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Old 02-04-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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HELP: Resolve Graphics card problem


Hardware: HP Compaq nw8240
ATI Mobility FireGL V5000
Chipset: Mobile Intel 915PM Express
Processor: Pentium M 770 (2.1Ghz)

Linux distro: Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

Installation went well, until the login screen when everything just went balck!!!!!; so I booted in recovery mode, and reconfigured the xserver-xorg.



I have been working on this problem th whole night; I figured out how to get the xserver-xorg reconfigured and I then set the graphics card to VESA to allow me to at least get beyond the CL and into the GUI login. I am in now, and this is what my X11/xorg.cong file reads:
===
Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-50
VertRefresh 43-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

===

I have also been to the ATI website to get a driver for this laptop graphics card:
ATI Mobility FireGL V5000; but am unable to get the driver installed even after following the instructions here: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/li...20.html#176980

when I type ./ati-driver-installer-8.21.7-i386.run

I get this error:
==
sk@ubuntu:~$ sudo ./ati-driver-installer-8.21.7-i386.run
sudo: ./ati-driver-installer-8.21.7-i386.run: command not found
==

Could some PLEASE help me get going even further or tell me that I am not working in the right direction.
begging...

What is the best way to get this extremely brilliant wide 15.4" screen to show its full potential (1024x768 is blurry and hurts).

S
 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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Hi,

Maybe this helps you out...
http://avkrok.net/nw8240/

 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by antiloaded
Hi,

Maybe this helps you out...
http://avkrok.net/nw8240/

Much appreciated, but my problem is that i am unable to get the installation of the driver started;

Are there any dependency issues or am I doing this incorrectly?
Rikard's is helpful, and thats where I started.

Would really appreciate a good HOWTO for me here...
Thanks,
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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Are you sure you saved the file to your home directory?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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Yes, by all means. I have. Should it be somewhere esle?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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Nope, it's fine there. Does

$ sudo sh ati-driver-installer-8.21.7-i386.run

work (from inside your home directory)?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #7
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That seem to do the trick (GUI installtion for the ATI driver starts to install), but there was an error in the installation process the log file fglrx-install.log
==
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Error] Kernel Module : No kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
==

So, I tried to use the Rikard's suggested version 8.14.13; but still get the same error.
Thanks for the prompt replies,
SL

This is getting somewhere: what do I need to do.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #8
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Do you have to use sudo? Does the bin file have execute permission?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:34 PM   #9
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Never mind my last message about execute permissions (beat me to it), but do you have the kernel source code installed? Or just a kernel binary?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:34 PM   #10
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Do you have to use sudo? Does the bin file have execute permission?
Yes, I have to use sudo; the previous person suggested using the sudo sh - method and it kick started the installation GUI. But at the end of the installation, it says that installation complete but with errors and points to the log file that I have posted above.

Also, I am not sure whether I understand you exactly..sorry I am new but have a good steep learning curve.

tx
 
Old 02-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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Never mind my last message about execute permissions (beat me to it), but do you have the kernel source code installed? Or just a kernel binary?
How to check this? and what do I need source or binary: how to install the missing one?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:42 PM   #12
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You have the binary (that's the compiled kernel you're running on.)

Don't know much about Ubuntu, and haven't used apt in a long time, but I believe you can use the apt-cache command .

# man apt-cache

or

http://www.ccl.net/cca/software/UNIX...apt-cache.html

If you dont't have the source, then something like...

# apt-get install kernel-source-(your kernel version)

... should do the trick. Also make sure you have kernel-header packages as well.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:45 PM   #13
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BTW, the error says "please consult readme" so that's probably a good resource. The readme might be at the driver's website, for instance.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by seandon4
BTW, the error says "please consult readme" so that's probably a good resource. The readme might be at the driver's website, for instance.
You have been very kind, thank you. I am reading the Installation and FAQ


But there does not seem to be something with my problem. I am currently installing the kernel source packages and will it it a try again.

and come back ofcourse
 
  


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