General :: No Distro Will Work With ATi Card HD5830 Xtreme
May 5, 2011
I upgraded my ati 9200 with the HD5830. It was brand new from overclockers.On windows 7 it runs great, playing games for hours without any issues at all.But I cannot get it to work with any Distro at all. All I get is garbled graphics from the live cd's, mouse is garbled to.
I have Tried 64bit Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Opensuse/Mepis and 686 version of antiX.I will attach a screenshot of what a screen looks like from the live CD. The card is new and works in win 7 so the card is not faulty, but why can I not use any live CD with it? If I manage to work out the garbled graphics and install a distro its the same. Sometimes if I add "nomodeset" to the boot line I can see the screen perfect. But then trying to install ati drivers boots me to a command line.
I have a linux box set up as a multi-purpose server for my home with three Windows client PC's. The linux box is based on a slightly modified Slackware 9.0 distribution using Linux 2.4.20 and an unfortinately old, slow AMD processor with a miserable 512Kb RAM. The linux box serves the CIFS file system to the Windows boxes, runs the SQUID HTTP proxy, the Apache web server, a print server, does masquerading, mail serving and a very effective firewall using iptables.
This system, although slow, has run perfectly for several years.Let me say that again - This system works perfectly.I had decided that now is the time to upgrade the hardware, so I bought a Gigabyte LGA775 motherboard which has two 1Gb network interfaces on it, an ASUS 256Mb PCI-E display card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core2-Quad processor and a bunch of 500Gb SATA drives to set up a RAID5 array (but I intend that the system boot off one of several 40Gb PATA drives I have).I set up the processor, motherboard, display card, RAM, a SATA DVD Drive and a 40Gb PATA hard disk in a "breadboard" layout and installed distro 13.1, being careful to set up the static IP for the local network, dhcpcd to get an IP address from the cable modem (my internet connection) and to enable ip_forward in the network configuration.
Then I installed a script invoked by /etc/rc.d/rc.local which installed all the SAME iptables rules as my old Linux box. There was one minor glitch when I had to change 8 occurrences of "-d ! $LOCAL_NET to" "! --destination $LOCAL_NET" but that was no problem. I also set up /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts , the BIND server files etc. etc. exactly as in the old box.
I am able to ping mirror.aarnet.edu.au (this is at the heart of Australia's internet hub network - if it's down the whole bloody thing is down) and have the system find the correct IP from the designated nameservers and contact that server with a return trip time of 35ms. I am able to run a telnet session from one of the Windows boxes and edit files on the Linux server. So both network interfaces work and I've got them the right way around.I am able to run FTP on one of the Windows boxes and connect through to mirror.aarnet.edu.au, although it seems to hang when I try a DIR (but then so does the old linux system).
Installed 32 bit on dual core intel with no problem.Booted up into attactive GUI, no issues. *However*, the mouse pointer is invisible. The system is unusable, I can hardly launch an app, or know how to open a xterm.I managed to download .run drivers from ATI/AMD website. This ran a script for a bit then terminated, no idea if it was successful or not. Still no mouse.
Google search revealed that this is repeating issue with Ubuntu installs, could not get any meaningfull help other than to modify some x file so that mouse appears when I press CTRL. I can't even get to launch an app...takes 5 mins to "line up" the mouse.I must say I'm quite suprised to have this problem, as its stock intel, and the HD5830 is a decent and popular mid range graphics card about a year old.
I have an old old laptop and wanted to try Linux on it. I know next to nothing about Linux and slightly more than nothing about Unix. I made a pen drive with Ubuntu on it but the laptop won't boot from a USB device. So I downloaded several distros. I tried to boot a Ubuntu CD but it won't go past the splash screen. I tried DSL and it won't boot that either. So it's still running Windows 98SE at this point.
I tried several of the distro's under QEMU on my desktop and they seem to work... so the distro's are OK I think. Then I tried burning Knoppix on a DVD and booting the PC. I get the splash screen and it get to the point of saying something like "running dbus" and just hangs forever. I waited 40 minutes and still nothing. Tried booting the PC instead with a distro called "PCLinux Phoenix XFCE" that I burned onto CD. Once again splash screen and then nothing. Finally got a message saying it can't configure video and do I want to do it by hand. Really? Like I can do that. So I booted Win XP again and somehow THAT manages to run both monitors.
I am thinking of using slackware 64 bit with awesome 3 wm. The thought process behind this is that I will learn a lot of how things work, which I am anxious to do. I like speed but knowing what is going on under the hood is paramount to me. I like knowing all my processes and knowing where all my files are and exactly what is on my computer but where I run into trouble is that this might just be too complex for me. I'm not too great at programing so...
I bought a Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1 sound card because I had read online that this card was a good choice with Linux and came with universal driver software. I installed the hardware correctly (as it works with WinXP) but I'm not able to get it working with Ubuntu.
I am trying to start using linux, and am new, so sorry if this is dumb. I started out trying Ubuntu, but that didn't work. After that I had tried Mint, and had several problems besides the Network Connector. Now I'm trying Fedora, but if that doesn't work is there a different Linux distro that will work?
I've tried to do the installs using Unetbootin, LiveUSBcreator, and Startup Disk creator and the Install program from within the distros themselves, regardless of installation method the same problem returns. So I do not think the problem is related to method of installation.
Maybe it's hardware? I've tried a total of four different motherboards, (an MSI, 2 Gigabyte and an Asus) all with updated BIOS, all 4 of which work perfectly fine with normal Linux installations to the HD. I have no troubles running any of the above distros when installed to a hard drive.
The problem comes when I install to a thumb drive. Which thumb drive? Take your pick. I've used Sony, SanDisk, Kingston and a handful of cheaper brands in sizes from 2G up to 16G. The problem always returns regardless of the hardware involved. Therefore I do not think the problem is related to hardware.
I want a fully functioning installation of Linux on a thumbdrive. (I do not simply want a Live CD copied to a thumbdrive.) This will allow me to make changes to the software/settings and have those changes remain after rebooting. I'm able to do this just fine, and everything works perfectly until the third, fourth, or fifth reboot. At this point I enter my password and my password is no longer accepted. Sometimes the screen flickers a little, sometimes it just reloads the prompt. But it doesn't let me in. At this point it's Game Over. All the hard work installing and tailoring the install is down the drain. Yes, I've searched and found threads of this similar problem. Many of them go back to 2005 or 2006. The vast majority of them are people begging for help, receiving a few suggestions, finding no resolution and then the thread just dies. Honestly I've spent many, many hours following outdated advice that has, on occasion, worked, but only temporarily. The problem always returns. Something is seriously screwed up and I can't be alone.
So here I sit with a brand new 4Gb Sandisk that up until last night had a beautifully running Ubuntu 10.10 installation. And yet, voila, my password is now no longer good enough. It simply will not let me log on. I enter it, hit enter, and the log-in screen simply reloads itself.
I've NEVER had a single problem in any distro with my Sound Blaster Live (Yeah; it's old school but works). However, my brand new install of Debian Squeeze (minimal with LXDE) is giving me crap. Alsa is up and running and some reason it doesn't want to use my SBLive... It's STUCK on my X-Fi card. Before you say take the XFi out; it's my Win 7 card.. I need to have it and don't want to have to pull it all the time...
Is there any other file like alsaconf? I don't know where to start. Maybe someone can shed some light of where I should go to attack this problem. I've never had an issue in ubuntu, fedora, freeBSD never gave me trouble. I usually simply use alsamixer to switch and never have an issue.
Is there a distro where an ATI 9250 video card will work out of the box? I am currently using Debian Lenny and the instructions for getting it to work are too much. I just want to get dual monitors working.
I am almost tempted to go back to an old slackware to try this. Anyway, I found a circuit (with just a few resistors) that allows vga output to go to composite input. To my amazement it actually works and it is very clear, but has a double screen. I am told, to fix it you need to change the horizontal sync and or refresh rate for the card. (17 instead of 35). How would I do this in xorg.conf?
I'm looking for a wireless card that will work out of the box with Ubuntu 9.10. It has to be a pci card. I purchased a Edimax EW-7128G which the reviews said was a great card for linux but was DOA. I could have it replaced or get a different card.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server. I can't get my Wireless Card & Wired Card to work at the same time. My interfaces file is incorrect, when I comment out 1 of the interfaces the other works. I have attached my interfaces file.
I purchased a new Desktop PC and MTS MBLAZE data card. It works in Windows XP OS. To make it work in Fedora GNOME OS how can I proceed? Which software do I need? Where do I get it and how to download and instal it in my PC? The firm selling the data card do not have an easy solution.
I have been working with Ubuntu for the last 6 months. Overall, I am all behind linux and open source. However, what I cannot figure out is why [in Ubuntu] or how can an app work for a while, then stop working within the same distro? My iPod was working great with HiPO, Banshee, and Rhythmbox and now, after the latest upgrade, it's not working.
Im just curious if theres a place were you can download Gallium with dx10/11 support for ubuntu that will work with an nvidia GTX 460 card. and abit of an explanation on what gallium actually is, im unsure if its a graphics driver or program.
I've tried ubuntu, kubuntu, fedora and linux mint. all 64 bit versions. I've also tried to suspend through applications like acpitool. But nothing works. When I click on Suspend, the screen goes blank but the computer is still running. The wireless network adaptor gets disabled for a second and then comes back on. All I have to do is press a key and I get the unlock screen prompt. Basically, suspend works like 'Lock Screen'. I have a HP Pavillion laptop. Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz and 4 GB RAM.
I am trying to install Xara Xtreme on my Debian:Linux Misery 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 14 09:42:28 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/LinuxOn the Xara website it is writtn that binaries should work. However if I try to run any of binaries includednothing happens. I tried to do some instructions listed in installation guide for AMDx64 platforms, but when I try:sed 's:/usr/lib/:/usr/lib32/:' < /etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders > /etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders32I get:bash: /etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders: No such file or directory
Trying to make the switch to Fedora. For the most part, everything seems to be working fine so far. When I first logged in, I got a message about a kernel crash (with the red siren) but I was not able to send the error report. I have since updated Fedora with the latest updates and have not seen this again yet.
The problem is that I have no sound. I have unmuted the sound in the sound preferences, and it appears to be correctly detected in the hardware tab as:
[SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio] CA0110-IBG
My motherboard is an MSI P6N Diamond with onboard sound.
When I run the lspci -v command, the following is shown:
When I go to the ALSA website and click Soundcards, I see the following:
It's really incredible! And suprising at least using the standard X-Fi drivers from Fedora and Rhythmbox music player. Even with the most current drivers and X-Fi Crystalizer in Win7, the sound quality of my music collection is much much better in Fedora! High's, mid's and low's are crystal clear without all the added extra's I get from the Win7 drivers. Of course, the eq in Rhythmbox has to be setup a bit differently than the Creative Labs eq.Anyone else experiencing this with their soundcards/F14 ?
Lubuntu is nice - but it seems the LXDE version is not as up to date as Fedora LXDE Spin or even Debian squeeze with LXDE installed. I do like Chromium on Lubuntu though... its faster and a nice touch. I am looking for a lightweight 64-bit distribution for my main laptop (it is by no means "old" or "low spec" but I like that Lubuntu starts up in like 2 secs).
LXDE version seems not to be recent (esp in 10.04 version which seems to work more stably for me - with Nvidia drivers etc)64 bit install is currently a pain - requires first install of minimal CD or alternate CD both of which required wired Ethernet, then install of lubuntu from PPA. Native 64-bit support would be nice. Linux Mint LXDE, for example, is also only 32-bit.
I've been through 4 Soundblaster and ESS sound cards now with no luck on the MSI P7N Diamond m/b machine. By design, its supposed to use the x-fi xtreme PCI express x1 riser board, but that doesn't want to work with any linux I have found, even though it does recognize via lspci and is supposed to be supported by the newest ALSA versions, which I tried according to the wiki. The machine won't even boot with the ESS AudioPCI 9752 board in it. It has an ES1370 chip on it.
The older PCI Soundblaster CT4810 with CT5880 chip on it did recognize via lspci but only works for 1 boot cycle with debian 5.04 or knoppix 6.01. It does work well with knoppix 6.2.1, which is where I might land with this machine if I can't get sound working on debian. The PCI Soundblaster Live! does not recognize via lspci. It doesn't even show up after a full from scratch reinstall.
So, will a USB sound card "just work"? http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-3D-Virtual- ... 563813f87a
Or if not, maybe a cheap no name PCI card from ebay? I would rather not use my only PCI slot which would block install of better video cards, but:[URL].. Those are about the only thing I can think of that I haven't tried.
I've followed some instructions that I've found searching this forum and what I've concluded was that my audio plays only from the HDMI port of the VGA... Changing the settings around to use the SoundBlaster card does nothing. I've installed pavucontrol and setting the HDMI port to profile Off does nothing. When enabled the bar under the levels seems to play music. (It shows activity) But when I send the stream to the Sound Blaster the bar stays 100% and doesn't do anything. (no activity and no sound). I can't verify that the HDMI port actually plays out audio. I'm new to Fedora and linux all together. I've tried Fedora in the past F11 I think but that's all.
The "cat /proc/asound/cards" command produces this: 0 [HDMI]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfbaec000 irq 33 1 [Generic]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic HD-Audio Generic at 0xfbbfc000 irq 16 The "/sbin/lsmod | grep -c snd" command produces this: 12 "Yum update" has been executed several times without the need to update anything.