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Old 06-26-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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aticonfig/fglrx error on Debian with card Radeon HD 6870


So 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:

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI"
    Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    DefaultDepth     24
EndSection
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.



Anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 06-26-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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This is because the catalyst 10.9 ( which, I believe is what you installed in Debian ) does not support the 6870.

http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary#Supported_Devices

Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_109_linux.pdf
ATI Desktop Product Family Support
The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following ATI
desktop products:
AMD Desktop Product Family Support
ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5400 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
While your version of Ubuntu, on the other hand, must use a newer version than 10.9 that does support the 6870.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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if I switch from Debian stable to testing (and how do you do that exactly?), will the testing non-free repo have >10.9 ?
 
Old 06-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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Sid/Unstable has 11-6-2

Wheezy/Testing 11-4-2

The testing driver will support your card.

Read about the testing distribution

http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/

and

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting

To upgrade: edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file from "stable" or whatever you have to "Wheezy"

Code:
aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade
You should also read the unofficial ATI wiki

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Deb...F7.0_and_Later
 
Old 06-27-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by andrewthomas View Post
You should also read the unofficial ATI wiki

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Deb...F7.0_and_Later
that did the trick. Thanks!
 
Old 06-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #6
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You're welcome.

Glad to be of help.
 
  


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