Ubuntu Multimedia :: ATI Fglrx, ATI Mobility 4200 - Lockups Gnome - 3 -shell
Oct 17, 2010
I have installed the fglrx driver from "Hardware Drivers" and it runs fine, until I launch gnome3 or gnome-shell, it then just locks X (its not hard locked, I can CTRL + ALT + 2/3 etc out) but I cant do anything else.
If I use the mesa / xorg driver its fine.
The trouble is I play one game, and I need the fglrx driver for that game, the mesa one corrupts the 3d engine
It wouldnt be a pain, but i am one of the few who seems to find gnome-shell an improvement, and I get really frustrated when it wont work.
Any idea's on what I can try, other than hopfully having a working system when ATI launches the 10.10 driver on its website (although the leaked rc had the same issue) I only recently got a ATI card so I am pretty new when dealing with the ATI cat's.
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.
After trying gnome-shell and unity on my Intel graphics card, I decided to install Lucid, and give it a try on my Sony Vaio VGN-NW21SF Notebook, equiped with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 graphics card.
Operating System: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Video Driver: fglrx 8.732-0ubuntu1 (ati website 10.5 catalyst), repository. Gnome Shell: repository, ricoz, last build. Unity: repository Report: I experience the following: constant flickers, rendering problems (text is deformed, windows are not rendered), basically its unusable.
I understand that gnome-shell is still in beta, and it will not be included in Maverick as default, but how about Unity. This is a serious problem, which basically affects many users (I saw numerous complaints about ATI)
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'm running an athlon II X2 on a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard Graphics are running on the Radeon HD 4200 on the motherboard. System has 2 GB of RAM. I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10. I previously had 9.04 installed and flash video ran completely smoothly, and the CPUs wouldn't even come out of 800 MHz power save mode.
Since upgrading to 9.10, flash runs choppy and the CPUs max out every time there is a lot of movement on full screen videos. On 9.04 and 9.10 I was running the ATI proprietary FGLRX hardware drivers. I've tried re-installing the ATI drivers and flash. I've also disabled compiz desktop effects.
I'm running a Squeeze system on a PC with an ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. Until recently I had been using the fglrx drivers without difficulty, but a recent upgrade removed fglrx - apparently this is because ATI has yet to release drivers for Xorg 1.7. So I've switched to the open source driver (radeon), but am not getting any 3D acceleration - hence can't run desktop effects in either kwin or compiz. When I run "glxinfo | grep OpenGL" I get the following:
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.6.1 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20 OpenGL extensions:
It's the software rasterizer that is the problem, I gather. After Googling for similar problems encountered by others, I've installed firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree, but to no effect. All fglrx-* packages are purged. Does anyone have any other thoughts? (I don't currently have an xorg.conf file in use.)
I recently installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion dv4-2012br and am really enjoying it, except that it is conflicting with my sound card. The only way I can hear some sound is going into System> Preferences> Sound> Output and selecting "Internal analog stereo audio" which makes the sound hollow and not at all pleasant to listen to music. When I mark "RS880 audio device [Radeon HD 4200] Digital Stereo (HDMI)" the sound is not played.
I followed step by step these instructions: [URL] yet the only way to run the audio through the "Internal analog stereo audio. "
Just adding: I used the "Install with Synaptic Package Manager" way to do it. And i'm using a desktop version of Ubuntu.
I'm using Squeeze, and haven't seen an update in the Debian repo for some time. Seeing as it's due for release soon (September), can we expect some updates in the near future? I had been using Gnome Shell in Ubuntu with much success, including compiling my own. These days, I cannot afford the bandwidth, and have encountered an unknown problem [URL] under Debian Squeeze. Currently, I'm experiencing a very annoying flickering issue using the repo version which I know does not exist anymore in the current gnome development. To have at least one update now before the release date would be nice to see.
I've recently upgraded to gnome shell in experimental, and I like it so far. However, the window borders and themes look like how Gnome 2 did before you install gtk2-engines and some themes. Are there any themes in the repositories that I'm missing, or are they just not there yet?
Is there any way I can switch my desktop shell from unity to, say, gnome-shell? I can switch using other console shell I like (bash, csh, fish, etc.). Assume that there is a stable alternative desktop shell, I should be able to choose, too.
(For console shell, we goes to /etc/passwd. But for desktop, I can't find the way to config.)
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.
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 am running Debian Lenny with Gnome and Metacity, and I've just installed the fglrx driver for my ATI card. I am running at a humble 1024x768 resolution, but I can barely read the text in many applications and on the desktop itself. Some programs are better than others, but for example, Icedove/Tbird's text is extremely small.
I encountered this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...aviour-569624/ but wasn't sure if it was up to date or not.
I'm sure this topic has been covered plenty of times, but I'm new to setting up X/Window Manager/Desktop on Debian, and am not sure how to proceed. I've been using Linux for a couple of years but am relatively new to Debian (I started on Ubuntu - hence the being stumped by something like this).
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 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 currently have a Hp NC8430 laptop running 10.04 and this one is amazing and love it, but my video card wont allow me to hook up an external monitor. I can enable compiz, but nothing else. When i install the ATI driver from the website for catalyst it allows the external monitor to work, but now compiz wont work? I dont understand what i am doing wrong and would like if someone could help me. My Video car is a ATI mobility Radeon x1600 and is not supported anymore which sucks so if anyone knows of where to get opensource drivers that would be awesome or a way to set this up. I would hate to have to use another distro, but i need external support.
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.
is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.
I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 and using the fglrx driver from repo, but i can't get 1366x768 resolution. I generate xorg.conf with "sudo X -configure" and put in the Modeline that was copied from windows powerstrip, which works fine under windows with catalyst. and restart X, the lcd gets 1366x768 resolution as expected. but the "sudo X -configure" generated xorg.conf was using "radeon" driver, but blender won't work with it, etc... I want to use "fglrx" driver. So I change the Driver section from "radeon" to "fglrx" and restart X, it wont start now, telling me that out of range or something.
Please excuse my ignorance, but I need to get it straight. I've been reading and trying to find out more about these three new desktop environments, but still am rather confused. I have had Unity on my netbook for a couple of months now and know it inside out (more or less by now). The problem is: what is the main difference between Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell?
To my understanding Gnome 3 will be a continuation of the panelled Gnome we are so used to? But then I read the panels will be gone forever, so I'm confused again Gnome Shell is somewhat similar-looking to Unity, but I haven't had a chance to try it properly yet.
I'm running 9.10 x64 version on an Athlon II x4 with 4 gigs of ram and an ATI Radeon HD 4770 card, using the fglrx driver. I'm also using Compiz.
However, I'm having a pretty major problem with video playback. Some time after starting playback, the entire system appears to freeze up. At least the video does, anyway. The audio continues to play, but the mouse is locked in place and the video frame doesn't move. I tried alt-prscr-k, but couldn't kill X. I tried ctrl-alt-f1 and f2 but again, no change. Ctrl-alt-delete had no response either. In the end, I've been having to use alt-prscr-REISUB to restart the machine.
This problem happens at unpredictable times. The other night, I watched about 1 and a half hours of DVD before it happened, and then after restarting I couldn't watch 10 seconds before freezing again. Just now, again, I started watching a video file, and the system locks up a few seconds in to the video, every time (and a different place every time).
I tried both the ati and radeonhd drivers as well, but I couldn't get the results I wanted with my 2-monitor display. I've only been able to get my monitors the way I want them using fglrx. But without being able to watch video, it's pointless anyway.
I'm lost for what to do... I've spend the last 24 hours installing and uninstalling and reinstalling the different ATI drivers over and over, only to come back to this problem. Is there something I'm missing completely?
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit version and everything worked fine so far except for the fglrx driver as it seems. I wasn't able to enable desktop effects and couldn't start games like openarena or nexuiz.
Therefore, I installed the fglrx driver from ATI's site and got everything working fine. Unfortunately it introduced a problem with vlc and the window manager in general. If I go into fullscreen in vlc it takes at least 2 seconds until the screen reacts. Also, if I tab through windows there is at least a second delay which is all very very annoying. I removed the driver again and re-installed fglrx from the repos. I now have two entries for the Catalyst Control Center (normal + administrative) under System->Prefrences which is annoying but not the reason for this thread.
The main problem remains the delay with window tabbing (with desktop effects disabled) and vlc going into fullscreen (this also applies for ..... videos which also lag in fullscreen mode).
The card is a Radeon HD 4830, processor is an AMD Phenom II X4 810.
I was having issues with xscreensaver, desktop background and VLC all cutting out at same or different times and narrowed it down to "possibly" compiz or the FGLXR ATI driver that was recommended for my ATI HD3200 card. So, without knowing better, i went into hardware settings and removed the proprietary driver and did a reboot thinking the system would come back up and default back to a vanilla driver. No dice. Hello white screen of death! So, i am assuming that I can just reinstall via terminal and life will be good again? So, looking for CLI commands via terminal for reinstall.. (if possible)
Every time the update-manager decides to upgrade the kernel my graphics driver is ****** up. I have had this problem in 10.04 and now in 10.10. Now I get dropped to the command prompt after an upgrade (I can also log in with fail-safe/low graphics mode). The problem is solved if I reinstall the package fglrx so nog big issue but it is rather annoying. What could be wrong? I am using ATI HD4770. I haven't tried open drivers yet.
My new machine with a fresh install of Lucid boots up and displays the standard gdm login screen showing the list of users which looks fine. After you hover over a name or other option menus on the display, the pop-up or screen change is rendered poorly. It very slowly fixes itself over time. After I login everything works just fine even with the extra "desktop effects" I recently discovered that if I set the desktop effects to none, I get the same effect on my desktop. I've attached a screen capture to illustrate what I see but find hard to describe. The little horizontal bars will gradually be fixed over a minute or so. Dragging the window around smears that effect around the screen. I've been sniffing around the web off and on for a couple months now but haven't found anything that sounds similar.
Now for some hopefully helpful configuration data: This system is based on an Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard with integrated ATI radeon video, and a 6 core processor. Lucid 32bit.
$ uname -a
Linux gandalf 2.6.32-26-generic-pae #48-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 24 10:31:20 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
$ fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4290 OpenGL version string: 3.3.10317 Compatibility Profile Context
I have an HP tx2500 tablet pc running 9.04, which I was trying to configure the tablet for using the .fdi method on this page. After I redid the .fdi file, I rebooted, and it gave me a flashing screen, similar to the one i got when I tried to install 9.10.
I tried going into recovery mode and using xfix: bad idea. Then, I tried installing envy and reinstalling the drivers from there. That failed as well.
So now, when I try to manually remove the ati packages,(from command line in recovery mode) it doesn't let me, because of some problem with "fglrx-kernel-source" I can't configure, remove, or purge.
I'm running 10.10 from an 8GB USB flash drive with persistence to see if I can get it working the way I need it before I can completely transition from Windows. I have an onboard ATI Radeon HD3300 running dual monitors which is on the list of supported devices for the FGLRX driver package, but I've encountered multiple issues.
First, when I chose to activate it from the Add'l Drivers dialog, it gave an error: "SystemError: installArchives() failed". I found a forum where someone had suggested opening the Terminal and giving the following commands:sudo aticonfig --initialfollowed bysudo rebootWhen my system rebooted, the Ubuntu screen showed "Ubuntu 10.10" in a plain font instead of the Ubuntu graphical logo, and then it quickly displays an error in a dark-colored font and then the screen flickers several times before stopping at a full-screen terminal. I have never used Linux before, so I don't know any commands at all or even what to do from here. I just want the dual screens to work and have the correct resolution.
Am I going to have to format and reload my flash drive again?
fglrx driver for ATI card pushes monitor out of range
I am running Ubuntu 9.10, my video card is ATI Radeon HD 3600
Heres my issue:
When I originally attempted to enable desktop effects, I was told that I was unable to do so. Not being one to rush to ask a question, I tried to figure out the issue, and it seemed to be that I needed to install the fglrx driver available for ATI cards- a simple enough fix. I installed the driver, and rebooted my machine, and everything seemed to be fine- the initial splash page came up- but immediately afterwards (presumably when I reached the login screen) My monitor went out of range.
Not being strong in coding, I was unable to figure out a way to remove the driver without a GUI (though I think I very well could have), so I had to uninstall and reinstall (no sweat, I hadn't really started anything yet). However, its obvious that the fglrx driver is what blew it out of range.
My question is, is there anything I can do to get this driver to work on my machine? I found similar questions but they all seemed either to be slightly different from my issue or recommended changing the .xorg file, which does not exist in 9.10.
The GRUB2 menu loads up fine, and I am logged into Gnome okay right now, but in between Grub & Gnome, I see no log messages during startup. So far, it's just an annoyance, but one of these days an automatic fsck is going to find something, and I won't be able to see it. I have a custom kernel, with fglrx compiled into it, in case that matters. This system has never used radeon drivers, so I can't add any information about how this worked before fglrx; it just didn't work without it. I saw startup messages IIRC with kernel 2.6.32 / Debian 5.0, but I couldn't tell which of the many changes led to this little malfunction. Now using Debian 6.0 / kernel 3.0.0.
Hopefully, this is just a minor glitch in Grub2 or some other .conf file, maybe in /etc/X11.
I'm owning an old single Core AMD (Opteron 148, like Athlon 64 3200+), it can't play h264 1080p-Videos without framedrops in active scenes. I'm also owning an not so old AMD/Ati Radeon HD 2400. It's not an UVD2 card, it's not even UVD+, its UVD i.e. UVD1. All articles regarding GPU h264 decoding I've found so far are saying "for vaapi gpu decoding on linux you need to have a UVD2 card". That's wrong! My UVD1-Card is playing fine some demo movies.
Ubuntu "Lucid" 10.4 "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/cutting-edge-multimedia/ubuntu lucid main" in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cutting-edge-multimedia.list
(With the original Ubuntu Lucid fglrx (8.723) there's some error, I don't remember the words. It doesn't work for me)It's working. I can play h.264 HD Videos with mplayer and decode it with a Radeon GPU. vlc 1.2 not working so far. It seems it's decoding fine, but screen remains green. Here's a screenshot, no fake! It's a two Monitor setup with fglrx' big Desktop. On the right there's running a movie Trailer (I Am Legend) and on the left there's some status info. Quality is not perfect (as you can see, horizontal displacement), but it's basically working.