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  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] ATI Black Screen of Death!

    this is causing my monitor to switch off at the login screen,
    i know ubuntu is still running as i hear it play the login screen sound...

    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 "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "Default Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    EndSection
    
    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 "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	Option      "MaxGARTSize" "256"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    i have installed the official ATI drivers from their site but no good,
    also, i tried something that someone else suggested but made no difference

    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	Option      "MaxGARTSize" "256"
    EndSection
    i need this going soon, the next option is to repair my windows on my other HD and go back to that, which i really dont want to...

  2. #2
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    Re: ATI Black Screen of Death!

    can nobody help me with this?

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: ATI Black Screen of Death!

    Your X server is all screwed up. You can rebuild it with apt but that is a long tedious process. Look in the Xorg.0.log file for any EE fatal error

    As a last resort do a new clean install and then get the restricted ati driver with synaptics, it is up to date and should work. It's what I eventually had to do after screwing around for about a week with similar problems.

    If you do reinstall, put your /home directory in a separate partition to save your stuff when you screw it up again.

  4. #4
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    Re: ATI Black Screen of Death!

    ok, thanks for that, ill burn the home directory to dvd i guess, ill see how it goes 2nite when i get on the pc

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