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    Question [SOLVED] fglrx not correctly installed?

    Compiz Fusion was starting to not work, so I ran the new Compiz-Check script at http://forlong.blogage.de/article/20...Compiz-install

    According to it:
    Error: Fglrx driver not properly installed, you are using the Mesa driver.

    Jockey KDE tells me that "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system". However, xorg-driver-fglrx is installed. I even reinstalled it, but the same error message comes up.

    Finally, System Settings claims to be using fglrx as my driver.

    Normally, I'd just run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. However, that's been taken out of Hardy.

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Here's the output from compiz check:

    Gathering information about your system...

    Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
    Desktop environment: KDE
    Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]
    Driver in use: fglrx
    Rendering method: AIGLX

    Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...

    Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [FAIL]
    Checking for non power of two support... [FAIL]
    Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
    Checking for FBConfig... [FAIL]
    Checking for hardware/setup problems... [FAIL]

    There has been (at least) one error detected with your setup:
    Error: Fglrx driver not properly installed, you are using the Mesa driver.

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf -- and please use the forum's CODE tags for that (like this: [CODE]Here be text[/CODE])

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    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.
    #
    # 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 "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    EndSection

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Add this to your Section "Device"
    Code:
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    And this whole section to the top or bottom of the file:
    Code:
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    EndSection

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Ouch, that broke my X server. I got a terminal, except I couldn't ready any characters (I think it was a terminal since I could type and I'm pretty sure text appeared... I just couldn't see the text legibly). There were a lot of gray and white stripes as well.

    Recovery mode fixed it. Jockey-KDE still reports no proprietary hardware, though.

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Crap, now I'm not even using fglrx at all. I'm using radeon, according to compiz-check. Jockey-KDE gives:

    Code:
    WARNING: modinfo for module fglrx failed: modinfo: could not find module fglrx
    I uninstalled it, same result.
    Last edited by onlineapps; May 8th, 2008 at 01:40 AM.

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    This seems to be a bug in jockey: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/219305

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    Re: fglrx not correctly installed?

    Here's what you do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx && sudo apt-get remove linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r) && sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r) && sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-control xorg-driver-fglrx xorg-driver-fglrx-dev
    That magical piece of code finally fixed my fglrx and now Jockey sees it. You basically need linux-restricted-modules before installing the driver, which I didn't have.

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