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  • #61
    I am using lucid, tried to update but it still has old version in cache, so i tried a few things to install manually. Could someone please explain the procedure, or better show the steps, or a link. to how to update. Thanks

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    • #62
      Originally posted by krionius View Post
      btw, the watermark is gone now for my hd 5650 mobility.. so this 10.4 beta (10.3-333) contains support for it at last.
      hi krionius or other radeon mobility hd 5650 users:
      as I just cannot get it to work, xorg.0.log seems to show segmentation, I would be grateful if you could confirm the following things please:
      a) distro - mine is lucid lynx beta 1 amd64 fresh install
      b) version installed 1,2,3 or 4 (am guessing 3 ??) -- fglrx_8.721-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb - I tried 3 and 4
      c) xorg.conf just the standard from sudo aticonfig --initial ie mine is
      Code:
      Section "Device"
      	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      	Driver      "fglrx"
      	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
      EndSection

      d) exact device yours is returned as - mine is:
      Code:
      $ lspci -nn -vv | grep Radeon
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood [Radeon HD 5600 Series] [1002:68c1] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
      01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5600 Series] [1002:aa60]

      e) make/model of your laptop -- mine is sony e-series

      thanks a million
      Last edited by Cuppa-Chino; 03-21-2010, 02:59 PM. Reason: chose the wrong colour!

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      • #63
        multiple display adapters not working

        This driver release doesn't work when enabling multiple display adapters for me. Can only enable one display at a time.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by jamey0824 View Post
          This driver release doesn't work when enabling multiple display adapters for me. Can only enable one display at a time.
          YMMV, it does work for others:

          Originally posted by Navid Zamani
          > is it stable enough for production ?
          Iím running it for a couple of hours now. Switched to the console and back,
          between two different X sessions with different display setups, played a video,
          and am using a big desktop spread over two displays.
          The only thing I didnít test is 3D acceleration (e.g. in games).
          But I think since KDE4 already uses that to render its compositing desktop, it
          should work.
          perhaps you need to make adjustments to your xorg.conf configuration

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          • #65
            I installed the newest build of these drivers, and they don't work. When I'm trying to turn them on using jockey-gtk im getting something like that:
            Code:
            SystemError: E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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            • #66
              I get segmentation faults as well:

              it doesn't matter whether I try to run DRI as a user or root:

              [ 3250.964257] glxinfo[14930]: segfault at 7fe086715fa8 ip 00007fe08617cd9e sp 00007fff53767b78 error 7 in libGL.so.1.2[7fe086122000+a2000]

              this happens with full blown xorg.conf configuration and conservative where everything is disabled

              card is
              01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6899
              01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa50
              strange thing is:

              graphics output works:

              fglrxinfo
              display: :0.0 screen: 0
              OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
              OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
              OpenGL version string: 3.2.9737 Compatibility Profile Context
              (that's all it puts out)

              chipset is H57, Processor: Core i7 i860
              ~amd64, Gentoo Linux, gcc version 4.4.3 (Gentoo Hardened 4.4.3-r1 p1.0, espf-0.3.7)


              @bridgman:

              you guys should know what error 7 means

              output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

              http://pastebin.com/BVcH9vpB


              that's all I can provide


              gotta go back to work (and restore my system) now

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              • #67
                (complete message, last one got "Killed" by alteration limit):

                I get segmentation faults as well:

                it doesn't matter whether I try to run DRI as a user or root:

                [ 3250.964257] glxinfo[14930]: segfault at 7fe086715fa8 ip 00007fe08617cd9e sp 00007fff53767b78 error 7 in libGL.so.1.2[7fe086122000+a2000]

                this happens with full blown xorg.conf configuration and conservative where everything is disabled

                card is
                01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6899
                01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device aa50
                strange thing is:

                graphics output works:

                fglrxinfo
                display: :0.0 screen: 0
                OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
                OpenGL version string: 3.2.9737 Compatibility Profile Context
                (that's all it puts out)

                glxinfo
                name of display: :0.0
                Segmentation fault
                glxinfo
                name of display: :0.0
                Segmentation fault
                chipset is H57, Processor: Core i7 i860
                ~amd64, Gentoo Linux, gcc version 4.4.3 (Gentoo Hardened 4.4.3-r1 p1.0, espf-0.3.7)


                @bridgman:

                you guys should know what error 7 means

                output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

                http://pastebin.com/BVcH9vpB


                that's all I can provide


                gotta go back to work (and restore my system) now

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                • #68
                  Has anyone made a working package for Debian?

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                  • #69
                    In theory yes, there is one here:

                    http://mentors.debian.net/debian/poo.../fglrx-driver/

                    Maybe soon in experimental. Did not try it but looked at it for errors and found a few which i mailed to the maintainer. Basically there is no blacklisting done of the radeon module which is needed when radeon is compiled with kms on by default. Also the manpages created by debian are completely outdated, the "supported" chips in the fglrx manpage are not supported anymore since fglrx 9-4 and there is no fglrxrc file. the dkms package does some things i do not understand too... I really think that the U packageing is more advanced, all i need is a download url for the ati-installer to update my script.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                      Has anyone made a working package for Debian?
                      Try my previous link:

                      http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-fglrx..._fglrx-driver_

                      You will have to build the driver yourself; I cannot get it to work on a 3870 using Squeeze. Perhaps you will have better luck!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        In theory yes, there is one here:

                        http://mentors.debian.net/debian/poo.../fglrx-driver/

                        Maybe soon in experimental. Did not try it but looked at it for errors and found a few which i mailed to the maintainer. Basically there is no blacklisting done of the radeon module which is needed when radeon is compiled with kms on by default. Also the manpages created by debian are completely outdated, the "supported" chips in the fglrx manpage are not supported anymore since fglrx 9-4 and there is no fglrxrc file. the dkms package does some things i do not understand too... I really think that the U packageing is more advanced, all i need is a download url for the ati-installer to update my script.
                        @Kano: I received a 404 error when attempting to follow you link; no big deal. In response to your URL, did you try this:

                        https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...+build/1570405 ??????

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                        • #72
                          The pre-release appears to be in Debian sid now, but only for i386. I only checked the "fglrx-driver" package but I figure if that one's there then the rest of them are too. It's labelled as 10-3 btw.

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                          • #73
                            The source is the same for i386+amd64. When i386 is available then a binary upload was done. When you compare Debian with Ubuntu then binary uploads are not possible with Ubuntu - in theory thats even cleaner than Debian as builddep are tested with all arch. You could do a

                            apt-get build-dep package
                            apt-get source -b package

                            when you have got a deb-src entry in /etc/apt/sources.list to get build-deps + source it on your system.

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                            • #74
                              Maybe I'm using the version-specification feature incorrectly? (I tried other strings for the version, without the slashes on the colon or tilde, without the 1: prefix, without the 1: prefix or the ~prerelease suffix. They all download 10-2.

                              $ sudo apt-get source -b fglrx-driver=1\:10-3\~prerelease-1

                              this was at the very end of the (10-2) package build's output:

                              dpkg-genchanges -b >../fglrx-driver_10-2-2_amd64.changes
                              dpkg-genchanges: binary-only upload - not including any source code
                              dpkg-buildpackage: binary only upload (no source included)
                              W: Ignore unavailable version '1:10-3~prerelease-1' of package 'fglrx-driver'

                              Any ideas?

                              As an aside, this is kind of funny, I've got a test partition on which I just got KMS+3D working, all I have to do is spend a little time setting it up properly for my needs, and yet here I am still futzing over fglrx on my main partition.

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                              • #75
                                That should be just a warning. Btw. it is no 10-3 prerelease but 10-4. For both commands you don't need to be root, just fakeroot needed. You should get all *.deb.

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