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Old 10-05-2008, 01:18 PM
"Pal Trendweaver"
 
Default Catalyst on new install

Hello,

I'm trying to install Catalyst on my newly installed computer, however the aticonfig --initial doesn't update my xorg.conf properly.
I'm new to ATI (I've used the Nvidia prop. driver for years and installed it dozens of times) and I need some help on this.

I tried to find some help on the forums here and there, but I can't seem to find a satisfactory solution.

Here's the problem:

I installed Lenny 64-bit on my computer, debconf generates the following xorg.conf:


[snip]
Section "InputDevice"
*** Identifier*** "Generic Keyboard"
*** Driver*** *** "kbd"
*** Option*** *** "XkbRules"*** "xorg"
*** Option*** *** "XkbModel"*** "pc104"

*** Option*** *** "XkbLayout"*** "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
*** Identifier*** "Configured Mouse"
*** Driver*** *** "mouse"
EndSection


Section "Device"
*** Identifier*** "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
*** Identifier*** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

*** Identifier*** "Default Screen"
*** Monitor*** *** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection


It seems to use the "vesa" driver, and this wouldn't be a problem if my screen resolution was correct (1680x1050 vs. 1400x1050 which vesa gives me).

After installing Catalyst and running aticonfig --initial this xorg.conf is generated:

[snip]
Section "ServerLayout"
*** Identifier**** "aticonfig Layout"
*** Screen***** 0* "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0

EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
*** Identifier* "Generic Keyboard"
*** Driver***** "kbd"

*** Option*** *** "XkbRules" "xorg"
*** Option*** *** "XkbModel" "pc104"
*** Option*** *** "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

*** Identifier* "Configured Mouse"
*** Driver***** "mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
*** Identifier** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

*** Identifier** "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
*** Option*** *** "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
*** Option*** *** "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
*** Option*** *** "DPMS" "true"

EndSection

Section "Device"
*** Identifier* "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Device"
*** Identifier* "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
*** Driver***** "fglrx"

*** BusID****** "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
*** Identifier "Default Screen"
*** Monitor*** "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

*** Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
*** Device**** "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
*** Monitor*** "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
*** DefaultDepth**** 24
*** SubSection "Display"

*** *** Viewport** 0 0
*** *** Depth**** 24
*** EndSubSection
EndSection


After a restart of X my screen goes blank but the backlight of my LCD is on, the computer becomes highly irresponsive but doesn't seem to hang completely.

I noticed the double sections, after I take them out the same still happens.

Can anyone post a working xorg.conf, preferably for (roughly) the same setup as listed below:

Lenny 64-bit on a

Gigabyte ep45-ds3r

C2D E8400*
4 GB DDR2
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512mb


LSPCI:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Eaglelake DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Eaglelake PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #6

00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation ICH10 HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ICH10 PCI Express Port 1
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ICH10 PCI Express Port 4

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ICH10 PCI Express Port 5
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation ICH10 PCI Express Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #2

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation ICH10 USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH10 LPC Interface Controller

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation ICH10 4 port SATA IDE Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation ICH10 SMBus Controller
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation ICH10 2 port SATA IDE Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9442

01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa30
03:00.0 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMB368 IDE controller
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
06:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)



Thanks for your help

Peter van der Wal
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:31 PM
Aniruddha
 
Default Catalyst on new install

On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 15:18 +0200, Pal Trendweaver wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to install Catalyst on my newly installed computer, however
> the aticonfig --initial doesn't update my xorg.conf properly.
> I'm new to ATI (I've used the Nvidia prop. driver for years and
> installed it dozens of times) and I need some help on this.
> I tried to find some help on the forums here and there, but I can't
> seem to find a satisfactory solution.
>

Hi,

First of all a more descriptive title would help (e.g. problem with
fglrx). I have my working xorg.conf attached for reference. It seems
that your missing the dri section. Is fgrlx loaded? What's the output of
lsmod | grep fglrx?

--
Regards,

Aniruddha


### This file was generated by xac v0.6_pre3

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XAC Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
### Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated
### together as well as specifying multiple comma-separated
### entries in one FontPath command (or both methods)
###
### For X Font Server support, uncomment this and comment the
### other FontPaths. (This is not required for most configurations)
# FontPath "unix/:-1"

FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/dejavu"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/corefonts"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "blank time" "10" # 10 Minutes
Option "standby time" "20" # 20 Minutes
Option "suspend time" "30" # 30Minutes
Option "off time" "60" # 60Minutes
### Uncomment so X doesn't fail when no mouse is available
# Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
### Enable this option if X should not change resolutions
### This is useful if mode changing corrupts the X Server
# Option "DisableVidModeExtensions" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
### Check /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst for available models
Option "XkbdModel" "pc105"
### Check /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ for available layouts
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto"

### Set driver options:
### No options set!

### Unset driver options:
### No options unset!
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
UseModes "Modes0"
ModelName "BenQ G2400W"
Option "DPMS"
Option "ReducedBlanking"
HorizSync 31-94
VertRefresh 50-85
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes0"
### # 1920x1200 59.95 Hz (CVT 2.30MA-R) hsync: 74.04 kHz; pclk: 154.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1200" 154.00 1920 1968 2000 2080 1200 1203 1209 1235 +hsync -vsync
### # 720x400 59.55 Hz (CVT) hsync: 24.83 kHz; pclk: 22.25 MHz
Modeline "720x400" 22.25 720 744 808 896 400 403 413 417 -hsync +vsync
### # 256x341 59.09 Hz (CVT) hsync: 21.09 kHz; pclk: 6.75 MHz
Modeline "256x341" 6.75 256 264 288 320 341 344 354 357 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1920 1200
Modes "1920x1200" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "720x400" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "256x341"
EndSubSection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1920 1200
Modes "1920x1200" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "720x400" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "256x341"
EndSubSection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1920 1200
Modes "1920x1200" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "720x400" "720x400" "640x480" "640x480" "800x600" "256x341"
EndSubSection

EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 10-05-2008, 09:25 PM
lachlan
 
Default Catalyst on new install

On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 20:31 +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 15:18 +0200, Pal Trendweaver wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm trying to install Catalyst on my newly installed computer, however
> > the aticonfig --initial doesn't update my xorg.conf properly.
> > I'm new to ATI (I've used the Nvidia prop. driver for years and
> > installed it dozens of times) and I need some help on this.
> > I tried to find some help on the forums here and there, but I can't
> > seem to find a satisfactory solution.
> >
>
> Hi,
>
> First of all a more descriptive title would help (e.g. problem with
> fglrx). I have my working xorg.conf attached for reference. It seems
> that your missing the dri section. Is fgrlx loaded? What's the output of
> lsmod | grep fglrx?
>

here is how i installed 8.9 on my fresh lenny amd64 install.
#GOTO http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/ and add to sources.list
#run the ati install choosing default options.
>sh ati-driver-installer-8-9-x86.x86_64.run

#run
>aticonfig --initial -f
#run
>aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv

#restart
test by opening terminal and running >compiz-manager --replace

if it works you have compiz

go to system>preferences>sessions
add compiz-manaer --replace as a startup program

this will make sure you can log in without compiz from GDM if you get
trouble.

i had lots of trouble with older ati drivers and non shame compiz repo's
but it all works like a charm now,




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