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Old 12-26-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
Slack-Rulez
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Unhappy X's blank screen: ATI drivers+Radeon A9250+Xorg+Vanilla 2.6.14.3+Slackware 10.2


Hello people!

Can you help me?

I have an Asus Radeon A9250 Gamer Edition (256MB) and when I install the ATI Official Linux's driver (whit the Installer or whit the .rpm) (and when I edit xorg.conf) at the next reboot Xorg, and the PC crash in a blank screen.

On this forum I have read of one person whit a Debian and whit this Videocard that he had my same problem, but now his PC works, he has used a .deb (precompiled).

I don't remember the topic's name...

I use Slackware 10.2 and Xorg 6.8.2 whit Kernel Vanilla 2.6.14.3

How I can make running the driver?

Goodbye!

P.S. Exucse me for my English, but I'm Italian...
 
Old 12-26-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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Post this part of /usr/src/linux/.config
Code:
CONFIG_AGP=m
# CONFIG_AGP_ALI is not set
CONFIG_AGP_ATI=m
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD64 is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_INTEL is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_SWORKS is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_VIA is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_EFFICEON is not set
CONFIG_DRM=m
# CONFIG_DRM_TDFX is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_R128 is not set
CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=m
# CONFIG_DRM_MGA is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_VIA is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_SAVAGE is not set
 
Old 12-27-2005, 09:46 AM   #3
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/usr/src/linux-2.6.14.3/.config

This is my AGP's section of the Kernel .config file:

Quote:
CONFIG_AGP=m
# CONFIG_AGP_ALI is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_ATI is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD64 is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_INTEL is not set
CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA=m
# CONFIG_AGP_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_SWORKS is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_VIA is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_EFFICEON is not set
CONFIG_DRM=m
# CONFIG_DRM_TDFX is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_R128 is not set
CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=m
# CONFIG_DRM_MGA is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_VIA is not set
# CONFIG_DRM_SAVAGE is not set
It have a problem? It's for this that doesn't runs?
 
Old 12-27-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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That will do it, looks like you have nvidia need;
# CONFIG_AGP_ATI is not set <--- this as a "m"
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
make modules_install
make install
The new kernel will be vmlinuz
Edit grub or lilo and if lilo run lilo
sample for grub
Code:
title=Gentoo 
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 ro
sample for /etc/lilo.conf
Code:
image=/vmlinuz
  label=gentoo            # Name we give to this section
  read-only               # Start with a read-only root. Do not alter!
  root=/dev/hda3          # Location of the root filesystem

reboot into the new kernel


then use ati's new installer

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27
I can't give you the direct link as it is a little confusing but keep going until you see this ;
Code:
ATI Driver Installer
	Download 	68.8 	12/08/05 	Version: 8.20.8
startx and cross your fingers

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-27-2005 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 01:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
That will do it, looks like you have nvidia need;
# CONFIG_AGP_ATI is not set <--- this as a "m"
I need to uncomment this line, add a "=m" and load the .config file on "menuconfig"?
Or I need to change the parameters directly on "make menuconfig"?

Quote:
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD is not set
# CONFIG_AGP_AMD64 is not set
my CPU it's an AMD Sempron 2800+, Slackware's 32bit but Fedora's 64, (this model of CPU support 64bit) I don't need to add the respective support?

Thanks for you help!

P.S. If i use the "vmlinuz" bootloader doesn't load it, it gives back an error...
I need to use the "bzImage" (arch/i386/boot/bzImage), it's correctly?
 
Old 12-27-2005, 02:14 PM   #6
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What you are doing is making a new kernel. Just add it to the others. Are you using lilo?
That is the same cpu AMD Sempron 2800+ that I am using on that box. make the new kernel and install it;
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
find the agp stuff and follow mine, then
make modules_install
make install (this will install the kernel, set up the symbolic link to vmlinuz, just look in /boot and you should see it then update lilo
/sbin/lilo
my motherboard will support 64bit but I use the 32bit sempron
If you are using the 64bit?
Quote:
P.S. If i use the "vmlinuz" bootloader doesn't load it, it gives back an error...
I need to use the "bzImage" (arch/i386/boot/bzImage), it's correctly?
Did you run make make modules_install make install?
To see if it is there
cd /boot
ls
After you install the kernel did you run lilo?
what happened?
I just like to install kernels this way. the next one I install will be vmlinuz and the one before becomes vmlinuz.old
And It can be confusing, the .config file is in your kernel, I have always rerun make menuconfig and let it create the new file, I guess you could just edit it but I have never done it that way.
Also here is my xorg.conf and kernel .config
http://abbottdavid.no-ip.info/te2000/index6.html
This is on a laptop with a;
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-27-2005 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 03:10 PM   #7
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Agp-amd?

Ok, on this moment I use Fedora, soon I switch to Slackware and I test this configuration!

Quote:
Are you using lilo?
No, I use GNU Grub, (it need the bzImage,doesn't run whit the vmlinuz...)

Quote:
Did you run make make modules_install make install?
I don't run 'make install', I set all manually

It's only one curiosity, because the PC runs perfectly whit the bzImage,but I have read many times that the correct image's vmlinuz..

Quote:
If you are using the 64bit?
Yes, I use 64bit, the Sempron 2800+ support them

Quote:
And It can be confusing, the .config file is in your kernel, I have always rerun make menuconfig and let it create the new file, I guess you could just edit it but I have never done it that way.
Now I have understood...

But... I must activate "# CONFIG_AGP_AMD" (for Slackware 32bit) and "CONFIG_AGP_AMD64" (for Fedora Core 64bit) (just like modules)?? I have not understood this...

Last edited by Slack-Rulez; 12-27-2005 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 03:14 PM   #8
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post cat /proc/cpuinfo
I think this;
CONFIG_AGP_AMD
is for some other graphics driver, I have never used it.Not sure about the 64bit ..
also post lspci

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-27-2005 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 03:19 PM   #9
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Ah OK, now I have understood all the answer...

Sorry but I don't speak English very good...

You have my same one CPU, and you don't have AGP-AMD activated... Then not servants true?

But it serves to what?

Last edited by Slack-Rulez; 12-27-2005 at 03:20 PM.
 
  


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