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    Default Unpleasant install experience. HD5850 Ubuntu 10.4.

    Sorry for making another thread about lucid and 10.4.
    I really can't understand why catalyst isn't working from basic steps like it used to in the past!


    I'm running a visiontek 5850 (recently bought).

    I perform a fresh install of ubuntu 10.4, run jockey to intall catalyst. I reboot and upon startup the ubuntu logo freezes right before it loads the desktop. (keyboard lights go off)

    I insert nomodeset in grub, nope still doesnt work. I purge fglrx and re-install it without jockey and run aticonfig --initial -f to create the conf again..
    but still it just freezes when it tries to load desktop.

    The logs had said that it was trying alternative ways of probing for the card? I'm gonna reboot and get the complete message.

    I've ran a 9800pro for years with fglrx in the past and never had the install been this much of pain from the start.

    Thanks!

    lemme go dig up the log files.

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    Code:
    X.Org X Server 1.7.6
    Release Date: 2010-03-17
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server x86_64 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux slether 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=56b30d9c-2d7d-4625-931a-36e2c443045b ro single nomodeset
    Build Date: 23 April 2010  05:11:46PM
    xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7 (Bryce Harrington <bryce@ubuntu.com>) 
    Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
    	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Thu May  6 00:12:17 2010
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (==) ServerLayout "aticonfig Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" (0)
    (**) |   |-->Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    (**) |   |-->Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    (==) Automatically adding devices
    (==) Automatically enabling devices
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
    	Entry deleted from font path.
    (==) FontPath set to:
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
    	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
    	/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
    	built-ins
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
    (II) Loader magic: 0x7ca300
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    	X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
    	X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
    	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
    (--) using VT number 2
    
    (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1002:6899:1002:0b00 ATI Technologies Inc Cypress [Radeon HD 5800 Series] rev 0, Mem @ 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xfdfc0000/131072, I/O @ 0x0000dc00/256, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
    (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
    (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "glx" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
    	compiled for 7.5.0, module version = 1.0.0
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
    (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
    (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.1.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
    (II) Loading extension DRI2
    (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
    	compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 8.72.11
    	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
    (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
    (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
    	compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 8.72.11
    (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.72.11
    (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: 8.723.1                              
    (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Apr  8 2010 21:40:58
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
    (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
    (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
    (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found
    (EE) No devices detected.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
    	 at http://wiki.x.org
     for help. 
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.1.log" for additional information.
    
     ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

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    I found that the fglrx installed from Ubuntu repos didn't work very well with my hd5730 (mobile). So I removed the ubuntu version, and downloaded & ran the installer of the official ati version, and it works quite well.

    My symptoms were different though - I was having major problems with fullscreen flash video (again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeuw View Post
    I found that the fglrx installed from Ubuntu repos didn't work very well with my hd5730 (mobile). So I removed the ubuntu version, and downloaded & ran the installer of the official ati version, and it works quite well.

    My symptoms were different though - I was having major problems with fullscreen flash video (again).
    Well I even tried installing or generating packages with the 10.4 installer. But same thing. The driver fails to see my 5850!!!

    Is ATI deliberately not including card id's or something that would just piss me off so that I go back to windows.

    I'm still getting:

    (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
    (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found

    My xorg.conf is always generated with aticonfig --initial
    so there isn't anything unique in the xorg.conf.


    How can I fix this? is my Visiontek HD5850 an exception? any help would be appreciated! thanks.

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    rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf*
    aticonfig --initial --nobackup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf*
    aticonfig --initial --nobackup
    :/

    Tried that. still same error in log even with no other xorg.conf files.
    It flashes green right before it starts plymouth/splash then freezes when the dots fill up.
    Starts up fine with the radeon driver...

    I have it using generated packages from the installer once again. The repository ones haven't worked either.

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    Well maybe you have to wait for 10-5 driver then.

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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well maybe you have to wait for 10-5 driver then.
    I suppose.

    Thanks for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jecos View Post
    I'm still getting:

    (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
    (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found

    My xorg.conf is always generated with aticonfig --initial
    so there isn't anything unique in the xorg.conf.
    I also get
    Code:
    (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx              
    (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@2:0:1) found
    in Xorg.0.log (albeit openSUSE 11.2), though it's understandable since my xorg.conf contains the following:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
            Driver      "fglrx"
            Option      "TexturedVideo" "on"
            Option      "TexturedVideoSync" "on"
            BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
    EndSection
    What does your Device section look like?
    Can't see any reason your card wouldn't be supported.

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    Nobel prize for the 1-minute edit window!

    Anyway, your log file reads:
    Code:
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
    so it IS seeing your card.

    What does your whole xorg.conf look like?

    Something silly, have you tried another video output connector on your card? E.g. DVI instead of VGA, or the second DVI connector?

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