Been using the open source 'radeon' driver on my system up until now because of a bug effecting nforce4 chipsets on motherboards. Last month's release of Catalyst 10.7 fixed that bug, and I attempted to install 10.8 on a fresh install of lucid 32-bit.
Whenever I installed fglrx, the command 'aticonfig' is apparently not found. I'd have to run the following to remove the failed install or else I'd run in low graphics mode on next reboot:
This is odd considering the binary is located in the proper place and manually executing it at that location results in the following message:Code:sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
I've attempted to install fglrx through multiple ways, failing every time. So far, building deb packages straight from the official ati installer, using ubuntu's X-SWAT PPA, and Kano's script.Code:sudo aticonfig --initial Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver. aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
My lspci output: http://pastebin.com/UrrgscR8
My system specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB
ASUS A8M2N-LA mothboard
In retrospect, I've installed hardy onto a separate partition and installed cataylst 9.3 and everything had installed correctly.
I guess he already did so and messed up the system. When there is no /etc/ati/control then the drivers are partly removed already.
I actually had this issue a while back and have a fix that works... here's the steps that i took to repair the system..
Step 1) identify the fglrx packages...
the output should be something like:Code:dpkg -l | grep fglrx
step 2) use dpkg to purge the packages. Based on the previous list, the following command should work.Code:ii fglrx 2:8.762-0ubuntu1 Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerato ii fglrx-amdcccle 2:8.762-0ubuntu1 Catalyst Control Center for the ATI graphics ii fglrx-dev 2:8.762-0ubuntu1 Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerato ii fglrx-modaliases 2:8.762-0ubuntu1 Identifiers supported by the ATI graphics dr
step 3) update apt.Code:sudo dpkg -P fglrx fglrx-*
step 4) issue the command to check for broken packages:Code:sudo apt-get update
step 5) reboot.Code:sudo dpkg -C
step 6) install driver.
Man I feel like a complete idiot for not trying the first comment before.
I mean, I've done that with previous attempts months prior, but as said hosed my system. It sort of stuck to not use the automated normal install.
Thanks guys you've solved my issues.
Yeah, I didn't figure using the automated installer would work if building debs from it wouldn't, but I was wrong. Thanks again.
I used to use the plain fglrx installer all the time, till Lucid. Since Lucid I'm using packages only because of the alternatives hacks introduced in Lucid. I could be wrong but I don't think the plain installer is aware of the alternatives system and will hose your system.
Of course it doesn't really matter if you've already hosed your system in the first place
in my point of view only a bug in the plain installer without packages are an generell catalyst problem and if the packaged version do not work its the problem of the package skript and not a catalyst problem.