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    Smile ATI driver problems

    Hello everyone I am here to ask for some guidance, this is my first Ubuntu main install and I am having trouble getting my video driver to work.

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.10
    Radeon HD 7770 is the graphics card

    When I Install the drivers through 'Additional Drivers' I get a blank screen when I try to reboot the computer. There are several options in the 'Additional Drivers' window. #1 Experimental AMD binary Xorg driver and kernel module #2 AT?AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver(post-release updates)
    and a third driver called (**experimental**beta) that I havent tryed. Both the first 2 drivers caused the Operating System to not boot back up.


    I followed a tutorial on the subject, and it suggested to use the terminal.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge fglrx
    followed by
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    then the final step was to navigate to System Settings\Software Sources. Here is where I had to stop cause I couldn't find a program in 'System Settings' called Software Sources.


    Hopefully that wasn't too redundant, and thanks for any and all advice.

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    Re: ATI driver problems

    Hey, OrhpSec!

    And...

    You are left with a black screen.

    OK.

    You can install the driver from the command line. Fear not. We often give instructions in the command line because it is common to all desktop environments and so it is easier to cut through the jungle easily.

    Ready?
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    Re: ATI driver problems

    Yes, give it to me

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    Re: ATI driver problems

    OK. Reboot your machine and hold the Shift key down immediately after you see the BIOS splash.

    Keep holding it down until you see the GRUB screen (a menu of selections).

    Use the down arrow to get to a line that says "Recovery" and choose that by pressing Enter.

    You'll see a bunch of unintelligible text scroll by. Don't try to read it.

    Eventually, you'll get to another menu. One of the selections will be something like "Drop to root prompt" or "root" (it changes every so often. I don't remember what it was in 12.04)

    Let me know when you are at the command prompt.
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    Re: ATI driver problems

    KK sorry for the delay, I rebooted and now I am at a screen with the selections, hitting the recovery mode. I have a screen now that looks like it is loading drivers, it is flashing none stop

    Code:
    udevd[329]: timelout: killing 'sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00001002d0000683Dsv00001787sd0000201Cbc03sc00i00' [386]
    the pinkish recovery screen popped up, and the above line repeated it self over top of it, and eventually pushed it off the screen
    Last edited by OrhpSec; July 19th, 2013 at 06:12 AM.

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    Re: ATI driver problems

    Let me know when you are at the command line.

    I may not be right there with a response, since I'm also moderating. Please be patient!
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    Re: ATI driver problems

    No problem, I am more then thankful for the help thus far.

    I rebooted and it is still getting hung up, it looks like it gives a stack trace before repeating

    Code:
    udevd[329]: timelout: killing 'sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v00001002d0000683Dsv00001787sd0000201Cbc03sc00i00' [386]
    the screen pops up and I am able to scroll down to get a root shell, but the above line keeps repeating so fast that I cant type anything into the prompt.

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    Re: ATI driver problems

    Errrgh!

    There's a bug about that on Launchpad.

    What is your motherboard OEM and model?

    It's late where I am, so I'm not sure I'll finish this, but there are a lot of other folks that can help -- patience!
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    Re: ATI driver problems

    No problem, its an Asrock z75 pro3 with a quad core ivy bridge 3570

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    Re: ATI driver problems

    Ok, I am at the rootshell.
    Last edited by OrhpSec; July 19th, 2013 at 07:16 AM.

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