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Thread: Radeon 1800 + open source radeon = can't login

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    Default Radeon 1800 + open source radeon = can't login

    Hi,

    I installed latest 'radeon' open sourced driver, changed in xorg.conf 'vesa' to 'radeon' (nothing more is changed in .conf file) and restarted X.
    After it i can only see login window, and mouse pointer always swirling, rounding. And i can't enter anything there. Even if i enter, i can't see what i'm entering and can hear login sounds.
    And all the time i see only the login window...

    I'm on Fujitsi Siemens 1546 (17'' screen), video card ATI Mobility Radeon X1800, Ubuntu 9.04.

    Does anyone know what to do about it?

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    The default driver is relatively old, best update it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    The default driver is relatively old, best update it.
    Thanks for answering! Do you mean the default 'vesa' driver?

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    No the radeon driver. I have got iso images with much newer radeon(hd) drivers + 2.6.30 kernel, which even allows you to use fglrx if you want to try. But those are Debian 5.0 and not U 9.04 based.

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    Hey, that sounds like a great idea! i'm mostly a new comer to Unix world, and feel really curious about it all.

    how can i get your files? have a link or something? i owe you a vodka :)

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    In Ubuntu 9.04 the default (and supported) driver for this card is the ati/radeon driver. So please try without any xorg.conf. If that does not work, please file a bug using "ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-ati". If you want to try out newer test versions, see https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive/ppa

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    Well you still can not install fglrx with U 9.04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well you still can not install fglrx with U 9.04.
    We here at the "Open-Source AMD/ATI Linux" forum do not care XXXX about fglrx, don't we The official support for this card from ATI is now through the open-source drivers AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tormod View Post
    The official support for this card from ATI is now through the open-source drivers AFAIK.
    In the open source forum, definitely. In the fglrx forum, not so much

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    Heh, sometimes it's a bit tough to find answers.
    I tried without any xorg.conf, simply removed it, and still not working.

    My only quess is that i need to tune my xorg.conf to get it working with 'radeon', and the only problem so far is that i can't get hsync/vsync values for my monitor. Just looks like Ubuntu recognizes driver and video card, but doesn't want to recognize the monitor itself. sounds strange... and i'm still fighting with it because really don't want to get back to Windows

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