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Old 01-24-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem configuring ATI Radeon 3870 with ATI CCC on Fedora 10


I just installed the propretary driver for my graphics card, in the hope that I could excellerate my gfx.

I tried working with the ATI CCC, and it can't run because of my graphics configuration. It says to run aticonfig. I do, and I don't get anything helpful. It needs an argument. I tried --initial, but it can't find my Xorg config in the standard path.

Does anyone know where it is?

Even more useful, what do I need to do?
 
Old 01-24-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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The "xorg.conf" file is no longer available in newer X versions.
To restore it you need to install the "system-config-display" package.

Code:
sudo yum install system-config-display
 
Old 01-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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Do I need to restart to have the file loaded into /etc/X11?
I'll run aticonfig and then try to manage the driver in the morning...
 
Old 01-25-2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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Do I need to restart to have the file loaded into /etc/X11?

Not the whole OS, just restart the X.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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Ok. I rebooted, cuz I needed to shut the comp down anyway.

the configuration file cannot be found /etc/X11!

What should I do next? I'm fairly new to gfx acceleration without YAST2!
 
Old 01-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #6
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Code:
Xorg -configure :1
it will make a "xorg.conf.new" file, rename it to "xorg.conf".
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:42 PM   #7
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I don't think it's normal to get
Code:
X.Org X Server 1.5.3
Release Date: 5 November 2008
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5 x86_64 
Current Operating System: Linux Exodus 2.6.27.9-159.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 16 14:47:52 EST 2008 x86_64
Build Date: 11 December 2008  05:27:30PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.5.3-6.fc10 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Sun Jan 25 17:28:43 2009
List of video drivers:
	apm
	savage
	nouveau
	mach64
	i128
	radeon
	voodoo
	s3virge
	glint
	mga
	tdfx
	r128
	nv
	i810
	siliconmotion
	trident
	openchrome
	i740
	rendition
	fglrx
	intel
	vmware
	sisusb
	dummy
	sis
	v4l
	cirrus
	ati
	ast
	fbdev
	vesa
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:0) found
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:1) found

Backtrace:
0: Xorg(xorg_backtrace+0x26) [0x4e7a26]
1: Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x39) [0x47a679]
2: /lib64/libc.so.6 [0x3432632f90]
3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(atiddxProbeMain+0x87c) [0x7f032076789c]
4: Xorg(xf86CallDriverProbe+0x1fc) [0x461b9c]
5: Xorg(DoConfigure+0x1dc) [0x46caec]
6: Xorg(InitOutput+0xa2f) [0x46358f]
7: Xorg(main+0x286) [0x42cb46]
8: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0x343261e576]
9: Xorg [0x42c0f9]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting


Aborted
And I have no xorg.conf.new file... What on earth does this mean, and what should I do?
I see a radeon driver on this list... I think the fglrx driver it tried is somehow associated with my graphics card somewhere in my head, but why isn't the "radeon" used?

Do I need to run this command from TUI to configure display :0, since that's the one that's used?

Last edited by chickenlinux; 01-25-2009 at 04:46 PM. Reason: An idea to check out
 
Old 01-25-2009, 05:17 PM   #8
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Yep, it seems X cannot reconfigure your graphics driver!
I dont have an ATI card so i cannot try it myself.

This is the X11 configuration documentation from the FreeBSD website, have a look at it.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #9
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Oh wait!
Found your solution,
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503

It needs some work though!
 
Old 01-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #10
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Ok, thanks - I'll try this. I send another post if my comp doesn't die as a result of making initrd.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #11
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Yep- Works even better than on Window$.
Thanks for all the help!
I can get outrageous graphics when my OS is not excessively resource consuming!
Thanks for looking around for me, I never would have been able to find that on my own!
 
Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 PM   #12
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Glad to be fo help
 
  


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