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Old 01-20-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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Need some help


Hi, been a month since I bought a new computer, but I still haven't got it fully running. Below are my problems.
I am using Debian-tracking the stable distribution, at least I think, cause the cd was wheezy 7.3.0 but I change sources.list to update from stable instead.
1. Graphics Card- using AMD Radeon HD 7800, no idea debian doesn't officially support proprietary stuff, before I buy. I use the debian default gnome environment, but it says it doesn't fully load due to the graphics card. Found the fglrx-driver from debian but it gives a black screen after installing.
https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprieta...7_.22Wheezy.22
Then I tried the latest from the amd website AMD Catalyst™ 13.12 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver but it jams halfway, so I did a force install. It works, but sometimes, it gives a black screen or just keep loading without getting to windows. Also, the shutdown button sometimes appear and sometimes not and it doesn't always shutdown, sometimes it restarts the computer instead. I run auto fsck when reboot it shows fine, but after that it gives me a never ending load.
2. Debian related- the first time I ask something from debian mailing list, it didn't appear and I got no reply at all and I dunno how to check the status of a question. What is the differences between stable and stable-updates, is security updates also part of stable-updates? Cause I am tracking stable and security updates only.
3. The default gnash installed from debian doesn't play youtube videos at all. I can install adobe flash, but it doesn't support iceweasel from months ago(only google now, I dunno why) and I want my computer to be as free as possible as I want to follow the debian people. I check gnash website, but the last update was almost 2 years ago, and I already have the latest version.
4. Using Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB, I checked that they don't have a Linux firmware, only for windows, the given cd doesn't auto run on Linux. so I dunno how to get an update or if I need one. I assume that its ok cause it can save stuff, but I think the graphics card problem may be related to no update of firmware. Guessing here.
5. Samsung CD-rom drive- doesn't install - they give 2 programs Power2GO Essentials and Nero Kwik Media Downloader both of which only for windows, and I dunno where to find for Linux.
6. Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H, the CD also contains a lot of programs no idea whats inside, but doesn't run on Linux, so I dunno if this is related to the other problems.
I think this are some of the more major problems, so please help thanks.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ,

in order to help you it would be good to provide more information about your hardware, please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k
(executed as root)

Markus
 
Old 01-20-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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As requested.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell DRAM Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5000
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device d000
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 2010
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5007
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 1c3a
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point KT Controller (rev 04)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 1c3a
Kernel driver in use: serial
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device e000
Kernel driver in use: e1000e
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5006
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device a002
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5006
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point LPC Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5001
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device b005
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point SMBus Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5001
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7800]
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2320
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device aab0
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device aab0
03:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 41)
 
Old 01-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #4
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Well, I don't know which is the appropriate driver for your graphics-adapter. Probably the module fglrx_pci is the amd-driver you've installed. I would recommend to uninstall it and instead load the module "radeon" and check if it works for you. After you've uninstalled the fglrx_pci driver you can (as root) execute
Code:
modprobe radeon
hopefully it will work....

I've heard people say that Intel's Haswell-architecture isn't yet very well (or not at all???) supported by Linux. I don't have any Intel machines running and can't seem to help here.

As for the graphics: if the radeon module doesn't work for you, I would recommend that you download the driver from the AMD-site and install it. Be sure to execute the configuration-command (I forgot which ;-)) after installation.

Then tell us what happened, probably there are some people here at LQ who know more about the Intel-architecture.

Markus
 
  


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