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Old 09-25-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
TheCrizu
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Angry ATI drivers problem


Im having problem with configuring ATI proprietary drivers.I downloaded and installed the latest drivers from their site,did everything by the book.When i restarded my computer screen looked like quite awful,gamma settings were...off the scale or something.screen was so bright,that hardly anything could be seen.Ive tried 4 hours to configure that "xorg.conf"file with fglrxconfig,and manually,no matter what i did,problem remains.and almost every time,when i did some changes to that file,no matter what,system would not even start,but instead there were screen full of error messages.finally i put that old xorg.conf file back,and everything works,except openGL,it looks like my old C64 is trying to run it(Slow).Its,i suppose,because there is that new driver now.

So,do i have to configure xorg.conf manually completely?

Im running mandriva 2005LE.Computer: P4 GigaByte 8IPE100-ProG 512MB Radeon 9200.


TheCrizu

PS.I needed those proprietary drivers because of tv-out.

PPS. I had done this whole thing before,six months ago,same mandriva,same harware,no problems,but that proprietary driver,this was newer version.I switched back to windoze,after that,but now im back to linux,to stay this time
 
Old 09-26-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Now,i have checked those HOWTOs in this forum,concerning my problem.Still no success.
There is more on: http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=28431
 
Old 09-28-2005, 04:55 AM   #3
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I have such problem with new ATI drivers, but I'm using Mandriva 2006LE Beta3 release for Mandriva. You can see on forum (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=360106) below what is solution for this but not 100%, because of limitations - Monitor is running on 60Hz and most important YOU MUST HAVE CONNECTED YOUR TVOUT TO TV PERMANENT. If not every time your screen will be very bright! For my point of view for BETA3 problem is version of Xorg (6.9x). If you already update your Xorg to version high from 6.8 - this problem is appear. You can try to resolve problem using my way or wait for new release of ATI drivers - this will be next mount (to support Xorg v.6.9). Most important regarding my expirience with this problem is on section device option "desktop setup" or similar instead of all other options to be "mirror" (not clone or dual head or etc...). This will resolve problem, but only you have permanent connect your TVOut to TV and your Monitor will work on 60 Hz. This is little hard procedure but for me is work.

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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Yes,I have tried that,wont work. I have 6.8.2 Xorg,should not be effected?.And even if it would work,that 60hz is unacceptable.


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Old 09-28-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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Now,i was able to get that standard driver back,it is running something like 1200.000 fps,which i think,is just fine.openGL apps are working now. I have understood,that there is these problems with all other distros too,so i will wait until ATI is going to release some decent drivers.

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