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    Angry IBM xSeries 100 + integrated chipset ATI ES1000

    Hello everybody,

    My computer is a IBM xSeries 100 with integrated graphic chipset ATI ES1000.

    I have a wide LCD screen (under Windows, resolution is 1680x1050). It is a Samsung SynchMaster 225BW.

    I installed last Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and the display is very ugly.

    I guess it's because Ubuntu doesn't recognize the ATI ES1000 chipset. The "driver" line in xorg.conf is the standard "vesa"

    I looked for drivers in the ATI website. I didn't even find any mention of the ES1000 ! I also looked for drivers in the IBM website. And... Yes ! There are drivers ! For Windows XP.... :'(

    I tried the generic ATI driver, I installed xorg-driver-fglrx, I read several forums, included this one. I filled xorg.conf with hundreds of different parameters, and I still bear this ugly appearance.

    Does anybody can help ?
    Thanks a lot

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    Unhappy Re: IBM xSeries 100 + integrated chipset ATI ES1000

    Hi Marcus, I have the same problem with the same server (IBM x3200) and Ubuntu 8.04 Server Edition. With vesa, it works fine but I would like to use the proper ati driver.

    I found this bug on Lauchpad but it seems to be solved.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ati/+bug/86072

    When I issue an "lspci", it shows:

    0a:04.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)

    Is your config has the same string?

    If you find any solution, let me know. If I find first, I will post to you

    Josir Gomes

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    Thumbs down Re: IBM xSeries 100 + integrated chipset ATI ES1000

    Yes, it is the same string
    Good luck to solve this problem

    I've looked in vain for errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log...

    Code:
    root@administrateur:/etc/X11# grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    root@administrateur:/etc/X11# grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
    (WW) Configured Mouse: No Device specified, looking for one...

    Just in case, here is my xorg.conf...

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"fr"
    	Option		"XkbVariant"	"oss"
    	Option		"XkbOptions"	"lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"ES1000"
    	Boardname	"vesa"
    	Busid		"PCI:0A:4:0"
    	Driver		"ati"
    	Screen	0
    	Option		"MergedFB"	"off"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    	Vendorname	"Samsung"
    	Modelname	"Samsung SyncMaster 225BW (Analog)"
    	Horizsync	30.0 - 81.0
    	Vertrefresh	56.0 - 75.0
      modeline  "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x768@60" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x720@60" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x800@75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x768@75" 102.98 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 802 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1440x900@75" 136.49 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 901 904 940 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1440x900@60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1600x1024@60" 136.36 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1025 1028 1060 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1680x1050@60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1920x1200@60" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -hsync +vsync
    	Gamma	1.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"ES1000"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Defaultdepth	16
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth	16
    		Modes	"1680x1050@60"	"1920x1200@60"	"1600x1024@60"	"1440x900@60"	"1440x900@75"	"1280x800@60"	"1280x768@75"	"1280x800@75"	"1280x720@60"	"1280x768@60"	"800x600@60"	"800x600@75"	"800x600@72"	"800x600@56"
    		Virtual "1680x1050"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth	24
    		Modes	"1680x1050@60"	"1920x1200@60"	"1600x1024@60"	"1440x900@60"	"1440x900@75"	"1280x800@60"	"1280x768@75"	"1280x800@75"	"1280x720@60"	"1280x768@60"	"800x600@60"	"800x600@75"	"800x600@72"	"800x600@56"
    		Virtual "1680x1050"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
      screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    	Load		"GLcore"
    	Load		"v4l"
    	Load		"dbe"
    	Load		"extmod"
    	Load		"type1"
    	Load		"freetype" 
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection
    Last edited by Marcus Aurelius Severus; May 26th, 2008 at 08:57 AM. Reason: Added some more info

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    Re: IBM xSeries 100 + integrated chipset ATI ES1000

    This is a regression of the ATI driver.

    It semi worked on Suse 10.0, but is horribly broken in every distribution I've tried Fedora 9, Suse 10.3, 11.0, Ubuntu 8.04, and Kubuntu 8.04. Debian Etch seems to have worked on it as well, at least the graphical installer, but that's because it uses Framebuffer.

    On Suse 10.0 it has crashed X, then would not load again until I changed the driver to Vesa.

    The specific reason it's ugly is because Vesa does not do 1680x1050 (as far as I know), and on an LCD, if you're not in your native resolution, it's butt ugly.

    I'd be really happy if we could either fix this issue of having a black screen on the ES1000 driver, or even if I could set Vesa by default during the install (there probably is a way to do this, but I haven't yet had the time look into that.)

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    Re: IBM xSeries 100 + integrated chipset ATI ES1000

    Hi, this is a "me too" report but with some success and insight.

    I am using an IBM 3650 system (don't ask for more details, I have only seen it for a couple of minutes before lockign the airconditioned cabinet) which is using "01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)".

    XOrg using the ati driver on its own recognizes it but uses bad settings, resulting in a black screen. All other ATI-drivers are NOT supporting ES1000 which is a rather strange rework of very old hardware for embedded systems: Wikipedia and AMD - if you actually did get a picture with the autodetected ES1000 let me know.

    But there is limited hope:

    Use VESA drivers. At least I get 1024x768 in decent quality. But if I use 1280x1024 then the screen is horribly distorted, just like randomly placed pixels. VESA only support a small number of fixed resolutions and 1280x1024 actually is part of the list but still doesn't work which means the VESA-Bios of the ES1000 is badly bugged. I might add that Ubuntu also chokes on a rather old and simple chipset like the S3-Virge so no points for Gfx support to ubuntu.

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
            Driver          "kbd"
            Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
            Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
            Option          "XkbLayout"     "de"
            Option          "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
            Option          "XkbOptions"    "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
            Driver          "mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
            Boardname       "vesa"
            Busid           "PCI:1:6:0"
            Driver          "vesa"
            Screen  0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
            Vendorname      "Generic LCD Display"
            Modelname       "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
            Horizsync       31.5-64.0
            Vertrefresh     56.0 - 65.0
      modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
            Gamma   1.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier      "Default Screen"
            Device          "Configured Video Device"
            Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
            Defaultdepth    16
            SubSection "Display"
                    Virtual 1024 768
                    Depth   16
                    Modes "1024x768@60"     "800x600@60"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier      "Default Layout"
      screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
            Load            "glx"
            Load            "GLcore"
            Load            "v4l"
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection

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