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Thread: ATI graphic card problem

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    ATI graphic card problem

    Im a complete newbie to Linux, while back i got the ubuntu 7.10 and installed on my pc(Dual Boot with Vista) and at that time i had difficulty installing my graphic card drivers so i kind of gave up on it. then couple of days ago my friend told me that 8.04 is released and when i checked ATI website there was a new driver available for HD3XXX series, so i decided to install the 8.04, first i upgraded the 7.10 i had then followed every single tutorial about installing the ATI drivers and no luck, i thought i messed up the OS itself, so i decided to reformat and reinstall the Ubuntu 8.04 from zero.

    when for the first time ubuntu loaded, the resolution was at 1280X1024, then i followed this instruction how to install the driver, and i was back to square one, stock at 800X600 resolution, graphic card not detected and when i go to check the restricted drivers, there is nothing there.

    Is it possible someone could help me with this, to basically install the Driver for ATI HD3870 X2, on Ubuntu 8.04. is it the problem with X2 part, maybe ubuntu(linux in general) dont handle dual GPU yet or something ?!

    Link of all the tutorials I followed:

    There were couple of other ones which i lost the links after 3 days of going back an forth between them.

    Appreciate any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: ATI graphic card problem

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Buckeye country
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: ATI graphic card problem

    did you do system->administration->hardware drivers to install your ati drivers? if not, try re-installing and do that. if you already did that, then you'll need to do some searching to get the drivers to work - personally, i wouldn't work that hard, i would try another distro or just wait until the next ubuntu comes out and see if it's got a driver for your system.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: ATI graphic card problem

    yeah tried those,
    but do you know generally if there is any problem with dual ATI GPU cards with ubuntu ?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: ATI graphic card problem

    Ok here is what happen:

    sudo apt-get update

    Hit hardy Release.gpg
    Ign hardy/main Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy/restricted Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy/universe Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy/multiverse Translation-en_CA
    Hit hardy-updates Release.gpg
    Ign hardy-updates/main Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_CA
    Hit hardy-security Release.gpg
    Ign hardy-security/main Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-security/universe Translation-en_CA
    Ign hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_CA
    Hit hardy Release
    Hit hardy-updates Release
    Hit hardy-security Release
    Hit hardy/main Packages
    Hit hardy/restricted Packages
    Hit hardy/restricted Sources
    Hit hardy/main Sources
    Hit hardy/multiverse Sources
    Hit hardy/universe Sources
    Hit hardy/universe Packages
    Hit hardy/multiverse Packages
    Hit hardy-updates/main Packages
    Hit hardy-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit hardy-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit hardy-updates/main Sources
    Hit hardy-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit hardy-updates/universe Sources
    Hit hardy-updates/universe Packages
    Hit hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
    Hit hardy-security/main Packages
    Hit hardy-security/restricted Packages
    Hit hardy-security/restricted Sources
    Hit hardy-security/main Sources
    Hit hardy-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit hardy-security/universe Sources
    Hit hardy-security/universe Packages
    Hit hardy-security/multiverse Packages
    Reading package lists... Done
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-restricted-modules-generic is already the newest version.
    Package restricted-manager is a virtual package provided by:
    jockey-gtk 0.3.3-0ubuntu8
    You should explicitly select one to install.
    E: Package restricted-manager has no installation candidate
    sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    fglrx-amdcccle-envy fglrx-control-envy xorg-driver-fglrx-dev-envy
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 4 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    Need to get 9951kB of archives.
    After this operation, 10.6MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 hardy-updates/restricted xorg-driver-fglrx 1:7.1.0-8-3+ [9951kB]
    Fetched 9951kB in 11s (850kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 149868 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing fglrx-amdcccle-envy ...
    Removing fglrx-control-envy ...
    Removing xorg-driver-fglrx-dev-envy ...
    Removing xorg-driver-fglrx-envy ...
    * Stopping atieventsd [ OK ]
    Processing triggers for libc6 ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    Selecting previously deselected package xorg-driver-fglrx.
    (Reading database ... 149793 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking xorg-driver-fglrx (from .../xorg-driver-fglrx_1%3a7.1.0-8-3+ ...
    Setting up xorg-driver-fglrx (1:7.1.0-8-3+ ...
    Installing new version of config file /etc/ati/signature ...
    * Starting atieventsd [ OK ]
    sudo depmod -a

    4-5 sec pause and then next line

    doesnt let me to edit it, but Driver "fglrx" been added before. doubled checked with pico.
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    No protocol specified
    cannot open display:
    Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available command line options.
    sudo aticonfig --initial -f

    No protocol specified
    Uninitialised file found, configuring.
    Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Saved back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-0
    # 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 "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0

    Section "Files"

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "v4l"

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Driver "fglrx"

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    also at this point computer doesnt run any other software nor let me restart it throu GUI.

    Any new hope ?


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