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    ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Hi!

    I've installed ubuntu 9.04 and I've an ATI RADEON HD 3470 card. If I use no driver I can watch videos perfectly in fullscreen mode, but in the moment I install fglrx it turns tremendously slow at the moment of watching a film. The reason of the fglrx driver instalation was to be able to run the compiz, although the video problems happen either with the compiz enabled or disabled.
    I tried to change gstreamer-properties but nothing happend. I've also installed the radeonhd driver, but then I cannot turn the compiz on. I also tried to change the VLC video output to X11, and all the other options, but still no good.

    My question is: is there any way to be able to have the compiz on and watching videos normally at the same time?

    I must say that it isn't a copmiz problem, but a driver problem, so I think that the compiz-fusion icon won't work. Thank you.

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Same problem here with a Radeon HD 2400 using fglrx, any fullscreen video seems to crash the computer and need a cold restart

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Got to solve it... It's a xorg problem and you have to patch it. Here's a link to what I did and it now works fine!! It's in spanish though. I will probably translate it this afternoon.

    http://www.fmhq.com.ar/2009/05/ubunt...eglar-lag.html

    Be aware:

    In the point where it says:

    agregando a este archivo el nombre completo del archivo .patch descargado

    Cambiaremos el número de versión para que apt lo instale en vez del .deb del repo:

    # vim /var/cache/apt-build/build/xorg-server-1.6.0/debian/patches/series

    # dch -v 2:1.6.0-1loquequieran

    2:1.6.0-1loquequieran (esto es el número de versión, pueden modificarlo )


    as it didn't work, I did

    # cd /var/cache/apt-build/xorg-server-1.6.0/debian/
    #dch -v 2:1.6.0-1patched

    then chose nano
    pressed F3, ENTER and F2
    and then I continued as explained
    Last edited by j_arquimbau; June 2nd, 2009 at 04:10 PM.

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    What I did and worked. Translated to English.

    First we must install apt-build

    # apt-get install apt-build

    Then the hard work:

    # apt-build source xserver-xorg-core

    This will make the sourcecode be in /var/cache/apt-build/build/xorg.server-1.6.0

    Now we download the patch from: http://svn.pardus.org.tr/viewcvs/tag...ardus&view=log

    Now we’ll copy it:

    # cp 107_fedora_dont_backfill_bg_none.patch /var/cache/apt-build/build/xorg-server-1.6.0/debian/patches/

    We edit the list of active patches and uncomment the patched we have just moved. In my case it was number 107. If you don’t have it in the list, you write it with the exact name:

    # gedit /var/cache/apt-build/build/xorg-server-1.6.0/debian/patches/series

    Now we change the number of the version so that apt installs this instead of the .deb of the repositories:

    # cd /var/cache/apt-build/build/xorg-server-1.6.0/

    # dch -v 2:1.6.0-1patched

    I chose nano editor, the I pressed F3, ENTER, then F2.

    And now you compile It and install it:

    # apt-build install xserver-xorg-core -y --force-yes

    This take quite a long time. Afterwards, you restart and it’s done.

    PS: When I did this I had compiz off and the fglrx driver not installed. When I had the patched Xorg, I restarted, activated the fglrx, restarted again and then applied the compiz. It just works!

    Translated from http://www.fmhq.com.ar/2009/05/ubunt...eglar-lag.html
    Last edited by j_arquimbau; June 2nd, 2009 at 04:13 PM.

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    I doesn't seem to work as fine as I believed at the beggining... There is a problem resizing the wondows.

    Any help??

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    The link to the patch you've posted is down. Is this the same as this?

    "XServer with no backfill functionality"
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat...er-no-backfill

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    anybody have any luck with this? I'm running this now, somewhere between the instructions posted and the last link for the deb package install. If it works, I'll post. I've been having a strange time getting the 3470 to work on the T400 with Jaunty 64

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Still no love, ran everything, installed ATI catalyst, received a splash screen, it ran then it freezes where the login screen would be. Pretty much a bunch of colors and random bricks. No error messages, etc. I have to reboot and apt-get remove fglrx* . via safe mode.

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    Cool Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Same problem, dude. =[ Posted a thread recently to no avail: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1184902. Also I am considering to start complaining at ATI forums. The thing that stops me is that it seems that ATI catalyst drivers were recently updated to 9.5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fglrx. And I am not sure what version is currently shipped with Jaunty. Any ideas?

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    Re: ATI HD 3470 and Ubuntu 9.04

    Can you run this command on a terminal?

    lspci | grep VGA

    If you see two lines then you have a hybrid graphics card.

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