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  • Ugly Watermark Issue "AMD Unsupported hardware"

    I updated yesterday from the official Ubuntu ATI drivers to the just released 9.1 and I got this ugly watermark now saying "AMD Unsupported hardware" and I can't get rid of it! It's driving me nuts! I already tried to solve it by replacing /etc/ati/control and /etc/ati/signature with the new, correct versions (using --extract on the installer) but no go.

    OS: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 x86
    GPU: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M26 [Radeon Mobility X700 XL (PCIE)]

    I installed using these commands:
    chmod +x ati-driver-installer-*.run
    ./ati-driver-installer-*-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/intrepid
    dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-source_*.deb
    dpkg -i fglrx-amdcccle_*.deb
    dpkg -i fglrx-modaliases_*.deb
    dpkg -i libamdxvba1_*.deb
    dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_*.deb
    rm -R *fglrx*
    rm *amd*
    There are no other problems however. I just want to get rid of the watermark.
    Any (other) suggestions?
    Last edited by n3Cre0; 01-30-2009, 05:54 PM.

  • #2
    You can use the control file from another driver which had no watermark.

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    • #3
      Thanks - that worked!

      I extracted the 8.12 control file and use that one now.

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      • #4
        Btw. you see the PCI ID only with

        lspci -nn

        not pure lspci.

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        • #5
          When I execute `lspci -nn | grep ATI` I get
          01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M26 [Radeon Mobility X700 XL (PCIE)] [1002:564f]
          What is it needed?

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          • #6
            1002:564f means:

            Vendor 1002 = ATI

            Product 564f

            Interestingly that ID is inside the fglrx_drv.so which I parse to get the whitelist for my script. Why ATI does not allow that ID in the control file I absolutely have no idea. That signature/control check is just crap to annoy users without deeper knowledge.

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            • #7
              We're looking into this internally and should know more on Monday.

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              • #8
                All right! Thank you all

                Great driver btw, no issues whatsoever.

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                • #9
                  Same ugly watermark here with Sapphire 2600 HD XT AGP :
                  03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV 630 XT AGP [Radeon HD 2600 XT AGP] [1002:9586]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    We're looking into this internally and should know more on Monday.
                    Any news ?

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                    • #11
                      Same issue here with another HD2600 XT AGP. Also, there is no acceleration when playing a video.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        You can use the control file from another driver which had no watermark.
                        I have the same problem with a 3870 X2 card. Now I want to use an older control file, but I have no idea how to get it from the older Ati driver and where to place it. Can somebody give me a hint?

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                        • #13
                          sh ati-driver-installer-X-Y-x86.x86_64.run --extract X-Y

                          cp X-Y/common/etc/ati/control /etc/ati

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                          • #14
                            Thx!! That did the job. That nasty watermark is now gone.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kano View Post
                              You can use the control file from another driver which had no watermark.

                              Sorry to be a pain, but can some one please post a download link to the latest driver with out the water mark.

                              Thanks!

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