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  1. #1
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    split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    I've been having this problem on 12.10 with the latest kernel updates for at least three months now but I was hoping that the new (k)ubuntu version would somehow fix it.
    If I recall correctly, after updating the kernel from 3.0.5-21 onwards, I get this error upon loading kde:

    splitScreenError.jpg

    As you can see the screen area is somehow split in two parts. It kinda cool but not what I wanted!
    At first I hoped that it would be fixed (or go away) with the next kernel update but it wasn't!
    After testing both kubuntu and ubuntu 13.04 on my system today, I get the same split screen error. What's more there seem to be no install options with the live dvd tests, so the gui is messed up.

    I've got a brand new sony vaio (i7, 6GB RAM, with an ATI VGA [Radeon 7500M/7600M Series]).

    I've tried to install the "official" ATI linux driver in the past without much success.
    It installed allright but couldn't get the 3d acceleration to work so I regressed to the one provided by the repos.
    I'm a heavy Blender user and it was hardly possible to use it on such a high end system, which is a same.


    Any clues?

    I would really really like to make the transition to 13.04 but I guess I need to sort out this damn ati graphics issue first.

    My current xorg.conf

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
            Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    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  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
            Driver      "fglrx"
            Option      "UseFastTLS" "1"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    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
    Last edited by bcomp; April 26th, 2013 at 06:15 PM.

  2. #2
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    Re: split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    I had the same problem

    http://askubuntu.com/a/75677/152985 gave me a hint to solve it:

    sudo apt-get install fglrx

    did it for me.

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    Re: split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    Thank you for the suggestion. I tried it with my current version (12.10) and it doesn't work!

    Fglrx gets installed but I'm unable to start kdm.

    Considering that this is a well known laptop series, I'm surprised that others haven't experienced this problem already.

  4. #4
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    Re: split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    Come on folks! No suggestions?

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    Re: split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    Any tips on where to post this problem so that it attracts more attention?

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    Re: split screen error! Unable to install 13.04

    Did you ever git this resolved? I'm having a similar issue myself.

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