I been searching for months on how to get the s-video to work on my pci VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500] card. I found a site with instructions.
This is how I got it to work.
I install Debian 5.0 Lenny Desktop
added the Driver "radeon" to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
This work and I was able to use my tv as a monitor however when I try to play a video file from totem or vlc all I could get was audio with no video; These files work and played fine in the CRT monitor.
I installed Fedora 11 on my HP Pavillon ze5000 laptop that according to Windows has "ATI Mobility Radeon" video. Words on the screen are not readable because words are moving arouInd on the screen very fast (I think horizontally back and forth by a dozen pixels or so).
I would like to use my S-video connection on my ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 Laptop but I don't know how to do it. Could someone help please? I have never tried to use it before so I cannot tell whether it worked with previous versions. I am using Natty.
Here is what I get with the command xrand. code...
i have a intermitant problem with my ATI radeo 9550 .fgl_glxgears work once on two .
When it don't work in the kernel log I find :
Jan 20 20:14:43 debian64 kernel: [ 18.852383] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel. Jan 20 20:14:43 debian64 kernel: [ 18.882455] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 1343 MBytes. code....
I'd installed Puppy and was very happy with the performance on my laptop, but I decided to switch to Debian because of the ap-get feature. I decided to go with JWM instead of one of the default desktop environments, but now I'm having to configure everything manually, and I'm pretty lost. So far, I've got X and JWM installed (though no graphical login, and have to startx manually).
Priority one is to update the video driver and get the best performance possible. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 7500. I know the fglrx driver doesn't work with this card, but I don't know which package to install. When I type "apt-get install radeon", it spits out "E: Couldn't find package radeon"
we are considering to purchase a laptop that comes with the ATI Mobility Radeonï¿½ HD 5430 Graphics Card with 512 MB Ram but unable to get a test with a live cd know /using this card and can confirm that it is working okay with linux?
I have a problem with my graphic card. My desktop effects and compiz work fine, but I cant find xorg.conf file (it seems I dont have a driver installed??). I want to play games, but I cant (warsow, and other via wine).. my computer cant start a game.
I have an ATI radeon x1300 graphics card on my Toshiba Satellite A100 P542 laptop. I am new to ubuntu. On installation, I was pleased with the mac feel as I use mac at my home. I just cant get the card to work. In the hardware options, my card isn't displayed in proprietary thingy.
I later realised that my graphic driver is no longer supported by ATI and there are no official drivers. So I tried all the alternatives available in Ubuntu software centre. I currently have everything related to ATI, fglrx, xorg etc installed. But seems like all these things are of no use, as my graphics driver still isn't recognized and I cant use Compiz fusion. Leave alone compiz fusion I cannot run good quality videos. The screen gets sluggish when I do that.
So Ubuntu had been working great in Lucid, and when I upgraded to Maverick the support for my graphics card stopped. It has the proper driver ("ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX graphics driver") active and fglrx, fglrx-amdccle and fglrx-modaliases are all at 2:8.780-0ubuntu2. I also have the xorg radeon package installed. Yet, whenever I try to enable desktop effects (to get compiz to work) it says that Desktop effects could not be enabled.
Does someone have a magick trick to make this card runs well on linux lspci shows this:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]Ive tryed the ati binaries and its very bad.It takes a delay to switch from window to window and when tryed to play video it plays in slow motion doesnt matter what I do.Some ideas?I dont want 3d things only a good 2d performance.
I've upgraded (reinstalled) from Slackware 13.1 to 13.37 on an old iMac and have problems with slow graphics. lspci says this about the graphics card:
With Slackware 13.1 I had no KMS enabled and graphics speed was okay. It wasn't very good, but okay for everyday work. Now with 13.37 it's extremely slow. glxgears runs with only around 38 fps, no matter what I do. And every now and then when logging off, I get a black screen and no new kdm-login. But I can ssh into that machine and restart X by issuing 'init 3;init 4'.
KMS is enabled (I've also tried disabling it, but then KDE crashes right after logging in) and it's a fresh installation of 13.37 with a 188.8.131.52 kernel.
What can I do?
I have to admin I don't know this video and X stuff very well and I used to have machines with NVIDIA cards.
If there's anything else than the usual Xorg.0.log needed.
To me the log doesn't look like there's any problem whatsoever:
I have just installed Squeeze on my laptap with a radeon mobility equipped laptop. When it boots, I see the following message:r600_cp: Failed to load firmware "radeon/RV635_pfp.bin".and some others, too, but it stalls at that point, and I cannot use CTRL-ALT-F2 to get a text-based prompt - in fact, I can only seem to get it back with a ALT-SYSRQ (R-E-I-S-V-B) sequence to force a reboot. It is a multi-boot system, with a windows partition, Ubuntu partition, and the new Debian partition. The Ubuntu and Windows partitions will still boot, only the Debian stalls.
When I boot into Ubuntu, I can see the Debian partition, and can see (for instance) the /var/boot/dmesg file, but it only says:"(Nothing has been logged yet.)"So, being new to debian itself (even though, I know, that Ubuntu has a debian base), how can I make it boot without X, which is I presume, the center of the difficulty? Can I change some file on the debian partition using Ubuntu to get the debian partition to boot in text only mode, and then try to fix the radeon driver?
Alternatively, can I put the proper files for the radeon driver *from* the Ubuntu partition *to* the debian partition and expect it to load and boot correctly? I did, at one point, download and install the proprietary ATI driver files on Ubuntu, so can I put them in a proper place on the debian install?
HP Compaq 6820s: During the installation of F14 I noticed that the system freezes for a while every few seconds. The installed and rebooted laptop behaves the same way. Disturbing repeated messages in var/log/messages:
Code: Nov 3 18:20:22 localhost kernel: [ 512.589815] [drm:radeon_dvi_detect] *ERROR* DVI-I-1: probed a monitor but no|invalid EDID Nov 3 18:20:34 localhost kernel: [ 524.463172] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* Raw EDID:
I haven't paid attention to this before (there are too many monitors around here). But I just noticed a display problem with fglrx on HD 2400 XT (iMac) : parts of pages get covered with gray or black while scrolling up and down in Firefox.
I did reboot that machine a couple times and switch the driver to reproduce the problem. It never occures with either radeon or radeonhd.
I have an overheating problem of my laptop (HP Probook 4710s) graphic card while watching movies, for example. It just powers off after watching a movie for 10-15 minutes and it's very hot if you touch it. Gkrellm shows 82C for GFXZ and 72 for CPU.
I installed the last ATI drivers from the official website but it didn't have any effect.
However, it works without any problems on Windows 7 (x64 edition).
Here is some data from Hardware Information application:
I'm having some graphics driver trouble on my Lenovo Thinkpad T500. I tried getting the ATI Proprietary driver to work (fglrx) but everytime I boot my X just crashes. Now I'm trying to use the open source driver, but i dont think its working becaues a) It doesn't detect that an external monitor is plugged in (for dual-view) and b) when i run glxinfo i get a "Error of failed request: BadRequest" message.
I have ubuntu on a Vaio VGN-A290 with the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 M10 graphics card. I I installed the Eternal Lands client but it keeps crashing on me. Upon crashing a massage told me that I should make sure the video drivers are up to date. I then went into system --> Administration --> Hardware drivers and it says "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system." So my question is how do I install a driver for the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 M10?
I've got big problems with ubuntu 11.04 (32 Bit, on Lenovo T500 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650)First of all i have to boot from the installation cd with the option "nomodeset".Also for the first boot from harddisk i have to set this option. After i have installed the proprietary ATI drivers i can boot with the default options but unity won't start....n dmesg i found following messages:Quote:
[ 415.901678] unity_support_t: segfault at 4 ip b76b2824 sp bfaeee50 error 4 in libGL.so.1.2[b7639000+c9000] [ 415.905490] unity_support_t: segfault at 4 ip b75a1824 sp bfd3fa90 error 4 in
I have been using slackware for a few years now and just made a jump from 12.1 to 13.0 recently on my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. Everything seems to be working great except for the video players. When I try to start xine I get the following error:
X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 135 (XVideo) Minor opcode of failed request: 19 () Serial number of failed request: 1977
coming back to linux after a few years away and I'm trying to get it set up on my Asus G73JH laptop. Problem is the closed-source drivers aren't playing nice. I can get it to start with the "radeon" driver but when I try to use fglrx, either through a manual xorg.conf change or aticonfig, I get a black screen (or a couple times a white blob moving across the screen) and then the system hangs. The biggest problem with this is I can't access the output from the X server and nothing is being written to the log files (probably because I have to hard-reboot). I've googled and read just about everything I can and I'm pretty much lost for ideas now. I'm not too good with troubleshooting Linux since it's been a while but there are a couple things that would be really helpful to me: a way to save whatever X puts out before the system hangs and a comparison from someone who plays decently graphics-intensive games between fglrx and the open source driver because I don't mind using the open source drivers as long as performance is comparable. Any extra information I can post I will as requested but I think being able to review the X output is a good place to start!
I am having problems getting xrandr to work on my Thinkpad Z60m.I've tried different xorg configurations, but xrandr does not activate dual screen mode to where I would have one large desktop. My clean xorg.conf after running xorgsetup is the following:
1- I'm trying to install the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 driver over the non-free repository ...the problem is that until now i didn't found a recent documentation ...and to be honest i don't know which procedure should i use to rightly install the driver .
2- I have two graphic cards (integrated Intel with the i5 processor), and i can't change the default one to the ati! because debian had set the intel card as a native one...! that's why i´ m wondering if just an installation of the non-free drivers will solve this or not! I think every body will ask me how the lspci output looks like so here is it : 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on an oldish IBM Thinkpad X32 (12.1in 1024x768 LCD, 16MB ATI Radeon). On the initial install of 9.10 I couldn't get any higher resolutions working, following the instructions in [URL]..
1024x768 resolution is running ok but some graphics are noticeably slow - a prime example is the "File Browser", switching from one app to this app, you see a grey window for a second, and then finally the File Manager displays.