installation tutorials and screencasts. As I said, its nothing too spectacular, but may save someone a google query or two. I'll edit/expand this if I find any other hiccups that I can solve, but so far everything else works smoothly.

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    Thanks a ridiculous amount for this information. Ive been trying to track down the cause of my installation problems for a few hours now. I myself am also using a T500. You are a lifesaver.

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    what about Radeon Mobility HD 3470 working or not

    anyway thank you very much

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