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Old 08-12-2011, 07:07 AM   #1
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blank screen new ATi drivers, ubuntu 11.04


I've just followed the prompt to install the Ati drivers showed as additional drivers. I activated these but now my monitor does not work. I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu (11.04) and I've got a Radeon HD5430. I could log in on a black screen. I had to reboot after this and go in to safe mode with basic video drivers to get a working screen and it wouldn't load Unity. How can I fix this or get back to where I was without having to reinstall Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Are you sure your driver version is compatible with your kernel version? Which driver version are you using?
 
Old 08-14-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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I found this link which may be useful.
Quote:
Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver for ATI Radeon HD 5430

Automated installer and Display Drivers for X.Org 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, or 7.6
Make sure you have a correct version of xserver-xorg installed. You could also try xorg's radeon or radeonhd drivers (I use radeon on my HD4350 and it works fine including direct rendering).
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Hi,

Please download the drivers from here.

Code:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
or
Code:
 http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.42&lang=English
Once downloaded run the shell script,you can install this in CLI mode as well.Make sure that you have the linux-headers for your kernel
which are required while installing the drivers
ex:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64
,
once installed please check the logfile under
Code:
/usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log
to see if the process completed successfully or not.

Last edited by kdelover; 08-14-2011 at 01:52 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 05:29 AM   #5
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Hello,

when installing the proprietary ATI-driver it is necessary to run the command
Code:
aticonfig --initial
afterwards. I'm not sure if the installer of your distributions does this by default. But you can check this because the aticonfig command creates a xorg.conf and will backup the old one.

Markus
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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Are you sure your driver version is compatible with your kernel version? Which driver version are you using?
How do I know which driver version I'm using? Sorry but I'm really new to all this.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 12:55 AM   #7
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How do I know which driver version I'm using? Sorry but I'm really new to all this.
Look in the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log That will tell you which driver it's trying to load and if it succeeded.
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