(1) Installed from scratch Ubuntu 9.10 beta 64bits (in other partitions Ubunut 9.04 64bits & Vista 32bits)
(2.0) Upgraded everything that could be updated (kernel 2.6.31-14,...)
(3) Installed xorg-driver-fglrx (2:8.660-0ubuntu4) and all other dependencies which were needed from Synaptic
(4.0) In terminal: "sudo aticonfig --initial -f"
(4.1) A xorg.conf file was created (before there was no xorg.conf) with the following text:
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen-0" 0 0
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
Viewport 0 0
(4.2) Restart... XORG CRASHED!
(5) I tried changing in xorg.conf BusID to "PCI:2:0:0" but it always crashes...
(6) Finally I changed the name of xorg.conf so that it doesn't read it and now it works but, of course, no 3D acceleration
Shoul I install the fglrx manually?? following this guide: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide
I don't know what else to do.
Hello, I wanted to share my frustration again with new fglrx 8.661 (ATI driver for Linux 9.10):
Update: fglrx 8.661 with ASUS M51Ta still not working
Linux: Ubuntu 9.10beta + all updates
fglrx: 9.10 (8.661)
Hybrid graphic cards:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Error (in Xorg.0.log):
(EE) fglrx(0): Invalid video BIOS signature!
(EE) fglrx(0): GetBIOSParameter failed
(EE) fglrx(0): PreInitAdapter for slave 0 failed
Latest bios used? Btw. i would NOT hardcode the device in the configfile. Put a # in front.
The hybrid graphics spec requires that the SBIOS include the ability to select "integrated", "discrete" or "switchable" graphics, so that OSes other than Windows will work.
There seem to be a few models which didn't follow the spec and therefore don't work with the Linux drivers. It's not a bug, but it is a problem for people who buy those laptops and expect to run something other than Windows on them.
I'm trying to compile a list of offending laptop models to see if there is anything we can do in the driver, assuming we can't get the mfgs to update the BIOS and include the proper selection options.
EDIT - when I was looking around at other sites to see if anyone had found switching options in the M51TA bios I kept running into your posts on those sites as well. Alex pushed some changes into the radeon driver recently which are not directly targeting this problem but might help - can you try the radeon driver from git master and see if that works for you ?
Last edited by bridgman; 10-24-2009 at 02:59 PM.
Now I didn't specify the PCI of the integrated graphic card. At least now it gave my another error, but it crashed the same:
Errors in Xorg.0.log:
(EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib/dri/r600_dri.so failed (/usr/lib/dri/r600_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
(EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
The error messages are not a problem; the first two just indicate that you don't have an open source 3D driver built yet. Looking at conf and log files now.
EDIT - actually it looks like the X server is choosing the radeon driver anyways, which is good. Can you describe the crash ?
Last edited by bridgman; 10-24-2009 at 03:04 PM.
That would be great! Thanks, if there is anything I can do, please let me now.I'm trying to compile a list of them to see if there is anything we can do in the driver, assuming we can't get the mfg to update the BIOS and include the selection options.