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Old 09-20-2010, 06:20 AM   #1
Gallifrey
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Installed fglrx - now monitor turns off during boot!


Hello all,
I have just installed an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro (AGP) in my tower, which is running Ubuntu 10.04. I installed the fglrx driver via Jockey, and ran 'aticonfig --initial', with no errors.
Now, when I boot, it gets as far as the plymouth splash screen, and the display turns off, and the power light flashes on and off. If I boot in failsafe and use the backed up confguration, it works fine again. The monitor I am using is quite an old one - a 17" CRT with maximum resolution of 1152x864. I do not know the vendor.

Here is the output of xorg.conf

Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
load "dri"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
Any help would be gratefully appreciated

EDIT: fglrxinfo and glxinfo bot give output of 'segmentation fault'. I have looked this up, but it seems to be a problem with a broad spectrum. I don't even know where to begin!

Last edited by Gallifrey; 09-20-2010 at 06:53 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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In addition to the above, I have just tried installing Catalyst 10.9 direct from the ATI site manually, with the same result (having first uninstalled the original driver and reset X.

No joy.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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The first thing to do is check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for anything unusual. If you are unsure, attach it to a post here.

Adam
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:09 AM   #4
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The first thing to do is check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for anything unusual. If you are unsure, attach it to a post here.

Adam
Thank you for your reply! I did as you suggested, and lo-and-behold, the card was trying to start the monitor in 1600x1200, which it can't handle. A little bit of googling and reading, and I found how to edit xorg.conf appropriately! Thank you for your help
 
  


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