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    Default Need help with unclaimed monitor on an ati RS690M

    Hi,

    I am pretty new to using Ubuntu and I am on 9.04 64bit version fully updated. I have been able to google my way through configurations and customisations but I haven't been able to get this solved. I would be happy just getting any driver to work not necessarily the proprietary one.

    I am on a Dell Inspiron 1521 and here is my lshw

    "description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall64 vsyscall32
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: 1918MiB
    *-cpu
    product: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    size: 1800MHz
    capacity: 1800MHz
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy cpufreq
    *-pci:0
    description: Host bridge
    product: RS690 Host Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    configuration: latency=64
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
    *-display UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 5
    bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 5
    bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 01
    serial: 00:1c:26:03:44:bd
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.91.9 ip=__________ latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
    *-pci:2
    description: PCI bridge
    product: RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
    *-storage
    description: SATA controller
    product: SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 12
    bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: storage bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ahci latency=64 module=ahci
    *-usb:0
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
    *-usb:1
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
    *-usb:2
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
    *-usb:3
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.3
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
    *-usb:4
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.4
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64
    *-usb:5
    description: USB Controller
    product: SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 13.5
    bus info: pci@0000:00:13.5
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
    *-serial
    description: SMBus
    product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
    version: 14
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: cap_list
    configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0 module=i2c_piix4
    *-ide
    description: IDE interface
    product: SB600 IDE
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master
    configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64 module=snd_hda_intel
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master
    configuration: latency=0
    *-pci:3
    description: PCI bridge
    product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pci bus_master
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:19:b9:82:92:b0
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 ip=_____________ latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes
    *-firewire
    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
    product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:03:01.0
    version: 05
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2 module=ohci1394
    *-system:0
    description: SD Host controller
    product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 1.1
    bus info: pci@0000:03:01.1
    version: 22
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=sdhci-pci latency=64 module=sdhci_pci
    *-system:1
    description: System peripheral
    product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 1.2
    bus info: pci@0000:03:01.2
    version: 12
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ricoh-mmc latency=64 module=ricoh_mmc
    *-system:2 UNCLAIMED
    description: System peripheral
    product: xD-Picture Card Controller
    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
    physical id: 1.3
    bus info: pci@0000:03:01.3
    version: 12
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=64
    *-generic UNCLAIMED
    product: Illegal Vendor ID
    vendor: Illegal Vendor ID
    physical id: 1.4
    bus info: pci@0000:03:01.4
    version: ff
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: bus_master vga_palette cap_list
    configuration: latency=255 maxlatency=255 mingnt=255
    *-pci:1
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 101
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:2
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 102
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:3
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 103
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:4
    description: Host bridge
    product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
    physical id: 104
    bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: driver=k8temp module=k8temp"

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    You won't get the proprietary driver working on 9.04 without downgrading Xorg, so don't bother installing fglrx. You want to use the drivers that Ubuntu configures automatically during installation.

    What happened when you used the drivers configured by Ubuntu after install ?

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    Thanks for the reply.

    That is what I read. I am fine with using the open source drivers.
    This is how it installed. I have tried removing them and reinstalling them but it doesn't seem to do anything.
    What should I try?

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    Did you install fglrx, and if so :

    (a) how did you install it (Ubuntu's restricted driver manager, download from amd.com and build packages, download from amd.com and run the native installer

    (b) which version of fglrx did you install (if you used the restricted driver manager you may not know, but that's OK)

    (c) how did you uninstall it ?

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    My card doesn't show up in the restricted driver manager. Just my wifi does.

    I never tried to install the fglrx. I started to read into it until I found out that my card isn't supported by ATI anymore and if I wanted to use an older fglrx driver I would have to downgrade the Xorg. That isn't something I am interested in doing.

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    OK, so the Ubuntu installer should have automatically configured the -ati X driver and the "r300" mesa driver. Can I assume that didn't happen ?

    What driver *are* you running on the graphics right now, ie what does the xorg long indicate -- just vesa ?

    There's a good chance that the drivers you need are already installed, so it *may* be as simple as editing your xorg.conf to specify "radeon" rather than "vesa". If not, you'll need to install up to three packages, which are distro-specific. I don't remember the exact names but if it turns out you do need to install drivers it shouldn't be hard to find someone who knows the right packages for Ubuntu.
    Last edited by bridgman; 07-25-2009 at 03:37 PM.

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    It must not have.
    yeah just vesa.

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    You can not use U 9.04, you could use Kanotix Excalibur if you want to use fglrx 9-3, everything newer is not working as ATI thinks thats wasted time to support it with a binary driver.

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    I believe Bullnose is trying to use the open source drivers; the issue is just that one of the auto-config data files didn't recognize the specific PnP ID and so did not automatically configure the drivers during installation. It may be as simple as replacing "vesa" with "radeon", or might need to install extra packages.

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    It looks like I have the xserver-xorg-video-ati driver, the xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver and the xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd all installed. In the my xorg.conf I have tired using "ati" and "radeon". neither one fixes the unclaimed monitor and my glxgears is about 325fps for both.

    When I try the "radeonhd" the unclaimed monitor still doesn't get claimed my glxgears goes down to about 100fps and all my compiz stuff goes wonky.

    What should I try?
    Should I remove all ati/radeon packages, reboot and see what ubuntu wants to do?

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