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  • #16
    Ubuntu 10.4 and catalyst.

    Wtf do I seriously have to do to get ubuntu to work with catalyst and my HD5850!

    Tried everything. Repository drivers, install from ati site, third party repository..

    It freezes and never loads to desktop with catalyst.

    So tired of this garbage. I know the driver works on other distros PCLinuxOS ran fglrx fine. why? is ubuntu 10.4 not working? someone has to know..

    sigh. waiting on open source driver to bring slow eventual 3D..

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Jecos View Post
      Ubuntu 10.4 and catalyst.

      Wtf do I seriously have to do to get ubuntu to work with catalyst and my HD5850!

      Tried everything. Repository drivers, install from ati site, third party repository..

      It freezes and never loads to desktop with catalyst.

      So tired of this garbage. I know the driver works on other distros PCLinuxOS ran fglrx fine. why? is ubuntu 10.4 not working? someone has to know..

      sigh. waiting on open source driver to bring slow eventual 3D..
      the 10.4 catalyst in ubuntu 10.04 is a little bit old for your card.

      means you can't install the standart catalyst in the 10.04 repo

      download catalyst 10-7 and install it in init3 on ubuntu 'grub save root boot'

      there is a true chance to become 3d radeon support for r800 in mesa7.9 and maybe mesa 7.9 comes to ubuntu 10.10.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Agdr View Post
        What's the exact issue? It's unlikely that someone will be able to help if you don't specify it precisely...

        If it does not compile, add "#include <linux/slab.h>" to the file that doesn't compile (I think it is kcl_wait.h).

        You might indeed need to use the X server from Lucid if using Maverick.
        In that case, just add Lucid too to the apt sources, and either use "/lucid" on the apt-get command-line, or add package pins to /etc/apt/preferences.

        Alternatively, use a supported released distribution.

        Also try aticonfig --initial to setup a clean xorg.conf.

        10.6 seems to work better than 10.7 (haven't tried the 10.7 update linked from the OpenCL SDK).
        i use 10.4 and i whant to use .sh

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
          the 10.4 catalyst in ubuntu 10.04 is a little bit old for your card.

          means you can't install the standart catalyst in the 10.04 repo

          download catalyst 10-7 and install it in init3 on ubuntu 'grub save root boot'

          there is a true chance to become 3d radeon support for r800 in mesa7.9 and maybe mesa 7.9 comes to ubuntu 10.10.
          is there a mesa driver that supports at least the 2D part these days?

          if there is

          plz give me the git/hg repository to download it and install it (and tell me if there is something special that i should know when i compile this crap :S)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Auroraa9420 View Post
            can anyone help me with installing the r800 driver for linux (i have a sapphire 5830 card) on ubuntu (lucid ofc)
            1. Go to System->Administration->Restricted drivers
            2. Click on the driver
            3. Click on the install button
            4. Reboot

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Auroraa9420 View Post
              is there a mesa driver that supports at least the 2D part these days?
              Mesa is OpenGL. For 2D you need an Exa driver (some part of X.org).

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Auroraa9420 View Post
                i use 10.4 and i whant to use .sh
                Do you actually expect people to help you when you are apparently incapable of giving a useful problem description?

                My god, I feel sorry for the guys over at launchpad who have to put up with this crap on a daily basis.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                  1. Go to System->Administration->Restricted drivers
                  2. Click on the driver
                  3. Click on the install button
                  4. Reboot
                  not only that your restricted drivers isn't named that way (Hardware Drivers) + i tried that and it didn't work

                  because i will allways get a out of range monitor witch i cant fix

                  in case you know how to do it with command line plz tell me :S

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                    Do you actually expect people to help you when you are apparently incapable of giving a useful problem description?

                    My god, I feel sorry for the guys over at launchpad who have to put up with this crap on a daily basis.
                    yea actualy that descripton sucks pretey bad :S :P

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Auroraa9420 View Post
                      because i will allways get a out of range monitor witch i cant fix
                      Try to explicitly specify the hsync and vsync ranges for your monitor in xorg.conf.
                      The manual for the monitor may help, otherwise try random values until it works

                      Also, if the open-source driver works (which it should, if you try a recent kernel), the Xorg log will probably contain suitable information (either the correct ranges, a set of working values, or a working modeline).

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                      • #26
                        The only thing that can fix your problem is time. Come back in 3 years and see. trust me.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Agdr View Post
                          Uh? It works fine with the Catalyst driver, just install it.
                          QFT, Radeon HD 5570 works well. I don't know about the 5830, though, but it should do just fine.
                          Also the 5570 is being used with Debian Squeeze.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by racecar56 View Post
                            QFT, Radeon HD 5570 works well. I don't know about the 5830, though, but it should do just fine.
                            Also the 5570 is being used with Debian Squeeze.
                            Works well, how? At what?

                            It's really confusing. Some card owners claim A and some claim B.

                            With the FGLRX / binary driver, I wish I could have a list or a diagram of what 'works' and what that means, explicitly.

                            For e.g., Gaming: then the what works/what doesn't ... native games, Windows games with Wine... etc. I think Phoronix has good articles for this so this doesn't confuse me too much.

                            My priority is video, 2D and 3D, though. The 'up-to-date' status for the Evergreen cards sounds like these areas are all problem areas throughout. Tearing occurs or video glitches with 2D. Having Compiz or using KDE makes things worse? These are all problems that seem to have occurred since Catalyst 10.6 since I recall reading similar complaints.

                            How come ATI neglects these problems to such degree? It can't be just concentration on workstations.

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                            • #29
                              Workstation users buy bluray/dvd and play em in standalone players on a huge tv

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                              • #30
                                10.10 = Development, not General

                                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                                2.6.35 ? do you use ubuntu 10.10 ?

                                catalyst do not support 10.10 anylonger because of xserver1.9

                                catalyst only can handle 1.8
                                10.10 is a *development/testing* distribution at present (it's not even due until October 2010 at the earliest; the beta is not even a week old), which is why Catalyst 10.8 won't (and shouldn't) support it.

                                If you want closed-source driver support, then run 10.04.1 (which supports Catalyst back to 10.6 just fine); I won't run 10.10 *because* I have R8xx (Evergreen; Cedar in particular) and thus need the closed-source drivers.

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