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Old 01-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Need some help installing my video card...


After some hours of research on the web, Im done trying to make it work on my own.

Im using Debian Lenny and Im trying to install my Ati Sapphire 5850, PLEASE, someone can tell me what's the EASIEST way to acomplish this task?, eberything I tryied so far ended up in failure.. im kind of tired tbh.

Thx in advance!

(I dont want to play games or anything like that, I dont care about extreme performance, I just want to install my videocard.. that's all :P )
 
Old 01-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Greetingz!

I'm sure you've already tried;

1) Shutting off the computer.
2) Ripping out the old video card.
3) Putting in the new video card.
4) Boot.

Exactly how did that work out for you? Did your computer just beep at you? Did it post?
Did the OS start to load, but freak-out when it got to X-Windows?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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Greetingz!

I'm sure you've already tried;

1) Shutting off the computer.
2) Ripping out the old video card.
3) Putting in the new video card.
4) Boot.

Exactly how did that work out for you? Did your computer just beep at you? Did it post?
Did the OS start to load, but freak-out when it got to X-Windows?
My sarcasm-detector is tingling....

Anyways, this is not a new card, I was using Windows 7 with the same card.

Im typing this right now from Debian, I can "see" everything just fine, but with a extremly low performance, like if Im using a 1 mb videocard or something like that. Obviously my videocard is not "installed" (talking about software not hardware) yet.

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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The HD5XXX-series is just to new for Debian Lenny. You have to possible solutions:
1. Install the proprietary driver from the AMD website.
2. Upgrade to Squeeze and use either the radeon-driver or the AMD-driver from the non-free repositories.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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@Tobis thx for your post, but either 1 or 2 I wouldnt know how to do that.

Is there a guide step by step to make it work?, Im still trying to understand how repositories work... so, you can tell what's my level of knowledge...
 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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Hi LittlePenguin,

you can download the driver here: http://support.amd.com/de/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

you can run it as
Code:
 ./ati-driver......run (name of the driver)
as root. This builds the module, you probably must have the "developement" packages installed on Debian.

Don't forget to run the command "aticonfig --initial" on the commandline afterwards and reboot the system.

Good luck

Markus
 
Old 01-19-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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I found this link

http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary

It seems clear enough to try it out... what do you think?

@markush thx for your post but it's kind of vague.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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I'm fairly certain that a new enough version of the proprietary driver to work on his GPU is going to require a newer version of Xorg to run. I think Lenny is the wrong distribution entirely for that GPU.

Adam
 
Old 01-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #9
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Ok, seems like Im goona have to try Squeeze after all, didnt want to install all over again though.

Edit.: Sqeeze installed, and seems like I dont need to install my drivers anymore cuz the look isnt' chopy" anymore

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