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Old 06-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question Gnome directs to unavaible display


I have installed X-Server & Gnome. I followed the Handbook on how to install.

I have an ATI Raideon 9200 that has to use the X11.org drivers.

It's a PCI card with DVI, VGA, S-Video. DVI and VGA are not in use due to no Monitor (This is only temporary till July 3, 2012). I do have a T.V. connected via S-Video until then.

Under the GUI, I know how to activate S-Video, but how do I using command line?

I have to run
Code:
startx
to get the GUI.

Edit: The CLI displays the way it should and only after I startX does it change.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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I never had to deal with a setup like yours. But see if this info helps:
http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonTV
 
Old 06-12-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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I never had to deal with a setup like yours. But see if this info helps:
http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonTV
I am attempting but have found that I'm having to take a few extra steps as http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonTVbuildHowto I just hope that I am able to be successful and not break the system causing to have to reinstall from scratch. *fingers crossed*
 
Old 06-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I've come to the conclusion and it might also be fear of breaking the system and having to start over but I think I'm SOL till I get a new Monitor.

It would be nice though to be able to have a TV mode for watching Movies and other Video. Due to budget I'm stuck using old school means and in some cases hardware.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 01:39 AM   #5
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Question ATI Radeon™ graphics | ATI Technologies Linux Driver

I've had a problem trying to get my correct Video drivers to install.
Before doing some more research, I thought I was stuck having to use the x.org drivers but then I found this after looking at http://packages.gentoo.org/category/...xotic&full_cat I then procceded with
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http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver


Version 9.3

Operating System(s) Linux x86; Linux x86_64

Products Supported
AMD has moved a number of DX9 ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerators products to a legacy driver support structure. This change impacts Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux distributions. AMD has moved to a legacy software support structure for these graphics accelerator products in an effort to better focus development resources on future products.

The following products have been moved to the legacy software support structure (including Mobile and All-in-Wonder Variants):

ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series <<<<<<--------My Video card (Edit: Linux detects as 9200 but it is actually 9550. (PCI, VGA, DV-I, S-Video, 128M RAM))
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
ATI Radeon X550 Series
ATI Radeon X600 Series
ATI Radeon X700 Series
ATI Radeon X800 Series
ATI Radeon X850 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1600 Series
ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
ATI Radeon X1900 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
ATI Radeon X2100 Series


AMD may periodically provide Windows XP and Windows Vista driver updates (for the products listed above) for critical fixes only. No new features will be provided in future driver updates. The Linux ATI Catalyst™ driver will only be supported in Linux distributions prior to February 2009 for the legacy products listed above.

Any customers using a combination of a ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series, or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series product with any of the legacy products listed above in a single PC system must use the ATI Catalyst 9.3 or earlier driver. All future ATI Catalyst™ releases made available past the ATI Catalyst™ 9.3 release will not include support for the legacy products listed above or any of the features associated with those legacy products.
Code:
dallas@dragon ~ $ sudo ./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run 
Created directory fglrx-install.deCY2m
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.593...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
==================================================
 ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
==================================================
which: no XFree86 in (/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/opt/bin)

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:x86_64:lib32::none:3.2.12-gentoo; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.deCY2m
dallas@dragon ~ $
I have missed something but not sure what.

Any ideas?

I started this proccess under another thread but wasn't able to locate it but once I do I will do an edit and add a link to that thread.

[LINK REMOVED]

Last edited by unSpawn; 06-19-2012 at 09:40 AM. Reason: //Remove link before thread merge
 
Old 06-19-2012, 03:38 AM   #6
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Video Card correction ATI Raideon *9200* is actuall 9550 being detected wrong.


New thread started ATI Radeon™ graphics | ATI Technologies Linux Driver with corrected card info.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 04:10 AM   #7
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Those are the legacy drivers. AMD decided to drop support of pre-HD series Radeon cards about 3 years ago.
They won't work with recent X.org and kernel versions, so you're better trying again with the opensource ones.
 
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I started this proccess under another thread but wasn't able to locate it but once I do I will do an edit and add a link to that thread.
No you don't. Thread redirects, thread ads and all that are unnecessary and unwanted. Next time either create a new thread and keep the discussion there or ask a moderator to split off a post to a new thread you then can edit. This thread will be merged with the other one, keeping all nfo and the discussion in one place.
 
  


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