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Feyerbrand
August 28th, 2010, 02:26 AM
I have this computer that could run World of Warcraft, Starcraft, etc amazingly. I uninstall windows XP and toss on ubuntu 10.04. Looks great, all the windows and everything are awesome. I do the regedit on wine and try to run the games. It runs so slow and choppy I was shocked at the poor quality. I try to run them through xterm, even worse. I think that my computer doesn't have the graphics driver installed and I don't know where to get one for the card.

I used the code

lspci

and here are the results


00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.2 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 AC97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Sapphire X550 Silent]
03:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 secondary [Sapphire X550 Silent]
04:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem


what should I do?

jtarin
August 28th, 2010, 02:39 AM
Do the command
lsmod and see if you have the RV370 module loaded. If yes then edit /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf and change options radeon modeset=1 to options radeon modeset=0 which, the 2.6.30 kernel gave the best video performance for mid range ATI cards.

Feyerbrand
August 28th, 2010, 03:19 AM
Do the command
lsmod and see if you have the RV370 module loaded. If yes then edit /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf and change options radeon modeset=1 to options radeon modeset=0 which, the 2.6.30 kernel gave the best video performance for mid range ATI cards.

I did the command

lsmod

and this is what i got


Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 6587 1
radeon 674824 0
ttm 49943 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 radeon
drm 162409 3 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
agpgart 31724 2 ttm,drm
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 radeon
snd_intel8x0 25588 2
snd_ac97_codec 100646 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1002 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
fbcon 35102 71
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
snd 54148 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
ppdev 5259 0
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
parport_pc 25962 1
soundcore 6620 1 snd
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
vga16fb 11385 1
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
k8temp 3024 0
i2c_nforce2 5199 0
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
psmouse 63245 0
serio_raw 3978 0
usb_storage 39425 0
sata_nv 19440 0
forcedeth 49556 0
pata_amd 8766 2

AlphaLexman
August 28th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Most likely, you need to download the proprietary ATI driver for linux.

Feyerbrand
August 28th, 2010, 03:38 AM
Most likely, you need to download the proprietary ATI driver for linux.

I have tried downloading the driver but it doesn't want to run the file. I have been all over tonight from thread to thread trying to find a solution and I have tried five or six different methods but to no success. I have the file downloaded and I am willing to take any angle to get this working. I recently tried doing


sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/lucid

and the result


Created directory fglrx-install.geiIgz
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.42.3............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Generating package: Ubuntu/lucid
Requested package is not supported.
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.geiIgz
fred@Fred:~$ sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
Created directory fglrx-install.7hhScK
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.42.3............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.32-24-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.7hhScK

cascade9
August 28th, 2010, 04:00 AM
That is an X550 card (well, 2 X550s is crossfire actually from the look of it), and support was dropped by ATI for the X-xxx cards a while ago.

As far as I know, there is no way to get the ATI drivers for the X550 to work on ubuntu 10.04. The only drivers that work are the open source versions...

Feyerbrand
August 28th, 2010, 04:03 AM
That is an X550 card (well, 2 X550s is crossfire actually from the look of it), and support was dropped by ATI for the X-xxx cards a while ago.

As far as I know, there is no way to get the ATI drivers for the X550 to work on ubuntu 10.04. The only drivers that work are the open source versions...
well in my honest opinion any driver is better than no driver at all... because right now I can't even run starcraft with wine on this computer without having the slowest choppiest screen I have witnessed since 1997...

cascade9
August 28th, 2010, 05:12 AM
You will be runnign the opensoruce driver (or else you wouldnt be gettign any video at all).

Its possible that updating to the newest version of the open soruce driver will help, but that is about all you can do.

krzpob
February 14th, 2013, 09:26 AM
IMO last official ATI driver with support for this card is version 9.3. This version is only fo kernal in version v2.
Running command
sh ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
give that last supported version of ubuntu is 9.04.

howefield
February 14th, 2013, 11:37 AM
Old thread closed.