I am trying to dual boot here (Debian and Windows 7).I am trying to setup server here (trying my hands on first time.)I am getting the following error on the screen when i select to boot from Debian (windows boots up normally when selected in grub) I have attached the image,it states:-Radeon kernel modesetting for r600 or later requires firmware-linux-nonfree
What graphics card will support (without too much fiddling) three 24" displays? I just got rid of my mac and am now going to get a linux desktop. I am not sure what distro yet, probably fedora although I am thinking about arch. I have some experience in linux, although nearly none when it comes to hardware configurations. I have two 24" BenQ monitors (DVI and HDMI inputs) and will buy a third 24" display with the pc.
Now I have been looking at some forums about triple monitor setups, but they are almost all about troubleshooting existing hardware compatibility issues. I guess I am at an advantage since I haven't bough any hardware yet, so here is my question. What graphics card would you buy to support 3 24" displays together (meaning that I want to be able to drag windows from one display to the next). I was looking at the ATI HD 5770 and some mention of the eyefinity stuff.
I have just reinstalled testing on a Samsung Q30 and I cant get X to start. I am just left with a blank screen and ctrl+alt+Fn does nothing. I had a previous install of testing that worked fine but it might have been running a previous version of the kernel, or I had installed a bug fix to do with 915resoultion that I can't remember about. Booting off a Slax live cd works fine but I have had similar problems with Knoppix and Ubuntu.
I am running LXDE but I previously tried Gnome and had the same problem. Running xander displays cant open display Running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg returns nothing, as does Xfree86 -configure There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf or installed by default, I have tried running startx with a custom xorg.conf and the automatically generated one from -configure. The automatic one did not include any resolutions and was configured for a dual head set up although there was only one monitor connected.
I thought it may be the same problem as this:[url]
But I have tried following the bug fixes on that site and I have had no luck.
I'm running hardware already considered legacy and I was made painfully aware that those drivers, for ATI cards, are only available from Jessie repositories; yet, somehow I was able to have my system configured to run not the stock drivers the system used for installation but, allegedly, proprietary drivers.
I did notice an overall improvement on how the system displays everything on the screen but after fumbling around the system trying to install a game I had a message warning that only software acceleration was activated and not full hardware acceleration, which was what I was aiming at.
After going through a lot of guides on the web I was able to:
a) discover the system is running MESA drivers (or so I have understood) b) install headers for my system but somehow along the way I fumbled whatever I was doing and I probably now have a lot of loose ends in the system
Being Debian (and rock solid) the system is still running smoothly but I really want to clean up after myself and correct what I can and improve where is possible.
I just bought a new graphics card and installed it. it works perfectly although my sound worked perfectly this morning and I think the graphics card is overriding my built in sound card. I need help fixing the sound. The graphics card I bought is an ATI Radeon Cedar HD 5450 The sound I want to use is HDA VIA VT82xx when I run alsamixer I get Card:
Thats it in a nutshell. and I don't mean the boot splash graphics, I mean desktop graphics! As in upon boot ubuntu goes in "low-graphics" mode. I have had this issue all the time with Lucid and never really found a good fix. With Karmic this was never an issue.As a final fix I tried to reinstall lucid and updated the live CD doing that too. First it worked fine, but after kernel update I downloaded yesterday (with update manager) I have had this "low graphics" issue again.
With Graphics card, I have nVidia GeForce 220 GT. The drivers are up to date, active, and in use. (according to the "hardware drivers" tool.
I've just upgraded from 11.1 to 11.3. When I go into Yast and try to invoke the Graphics Card and Monitor settings, nothing happens - I get the spinning circles for a few seconds and nothing after that. How can I get at those settings, and why doesn't Yast let me do that?
I'm used to kernel updates screwing up both my graphics drivers and my instaltion of parallels. These things break each and every time the kernel is updated. Normally, reinstalling makes the problem go away and I move on. Yesterday, Parallels got screwed and I fixed it by reinstalling but the graphic driver is yet to work.
For reference I am using OpenSUSE 11.2 64-Bit Gnome-Edition with an ATI Radeon 4650, since it probably makes a difference. For some reason the driver from the repo (ATI's repo) would not install and I got errors saying that it has a wrong signature and (ignoring that) I got another error saying it was corrupted. So I could not install as usual.
Instead I went at ATI's site and downloaded the latest driver. It installed but I lost the mouse cursor so I reinstalled the previous version which also installed but it not working properly, although I do have a mouse cursor.
glxinfo gives the following error: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation) Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX) Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString) Serial number of failed request: 24 Current serial number in output stream: 24
fglrxinfo outputs the exact same thing. OpenGL is not working in any way. Even the gears demo and desktop effects (which I tried to reactivate just to test, since I hate those things) simply do not work.
I got a rather big problem since an attempt to upgrade.My debian version is 8.0.I upgraded when apt proposed the change. I did that in two steps, with apt-get upgrade and then apt-get dist-upgrade, with the installation of a new kernel. I moved from 3.2.0-4-686-pae to 3.16.0-4-686-pae.Since the upgrade, I can't boot my system any longer.During the boot sequence, this message appears with a countdown (it's copied by hand) :
Code: Select all(1 of 4) a start job is running for dev-disk-byX2du
At the end of the countdown, the boot sequence starts again, and ends up on an invite to log in as root in rescue mode. I can't connect (maybe due to some azerty/qwerty issue, I got a French keyboard. I tried to type in "qwerty mode", with no success (the password is not prompted)).I can connect with the 3.2 kernel however, selecting it form the grub interface. I can't log in in rescue mode either, but with this kernel the boot sequence goes on and I can log as a regular user or as root, at the end of the boot sequence. There is no X, but the system seems to work.What could I do to make the system boot properly with the new kernel, or to go back to the 3.2 version ?
I keep on getting this red " - " icon on my panel and I try to perform the upgrade it prompts me to do. But it says that there are 3 broken packages i need to fix with the "broken filter". How do I fix this so I can upgrade?
In Fedora 10, I cannot get to the installer because it shows these messed up strips graphics (its not due to my graphic card, my graphic card is supported 7600gt) in non-quiet install it shows logical errors and i/o errors.
Karmic ( kernel 2.6.31) does not support my TV card:
~$ lspci -vnn
Multimedia controller : Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder [1131:7133]"1131:7133" is nowhere present in the 2.6.31 SAA7134 cardlist. However, "1131:7133" is supported as card 17 under a different card name within kernel 2.6.33, see
Where do I look for guidance on such a kernel upgrade? My impression is that grub permits booting to an earlier kernel so a boo is recoverable. While not particularly relevant, my card is a Chronos Video Shuttle II.
I have two graphics cards in my computer. One is a crappy built-in nVidia GeForce 6150 SE, and the other is a high-end (as of 2008) GeForce in the 8000 range. I would like to use the latter, but I can't get anything to detect it. Testing which is in operation is easy: they have separate video outputs. I've tried changing the BIOS settings, but to no avail. I'm stumped. Could it be that my other card is dead? How could I test it? I'm fairly certain that it worked back when I used Windows, as I remember having to use my DVI-to-VGA converter (the other card's outputs are all DVI).
I've replaced the Motherboard on a working Debian Lenny system but GDM does t come up: the grey screen merely displays with a wristwatch in the middle.I can find no messages. Running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and Xorg -configure don't help.
I have changed kernel to 2.6.33. After that ifconfig command shows only my ethernet card, wireless card have disappeared. What is wrong. In the old kernel everything works fine. I am sure that i have installed wi-fi stuff with kernel.
I told a friend of mine that "Linux" would revitalize his aging laptop I installed - dare I mention this heretical word on this forum, Ubuntu - on a friend's AIRIS laptop some time ago. He is a completely non-technical user so I thought he'd find it easier to use the "compassionate distro for human beings" but my ulterior motive was simply to get the thing up and running without spending hours of unpaid configuration; however, no such luck and hardly a week goes by without a telephone call. One pays for ones sins. The main problem was buggy booting and random freezes. The graphics card is a Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G] and after the latest update it can take several boots and hard resets. I'm really getting fed up with it and am considering installing Debian which is probably what I should have done in the first place. From what I've read about this graphics card, the prognostic may be pessimistic.
I'm going about my ways to get my drivers installed for my graphics card, but the page I'm using, URL>..has me apt-get install "nvidia-kernel-common".Synaptic says it doesn't exist, and it appears to be a pretty important package to have. So is there a way for somebody to get that online for me to install?
I installed the powerpc version of Debian Squeeze 6.0.1a on an eMac. According to the Wikipedia article, these systems had an nVidia geforce2 MX graphics card, and the system is using the Debian open nVidia drivers from install. I've gotten everything working on it, except the graphics are off. It's acting like either it can't handle the resolution or all the colors and looks a little like it wants to run in 256 colors. It's not unusable, just annoying. I know that it can handle a normal resolution because it was doing fine under Mac OS X puma before I wiped it and installed debian (I put debian on it because I needed a modern web browser, and the ones available under that version of Mac OS X weren't doing the job). I went to the nVidia website, but they only have the driver for x86 Linux. I need it for the G4 powerpc. Any ideas? I'm used to running Ubuntu on x86 machines, so the powerpc thing is throwing me a bit.
Enabling kernel modesetting on my computer breaks graphics, but Xorg.log and syslog don't tell me much, because they don't log any error.
The symptoms are the following: boot goes on normally, then the KDM login screen is corrupted. On the login screen there is a big square instead of the cursor, and that square does move as I move the mouse. If I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 I'll get a black screen instead of the terminal, and from there I cannot go back to virtual terminal 7 for login. The only thing I can do is to issue sys-requests for read-only remount and reboot.
Where could I start looking for the problem? What does it seem to be related to, Xorg, kernel, radeon driver?
I revived my old desktop (failed psu), and installed debian squeeze using netinst. It has a nvidia geForce 7600GT card. The driver in squeeze does not work very well, so I downloaded nvidia driver-installer. When I run it, it comes back with an error saying the kernel (I assume the nvidia graphics kernel) is compiled with gcc4.3, but the system is using gcc4.4. Using synaptic manager, I installed gcc3.3, but same error.
Next I tried to uninstall gcc4.4 and it gave a warning the system might not be usable. I did not understand it, but I went ahead and uninstalled gcc4.4 and guess what, the system is not usable, and I have to re-install squeeze. Not a big loss, since I do not have much in it. How to install this nvidia driver, specifically, how do I get switch to gcc4.3 from gcc4.3? Also, the squeeze install gave me 2.6.33-trunk-amd64, and 2.6.33-3-amd64. How do I get rid of ...trunk-amd64? Do I just delete it from grub?
I have a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 motherboard with integrated graphics that shows up on lspci as an ATI Radeon 2100. I also bought a PCI-Express Nvidia graphics card so I could use the VDPAU feature on Linux (plays H.264 in hardware). The BIOS has three settings about which display to initialize first:
I cannot get anything, not even a splash screen or POST messages, to emerge from the PCI-Express graphics card. (I'm using a DVI connector; the card also has an HDMI output.)I cannot get the kernel lspci to see the graphics card; the only VGA controller it acknowledges is the integrated one.Running dmidecode acknowledges the existence of an x16 PCI Express slot, and it says
Current usage: Unknown
There is an additional BIOS setting called "Internal Graphics Mode" which is normally set to "Auto" which means it is supposed to prefer a PCI Express VGA card. I set it to "Disabled" which now means I'm getting no output at all. I will soon be learning how to do a BIOS reset!
Other information: The PCI-E card is a MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210. This is a fanless card. Although there are no fans to see turning, the heat sink on the PCI-E card is definitely getting hot, so the card is getting some sort of power.It gets all its power from the PCI-E slot; there is no external power connector.The BIOS is an AMI Award BIOS.how can I make the PCI Express graphics card visible to Ubuntu?
We have a Dell 1850 with Debian with 2.4.18 kernel running some critical applications, now the issue is we need to upgrade the memory to 8 GB but the memory is detected by the bios itself, Operating system is not able to detect it, it is showing 3096MB of memory,
After a lot of googling and the artical in linux.com/archive/articles/119287 :: Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it i came to know the solution i.e
1)I need to install the Bigmem-kernel to detect the ram more than 4Gb,
2) or change some kernel parameters in configuration file and rebuild the kernel
Is there any another solution for this to update operating system to detect the more RAM
We have a Dell 1850 with Debian 3.0 (woody) with 2.4.18 kernel running some critical applications, now the issue is we need to upgrade the memory to 8 GB but the memory is detected by the bios itself, Operating system is not able to detect it, it is showing 3096MB of memory. i came to know the solution i.e I need to install the Bigmem-kernel to detect the ram more than 4Gb, Any another solution for this to update operating system to detect the more RAM.
I've been using ubuntu on a new desktop for a couple of months, but i had an old HP that was given to me in my basement. It has 384Mb of ram, and thats because i had a 256Mb stick laying around. I installed debian becuase it is more suited for older hardware (at least from what I've read). It installed fine, but it boots to a blank screen, and pressing ctrl+alt+F2 bring me to the command line. I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change the driver to vesa, to find out my video card isn't even shown. I ran lspci and I found that it says my graphics card is Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset graphics controller (rev3) In the device section of xorg.conf, it merly says Identifier"Configured Video Device"
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.
When 10.10 was released, like so many others, I patiently waited until NVIDIA released a compatible 96 driver. It worked great for a while until I updated to kernel 2.6.35-24. I learned that kernel was messed up in many ways, so I continued to boot in 2.6.35-23 until 2.6.35-25 was released. It promises to be more stable, but I still get no graphics when I boot with 2.6.35-25 - just a text interface.
Are there known incompatibility issues with NVIDIA 96 cards and kernel 2.6.35-25 not addressed by the November 2010 driver release? Or do I just need to re-configure my system in some way?