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Old 10-07-2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2007 with ATI Mobility Radeon X1400


Hi,

I have been using Mandriva 2006 for a while now and have been very pleased with it. So when 2007 was released, I immediately decided to upgrade. Since the 2006 edition worked on my laptop, I assumed that 2007 would too. However, although the install works fine, as soon as Mandriva boots up, instead of the X Windows System loading, I am presented with the CLI. When I type 'startx', I get the error:

Code:
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Using vt 7
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server: "0:0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Now, as I stated in the title, my laptop uses the ATI Mobility Radeon X1400. Naturally, during the installation, I set the display driver to "Radeon (fglrx)". It seems, on the face of it, that this driver is causing the problem. Running XFdrake and setting the driver to the Radeon (fbdev) means I can start X but obviously the performance is bad. Why won't the ATI Proprietary drivers work?! I do not want to use any of the other standard drivers as they don't support hardware acceleration (I may be be wrong?!).

Any ideas...

Thanks.

Last edited by msandford88; 10-07-2006 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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try starting X with the fglrx drivers and post any error messages in the Xorg log file (which is more detailed then the error output) this would be a big help in diagnosing hte problem (but on the surface it looks like a bad configuration)
 
Old 10-07-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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The only errors are right at the end:
Code:
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(II) ATI: Candidate "Device" secion "device1".
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Any help?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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have you tried setting up X config with the aticonfig tool included with the drivers? (it is usually the only way to get them to work)
 
Old 10-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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I have tried the aticonfig --initial command and many others but it still wont' work!
 
Old 10-09-2006, 12:41 AM   #6
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Okay could you post your Xorg config file and the output of lspcia? Maybe something is misconfigured that I've missed.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 07:18 AM   #7
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any solution

Hi, I have an X800 running on a MSI diamond motherboard and an AMD 3500 with the exact same problem, I remmeber this problem about a year ago and it has something to do with device IDs but maybe not I don't know but any help would be appreciated.
 
  


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