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    Unhappy ATI R800 linux

    can anyone help me with installing the r800 driver for linux (i have a sapphire 5830 card) on ubuntu (lucid ofc)

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    Ok, first off, when you boot linux on lucid because of the r800 series graphics, you will need to boot with the parameter xforcevesa because the dri included in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) does not properly support the hd 5000 series cards. However, ubuntu 10.04 will work perfectly once you finish installing the closed source drivers.

    now as for the process of installing the driver, you will need to use xforcevesa until you get the ati driver installed. There is two methods involving the ati driver installation. One method is to use the Unofficial ATI Linux driver wiki - Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) Installation Guide

    and the other is to try the "Ubuntu X" team ppa to make keeping up to date easier... Ubuntu x-swat ppa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandel View Post
    Ok, first off, when you boot linux on lucid because of the r800 series graphics, you will need to boot with the parameter xforcevesa because the dri included in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) does not properly support the hd 5000 series cards. However, ubuntu 10.04 will work perfectly once you finish installing the closed source drivers.

    now as for the process of installing the driver, you will need to use xforcevesa until you get the ati driver installed. There is two methods involving the ati driver installation. One method is to use the Unofficial ATI Linux driver wiki - Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) Installation Guide

    and the other is to try the "Ubuntu X" team ppa to make keeping up to date easier... Ubuntu x-swat ppa
    what about Debian...?

    did Galium3D or Mesa made something similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandel View Post
    Ok, first off, when you boot linux on lucid because of the r800 series graphics, you will need to boot with the parameter xforcevesa because the dri included in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) does not properly support the hd 5000 series cards. However, ubuntu 10.04 will work perfectly once you finish installing the closed source drivers.

    now as for the process of installing the driver, you will need to use xforcevesa until you get the ati driver installed. There is two methods involving the ati driver installation. One method is to use the Unofficial ATI Linux driver wiki - Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) Installation Guide

    and the other is to try the "Ubuntu X" team ppa to make keeping up to date easier... Ubuntu x-swat ppa
    i run 10.10 and i think 10.10 do have better support for r800 cards..

    why not use 10.10 ? its a dev version yes but this isn't *satan'

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    Still can't use an Evergreen card in Linux?

    Wow, such great ATI support (in Linux)!

    Can't use the binary drivers or the open source. Ubuntu 10.04? Nope. So much for the connections with Ubuntu... anyway, maybe in Catalyst ver. 11, they'll be supported...maybe the open source driver will work in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    Still can't use an Evergreen card in Linux?
    Uh? It works fine with the Catalyst driver, just install it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agdr View Post
    Uh? It works fine with the Catalyst driver, just install it.
    NOOOOO!!!

    it works teribly i cant see no difrence between without and with the catalyst :O

    and yes i did installed the 2.6.34.1 kernel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    Still can't use an Evergreen card in Linux?

    Wow, such great ATI support (in Linux)!

    Can't use the binary drivers or the open source. Ubuntu 10.04? Nope. So much for the connections with Ubuntu... anyway, maybe in Catalyst ver. 11, they'll be supported...maybe the open source driver will work in 2015.
    how ironically it may be but i think your right in some way

    it would take a very long time with this kind of developing to get a fully functionally driver :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    Still can't use an Evergreen card in Linux?

    Wow, such great ATI support (in Linux)!

    Can't use the binary drivers or the open source. Ubuntu 10.04? Nope. So much for the connections with Ubuntu... anyway, maybe in Catalyst ver. 11, they'll be supported...maybe the open source driver will work in 2015.
    maybe you 'panix' is the second accound of kano ;-)

    right now i'm here with the opensource driver because catalyst is a madhouse right now.. but i think 10-8 will be better (yes yes yes i'm a liar yes yes yes no comment please )

    bridgman wrote in my threat about the R800 mesa 3d driver Q3 is the release date means next month.

    and then the madhouse'catalyst' is obsoleted for R800 users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroraa9420 View Post
    NOOOOO!!!

    it works teribly i cant see no difrence between without and with the catalyst :O
    You should probably describe what the problem is exactly and report it in the fglrx bug tracker if you are sure it's a driver bug.

    Also check that you are actually using the driver; if 3D is slow, perhaps it's using software rendering due to the driver not being installed properly.

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