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Old 03-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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After installing ubuntu 9.10 on dell inspiron 1521 broken packages libc6..Help!


I just installed ubuntu 9.10 on refurbed dell inspiron 1521 with AMD instead of the intel core duo that it should have. In Synaptic I click edit, fix broken packages, then apply marked changes. It begins installing and eventually errors out and says subprocess killed. What should I do. I have reinstalled and I know there is nothing wrong with he live cd I am using. Help! Please!
 
Old 03-29-2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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In a terminal please do the following and post the output
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sudo dpkg --configure --pending
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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Hey. Thanks for the reply. I don't have the machine in my possession right this moment, however, I leveled the HD will killdisk and did a free install. However I have a new problem if you have any idea how to go about a fix on that machine. Opengl flickers, and I installed flgrx to see if that would possibly fix a problem with the ATI driveres (which I am assuming are the cause). Now the machine can't open any opengl. I believe I have two drivers installed and its causing my problems, but I can't figure out how to disable the previous opensource driver.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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Please show us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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Sorry for the late reply but the laptop wasn't it my possession at the time. Here I have attached the file Xorg.0.log. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:45 PM   #6
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The issue is that fglrx is installed and conflicting with the open source drivers, which are the ones you *should* be using. The proprietary drivers dropped support for your GPU last year, and if you want to use fglrx, you need to use an older distribution.

The open source drivers should support 2D and 3D acceleration. If you completely remove fglrx, stick with the open source drivers, and still have the problems you originally had, you will need to upload a new /var/log/Xorg.0.log file from that session.

Based on your description of "flickering" I would guess that you were running opengl applications from within a composited environment (such as compiz) and you were not using DRI2.

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Old 04-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #7
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Okay, so I uninstalled fglrx and reinstalled open source radeon drivers. Before games like gnometris wouldn't even open at all..now they open but have the same flickering and errors in rendering of images. I have attached a screenshot to give an example of it. How do I "use DRI2." Does this not happen by default? I hate AMD.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:04 PM   #8
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That doesn't look like what I was initially thinking. Please show us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file as well as the output of 'glxinfo'.

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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I know, I have never experienced this problem with ubuntu. The problem is the cheap amd motherboard that dell put in this computer as a part of their contract, instead of the intel.
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