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  1. #21
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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    I didn't see any official info, just many people having similar problems.

    I gave up temporarily. I set AGP aperture size in BIOS to 512MB. Ubuntu boots up corectly, compiz works, but i have some flickering, i.e. when screensaver starts.
    I'll wait for some update to fglrx driver or x-server. I hope someone will find out what the problem is.

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Hmm, I did not have xserver-xgl installed at all, but fglrx still does not load. Currently my workaround is to load it manually:
    Code:
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile/fglrx.ko
    and then restart the X-server.

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Wooohooo, ive got mine to work fine now, i installed 7.10 then installed the fglrx, and then just ran sudo update-manager -d. and now all is good, ill see how long that lasts for though...

    Ill post my working xorg.conf if this helps anyone...

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (xorg 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"
    	
    	# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
    	#	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	#	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	#	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
      screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
    	Inputdevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Inputdevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	Inputdevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"gb"
    	Option		"XkbOptions"	"lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"ImPS/2"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"stylus"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"	"stylus"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"eraser"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"	"eraser"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"cursor"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"	"cursor"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    	Option		"VendorName"	"ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option		"ModelName"	"Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option		"DPMS"	"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc ATI Default Card"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    	Busid		"PCI:1:5:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"aticonfig-Device[0]"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    	Option		"VideoOverlay"	"on"
    	Option		"OpenGLOverlay"	"off"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc ATI Default Card"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	Defaultdepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Modes		"1280x800"
    	EndSubSection
    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
    Last edited by Jellman; April 26th, 2008 at 04:18 PM. Reason: add working xorg.conf

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Right, it works now for me and was dead simple.

    Here is what I did.

    1. Downloaded the fresh ISO from Canonical UK (really fast, between 250 and 400 kbps) and created the installer

    2. installed fresh

    3. enabled all the repos and checked for updates (there were none)

    4. in the terminal ran the command
    Code:
    fglrxinfo
    and was informed that xorg-driver-fglrx was not installed.

    5. using synaptics package mangager, i downloaded & installed the package

    6. then I opened System --> Administration -- Hardware drivers, and the driver was there -- So I ticked the box, and was informed to restart.

    7. after the restart the fglrx yields:
    Code:
    $ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release
    and i had a look at the dpi as well.

    Code:
    $ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
      dimensions:    1440x900 pixels (333x212 millimeters)
      resolution:    110x108 dots per inch
    how can i fix this to 96 dpi, or is this supposed to be like that?

    So, my case is closed

    If anyone is interested I can post my xorg.conf.

    thanks again for all your replies.

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    I do not understand why, but something in my home directory prevented fglrx to load. After removing all dot-files and -dirs from my home directory it worked (and still works) like a charm.

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Quote Originally Posted by mvandeg View Post
    I do not understand why, but something in my home directory prevented fglrx to load. After removing all dot-files and -dirs from my home directory it worked (and still works) like a charm.
    Oh well, be thankful that it works

    I also found a way to adjust the dpi to 96 dpi. fonts look a LOT better now.

    solutions via here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=48908
    and
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=20976

    basically i added
    Code:
    	DisplaySize	380	238	# 1440x900 96dpi
    to the xorg.conf in the monitor section right before the end.

    Mike
    Last edited by cynical_remarks; April 26th, 2008 at 07:14 PM. Reason: changed the value of the display size to 380

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    Unhappy Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    I'm annoyed again.

    everytime i reboot the machine, it looses the xorg.conf, it is somehow reset.

    Its going into low graphics mode.

    Why????

    There must be something seriously wrong with how the xorg.conf is handled.

    Anyone got an idea what to do????

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Same thing here. After upgrade, the ati proprietary driver will not load.
    Here is what I have found. There seems to be a problem with /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so

    Try running
    Code:
    LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose fglrxinfo
    I get:

    Code:
    libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 8.47.3 fglrx (screen 0)
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
    Segmentation fault
    Running an ATI 9700 mobility

    xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Defaultdepth	24
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
      screen "Default Screen"
    	Inputdevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    EndSection

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Cheers for this.

    After rebooting X Server a dozen times, here is my output of that verbose fglrx info.

    Code:
    $ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose fglrxinfo
    libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 8.47.3 fglrx (screen 0)
    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is 5, (OK)
    drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is 5, (OK)
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 5
    drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports PCI:1:0:0
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release
    And here, for reference is my xorg.conf:

    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 "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    	DisplaySize	380	238	# 1440x900 96dpi
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Defaultdepth	24
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
      screen "Default Screen"
    	Inputdevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"glx"
    EndSection
    and the dpi info

    Code:
    $ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot
      dimensions:    1440x900 pixels (381x238 millimeters)
      resolution:    96x96 dots per inch
    I hope this helps!

    Mike

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    Re: 8.04 upgrade ATI fglrx driver does not load

    Quote Originally Posted by mvandeg View Post
    Hmm, I did not have xserver-xgl installed at all, but fglrx still does not load. Currently my workaround is to load it manually:
    Code:
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile/fglrx.ko
    and then restart the X-server.
    Thank you mvandeg!
    I've been trying to use ati proprietary driver since my upgrade to Hardy to no avail. In the "Restricted Drivers Manager" the ati driver was marked as "Enabled" but "No in Use"??. It seems that the problem was the one you mentioned, that the module wasn't loaded, after executing your command and restarting the X-server The restricted driver manager marked the ati driver as "In use" (green light), the scrolling in firefox and nautilus is back to normal. Since I usually restart the computer only once a month this could be a good temporary solution for me, If I manage to solve the video output problems

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