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Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my life!

Postby empire--dumps on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:29 pm

Greetings,
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read into my problems.

Well, I started using Linux Mint 14 64 bit cinnamon today. I'm having some serious issues installing an ATI driver for my Radeon HD 6770. I don't know what I am doing wrong, I can only suspect xorg. Mainly because I don't have it, and not by choice lol. I've been reading into it. I see some people using it with mint, where other people say to use something like xranda or x randy. Its something close to that. So right now I'm using the generic driver, I have a dual monitor setup and running. After the ATI driver installation. When I reboot, Mint loads up. The monitors go into mirrored mode and now the task bar is white and the menu is now somewhat like a Windows start menu. When I uninstall the ati (given the tuts below) reboot. It goes back to normal cinnamon.

These are the best tutorials I found, I was referring to while I attempt to install:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/124292/what-is-the-correct-way-to-install-ati-catalyst-video-drivers-fglrx
http://askubuntu.com/questions/74171/is-my-ati-graphics-card-supported-in-ubuntu

These are the drivers (Well, I tried both to rule out faulty new drivers):
v12.10 http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.42&lang=English
v12.08 http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/previous/12/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?os=Linux%20x86&rev=12.8

To my understanding there are 3 methods people can use to install ATI drivers with Linux. .run, .deb or an automated package like jockey-gtk(additional drivers). I've tried them all! Though I was confused about the .deb. Not the unpacking bit, but to which .deb I should install. Or all of them. There was 3 packages in total, 2 seem to have the same name and the other had amdcccle in the name. Last time I tried I installed all, I figured a warning would inform me and this info wasn't in the tut.

But when I run sudo aticonf -initial -f after the installing. When I check the file, there is some text from ATI saying it created the file because one didn't exsist. No parameters, just a simple comment. SO I NEED XORG, right? Well I ran sudo apt-get install xorg and I don't know what is happening but I still can't find the xorg.conf file. I'm really lost.

So thank you for your advice. Please don't hesitate to ask,If you need any additional info or images. I don't know what information is required for diagnosing something like this. I will re create and post pics tomorrow as somewhat late for me. Promise. Please get me off of Windows! :D

Your truly,
-E--D
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Before:
http://i.imgur.com/AFXHX.jpg

After:
http://i.imgur.com/FRXGd.png
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby empire--dumps on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:39 pm

And I just noticed I placed this in the wrong topic. Doh! Sorry. Please move to Hardware?
Please don't hate me lol
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby mank_in on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:50 pm

i didn't use ATI Card, but there easy wai to install it :
open software source ( search from menu ) , select additional driver
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby empire--dumps on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:03 am

mank_in wrote:i didn't use ATI Card, but there easy wai to install it :
open software source ( search from menu ) , select additional driver


I didn't find anything by that name in MY menu within Mint. Maybe you were referring to another menu? I will look into it first thing in the morning! Thank you. The more alternatives the better.

I really need that xorg.conf. Not only for video driver whatnot. But its the only way I know how to configure my mouse (DeathAdder). The sensitivity is ridiculous atm lol
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby mank_in on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:44 am

menu>preferences>software sources
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby empire--dumps on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:05 pm

mank_in wrote:menu>preferences>software sources


I found it! But I'm having trouble using it. It did find the card, and the driver options. YEY!, but it doesn't allow me to do anything. Such a tease! :D I can't click/activate anything within the window.

To my knowledge, I currently don't have a "ATI driver" installed.

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empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for empire--dumps:
Module                  Size  Used by
nls_iso8859_1          12713  2
rfcomm                 46619  0
bnep                   18140  2
bluetooth             209199  10 rfcomm,bnep
arc4                   12529  2
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32007  1
kvm_amd                55604  0
kvm                   414070  1 kvm_amd
ppdev                  17073  0
rt2800usb              22661  0
rt2800lib              58685  1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt              12667  1 rt2800lib
rt2x00usb              20618  1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib              54891  3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
mac80211              539908  3 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
cfg80211              206566  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
snd_hda_codec_realtek    77876  1
microcode              22803  0
snd_hda_intel          33491  7
snd_hda_codec         134212  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13602  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                96580  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
psmouse                95552  0
edac_core              52451  0
edac_mce_amd           23303  0
k10temp                13126  0
serio_raw              13215  0
sp5100_tco             13697  0
i2c_piix4              13167  0
snd_seq_midi           13324  0
snd_rawmidi            30512  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                61521  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              29425  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
radeon                895653  3
parport_pc             32688  0
ttm                    83595  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper         46784  1 radeon
snd                    78734  23 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm                   275528  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 radeon
soundcore              15047  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
mac_hid                13205  0
lp                     17759  0
parport                46345  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
hid_generic            12493  0
usbhid                 46947  0
hid                   100366  2 hid_generic,usbhid
sky2                   58111  0
pata_atiixp            13204  0
firewire_ohci          40401  0
firewire_core          64368  1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
usb_storage            48838  2


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mpire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo lspci
[sudo] password for empire--dumps:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Juniper XT [AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
03:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby jamvaru on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:25 pm

thanks, they moved the 'additional drivers' into a subsection of 'software sources'
after first install i tried to play a video and had to reboot it was so bad
using A8-apu
guessing the regular ati driver will work fine as it did in lm 13, the updated driver never worked for me
...
it is done installing, no reboot required i guess, here goes with a video :)
...
'movie player' tried to open but never got a window, tried different videos
...
vlc worked great
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby empire--dumps on Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:50 pm

For 64bit systems Install ia32-libs before doing anything.

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Run each of these, one at the time, if getting any faults ignore it.

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

Remove your xorg.conf file

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Re-install xorg

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 xserver-xorg-core

Configure xorg

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Reboot:

sudo reboot



Why this is so freakin confusing for me. Nothing applies.

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[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs[/b]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  calligra-l10n-engb kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n
  kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n language-pack-kde-en lib32gcc1
  libc6-i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
sh: 0: Can't open /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*[/b]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'xorg-driver-fglrx' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-kernel-source' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-amdcccle-updates' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'xorg-driver-fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-driver-dev' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'xfree86-driver-fglrx' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-updates' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'glx-alternative-fglrx' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-control-qt2' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-updates-dev' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-glx' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-modaliases' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'xfree86-driver-fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-amdcccle' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-driver' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-control' for regex 'fglrx_*'
Package 'fglrx-glx' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-kernel-source' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-modaliases' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'xfree86-driver-fglrx' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'xorg-driver-fglrx' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-control-qt2' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'xfree86-driver-fglrx-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'xorg-driver-fglrx-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Note, selecting 'fglrx-amdcccle-updates' for regex 'fglrx-amdcccle*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-amdcccle' for regex 'fglrx-amdcccle*'
Note, selecting 'xorg-driver-fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx-dev*'
Note, selecting 'fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx-dev*'
Note, selecting 'xfree86-driver-fglrx-dev' for regex 'fglrx-dev*'
Package 'xfree86-driver-fglrx-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'xorg-driver-fglrx-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-amdcccle' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-amdcccle-updates' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-updates' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'fglrx-updates-dev' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'glx-alternative-fglrx' is not installed, so not removed
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  calligra-l10n-engb kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n
  kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n language-pack-kde-en lib32gcc1
  libc6-i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm: cannot remove `/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory
empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 xserver-xorg-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  calligra-l10n-engb kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n
  kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n language-pack-kde-en lib32gcc1
  libc6-i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/9,698 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 175330 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 9.0-0ubuntu1 (using .../libgl1-mesa-dri_9.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 ...
Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1 (using .../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
Preparing to replace libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 9.0-0ubuntu1 (using .../libgl1-mesa-dri_9.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 ...
Preparing to replace libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 9.0-0ubuntu1 (using .../libgl1-mesa-glx_9.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 ...
Preparing to replace libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 9.0-0ubuntu1 (using .../libgl1-mesa-glx_9.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 (9.0-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 (9.0-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up xserver-xorg-core (2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1) ...
Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (9.0-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken
Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 (9.0-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo apt-get install dpkg[/b]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
dpkg is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  calligra-l10n-engb kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n
  kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n language-pack-kde-en lib32gcc1
  libc6-i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ whereis xserver-xorg[/b]
xserver-xorg:
[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ whereis xorg[/b]
xorg: /usr/lib/xorg /usr/include/xorg
[b]empire--dumps@Mint-PC ~ $ sudo ls -a /usr/lib/xorg[/b]
.  ..  modules   protocol.txt


There is not xorg.conf or xserver to configure. Given the tutorials, this is step one. Before even aplpying a driver.
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby empire--dumps on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:42 pm

Glad, I can now report with some success.

So eventually, I decided I had to reformat. I gave up on manually installing. Also I couldn't get software solutions to stop saying I had already been using a driver. (i.e couldn't select) I couldn't find the previous ATI baggage left behind from trying to install and unistall all those times.

After reboot, install. I ran Software Solutions again and it now allowed me to select an option. I applied changes and after reboot I could now 'gksudo amcccle' (Catalyst Control Center.) Its working just fine and the driver is the latest.

Regarding the mouse, I just said screw Xorg and tried to find another way. What I ended up doing was creating a shell script to adjust xinput on startup.

Here is how:
Terminal>xinupt. Take note of the mouse ID name. Not the #.
Create a new .txt. document and type: (You can play with the numbers for adjusting)
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#!/bin/sh
xinput --set-prop "Razer Razer DeathAdder" "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 3
xinput --set-prop "Razer DeathAdder" "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1

Save. Then remove the .txt from the name.
Terminal> sudo chmod +x /your new shell script
you can try out the shell script now to get it to your liking.

Then move this file to a directory
sudo mv /path from/ /path to/

Then use 'startup apllications' in the menu. Added a new command and reboot.

But thank you again mank_in. If it wasn't for you I'd still be at square one. Feels so nice nice, having this issue on my mind. If there is anything you need or think I could give you a hand with. You can PM here or at empire--dumps@live.com. Would love to return the favor.
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Re: Need advice: I can't install an ATI driver to save my li

Postby jamvaru on Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:51 pm

i don't know about all that but what i did was

open terminal
type 'su'
enter password
# prompt
type 'amcccle'
adjust settings to maximum, and tear-free
click ok
works great
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