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  • #51
    6870 by Asus (EAH6870) installed. FGLRX - Ubuntu's or downloaded from AMD, 10.10 - does not recognize the card. Vesa works, although not at native resolution of the screen (1920x1200), max resolution 1600x1200. No refresh rate anywhere to be seen, either. Connected using an HDMI cable. Monitor Benq G2400W, Ubuntu 10.10.

    Windows 7 is working fine with the 10.10 version of the drivers. The card is recognized and all that.

    But man...this card is silent compared to my 4870.

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    • #52
      I have the same card running on Fedora 14 (beta). If you run aticonfig, it will say "aticonfig: No supported adapters detected". If you set up xorg.conf manually, though, it works, it just shows an "Unsupported hardware" watermark. You can use the fix by Kano above to remove that, though.

      I used the official Catalyst 10.10 AMD package to install fglrx.

      Here's a minimal xorg.conf:
      Code:
      Section "Module"
        Load "GLcore"
        Load "glx"
        Load "dri"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Device"
        Identifier "Card0"
        Driver     "fglrx"
      EndSection

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      • #53
        The only part which is needed would be the driver override. But usually it is more easy to delete the file and run

        aticonfig --initial --nobackup

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        • #54
          Got it working. Thanks bunches to both of you, HackerFoo and Kano.

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          • #55
            THanks for the tips!

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            • #56
              I am so totally satisfied with VESA driver for my Radeon HD 6870! It makes everything seems like a slow motion and my power bill skyrockets and I actually enjoyed it!

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              • #57
                In the proprietary drivers I think we call that "Overlay Theater Mode" (for historical reasons... we don't use overlay these days

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                • #58
                  Is there any open-source news on the 68xx? Not sure if it's implemented anywhere?

                  I'm currently unplugging the power to my 6870 when booting linux and it then switches to use my 4770 - I can't find any software method of ignoring the card.

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                  • #59
                    maybe you can use

                    pciback.hide=(xx:yy.0)(xx:yy.1)

                    where those are the 2 or more devices you want to hide, could be up to 3.

                    lspci -nn

                    will give you the options to put into (...)

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                    • #60
                      shouldn't it be enough to create an xorg.conf mentioning the correct pciid?

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