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  1. #1
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    Default Can't install ATI driver

    Hi

    I'm experiencing some troubles intalling the ATI driver for my AGP X1950 Pro. I've tried the restricted driver and the ATI binaries but I can't manage to get it working properly.

    During the boot, the X server seems to try 3 times to load but fails and the low graphics mode appear.

    After struggling several hours and many many forum post's read, I managed to discover that I suffer from the PreInitDAL failed error. This error happens just after the X server receives the EDID info. Here are the last lines os my Xorg.0.log:

    Code:
    (II) fglrx(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
    (II) fglrx(0): #0: hsize: 1280  vsize 1024  refresh: 60  vid: 32897
    (II) fglrx(0): Monitor name: Targa Visiona
    (II) fglrx(0): Monitor name: ry LCD 19-3
    (II) fglrx(0): Ranges: V min: 50  V max: 76 Hz, H min: 30  H max: 83 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
    (II) fglrx(0): Serial No: C50602014437
    (II) fglrx(0): EDID (in hex):
    (II) fglrx(0): 	00ffffffffffff005032500c65380000
    (II) fglrx(0): 	0210010368261e78eafd56a5534a9d24
    (II) fglrx(0): 	144f54bfef8081800101010101010101
    (II) fglrx(0): 	010101010101000000fc005461726761
    (II) fglrx(0): 	20566973696f6e61000000fc00727920
    (II) fglrx(0): 	4c43442031392d330a20000000fd0032
    (II) fglrx(0): 	4c1e530e000a202020202020000000ff
    (II) fglrx(0): 	004335303630323031343433370a000b
    (II) fglrx(0): End of Display1 EDID data --------------------
    (WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled
    (EE) fglrx(0): PreInitDAL failed
    And my xorg.conf:
    Code:
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    [...]
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"ATI X1950 PRO AGP"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option		"Composite"	"0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Targa Vision"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	30-65
    	VertRefresh	50-75
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"ATI X1950 PRO AGP"
    	Monitor		"Targa Vision"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    I'm running on Ubuntu 7.10. I already tried to put "vga=normal" in the kernel line of grub but it behaved the same way. I also tried to power down my monitor while ubuntu was loading and it went even worse: the pc just crashed, with no solution but an hard reset.

    Is there anyone that have a miraculous idea to help me?

    Thanks a lot!

    EDIT: Just forgot to mention that I'm trying to install the 8.45 drivers (Catalyst 8.01 I think), released on 2008.01.18.

  2. #2
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    Can you show us your full Xorg.0.log file?

    Adam

  3. #3
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    Here it is:

    Xorg.0.log

    And if it can help, here is my xorg.conf file:

    xorg.conf


    Any idea?

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    Here it is:

    Xorg.0.log

    Hope it helps

  5. #5
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    I've posted my files here:

    share.revolucaodigital.net/Xorg.0.log
    share.revolucaodigital.net/xorg.conf

    Hope it helps

  6. #6
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    Sorry for the multi-post but yesterday they didn't appear.

    Anyway, dows anyone has an idea on how can I fix this?

    Thanks a lot

  7. #7
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    Can it be that no solution exists for the PreInitDAL problem. I receive it just afeter the EDID data is transmited. Why?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm getting quite desperate and starting to think "ATI? no thanks, NEVER AGAIN" and I'm quite an ATI fan

  8. #8
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    Unfortunately I've not seen this before, so I'm not sure there's any advice I can offer up.

    Adam

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