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    Phoronix: Installing The RadeonHD Driver On Ubuntu

    While today's unveiling of the RadeonHD driver for the ATI R500 and R600 series is great news, this driver right now is targeted solely for developers as it's still experimental and doesn't yet support 3D acceleration and other key functionality generally needed in production environments. However, if you are looking to try out this new RadeonHD driver on Ubuntu because you're running into problems with the proprietary fglrx driver or just wishing to report your results, we've documented the installation procedures for Ubuntu.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11067

  • #2
    checkinstall

    In Debian or Ubuntu, it's better to use "checkinstall make install" than just "make install"... the former builds a .deb package, which can easily be uninstalled if desired.

    Just install the checkinstall package when you install build-essential, git-core, etc. I've installed the RadeonHD this way on my laptop (you just need to tinker with the version number when you build the package... call it git20070917 or something).

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    • #3
      "checkinstall make install"

      I think you're talking about "checkinstall" as a command.

      And checkinstall really isn't necesssary.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the guide! I've followed the steps and have restarted.

        How can I check that I'm using the RadeonHD driver?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Radon View Post
          Thanks for the guide! I've followed the steps and have restarted.

          How can I check that I'm using the RadeonHD driver?
          Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log

          Check for something like this:

          Code:
          (II) RADEONHD: version 0.0.4, built from non-git sources

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          • #6
            Somebody using Ubuntu could try if the Debian package works:

            http://packages.debian.org/sid/x11/x...video-radeonhd

            It is RadeonHD v1.0.0 at the moment.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              Somebody using Ubuntu could try if the Debian package works:

              http://packages.debian.org/sid/x11/x...video-radeonhd

              It is RadeonHD v1.0.0 at the moment.

              It does...

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              • #8
                Gave it a shot. Tried both the git method and the official 1.0 tarball. It doesn't seem to like my integrated X1250 on my MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital.
                Code:
                (II) RADEONHD(0): Unknown card detected: 0x791E:0x1462:0x7327.
                	If your card does not work or does not work optimally
                	please contact radeonhd@opensuse.org to help rectify this.
                	Use the subject: 0x791E:0x1462:0x7327: <name of board>.
                (--) RADEONHD(0): Detected an RS690 on an unidentified card
                (II) RADEONHD(0): Mapped IO at 0x2b1f243d9000 (size 0x00010000)
                (II) RADEONHD(0): Getting BIOS copy from legacy VBIOS location
                (II) RADEONHD(0): ATOM BIOS Rom: 
                	SubsystemVendorID: 0x1002 SubsystemID: 0x791e
                	IOBaseAddress: 0xc000
                	Filename: MS7368_2.bin
                	BIOS Bootup Message: 
                
                ATI Radeon Xpress for MS7368

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                • #9
                  Hi all, i'm queuing up for assistance
                  My rig has got a hd2600Pro AGP.
                  On Gutsy i've been able to compile the radeonhd 1.0 driver as explained in the guide here at phoronix.

                  Here's what xorg tells me after rebooting

                  Code:
                  [cut]
                  (EE) RADEONHD(0): RandR: No valid modes. Disabled.
                  (==) RADEONHD(0): RGB weight 888
                  (==) RADEONHD(0): Default visual is TrueColor
                  (==) RADEONHD(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
                  (II) RADEONHD(0): Using 0x0 Framebuffer with 0 pitch
                  (==) RADEONHD(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
                  (II) Loading sub module "fb"
                  (II) LoadModule: "fb"
                  (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so
                  (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                  	compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
                  	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
                  (II) Loading sub module "xaa"
                  (II) LoadModule: "xaa"
                  (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libxaa.so
                  (II) Module xaa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                  	compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.2.0
                  	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.2
                  (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
                  (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"(II) Module already built-in
                  (II) Loading sub module "shadow"
                  (II) LoadModule: "shadow"
                  (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libshadow.so
                  (II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
                  	compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.1.0
                  	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
                  (II) RADEONHD(0): Using ShadowFB
                  
                  Backtrace:
                  0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80c9581]
                  1: [0xffffe420]
                  2: /usr/bin/X(InitOutput+0xb46) [0x80a8ff6]
                  3: /usr/bin/X(main+0x27b) [0x8076ceb]
                  4: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0) [0xb7d70050]
                  5: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1e1) [0x8076241]
                  
                  Fatal server error:
                  Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
                  The driver seems to work fine...but what about that error?

                  Thanks for your efforts in making this hardware work under linux

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                  • #10
                    spidernik84, I got the exact same thing on my integrated X1250 and the driver didn't work for me. Someone in the RadeonHD IRC told me to try Option "NoRandR" "True" in my xorg.conf device section. That cleared up the error, but now it's complaining about not being able to detect my monitor. *sigh

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DanL View Post
                      spidernik84, I got the exact same thing on my integrated X1250 and the driver didn't work for me. Someone in the RadeonHD IRC told me to try Option "NoRandR" "True" in my xorg.conf device section. That cleared up the error, but now it's complaining about not being able to detect my monitor. *sigh
                      Dear DanL, same error here.
                      On my Hd2600pro i solved simply attaching the monitor to the dvi port of my card via dvi-to-vga adapter inclued.
                      I suppose this is not the solution to your problem, considering you are on a laptop...or not?
                      The driver is now able to detect the monitor correctly, although the rendering it's not verry fast.
                      I can't say whether it's a driver issue or the fact that i'm outputting the video throught the dvi port...
                      It works, ok, but this is not the solution. If Randr needs to be disabled there's clearly something wrong going on...

                      Let's keep working and assisting each other, there will be an ending to this battle, one day ;P

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                        Phoronix: Installing The RadeonHD Driver On Ubuntu

                        While today's unveiling of the RadeonHD driver for the ATI R500 and R600 series is great news, this driver right now is targeted solely for developers as it's still experimental and doesn't yet support 3D acceleration and other key functionality generally needed in production environments. However, if you are looking to try out this new RadeonHD driver on Ubuntu because you're running into problems with the proprietary fglrx driver or just wishing to report your results, we've documented the installation procedures for Ubuntu.

                        http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11067
                        Thanks for helping me bringing my laptop to his optimal resolution of 1440/900 resolution on ubuntu. I did your procedure and worked without any probs. The only thing I notice when moving some windows is a kind of late refreshment of the screen. Nevertheless great job.

                        How can I follow up the next generation of this radeon driver ?

                        I have a HDMI connection will that be supported too ?

                        PS
                        laptop toshiba P200 1BF with radeon 2600HD 256M

                        Regards
                        Guy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                          Phoronix: Installing The RadeonHD Driver On Ubuntu

                          While today's unveiling of the RadeonHD driver for the ATI R500 and R600 series is great news, this driver right now is targeted solely for developers as it's still experimental and doesn't yet support 3D acceleration and other key functionality generally needed in production environments. However, if you are looking to try out this new RadeonHD driver on Ubuntu because you're running into problems with the proprietary fglrx driver or just wishing to report your results, we've documented the installation procedures for Ubuntu.

                          http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11067
                          Thanks for posting this now I can work with optimal resolution on my laptop 1440/900. The procedure went well refered by the website link.

                          How can I follow up the next generation of this driver ?

                          Is HDMI (which i have) supported yet ?

                          PS
                          laptop toshiba P200 with radeon 2600HD 256M
                          ubuntu 71

                          Thanks
                          Guy

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                          • #14
                            The simplest ways to test the RadeonHD in Ubuntu is to use the packages provided by Tormod Volden. They are updated quite often.

                            Link:
                            https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive

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                            • #15
                              The article shows how to install radeonhd, which I did some time ago successfully.
                              However now I want to update radeonhd, what are the commands to download readeonhd from git?

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