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Thread: ATi drivers not working correctly with ATi Radeon 3200 HD

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    Default ATi drivers not working correctly with ATi Radeon 3200 HD

    I have problems here and I need help.

    My problem is that this Debian Lenny together with the latest drivers from ATi won't work so I haveto manually edit xorg.conf to use radeon instead of the provided settings which I get when installing the ATi Catalyst package.

    The graphics is: ATi Radeon 3200 HD on an ASUS laptop.


    I will attach the xorg.conf here so it can be analyzed:


    # 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 "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    EndSection

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

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

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    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 "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

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

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    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


    Any suggestions?

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    What do you mean by "won't work"? We need a little more to go on, like a description of the problem. Posting your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file from when you tried to use the fglrx driver would also be helpful.

    Adam

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    What I mean is that the drivers from ATi don't work, so I have had to replace the driver which is provided by the ATi installer so it uses the free radeon driver which is part of Debian.

    Look at this:
    Section "Device"
    # Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    # Driver "fglrx"
    Identifier "radeon"
    # Driver "radeon"
    Driver "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
    EndSection

    Where you see: "aticonfig-Device[0]-0" I have replaced this with "radeon" instead, and because of this I have working graphics but I wouldn't play Doom 3 on this machine at it's present state...

    I can attach a couple of log files from /var/log if you wish, but I'm not sure if it will help. (Xorg.log perhaps?)

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    You don't seem to get it... "don't work" and "won't work" are not very informative. Exactly what isn't working? What are you trying to do and what is the result?

    As for log files... I already told you... /var/log/Xorg.0.log from when you try to use the fglrx driver.

    Adam

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    Also, I think the conf file you listed will run the fglrx driver, not the radeon driver. It's the <Driver> entry that matters AFAIK.

    Anyways, if you can pastebin the log file that will help a lot.

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    Since I'm not sitting with the computer at the present I will get back to the log files in a week or two when I have the computer with me again.

    My current theory is that this kernel (2.6.26-1) which was provided by Debian Lenny misses some things in the kernel which might be the cause of the problem with the ATi driver, but I can't confirm this. I'm using the standard kernel which was provided by Lenny (Debian "testing")

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