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vinnie_vinodh 10-21-2010 06:42 AM

AMD/ATI drivers installation gave me "out of frequency"
 
Somehow managed to boot live and install it . After that i've installed the AMD/ATI restricted drivers( my IGP is HD 4290) through the option available in the menu. That's it ....gone after reboot I got the splash screen of very low resolution and then suddenly "Out of frequency " on screen. What to do now????? My old system has nvidia card which is easy to setup, just by replacing "nv" with "nvidia" in xorg.conf. This new one has ATI onboard and I'm unable to find any appropriate help online.I didnt even took backup of the xorg.conf file before installing restricted drivers. Downloading the restricted drivers from the AMD site (that .run) & installing 'em will do any good? Please help i'm stuck here with blank screen ....

Thanks In Advance

TB0ne 10-21-2010 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by vinnie_vinodh (Post 4134585)
Somehow managed to boot live and install it . After that i've installed the AMD/ATI restricted drivers( my IGP is HD 4290) through the option available in the menu. That's it ....gone after reboot I got the splash screen of very low resolution and then suddenly "Out of frequency " on screen. What to do now????? My old system has nvidia card which is easy to setup, just by replacing "nv" with "nvidia" in xorg.conf. This new one has ATI onboard and I'm unable to find any appropriate help online.I didnt even took backup of the xorg.conf file before installing restricted drivers. Downloading the restricted drivers from the AMD site (that .run) & installing 'em will do any good? Please help i'm stuck here with blank screen ....
Thanks In Advance

You first say you installed the ATI drivers, then asked if installing them would do any good?

Yes, the drivers from the ATI site would help, but you do have other options. First, what version/distro of Linux are you using? There are ways to set up X from the command-line, which could let you get a GUI, and start over. But, if you're seeing "Out of Frequency", chances are it means you turned up the resolution to something not supported by your monitor. Look in /etc/X11 for any xorg.conf files...you may have gotten lucky, and the installer might have made a backup file (something like .old, .backup, etc.). Try to copy one of those to xorg.conf, and see if you can startx then.

vinnie_vinodh 10-21-2010 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4134723)
You first say you installed the ATI drivers, then asked if installing them would do any good?

Yes, the drivers from the ATI site would help, but you do have other options. First, what version/distro of Linux are you using? There are ways to set up X from the command-line, which could let you get a GUI, and start over. But, if you're seeing "Out of Frequency", chances are it means you turned up the resolution to something not supported by your monitor. Look in /etc/X11 for any xorg.conf files...you may have gotten lucky, and the installer might have made a backup file (something like .old, .backup, etc.). Try to copy one of those to xorg.conf, and see if you can startx then.


I've first installed the drivers by clicking in the menu" Restricted driver".Now i'm talking about the drivers which are available from the ATI site . Managed to install Ubuntu 10.10 after some issues.
Sorry about that post i'm real hurry at that moment but anyways Thank You .i'll try that and see:)

TB0ne 10-21-2010 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by vinnie_vinodh (Post 4134762)
I've first installed the drivers by clicking in the menu" Restricted driver".Now i'm talking about the drivers which are available from the ATI site . Managed to install Ubuntu 10.10 after some issues.
Thank You for that i'll try that and see:)

Gotcha...thought you meant you got the ones from the 'real' ATI site.

In my opinion, the ATI/nVidia drivers that are officially doled out on their websites work a bit better. Their installers work well, too, but that's just my $0.02.

vinnie_vinodh 10-24-2010 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4134765)
Gotcha...thought you meant you got the ones from the 'real' ATI site.

In my opinion, the ATI/nVidia drivers that are officially doled out on their websites work a bit better. Their installers work well, too, but that's just my $0.02.


I've booted into recovery mode and used the failsafe xorg to boot and currently using that . I tried to install "ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run" in the terminal with sudo but gives me the error

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:x86_64:lib32::none:2.6.35-22-generic:; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Currently updating my system with all the updates.
According to this site" https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI " my IGP card HD 4290 will work with the catalyst suite .
PLease help me what to do now?

vinnie_vinodh 10-24-2010 06:59 AM

I've downloaded and installed the latest drivers from the AMD/ATI site and they've got installed but on reboot i'm not getting X but putting me into tty1.


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