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Old 01-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question problem with vga in mandriva 2009


hi
i install mandriva 2009
but my vga not detected with mandriva....the 3d effect not enabled...
my geraphic card is :Ati Radeon Hd 4670
what can i do with this problem ?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hi Javad_Ed.

Look for fglrx drivers for the ati radeon cards.

There are proprietory(.run) and there's mandriva x11 (.rpm)packages.
Quote:
urpmi fglrx

No package named fglrx

The following packages contain fglrx: dkms-fglrx, fglrx-control-center, fglrx-devel, fglrx-kernel-2.6.27-desktop-0.rc7.5.1mnb
istalling "dkms-fglrx" will get you started.

cheers, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 01-03-2009 at 10:14 PM. Reason: dkms-fglrx will get you started.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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Hi Javad_Ed.

Look for fglrx drivers for the ati radeon cards.

There are proprietory(.run) and there's mandriva x11 (.rpm)packages.


istalling "dkms-fglrx" will get you started.

cheers, Glenn
hi
i cant understand what should i do ?
sorry ....im am new user in linux
im downloadin the driver in this page:
http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html
that in .run
but is not for my card ....it is for 4800 ...my card in 4670
but my card has not driver for linux....
now what should i do ?
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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Hi, But your card is supported, on page 3 of the Release notes (from the link you gave above)

Download and read the release notes (.pdf file) and the installer instructions.

Those 2 files should do the job of explaining what needs to be done.

You will also need the 2 .run files as well.

There is a howto here...

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Mandriva

and at LQ... The ati section is near the end of the page.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ng_out_my_hair

I have an nVidia graphics card and the kernel config may be different.

If this process is too dificult, you might try the .rpm method.

from MCC, software installer, search for and install x11-driver-video-ati..., and dkms-fglrx.

See how you go, Glenn
 
Old 01-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #5
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hi
i download driver and instal that same as writen in pdf file .....
but wen i reboot system...cant login mandriva
i enter mandriva in safe mode
and in the end of text that is :
Quote:
Telling init to go to single user mode
init:Going single user
sh-3.2#
and then nothing happend....
what can i telling init to go to single mode ?
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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Hi, try one of the other links to see if you missed anything.

Quote:
There is a howto here...

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Mandriva

and at LQ... The ati section is near the end of the page.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ng_out_my_hair

I have an nVidia graphics card and the kernel config may be different.
regards Glenn
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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Some other links that may be useful...(may be outdated)

http://www.rage3d.com/articles/atili...00000000000000

http://debian.wgdd.de/temp/fglrx_man/fglrx.4x.html

http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/...rg.conf.5.html

Please note, you have to make sure the kernel is configured to accept the new driver module,

I think that is where you are....

check the log file for/from the radeon/fglrx install program. usually in /var/log/...(something. ati? fglrx? ..install.log)

My friend iro_number1 has been doing this lately, maybe you could ask him via pm.

Please note the dkms driver modules "Dynamic kernel module service" is designed specifically for it's simplicity of setup.

The .run files are harder to setup, but sometimes it's the only way, Mandriva has dkms, maybe not red-hat and fedora and suse, etc.

Here is a copy of what I sent to iro_number1...(yes it's quite long and only talks about the kernel...)
Quote:
Hi, here is a guide to configure and rebuild your kernel.

Based on my current kernel...
glenn@GamesBox:~$ uname -a
Linux GamesBox.GlennsPref.net 2.6.28-desktop-0.rc8.1mnb #1 SMP PREEMPT
Sun Dec 28 12:03:15 EST 2008 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ GNU/Linux


Download and install the kernel-source or kernel-headers, depending on the docs, to match your running kernel.

first, you may need to be root to start the config program, try it as user first.
other wise su to root.

su
enter password

change to the kernel source dir...

cd /usr/src/linux (is a link to the current kernel sources, if installed from .rpm)

execute the kernel make configure program

make xconfig
Open the current(installed) kernel .config file.

goto file, load. navigate to /boot/.config
(this links to your current kernel config file not the clean source.)

in General setup, Enable the Block Layer, IO Schedulers, check that CFQ is dotted as "Default I/O Scheduler".
Allow the other boxes above (on this same page)to be ticked as well. Should be already set, as default.

to find "CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG"as mentioned in the WoW/wine
(wow with wine! you want fries with that, sir?)fix...
from here...
"Now open up the file config, search for the line "# CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG is not set" and replace it with "CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG=y""
as mentioned here... http://www.wowwiki.com/Troubleshooting_Wine


under Kernel hacking/Kernel debugging
select "Collect scheduler debugging info" (SCHED_DEBUG)

"If you say Y here, the /proc/sched_debug file will be provided
that can help debug the scheduler. The runtime overhead of this
option is minimal."

If it is already selected, no need to recompile the kernel.
Mine is set already. I have not changed it, default maybe "on".

What about the things we changed the other day, like read/write to ntfs?
ctrl+f (find), type in ntfs, saves time.

It is found under file systems. dos fat and nt.

drm(dri) and agp is under Device drivers/Graphics support/
check you have the sis agpgart as a loadable module (dotted is dynamic, not ticked(ticked is static))
and make sure the others are not ticked either, set as loadable module instead.

The "AMD processor (Opteron and athlon64) has it's own on-cpu GART support.
So the Sis one may not be used."

DRM, DRI...Direct Rendering Infrastructure
"Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) (DRM)

Kernel-level support for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI)
introduced in XFree86 4.0. If you say Y here, you need to select
the module that's right for your graphics card from the list below.
These modules provide support for synchronization, security, and
DMA transfers. Please see <http://dri.sourceforge.net/> for more
details. You should also select and configure AGP
(/dev/agpgart) support."


refer to fglrx config web page for more... on ati stuff.
Be carefull of the age of these docs, some things are standard now.

ATI Radeon Linux How-To...2004
http://www.rage3d.com/articles/atilinuxhowto/

Linux ati howto page
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page

fglrx manual...
http://debian.wgdd.de/temp/fglrx_man/fglrx.4x.html

xorg manual...
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/...rg.conf.5.html


In brief, If you have not needed to change anything (I have not)
Then you will not benefit from a recompile.

But if you do, read on...

save the config file with the save button/icon
That should save the .config file to /usr/src/linux/somewhere.

and exit xconfig program.

to compile the kernel with the changes, type (you should still be at /usr/src/linux for this)

make all
this does... make dep && make clean bzImage modules

make modules_install

as root...
make install

reboot to get the new kernel (config) loaded.
shutdown -r now

If all of that goes through with out errors, all good.

Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Cheers, Glenn
Regards, Glenn

ps. how the kernel looks?....

http://www.makelinux.net/kernel_map

Last edited by GlennsPref; 01-04-2009 at 07:10 PM. Reason: http://www.makelinux.net/kernel_map spelling
 
  


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