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Before I installed ATI 8.4 driver for my Radeon 3870 card and it worked fine, today I try to install the new 8.6 driver, but it doesn't work now, I have tried a lot setting recommended from some site, I have no luck, now I even can't find the restricted drivers in hardware drivers. can someone help me please? my OS is Ubuntu 8.04.
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Did you reboot machine? If not, the .run program has to unmount fglrx. If you haven't rebooted maybe try modprobe fglrx to load the new module. But, you probably did reboot.
Did you compile your own kernel? For me, I had to recompile and include some option that was thought to be depracated. I think it was:
Bus Options->Enable deprecated pci_find_* API.
What do the log files say for your kernel? These probably are located in lib/modules/fglrx? Maybe they will give you a clue.
Thank you Amani and Forum1793!
Now I am trying compile the new kernel 126.96.36.199, it is another lessons to learn to me as I am newbie in Linux. I hope after this upgrade, the display card problem can be fixed, I will post the result here if I can successfully compile the new kernel.