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Old 10-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
greengrocer
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I think I killed my x video driver


Using Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake,

My x.org windowing framework was using r128 driver (specified in xorg.conf file) and I was fuffing around with the video drivers and I stupidly installed the ATI fglrx drivers which I regret doing as I dont think my card is supported by fglrx drivers (ATI Rage Pro 128 card).

Now I cannot go back to the r128 driver, when I specify r128 in the xorg.conf file x windows will load and I get Gnome desktop however, glxgears runs at about 1 frame per 5 seconds and when I run "driconf" from a terminal, errors about r128 not existing are reported.

Can anybody give advice on how to reinstall the r128 drivers without me having to reinstall Ubuntu?


Thanks,
Greenie
 
Old 10-22-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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ATI's installer should have made a backup of your configuration file in the /etc/X11 directory. I think it's something like xorg.conf.original or something... If that exists just copy it over and everything's restored.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, that was the first thing I did, killed GDM process and re-instated the backup of "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" which has the settings I was using for the R128 driver.

However, all OpenGL is not working.

When I run driconf from a terminal, I can see that driconf is posting errors that suggest R128 is not installed.

Any clues as to how to fix? I dont even know what DEB package I could re-install which might fix.
 
  


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