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pleasepleasedme 04-02-2013 09:45 AM

After install proprietary driver of AMD, console resolution isn't optimal.
 
Im a noob here, so sorry for asking this. just installed 14 64bit on a fujitsu laptop with amd 6320 video adapter. running ok. suddenly something wrong happened, sometimes when boot process the screen goes black or vert. stripe (bw); then i decided to install the proprietary driver for video adapter. after installation the problems that i had is gone,but the resolution when boot process is to small, the text looks big.
ive tried to change the vga mode on the lilo.conf but nothing seems like the first one after installing slackware, the optimal resolution of my laptop is 1366x768. is there any easy way to solve this? thanks :3

markush 04-02-2013 10:57 AM

Hi, welcome to LQ,

I have a Radeon 5470 in my Laptop. I've noticed that since some weeks the opensource-driver (module radeon) is better then the proprietary one.

I would recommend that you uninstall the proprietary driver (you could blacklist fglrx and rename the xorg.conf file which has been created while installation (BTW: did you run aticonfig after installing the proprietary driver??? (aticonfig --initial))

Then after booting you could check which module is loaded, as root execute
Code:

lspci -k | grep -iA3 vga
this should show you some information about your graphics-adapter and which module is in use.

As of the proprietary driver, it uses an xorg.conf file, you could edit this and check which resolution is configured.

Markus

pleasepleasedme 04-02-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush (Post 4923576)
Hi, welcome to LQ,

I have a Radeon 5470 in my Laptop. I've noticed that since some weeks the opensource-driver (module radeon) is better then the proprietary one.

I would recommend that you uninstall the proprietary driver (you could blacklist fglrx and rename the xorg.conf file which has been created while installation (BTW: did you run aticonfig after installing the proprietary driver??? (aticonfig --initial))

Then after booting you could check which module is loaded, as root execute
Code:

lspci -k | grep -iA3 vga
this should show you some information about your graphics-adapter and which module is in use.

As of the proprietary driver, it uses an xorg.conf file, you could edit this and check which resolution is configured.

Markus

thanks for the suggestion, i ended up uninstalling the proprietary driver, now Kernel driver in use: radeon; i hope things that happened before *black screen & stripes* won't happen again.

markush 04-02-2013 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pleasepleasedme (Post 4923681)
thanks for the suggestion, i ended up uninstalling the proprietary driver, now Kernel driver in use: radeon; i hope things that happened before *black screen & stripes* won't happen again.

Put the lines into a script
Code:

#!/bin/sh
lspci -k | grep -iA3 vga > /tmp/lspci.txt

then put the file as (for example) lspci.sh to /etc/rc.d and create a link
Code:

ln -s /etc/rc.d/lspci.sh /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown
and be sure to make the script executable
Code:

chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/lspci.sh
then the script will be executed at shutdown or reboot and write it's output to /tmp/lspci.txt You can then examine the file when the system started next time.

Markus


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