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Old 06-13-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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Unusual behaving of X with ATI Radeon X700


Hi all!

I guess mine ain't the overlooked issue: "My ATI laptop card doesn't allow X to start properly"... since so far I've been surfing over a lotta forums on this topic... and nothing works!

So, my Asus A6000 laptop features an ATI Radeon X700 video card, and I've installed Fedora Core 5 (kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5), which recognises the card.

BUT: The X interface doesn't start at all, so I have to connect to a CRT screen.

NOW:
1) As suggested somewhere, I've tried and changed 'radeon' with 'vesa' in the Xorg.conf file. Nothing changes.

2) As suggested again, I've downloaded the official ATI driver (fglrx_6_8_0-8.25.18-1.i386) for Xorg.
When I run: rpm -ivh fglrx_6_8_0-8.25.18-1.i386, what I get is:

libstdc++.so.5 is needed by fglrx_6_8_0-8.25.18-1.i386
libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2) is needed by fglrx_6_8_0-8.25.18-1.i386


The thing is, I checked and found out that I have /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6

I know I'm such a naif newbie, but...
Can you tell me what is the matter? This is driving my nights crazy!

Last edited by Unforgiven79; 06-13-2006 at 03:28 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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give us the (error) log from when you start x
 
Old 06-13-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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I don't start x. It starts automatically when I've turned on the PC, just after the device mounting (visible, since it is a command line-ambient). Then, KDE starts automatically, but this is only viewable on the CRT, while the LCD turns blank, and so it stays until I go out from KDE to turn off the PC...
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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start in commandline (by editing inittab and find the line who says something about default runlvl and change it to the runlvl specified as making your distro run in commandline) then start x with the command
Code:
startx
(dont use a crt since that works but just ur lcd) then if it turns just black press ctrl-alt-f1 and see wat errors you get
 
Old 06-17-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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The one error line (that is, "(EE)") I get is:

(EE)Radeon(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI

Any idea?
 
Old 06-18-2006, 10:12 AM   #6
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seems dri failed (duh :P) check all dri sections in your xorg.conf one should be
Code:
load "dri"
and the other should be
Code:
 
section DRI
     mode 0666
Endsection
if that is the situation and you get the error try it again but then with those lines commented (by placing a '#' in front of each line and then try again with the vesa driver (replace radeon with vesa)
/edit
(be sure that there are no lines in the log equal to something like no corepointer device found or something its not (EE) tagged but it does make your x to fail)

/edit2
if it does work without the dri dont stop and think "it works i leave it be" dri is kinda nice to have

Last edited by Youri; 06-18-2006 at 10:27 AM.
 
  


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