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how to configure ATI catalist in console mode

Postby miroque on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:42 pm

Hello to all!
I'm a neewbe in a world of Linux. But have some little experience.
So my heavy stone:
I've installed Linux Mint - debian. At my Asus L54T (M51Tr) (x64) with ATI RADEON HD3470.
I've localized it. Everything looking good! And play good!

But next step to me was instaling ATI driver.
First I found driver here (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... linux.aspx)
(AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver)

Then after unpacking I've chmod +x amd-......-8....-.run
and run with command: sudo sh ./amd-catalist.run

After installing this driver I reboot system.
And in the end I have empty black screen with no Login Manager.

I switched to tt2 with ALT+F2. Maked login. And understood that system is working fine, but configuration of X11 is improper.

So there is the question: how to configure ati driver (catalist) in console mode? with command "aticonfig" but which parametrs I should write?

so this is my xorg.conf:
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Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
   Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
   Screen         "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

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

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
   Driver      "fglrx"
   BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
   Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
   Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
   DefaultDepth     24
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection


And I don't have any Idea what to write here... :oops:
Last edited by miroque on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: how to configure ATI catalist in console mode

Postby miroque on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:08 pm

So, I didn't get it what i've done, but it started to work. My monitor show the mdm greeting screen. And all working fine. (I hope so)
But what I've discovered through my torments. That file /etc/X11/xorg.conf - didn't ever exist. and ATI Catalist tried to copy it into xorg.conf.bck-0 (something like that) and write in this file (sorry xorg.conf file was absent so i did it empty file).

So my next question: what file of config using Xorg? ande where it is? how to configure my monitor/screen params?
if my questions is bit of newbie, I appreciate any links to clear my misunderstandings
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Re: how to configure ATI catalist in console mode

Postby miroque on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:34 pm

Due to resolving my problem, I've run this command, I don't remember in what man or --help I've read it, but after that it started to work.
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sudo aticonfig --initial -f


More over, I've found this command here http://livelinux.altervista.org/Guida_LMDE/EN_driver.html

Also this topic was here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=84404 Linux Mint Debian Edition User Guide
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Re: [SOLVED] how to configure ATI catalist in console mode

Postby miroque on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:20 pm

Heh, nope. The problem returned! :)
I've upgrade from debain repos and from linux mint repos, a bit of mess in repos. but still i've made upgrade of system. and my ati again not working. the system works, but mdm is fault in error with not propely work of xserver.
and again i'm standing at the start of my road...
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