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  • Kano
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    You must be really crazy when you use the ati installer purely... This may work some time but not for long when jockey wants to install fglrx again...

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  • sorab
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    Originally posted by evanjfraser View Post
    II had to remove the ubuntu distributed driver, run fglrx_uninstall and then rm -rf /etc/ati before running the downloaded 10.04 installer. I used the installer option rather than creating debs or whatever too.

    I also need to set "DefaultDepth 24" manually in the xorg.conf after running the installer.

    I can pm you my xorg.conf if that helps.
    Hmm. I did a rm -rf /usr/share/ati before installing via shellscript.

    Bottomline seems to be that the Ubuntu distribution driver must not be there anymore. (So actually this step should not be necessary if I do a fesh Lucid install and DO NOT again trap into the driver-installer-applet before trying the scripted installer from AMD.
    No problem then, I made it a custom to completely try any Ubuntu on a stick drive, and only install it on HD if I am sure that everything works. ...because unfortunately Ubuntu gets worse and worse with each release. Yes they add more features, but the original 'Ubuntu-Effect' (Ahh, a Linux where everything works ootb) is certainy tainted nowandays.

    Anyway, I did not change the color depth.
    Will try all this later. xorg.conf would be appreciated.

    Thanks, dude

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  • evanjfraser
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    I forgot to add that I had the same problem as you.

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  • evanjfraser
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    Originally posted by sorab View Post
    Using the shell script from AMD works as to installing the driver, but now I ended up with a completely broken X Server. (No black screen though, but extreeeeem long boot time, then a x-server that draws windows in slo-mo and not a trace of composition.) [/b]
    I have a 5750 that is working fine under 10.04 x86_64.

    I had to remove the ubuntu distributed driver, run fglrx_uninstall and then rm -rf /etc/ati before running the downloaded 10.04 installer. I used the installer option rather than creating debs or whatever too.

    I also need to set "DefaultDepth 24" manually in the xorg.conf after running the installer.

    I can pm you my xorg.conf if that helps.

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  • sorab
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    Many has been said here about unofficial Catalyst releases, Ubuntu Lucid Alpha, Beta, Etcetera

    Well, now Ubuntu 10.04 is out, so is Catalyst 10.4. But despite their version number correlation, they DO NO work together for me. And apparently I am not the only one

    Ubuntu's proprietary hardware driver tool doesn't do the job: It downloads the driver, but fails to install it.

    Using the shell script from AMD works as to installing the driver, but now I ended up with a completely broken X Server. (No black screen though, but extreeeeem long boot time, then a x-server that draws windows in slo-mo and not a trace of composition.)

    Now since the Phoronix guys here benchmark Ubuntu Lucid with Raden HD 5770 all the time:
    Please guys: How the hell did you get it working?

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  • rohcQaH
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    Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
    My situation is a bit more complex: I have two monitors (both DVI) and a projector (HDMI). I don't need the projector when using the monitors and vice versa, so two outputs at a time would be plenty.

    Unfortunately fglrx seems to permanently disable DFP4 (dvi#2) when it detects a cable in DFP2 (hdmi), no matter if there's actually a picture on DFP2 or not. To use the second monitor, I have to unplug the projector before the system boots.
    just as a follow-up, as of fglrx 10.3 (maybe 10.2, didn't test), this setup works perfectly.

    Code:
    xrandr --output DFP4 --off
    xrandr --output DFP2 --mode 1280x720 --right-of DFP3
    Code:
    xrandr --output DFP2 --off
    xrandr --output DFP4 --auto --right-of DFP3
    works as expected.

    It requires two separate xrandr calls, won't work when everything's put on one line.

    yay \o/

    (and just for bashing: that means it now works way better than on windows. Stupid thing likes to forget previous configurations and everything. Doesn't seem to allow simple changes with command line tools, either.
    and just for bashing #2, I now have three displays permanently connected. Take that, nvidia. )

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  • Panix
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    Originally posted by mugginz View Post
    Although in that class of apps there is Blender, and various CAD programs that require 3D accel. Perhaps that was what he was thinking about.
    I guess I just grouped them all into '3D graphics' but probably shouldn't have. I was curious if there would be any issues if trying various programs from video editors to raster graphics editors to vector graphics software to CAD software. I didn't say they required 3D acceleration.

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  • mugginz
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    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
    Are you trolling or what? None of these applications require 3D acceleration.
    Although in that class of apps there is Blender, and various CAD programs that require 3D accel. Perhaps that was what he was thinking about.

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  • monraaf
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    Same card but question applied to 3D editing: how is it? I can only think of Gimp so I don't know what other programs to ask about. Maybe Inkscape.

    I was also curious what my experience would be with Wine if I used it with Photoshop and Xara,
    Are you trolling or what? None of these applications require 3D acceleration.

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  • Panix
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    I'm asking these questions since I'm considering a Powercolor HD 5770 PCS+ and comparing to a used GTX 260 (almost same price).

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