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Thread: ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver not installing

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    Talking Re: ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver not installing

    Quote Originally Posted by xavi787 View Post
    Code:
    xavi@xavi-pc:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics 
    OpenGL version string: 3.3.10524 Compatibility Profile Context
    
    xavi@xavi-pc:~$
    What does that mean?
    The first bit is just giving some X-server info (sorry not too clued up on the nuisances there). I know you can have multiple X-server window manager clients (included networked ones). You can also overlay Window managers on-top of each other on a single display (something I was trying recently actually). Wikipedia would probably be a good place to look this up for more background!!

    Anyway so it's not quite as simple as 2 physical monitor setup = Screen: 0 and Screen: 1!!

    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. means the proprietary ATI blob drivers have limped into some kind of functionality... You should be able to access the Catalyst Control Centre GUI in a normal Gnome/KDE session and be able run:
    Code:
    fglxgears
    for a basic OpenGL pretty rendering test!

    I would test some native Linux OpenGL games (e.g. World of Padman, Warsow, etc.) to confirm the drivers are fully functional!! This is a necessary pre-requiste for running any DirectX 9.0c Windows games via Wine.

    Bob

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    Re: ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver not installing

    I have two screens but only one is working.

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    Re: ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver not installing

    Quote Originally Posted by xavi787 View Post
    I have two screens but only one is working.
    Ahhh...

    Referring once again to the linked guide :

    Dual/Multi Monitors

    If you have a dual monitor display (also known as "Big Desktop"), use:

    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --initial -f
    sudo aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandR12,FALSE"
    I would probably run those commands in recovery mode.


    After a reboot...

    You should see dual-monitor goodness and be able to configure this with the Catalyst Control Centre.

    If things go south in bad way then simply run:
    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --initial -f
    again (from recovery mode). Hopefully anyway - otherwise you have an Ubuntu server edition now!

    If the ATI driver doesn't behave itself I would start a new forum thread - since you've marked this one as [SOLVED] and help need - dual-monitor support - is different.

    Bob

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