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Old 10-01-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Parabola GNU / Linux - Problem with ATI driver (Radeon HD 4250) when starting x


Hello everyone,

I have a problem starting my new Parabola Distribution. I switched from Arch Linux to Parabola, but my ATI driver has problems starting the Distribution. I think this has nothing to do with the proprietary driver, since GNU don't use them and other GNU Distributions working also without problems. Only Parabola makes problems When I installed Arch, I had no problem with my Graphiccard (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]). Also was trying to figure out if this has something to do with KMS, but no solution worked at all in the Arch wiki. It's only working with the vesa driver installed and changed in the xorg.conf. My architecture is x86_64.

Thanks in advance!

Greetings

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Old 10-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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what's parabola based on? ubuntu? debian?

please paste output of
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA5 vga
to get more info about your graphic hardware & drivers.

i take it you can boot a graphical desktop in low resolution?
 
Old 10-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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Its based on Arch.
 
Old 10-03-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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Its based on Arch.
Yes, it is based on Arch Linux. That's why I don't understand the problem with it

@ondoho: Yes, I can boot into a Graphical Desktop with low resolution. Problem here is, I have to install the vesa driver first! With the ati driver installed only it doesn't wok at all! Here is the output of my Card:

Code:
[Radeon HD 4250]
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7623
	Kernel modules: radeon
01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
	Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
 
Old 10-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
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afaiu, it says the radeon driver is present but it doesn't say "in use".
you have to make X use the radeon driver, not vesa.

what exactly did you do to accomplish that and where did it fail?
 
Old 10-07-2014, 02:58 AM   #6
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afaiu, it says the radeon driver is present but it doesn't say "in use".
you have to make X use the radeon driver, not vesa.

what exactly did you do to accomplish that and where did it fail?
I was using X to make the ati driver, but it was showing an error and didn't start. It shows me "0 screens found" and "KMS is not supported".

I was doing it like this:

Quote:
X -configure
When I checked the "log", it says that there are different ati drivers, but no one matches my card! Also noticed at booting this:

Quote:
[radeon]Missing free firmware
 
Old 10-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
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I was using X to make the ati driver, but it was showing an error and didn't start.
i don't understand. you don't use X to make.
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When I checked the "log", it says that there are different ati drivers, but no one matches my card!
what log?

also, please don't use "X -configure".
if you have a xorg.conf file in /etc/X11, please move it to an unused location and reboot.

then post the output from the same command i asked last time.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 11:50 PM   #8
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The hd4xxx series is only supported by the legacy-fglrx, but you can install the open source drivers below.
Have you installed xf86-video-ati driver?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI
 
Old 10-08-2014, 05:59 AM   #9
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The hd4xxx series is only supported by the legacy-fglrx, but you can install the open source drivers below.
Have you installed xf86-video-ati driver?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI
Yes of course, this was the first thing I was doing Couldn't get it to work. It doesn't start at all.
 
Old 10-08-2014, 01:22 PM   #10
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legacy-fglrx needs a certain xorg
The xf86 drivers are what you should be trying
 
Old 10-08-2014, 04:17 PM   #11
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legacy-fglrx needs a certain xorg
The xf86 drivers are what you should be trying
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by that :/ I was already trying installing and using xf86-video-ati without success. Anwhat do you mean with "legacy-fglrx needs a certain xorg"? Should I compile it by myself? Sorry, it is not so clear to me.
 
Old 10-08-2014, 04:21 PM   #12
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Quick question.

Why are you using Parabola Linux, which is a 100% pure free software version of Arch, and then immediately trying to install a non-free driver into it?

If you want closed-source, non-free software in your setup, just use Arch. There is literally NO POINT in using Parabola if you intend to use non-free software in it, because the second you do, it is just regular Arch.

If you go to the Parabola forums and ask how to install non-free software, they will tell you to use Arch instead, as using non-free software goes against their core beliefs. That's the whole reason for their existence - to offer a free software compatible OS.

Last edited by szboardstretcher; 10-08-2014 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #13
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Ok let's forget about fglrx.
You need to login single user mode.
Quote:
Xorg -configure
mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
  


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