Debian Hardware :: Power Mac G5 And Radeon X1900 Video Card
Aug 27, 2011
I'm attempting to get Debian (Squeeze, latest net-install CD) working on a Power Mac G5 Quad with a Radeon X1900 Mac edition video card (PCI-Express.) The installer acted a bit weird right from the start, telling me that the step "Install the system" failed (with nothing in the way of useful error information,) but I got the base system installed at least. It booted fine to framebuffer console, so I set about installing GNOME on it. apt finished with nary a complaint, but when I rebooted, I found that when it's ready to launch into X, it chokes up and just sits there with a blank screen and a cursor. (Weirdly, though, the screen itself flickers on and off at a high rate, faster than the actual cursor blink.)
Framebuffer console still works, at least, so I was able to boot into single-user mode and do some investigating in my own limited capacity for this stuff (by which I mean "Google error messages and see what specifics are requested.") lspci -k shows the video card properly with the manufacturer and product name, so it is recognizing it, at least. When I try Xorg -configure, though (Xorg 1.7.7, it says,) it aborts with a "No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol" message. Checking dmesg gives me a "process Xorg mapped non-existing PCI legacy memory" message, followed by an "invalid ROM contents" message underneath.
I'm not sure what all to make of this. I've found a thread about problems getting the same basic setup (G5 Quad, X1900, Debian) to work, but it's a couple years old and the symptoms are different. There's some discussion there about the radeon/radeonhd driver looking for Atom BIOS information on non-Atom BIOS cards, which would explain the "invalid ROM contents" message, but on the other hand, if lspci recognizes the card properly, would that be the problem? I don't know. Obviously it's playing nicely enough to run framebuffer console output properly, but beyond that I have no idea. I'd really like to get this working - it'd really improve things over the GeForce 6600 it came with...
I have installed a 9200 Radeon (the card says 9250 on it, but computer reads as 9200) on a AMD Sempron 2500+ 64 bit,Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome 2.30.2, Kernel Linux 2.6.32-26; Samsung VGA 941BW monitor.
A friend told me if I added more RAM (512mb), the card would run properly & the graphics would be stellar.
He also told me the drivers were installed.
When I did this & started the computer, before I got to my login, a box appeared, telling me my graphics were running in "Low Mode", & do I want to configure them. When I said "Yes", it told me to restart. When I did, nothing happened & the video card is still running on "low". I checked the fglrx info, and was told "command not found".
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on an HP Desktop with an ATI Radeon 2600 pci card that has four outputs. I want to run the same 3-monitor array that I had in windows. Is it possible to get this thing running and configured right in Linux? At the moment I can only get it to send a signal to 2 monitors. I installed the drivers step by step from the manufacturer, but I can't seem to get a signal to all 3 monitors.
Using this video card but unable to find the setting for it in the options. I am using a generic VGA setting right now and it's getting less than optimum resolution. What's the proper setting for this card?
This is RedHat Enterprise edition. The machine is Dell OptiPlex 745 The monitor is Dell 2005FPW (Digital)
I recently bought 1GB video card of 'xfx radeon hd 5450'. It came with cd for drivers of windows. I installed fglrx. Still in ubuntu 10.10 (lucid) I ran: lspci -v | grep -i prefetchable which shows 256M which is video memory of my ASUS motherboard.
i noticed my desktop has the option in its bios to use this since i mainly use it as a server i wanted to be able to power it on remoly once i found out it was possible lets say for sake of example the mac address on it is 00:11:22:33:44:55 on the dekstop
also wondering if it is possible to power down the nvidia video card i would like to have it complexly ignore the card's existent and cut power to the slot i would like to basically pick server/desktop mode from grub 2 default being server
I've loaded Fedora and must say what a nice OS! But I'm having some issues getting the video working correctly so let me jump right into the issue. The video is very garbled and hard to read. can't seem to find a way to correct what would appear to be a driver issue. Here are a list of things tried:
- display works fine with Ubuntu
- display is clear but is chopped off when using an external monitor from onboard vga slot
The video card is an ATI radeon and the linux drivers from the ATI site don't work with the new images that are out yet.
I'm trying to install the driver for my ATI Radeon X1600 Series video card. I got the driver from the ATI site. Heres the link: [URL]... I'm using 10.04 LTS. I have attached a screenshot of the message I get when I run the installer.
I'm a new Mandriva user,and have no clue about Linux system,but to be honest I don't want to use Windows product anymore. So I got the Mandriva 1 Spring Gnome,and installed it on my DELL Optiplex Desktop,works fine and very fast,therefore I decided to do the same with my Studio XPS 1640,but after I got a dark screen,so I used an external display(My TV) then realized that it doesn't support the video card on it ( ATI Radeon HD4670 ),and I don't know what to do.
I have ATI graphic card with HDMI video and Audio:
I see that I have HDMI connector and S/PDIF connector on the mortherboard, I just have HDMI connector on the monitor, I have no problem with the video but the audio does not work, I just want to confirm that the audio should also go throught the HDMI cable right ?
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 tried setting up fglrx driver for my card using the steps outlined here: wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary but when I get to the step where it tells me to use aticonfig i get this error: Code: aticonfig: No supported adapters detected I tried to make xorg.conf myself by doing what it says and making this the xorg.conf file:
but X won't start if I do that (delete xorg.conf and it goes back to it's fglrx-less state) However, I was successfully able to install the drivers on my Ubuntu install (different partition on the same machine) but not my Debian install.
I've set up this new PC, the graphic card I picked is the ATI R7 260X, pretty good card with lots of core processors, high clock and 2GB memory. I'm now currently using the 14.4 catalyst drive, it works actually alright, though, there are some mishaps with this driver:
First my hdmi screen had scale down, leaving black borders around, even though the catalyst control said the correct native resolution, this turned out to be a underscan that fglrx does and I've finally managed to fix it. Other caveat is that the screen simply won't suspend or turn off( via software), DPMS actually works, forcing it turns the screen blank for some seconds but something does not allow the screen to sleep.
Performance wise it seems pretty good though, everything is pretty smooth, being able to play games maxed out on resolution and ultra settings, though, I still haven't tested out that many games.
The open-source radeon on the other hand, well its open-source, fully xorg and linux compatible, which is a major plus point. It seem it has come a long way, supporting lot of features and providing better performance in some cases.
Before installing Catalyst I had issues with mesa and steam, steam would complain about not finding the 32bit libraries, this is however a steam runtime issue, maybe it could already be fixed.
I have made a server using a bananapi. The bananapi is an embedded linux mini PC, using an allwinner A20 SOC. This server boots and runs from an uSD card, and logs data from sensors to an attached 1TB hard drive. This works OK, but the hard drive consumes a lot of power (about 2.5W), this essentially doubles the amount of power needed. I am planning to power this setup from an accu, therefore I would like to keep power consumption as low as possible.
I am planning to let the application log to the uSD card. After a while the uSD card is almost full. At that moment I can wake up the HD, move the data to the HD, delete the data from the uSD card, set the HD to sleep, and wait until the uSD card is full again. Is there some clever way to do this? I can do this with basic shell scripting, but then I get all kind of issues like open files that are copied to the HD while they are still being filled by the logging application. This would mean they end up on the HD incomplete.
Is this card supported in Squeeze by either the non-free firmware or the proprietary driver? I just got one to stick into an older box that will be going to a college girl that wants the 3D desktop in KDE. The built-in video was a joke and wouldn't even work without compositing. It was one of those crappy, non-standard pieces of crap known as a "Unichrome" (not the pro).
I'm trying to enable power management on my ATI Radeon HD 3650 video card (GPU: ATI RV635; see my Smolt profile). I'm using the open-source radeon driver (xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.1-1.20110504gita6d2dba6.fc15).I've followed the instructions found on the Arch Linux Wiki.In order to verify if power management really works, I've tried to enable the "low" power profile through these commands:
I've also added the above-mentioned commands to /etc/rc.local to have them executed at startup.Although this page on the X.Org Wiki says that power management on my video card is supported by the radeon driver, GPU clock frequency doesn't seem to decrease: cat /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info reports
How do you check if a computer's video card will support Kernel Mode Switching BEFORE OS installation?
In this example I have an Acer Aspire AST180-UA381B.
Manufacture website says my video card is: Integrated nVidia MCP61
Nouveau code list says: NV4C (MCP61) GeForce 6150LE / nForce 400/405, GeForce 6150SE Quadro NVS 210s / nForce 430
I want to know:
1. How to tell if my graphics card will support KMS before I install the OS?
2. If it does not support KMS which kernel options should be passed to get it to work properly with the nouveau driver?
3. Ultimately I am looking for a tool that should be included in the installation screen that will:
a. identify your hardware: list the hardware detected on the screen b. highlight with color code any hardware listed that is not supported or poorly supported: in this case graphics drivers c. perform a quick benchmark test of your hardware: In this case I want the benchmark to tell me what capabilities my graphics card has. d. automatically recommend and set the best kernel parameters for a successful boot: if the graphics card needs nomodeset or modeset=0 or whatever I want it to do it for me.
Also I started a personal blog about this issue which I intend to compose into guide to assist others with this question. [URL] ....
My goal is to create a boot disc that will automate proper installation of graphics or other hardware for a system BEFORE installation. I would like to see this feature included in the Debian installation screen.
I knew this would eventually happen, though I had to remove my NVIDIA video card after the fan went out (again) & the card burned out.Now I can't get the machine to boot to GUI.I tried some things, though nothing was specific to such a simple & routine task (I imagine video cards go out occasionally, & with Linux, that would require totally different video settings).
I installed a video card called ASUS EAH 4550 and installed the ATI drivers necessary for this video card. The problem is this, I current have two users using Debian. I have done all the necessary configurations via x.org and User 1 has no problem accessing GNome with Compiz as the window manager. However, if user 2 was to log in the same way as user 1 (through startx) the screen does not boot up Gnome but instead the screen powers off into standby mode. I've also tried creating a third user and the same thing occurs.
Currently I am typing through User 1 with no problem but additional users for some reason can not get a desktop screen.
I was installing Debian Squeeze into a G5 with an Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 ultra video card. The install went well but the system would not display any output. I did some research looking into the module configuration files in the /etc directory and dmesg log files and discovered that it was incorrectly identifying the video card as a "nouveau" card. I put the name "nouveau" in the modprobe.d blacklist file and it booted fine after that.
I intend to update my video card to allow the operation of all three of my monitors in a triple monitor configuration. I have a 790i motherboard with Nvidia chips, so I will most likely choose an Nvidia card for the upgrade. As I will need connections for three monitors, I will have to have two cards. It is my intention to have one large screen field spread across all three monitors. I assume the best way of doing this will be to use an SLI Bridge to link the two video cards. Thus the two video cards must be identical.
Question 01: Is this the best way of realizing a triple monitor setup?
While I am upgrading, I desire to also give the system the ability to play Blue-Ray High Def Movie one of the 1920x1200 monitors I will be using.
Question 02: What are the pitfalls of playing BD-Discs on Debian. I know I will be eventually acquiring a BD-Disc player (once the prices come down a bit more), but when shelling out for two video cards, I better think as far ahead as possible and get the two video cards that will do everything I can foresee them needing to do.
Question 03: As all of my monitors have HDMI input ports, I assume that I will need Video cards that have HDMI output ports to play full 1080P movies. Is this a valid assumption?
Question 04: Can anyone recommend a video card that does what I am wanting it to do? (This is to say Two Dual Link DVI connectors and an HDMI connector per video card with standard and high definition video playback capabilities). Keep in mind that I will most likely need to purchase two of them, to the Super Expensive Bleeding Edge cards are probably not going to be a practical option here.
Question 05: Is there a way that I can just play the BD-Discs with full resolution in a window on one of the three monitors I will have connected to the computer without having to go the HDMI route?
I am having a strange issue with my Radeon x1900 video card. I have two displays, they work just fine under Windows XP - however in Lucid the secondary display goes into power saving mode as X kicks in.
Ubuntu is convinced that the secondary display is alive and working and lets me drag into it and and relocate it, the only problem is that the display remains powered off the entire time.
ARandR is also convinced that the monitors connected to DVI-0 and DVI-1 are powered up and functioning.
The one strange thing I have found is that X seems to believe that there is an S-Video connector on this card - there is not, all it has are the two DVI connectors.
I am wondering if there is something strange going on with the probing of the supposed S-Video port that is turning off the secondary DVI. I suspect this becuase the xorg.0.log shows a line that reads "(II) RADEON(0): Output S-video using monitor section Monitor0"
Perhaps someone knows how I can force this non-existent port out of existence ?
I cannot use the latest ATI drivers that support this card (version 9.3) because ATI haven't supported the current version of X in those drivers - I would also prefer to not to us their proprietary garbage.
I have attached the files that I think might be necessary (xorg.0.log has been trimmed to fit within the 19k file size limit)
I just purchased an Acer Aspire V5-123 notebook with AMD processor and graphic and installed Debian 7.6 (stable) on it. first of all, I had to install a newer (3.14.0.bpo.1-amd64) kernel image to get the ethernet card working. Then, I got problem with Xorg not starting.
Here is the error lines from /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
Code: Select all(EE) VESA(0): V_BIOS address 0x0 out of range ... (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
I installed the libgl1-mesa-dri, xserver-xorg-video-ati, and firmware-linux-nonfree packages, as suggested by AtiHowTo from Debian Wiki, but the problem still persists and the last one (firmware-linux-nonfree) actually caused the notebook to freeze on boot. so, I removed it.
Where should I get the drivers for the video card R7 260X to run on Debian Wheezy? Because it cant be from amd site, considering that I installed from their site, but when running apt-get check is said to me that there was the missing dependence fglrx-core..I also couldn't remove it, because it had other unmet dependencies... After long time attempting to solve on my own I just got enough pissed that I formatted the machine.Now I am asking here to find out what is the best practices when installing those drivers, because clearly I wasn't doing it right...
I have a video card. But I cannnot install nvidia driver because of some errors.
My video card's info is GeForce GTX760 1.5GB GDDR5. Code: Select all$nvidia-detect Detected NVIDIA GPUs: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:118e] (rev a1) Uh oh. Your card is not supported by any driver version up to 304.125. A newer driver may add support for your card. Newer driver releases may be available in backports.