Ubuntu :: Natty Login - With Ati Catalyst Control Center - Screen Goes Blank ?
Sep 1, 2011
I just did a fresh install of natty, installed a few programs along with the ati catalyst control center.
I am having serious login issues, here is what I do:
I am at the login screen right from start-up, type in username and passward and hit enter, screen goes blank, it appears I am logging in, ubuntu plays a sound and puts me back at the login screen. I do not get an "Authentication Failed" error like I would expect. Unable to login as myself or as root.
However, I am able to login if I select the "safe mode," I am not able to login under the normal mode or the ubuntu classic modes.
I suspect that this issue has to do with the ati proprietary drivers, after playing with the settings for a while in safe mode I am now able to login to the normal natty mode without any apparent issues.
Here is what I changed in ati catalyst control center to boot into natty mode:
I disabled the Xinerama and Tear Free options.
Under the 3D settings, I selected the "override application setting" for all the 3D settings I could.
I believe I still have some display issues as I am unable to drag windows from one display to another, my mouse is able to move just fine across displays though.
I also found that enabling Xinerama prevented me from logging into the ubuntu and ubuntu classic modes, but I was able to login to the ubuntu with no effects mode.
Today is my sort of third day with the OS and I'm still loving it. I've been able to get the hang of quite a few things in Maverick but there is one thing that I really need help with.Back in Win7, I had the very same situation and after a week of messing around I was able to get it working; it was sheer luck, but hey, who cares?
I'm running an ASUS M4A785-M motherboard with an integrated ATI 4200 video card and using a 32" Toshiba TV with HDMI video and sound, which Ubuntu was kind enough to download the proper drivers for all on its own; Win7 didn't. Problem is, the best resolution I can use is 1920x1080, but at that point some of the text looks just too small, so I use the 1776x1000 resolution instead. Still, the grand majority of websites don't fill the browser. I have to manually zoom in each time so they can look properly. I know that after a week of tinkering in Win7 I got it working just fine without the need to zoom in on pages. I can't remember for the life of me how I did it and I had accidentally formatted the entire HDD once and all those settings got lost.Lower resolutions make it worse too. On some of them, the actual computer window won't even fill the TV unless I change certain settings, and then it still looks horrible because everything gets stretched out sideways and gets squashed and even if the PC screen doesn't fill the whole tv, it overcasts itself in the middle; as if I was using a much smaller monitor and it was overcasting.
I've got my ATI driver installed, now I am trying to configure it. I have a laptop plugged into a docking station with an external monitor. I would like to use the external monitor only
I run the admin ATI Catalyst control center (amdcccle) configuration GUI, set up my settings, just as stated above (i.e. laptop monitor off, external LCD on). Works great! Then I reboot... and I have to configure it all over again
Catalyst Control Center (CCC) is not saving the changes I make. I saw a couple of thread about this that had links to instructions on how to install CCC, but it still doesn't work for me.
I start CCC with 'sudo amdcccle' and the GUI appears. I can use it to make changes; however, it never saves them. After clicking OK, it instructs me to restart the system. After a reboot all the setting are back to the default.
I have installed CCC three different ways:
1) sudo aptitude install --without-recommends fglrx-amdcccle | tee fglrx-amdcccle.log
I am currently using Xubuntu version 11.04 and I am working with a Radeon HD 4850 graphics card. I am using the proprietary FGLRX drivers from AMD.
I have a small problem. I have two monitors, and in order to tell the computer to use the extra monitor for extra desk space, I have to get into the Administrative CCC. However, when I click on the administrative CCC, nothing happens. It's strange considering that the regular CCC works just fine.
I've got 10.10 up and running like a champ. Haven't done much in it, but all was well. After a little while I went in to turn the cool effects on, and it told me I needed a driver for my ATI card so I said go for it. It ended up putting Catalyst Control Center in for me. That's all fine and dandy except on the windows side I can get into an area that allows me to adjust overscan and turn it off (its a slider for under and overscan).
This version wont seem to let me do that, so now I'm stuck with either NOT a full screen, or no ability to have fun graphic effects. While your here, how can I change the data files which I think ubuntu refers to as your /home folder (documents pictures etc) to a different location? Windows7 and Ubuntu need to see the files in the same places so I don't have to have two working sets of files.
I run Ubuntu 10.10 on a dual monitor set up with one direct to my monitor and one to my TV through HDMI. I run the screens in clone mode with the TV showing exactly what is on my monitor(same resolutions/refresh rates). My problem is that I have problems with software that involves any sort of 3d rendering/openGL. I have ATI drivers installed and catalyst control center. I first noticed the problem just after install where I am unable to see any of the screensavers that have GL in the title. My screen just goes black even in preview mode.
I started downloading a few games. All my 2d games work, but when I installed Oolite all I got was a black screen. So I uninstalled all my ATi software and Oolite worked just fine without the ATI drivers. The screen savers still refuse to work and I am not sure where to begin to diagnose the problem. I also notice alot of tearing when watching any sort of videos on my TV screen. I haven't found any way of creating a "theater mode" where by I get fullscreen video with full V synch on one monitor whilst windowed on the other monitor.
Below are a few of my system specs: CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+ Motherboard Name Unknown Motherboard Chipset SiS 761, AMD Hammer System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type AMI (11/09/07) Display Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series (512 MB) Multimedia Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1888 @ SiS 7012 Audio Device
I finally upgraded from my old Passive Nvidia 6600GT video card to a passive ATI 5750. Using Fedora Core 12, 126.96.36.199-141.fc12.i686, On boot the native driver worked but the card got hot as it was not de-clocking into idle mode like it does under windows 7.
So I reluctantly installed the closed source ATI driver from RPM Fusion
I also added nomodeset to the kernel start-up
Previously I was using the native standard built in Nvidia driver.
The new ATI driver seems to be running with correct entry in Xorg.conf and now it runs very cool at idle just like under windows :-
However the control center will not start...There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition.
Also some commands using aticonfig return this error...
These libs are on the system in /usr/lib/catalyst
I am also getting video tearing in movies with mplayer and VLC. I have tried the options...
Which added a vsync entry in xorg.conf, but No luck...I think I need to get catalyst control center (amdcccle) running which I has a sync on refresh option radio box that may solve my video issue.
I can live with these errors but the video / movie tearing is a show stopper.
I am getting headache over this trying to find a solution to these issues. ATI and Linux still do not mix well
Ubuntu 10.10 x64. Got a second monitor and enabled Xinerama. It asked me to restart, I did. I opened ATI Catalyst Control Center after the restart and saw the control panel window open for about half a second before suddenly finding myself at the login screen.
ATI Catalyst Control Center has always seemed to work fine up until I enabled Xinerama. I tried removing the ATI driver, restarting, re-enabling it, restarting, and ATI Catalyst Control Center worked fine again. But, as soon as I enabled Xinerama it went back to logging me out whenever I tried to open the control center. I've tried from the GUI menu as well as the terminal using 'gksudo amdcccle', same result every time.
The dual monitor functionality seems fine, but I need to get back into the control center to adjust the colors. I do a lot of photo editing, and the adjustments in the control center really is a great tool to let me get the colors how I'd like.
I've been working on this off and on for the last couple of days and I can't seem to get this working. I'm using the latest Catalyst Control Center (11.5) and I've also got xorg.conf set up for this resolution. If I switch the driver in xorg.conf to radeon from fglrx, I can get my 1920x1080 resolution (only on GNOME;the login screen and Fluxbox have a black bar on the left that cuts off about a quarter of the screen). When using fglrx and Catalyst Control Center, I can only get a maximum resolution of 1600x1200.
I need to invoke the catalyst control panel from Application->System Tools with administrator rights (so i can setup my dual monitor, which for now is in clone mode ) but there is no option to execute amdcccle as root.
I tried to call it from the terminal as amdxdg-su -c amdcccle but with no success. It asks for password and then does nothing.
So i m stuck.i cant setup the screens properly till i can access the CCC with root rights, how can i achive that?
I just installed Ubuntu amd64 10.04 on my Gateway LT3114u Netbook. The video card on this device is ATI Radeon´┐Ż X1270. For some reason the automatic driver installed by Ubuntu is not working perfectly, I noticed that because: When the "Appearance Preferences" - "Visual Effects" are set to "Normal" or "Extra", some very weird lines and images apear, and I can´┐Żt read any word as the characters are messy. But if this setting is "None", the system works just fine!
Also, I tried to install the ATI driver and the "ATI Catalyst Control Center" and when I try to run it, it says the ATI driver is not working ok. Any tips on how to solve it? Please consider Im a begginer for Ubuntu.
So xorg was acting up, and I went into the Hardware Drivers menu to see if the driver had a problem. The driver was disabled, and could not be activated. I downloaded the new ATI driver. I uninstalled the old one, installed the new one, and ran the config step just like it specifies in the install instructions. Upon reboot, I got a blank screen instead of the login screen.I managed to drop back to the command line and uninstall the driver, so now I'm stuck in ubuntu with one monitor instead of 2.
I'm going to attempt to revert to the old ATI driver (which I still have in my home dir), but I wanted to be sure to get this into the forums before I ruined my GUI again.
I installed the new 9.12 cat drivers in the usual way (init 3; rpm -e the old drivers; generate new rpm; rpm -i new drivers; init 5), but instead of starting like I expected, I got a blank screen and what appeared to be a hard lock (keyboard lights don't toggle, Ctrl + Alt + Backspace and Ctrl + Alt + F1 don't do anything).
I switched back to radeonhd, but I'd like to get the proprietary drivers working if possible.
On some but not all of the apps listed on the Ubuntu Software Center, I can see the app and select it, but after I click the arrow that points right that should take me to the screen that describes it and allows me to install it is blank. The tabs at the top say that I am at the right window but nothing is there. Is there a way I can make that work?
However, there are one or two stability issues. In particular, over the last couple of days, I have seen two occasions where my screen suddenly goes blank, and after about 3 seconds I am presented with the login manager. I can then log in, and the desktop works fine again. Of course, everything I was doing is gone... So, where do I look to find what is causing the problem? I'd like to find out and either fix this here or submit a useful bug.
So after I went to OMG ubuntu site and downloaded "complex shutdown" since it looked useful and I needed it I installed it..but it doesnt seem to start up for some reason so when I went to uninstall it software center went "blank" just a grey screen with the black toolbar
I thought before breaking my working PC, i thought id better ask the question.Is it possible to download a GDM log in theme and get it running on Natty? I've googled loads of possibilities, but got a feeling that as Natty is GDM2 it can't be done.I've downloaded Tweak and been able to change the log in wallpaper and the icon, but i want one of those fancy log in screens that ive seen on Gnome eyecandy.
I installed Natty some time ago an was happily using it...Still am... But I decided to install some extra backgrounds. Now my login screen has changed to a WhiteOrchid.jpg?? how to set this right again? Or change it to a picture of my choosing?
I have dabbled with Linux in the past. Previously I have failed to get various important parts of my laptop to work under Ubuntu, but that one died, so I decided it was time to try again.
It seemed to work on the liveCD, so I went for the install, which also seemed to go ok, but when I start up, I get to log in, then it stops. Plays the start-up sound, displays a blank desktop background, but nothing else...
Using Karma and kubuntu -single boot. When I restarted my machine, the login appeared as usual and I entered my usual password but it was not accepted . I tried several times including making sure that caps lock / num lock etc were not invoked.
I then rebooted into recovery mode and let it run its course. When I rebooted and input my login password, I can get a bit further. The login is accepted but the GUI opens with a blank wallpaper and the terminal prompt window open at the keevill@keevill-desktop.
The ls command shows the name of the files which are on the desktop but they are not visible on the GUI nor are any other icons for applications. It seems like the kubuntu GUI is broken or something. I tried uninstall and then re-install but just the same. If I am forced to re-install Ubuntu I guess this means I lose all my settings and applications will have to be all installed again ?? How can I avoid this?
Right after logging in, as the graphics starts up the screen goes blank then goes to tty2 with a login prompt and no graphics at all. I have Kubuntu 10.04.1 I used the standard Kubuntu install disc. The Computer is a Compaq dm 220mt desktop 2.80 Ghz, 1.2 GB Ram, 40 GB Hard drive. I originally had Ubuntu 8.04 on it and it ran perfect. So I decided to do a fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04 and it worked great for a day or two, then this issue happens. I am able to log in tty and tried "sudo startx" in hope of getting my graphics back. I get the following errors "Fatal Server error No screens found" and "xinit no such file or directory (errno 2)" and unable to connect to server..
I just got rid of my Dell P990 CRT and replaced it with a Samsung B2330H LCD. I got the resolution changed to 1920x1080 at 60hz through System/Preferences/Monitors and the new display looks great! There is one problem, though: the computer boots into a resolution that is not supported by the new monitor. As a result, the login screen is blank. The monitor puts a little floating message on the screen that says, "Optimum Resolution is 1920x1080..." When I start up, I hear the "bongo sound" and I hit ENTER, then enter my password, then ENTER again, and the computer desktop appears in 1920x1080 and all is well. But how do I get the login screen to appear in 1920x1080?
This is Ubuntu 10.4, using the Intel onboard card. Here's the output of lspci:
I have installed the Startup Manager, but it does not allow 1920x1080 to be selected. I have also tried using Startup Manager to select other resolutions, but the login screen is still blank.
Isn't there some trick to force the login screen to appear in a specific resolution using xrandr? What file does this command go into? Maybe my old configuration files from my Dell monitor are interfering?
I have windows 7 on my laptop (Dell Studio model). I have installed fedora 12 onto my machine in the unallocated space, the installation went smoothly. If I login to the fedora directly then every thing works fine. but if I login to Window 7 and again try to re-login into fedora 12 after shutting down the winows 7 then the booting screen will become black (almost invisible) even though I can be able to login and can go to the desktop (which is also very least visible) if i click on suspend and then click on the power button then the screen will become properly visible.