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  • Michael
    Did you restart your computer (or X) after the make install of the radeon driver?

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  • captain-murphy
    Sorry for being terrible at this.

    Thanks both of you for helping.
    I got all the packages you recomended and figured out how to get gusty in my respositories and then get x server 1.3, and things got a little bit further...

    however I can't figure out why it doesn't work.
    For example for the first step: after

    "xf86-video-ati: ./ --prefix=/usr/"

    The commands:
    "make install"
    Don't know what to do so they stop. Thus I don't know if the xf86 video ati is really installed at all.

    I got 'make' and 'make install' to work for xrandr, however when I type the commands

    xrandr --addmode S-video 800x600
    xrandr --output S-video --mode 800x600

    It just accepts them and nothing happens. Nothing is being sent to me tv from my S-video...

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  • Michael
    Xserver 1.3 needs to be downloaded from a Gutsy repository or upgrade to a Gutsy testing release.

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  • liquidat
    Originally posted by captain-murphy View Post
    Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/ line 290.
    You might want to make sure that the following packages are installed:
    * GNU make
    * autoconf 2.58 (or newer)
    * automake 1.8
    * libtool 1.5
    * m4
    You should also check for other versions of automake and install them as well, if supported by Ubuntu. Afterwards, try again.

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  • captain-murphy
    still need help

    Thanks for responding so fast.

    Sorry to be so inept at this but can you give me some pointers as how to:
    update to Xserver 1.3 in order to use the driver.
    I looked on synaptic but I couldn't figure out what exactly to get.

    Also when I skip
    "git checkout origin/randr-1.2"
    and type
    "./ --prefix=/usr/"
    inside "~/xf86-video-ati$"
    I get

    "Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/autoreconf2.50 line 182.
    Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/bin/autoreconf2.50 line 182.
    Can't exec "automake": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/autoreconf2.50 line 183.
    Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/bin/autoreconf2.50 line 183.
    autoreconf2.50: Entering directory `.'
    autoreconf2.50: not using Gettext
    autoreconf2.50: running: aclocal --output=aclocal.m4t
    Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/ line 290.
    autoreconf2.50: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory"

    Don't really know what means...

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  • Michael
    For the first one, you no longer need to do the git checkout origin/randr-1.2 as the randr-1.2 branch was merged into the master branch. So just skip that step.

    For the second one, make sure you have autoreconf/autoconf installed. Also, for Ubuntu 7.04 you will need to update to Xserver 1.3 in order to use the driver.

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  • captain-murphy
    I need help with making this work

    Please help me. I'm somewhat-new to Linux but really want to make my s-video out to work.
    I'm running Fiesty Fawn 7.04 on an hp pavilion ze4200 that has ati Radeon IGP 340M. Supposedly, the fix on this page should work, however when I go into the termnal and type
    " git-clone git://"
    cd xf86-video-ati
    git checkout origin/randr-1.2"
    I get:
    "error: pathspec 'origin/randr-1.2' did not match any."
    And I don't know where to find this.

    Same for the second set up steps
    When I type
    "git-clone git://
    cd xrandr
    ./ --prefix=/usr/"
    I get:
    "./ 9: autoreconf: not found"

    Can anyone who knows what to do/ has done this, help me out?

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  • liquidat
    You might want to install libtool, or, just in case, libtool*.
    Anyway, to avoid more of these kind of errors the best would be to do a
    yum install groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
    This will install most of the stuff usually used for such things.

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  • acetonitrile
    I still have another problem... following the instructions posted, after running ./ I get the following results

    [[email protected] xf86-video-ati]# ./ --prefix=/usr/
    autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
    autoreconf: not using Gettext
    autoreconf: running: aclocal
    autoreconf: tracing
    autoreconf: not using Libtool
    autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf
    autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader
    autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force
    src/ Libtool library used but `LIBTOOL' is undefined
    src/ The usual way to define `LIBTOOL' is to add `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL'
    src/ to `' and run `aclocal' and `autoconf' again. BUILD_LINUXDOC does not appear in AM_CONDITIONAL
    autoreconf: automake failed with exit status: 1
    I'm trying to get this running for a MythTV box, running MythDora 4 (Fedora Core 6). Up to this point I've already installed git, autoconf, aclocal, and automake all using the 'yum install' command (so whatever versions have been packaged up for FC6). Am I missing something?

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  • acetonitrile
    Originally posted by garv View Post
    Ok, I keep running into a problem at the stage. aclocal seems to be giving me a problem.

    I first received an error involving autoreconf. Turns out it was not installed on my system. I installed the package and now the above output is where I am at now.
    I also had the same error, which I resolved by installing aclocal and/or automake (don't recall specifically which).
    Last edited by acetonitrile; 09-24-2007, 05:08 PM.

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