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    Vertically compressed video for ATI Radeon HD 4750

    I got a Dell 1555 with ATI Radeon HD 4750 graphic card. I've installed the proprietary ATI drivers after upgrading to 10.4. Now, here are the issues with the above installations:

    1. I get a garbled (lines on dark background) for a second just before the login screen appears.

    2. The screen appears slightly compressed vertically. It is particularly identifiable with videos and pictures as people appear short in height.

    Of note, on opening "System>Hardware Drivers," it says "No proprietary devices are in use on this system."

    On opening "ATI Catalyst Center" I get the message:

    Code:
    There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition.  It could be caused by the following.
    
    No ATI graphics driver is installed, or the ATI driver is not functioning properly.
    Please install the ATI driver appropriate for you ATI hardware, or configure using aticonfig.
    So, I installed the latest version of ATI Catalyst V10.7 and followed the instructions.

    Now, I could see ATI Fire GL under "Hardware Devices."

    The final step was to run the configuration, but it gave me an error message.

    Code:
    shantanu@GreenHead:~$ sudo /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
    Found fglrx primary device section
     Unable to find any supported Screen sections
    Here is my present xorg:
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    	Option	    "Xinerama" "off"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "0-LCD"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
    	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
    	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
    	Option	    "Disable" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    
    #	Driver      "fglrx"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Option	    "Monitor-LCD" "0-LCD"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Default Screen"
    	Device     "Configured Video Device"
    	Monitor    "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    So, I'm stuck not being able to run the final configuration.

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Last edited by ravisghosh; August 23rd, 2010 at 09:24 PM.

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