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installing ATI driver

Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:23 am

after a successful install of the nvidia driver on my desktop pc, I now want to install the ATI driver on my laptop.

Have bianca kde edition on laptop, have been working on it by myself, but cant get the glxgears to work properly.... every try ends up with a messed up xorg.conf (good i have a back up )

envy doesnt work, this is the error in envy :

m: cannot remove `*.deb': No such file or directory
Ubuntu Edgy 32bit

Your graphic card does not seem to be supported by the driver.

Would you like to go ahead with the installation even if, according to Envy, your card is not supported?
(Type either "yes" or "no")


I choose no.

i have an ATI Radeon IGP 320M chipset.

thx
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:25 am

I do not know what kinks KDE might ne tossing you, tried 3 different distro for about 3 hours before throwing them out, always ran slower than equivikant gnome distros, and but mostly menus did not agree with me

here is the latest envy link .94 (I just tried it on my nvudia card and it ran flawlessly and the newer nvidia drivers uped my gears an extra 50fps

I'm going to switg over to the dell science project with ati 9550 and see how it goes,

http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:27 am

ty,

well about kde... dont know what it is, but i like it better than gnome... gnome is okay , but i prefer KDE for my every day work. So i have gnome on my desktop, kde on my laptop :)

see if i can solve the problem with the envy link.

thx
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:33 am

hmm the newer envy gives me the same error...
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:36 am

Hi ledda -

Worked flawlessly for my radeon 9550

What took do long was, getting Beryl 3 working:)
with AIGLX and composite
but using driver "radeon" instead of "ati" or 'fglrx'

the new fglrx is faster. but no eyeCandy
[url]
http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty ... ati_radeon[/url]
but igp 320M was not a listed card.

if you do a
lspci
see what internally your cards vendor string is
mine shows as a
ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:39 am

Forgot to ask
did you try replying yes?
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:31 am

nope, didnt do a yes.. should I try that? I can always recover with my backup xorg.conf i assume.

lspci | grep ati output:

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stefan@ledda:~$ lspci | grep ati
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:09.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0d.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
00:0d.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
00:0d.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1


i already changed the ati driver in radeon driver in xorg.conf, but no results there... i shall try to do a yes with envy.
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:34 am

yes
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:44 am

haha what the FFFF....


i get a completely different envy error:
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rm: cannot remove `*.deb': No such file or directory
Ubuntu Edgy 32bit
rm: cannot remove `/lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia*': No such file or directory
ENVY ERROR: Envy does not recognise your card as compatible with any version of the driver.                    this might happen because either your card is not supported by the driver or Envy's hardware                    detection failed. You can try the manual installation at your risk.


what's nvidia got the do with that?? ,changed the driver back from radeon to ATI... choosed option 2 with envy (remove nvidia, than option 3, install ATI) ... but still no luck...
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:49 am

ok, no need to panic, did a reinstall of envy, and I receive the original error.

i'm now performing a YES.

let you know when envy is finished.
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:52 am

just ignore all them messages
run it manually select the lastest ati driver
and worry about nvidia later, if you need xlg, nvidia stuff may be needed
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:04 am

no luck here... had to reboot and was unable to start X.

had to change xorg.conf with my old back up xorg.conf.....
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Postby D1Wayne on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:16 am

you maybe in a piece of no eyeCandy

but since you have a back, try the howto link I posted earlier
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:44 am

allright, check it out later, i have to be a member to see the content...

have an exam coming up this wednesday... when i have some spare time, i'll get to the ati problem.
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:14 pm

strange, tried your link but that didnt help... so i've used my old xorg.conf once again, but look at this :D

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stefan@ledda:~$ glxinfo | grep vendor
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: SGI
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
stefan@ledda:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
direct rendering: Yes
stefan@ledda:~$     


i think that this did the trick :

sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:24 pm

no luck with beryl though.

it works, i can use my scroll wheel to go smoothly to another desktop, i can toss my running programs from one place to another... but the kicker !

i cant click on kmenu, its extremely slow, wont open. cant start any applet from kicker... but hey, i'm happy that my 3d rendering is working

thx for all the advice d1wayne !
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Postby D1Wayne on Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:36 am

possibly.

after all the crap I went through found a most interesting bit that involves Live-CD
and what type of optical drive used to boot/install it

I now can use beryl in 2 modes "ati" driver AIGLX +Composite +DRI
or "radeon" -AIGLX -Composite go figure :shock: :roll: :?

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2984
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Postby Ledda on Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:18 am

haha strange !
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