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Old 03-31-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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driver for integrated ati radeon x1200 video card


looking for a driver for my integrated ati radeo x1200 video card. the only driver i've managed to find for my card is the fglrx driver and that one seems not to work with my model. whenever i boot with that driver i get gdm complaining, "no screens." also, when i run the config app in gnome it displays a box saying the driver doesn't provide firegl x11 extensions. finally, i saw a radeonhd opensource driver, but since it's only packaged for unstable, i haven't tried it out. i'm using debian etch with the 2.6.18-6-amd64 kernel. i run many games on my computer, so having the video driver access the card correctly is important to me. also, enabling 1440 x 900 screen resolution would be nice as well.

output of lspci is:
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dirge@atlantis:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7910
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7912
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7915
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7916
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7917
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 SMBus (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 791f
11:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
17:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)
1d:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
1d:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
1d:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
1d:04.3 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
 
Old 04-01-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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was my problem, too -- fix /etx/X11/xorg.conf

i used debian with gdm on a 64-bit system too and my computer has an integrated ATI-Radeon-X1250-based graphic card. After I've first run aticonfig (not sure, try ati <tab>) with the option --initial, thats what the manual page of ati-config says
--> you'll have to do this first.

but before (re)starting gdm then, you'll have to fix /etc/X11/xorg.conf or your x-server config file. in my config file there was one line missing - just look in your backup file (aticonfig should create one, better you too)
and see, i guess these ati guys did somethig wrong in their aticonfig progam.
that helped me, hope it'll help someone other
 
Old 04-02-2008, 01:24 AM   #3
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which line was missing? i tried copying a few lines from my old config file and none of them changed the "no screens" error on boot.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 02:32 AM   #4
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I recommmend that you use radeonHD. Use sax2 -r to configure xorg.conf after installing it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=x1270
 
Old 04-02-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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i tried installing it yesterday again after having updated, my system was really deprecated and -- what a surprise -- it does not work. in the log file, there's an entry that the fglrx-driver does not find my gpp-lib, he searches dor a .so.5 file - i have a .so.6 file. The package which the ati-package-creator (downloadable on the ati homepage) creates a .deb debian package. but there is no dependency info about the gpp-library. Try looking in your log files, maybe that was your problem.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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I recommmend that you use radeonHD. Use sax2 -r to configure xorg.conf after installing it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=x1270
i would love to install a open source driver over a proprietary one any day. only problem with that is the one i stated already. it's packaged for a different release. how do i install the package on etch?

Last edited by drastic; 04-02-2008 at 01:31 PM. Reason: lenny = sid, actually...
 
Old 04-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
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i tried installing it yesterday again after having updated, my system was really deprecated and -- what a surprise -- it does not work. in the log file, there's an entry that the fglrx-driver does not find my gpp-lib, he searches dor a .so.5 file - i have a .so.6 file. The package which the ati-package-creator (downloadable on the ati homepage) creates a .deb debian package. but there is no dependency info about the gpp-library. Try looking in your log files, maybe that was your problem.
shouldn't be my problem as i apt-get installed the package from the debian etch main repository. doesn't list anything similar to your problem in any log i looked at.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 05:08 PM   #8
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after much fiddling, i found the issue. i'm posting my answer here, if anyone has the same issue. with both the fglrx and the radeonhd drivers you need to remove the monitor line that is placed in the default configuration's screens section. apparently it is not enough to just add the driver to the device section or configure modes in the screens section. i just hope this will save someone the frustration i had. by the by, i'm now using debian sid, which is why i was able to even test the radeonhd driver.

now i just need to optimize xorg to use my card better.

Last edited by drastic; 04-07-2008 at 05:12 PM. Reason: added change from etch to sid
 
Old 04-15-2008, 08:21 AM   #9
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shouldn't be my problem as i apt-get installed the package from the debian etch main repository. doesn't list anything similar to your problem in any log i looked at.
Okay, I used the package-creator script from http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...64-radeon.html
and created the debian package with it, maybe the debian repository version is okay. but my package didnt work with etch.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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My friends laptop

Last night I just finished working on my friends laptop. It has an ATI Radeon X1200 series GPU and the ATI Catalyst v8.9 drivers worked just fine. Get the ones for linux at AMD's web site.
 
  


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