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Old 08-09-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
BernardoLG
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KUBUNTU 6.06 and ATi Radeon 9250.


Greetings!
After several weeks of searching for a PCI video card (pretty hard to find here in my Country), I got to buy an ATi Radeon 9250 card. Then I ran and asked for the new version of KUBUNTU and UBUNTU.
I just got the CDs (GREAT SERVICE!!!! ), and tried to install either of the OS.
Nada. None worked.
I tried all different ways, and never got beyond the KUBUNTU screen.
It said all the "Loading essential drivers...", and the rest of the lines at the beggining, and then it froze in the KUBUNTU screen.

My Computer is an IBM ThinkCentre:
  • Intel Celeron 2.40GHz
  • 1,00 GB of RAM (DDR266)
  • 256 MB of Video - ATi Radeon 9250 (PCI Slot)
  • 2 Hard Drives, 80GB for Windows XP, and 40GB for KUBUNTU (I hope!)

All help is welcome!

Regards, ßernardo L.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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That would be your video driver. When it stops at the kubuntu screen hit alt-F2 to switch to a different console. Then edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver to say "vesa". Then you will be able to start x, and after you get X running then you can download and install the fglrx drivers to get 3d.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:27 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thanks AzrielMacKay!
Will try as soon as I can, and post here the result

Keep posting!
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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I need more help :S
AzrielMacKay, anyone else, please, I'm not sure what to change.
After trying to "sudo -edit xorg.conf" in the "/etc/X11" path, I realized I couldn't do it, so I did some "chmod" until I was able to overwrite the file, but I don't know exactly what to edit there.
Some section said:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel ..." (perhaps it's original video chipset)
Driver "i810"
Bus ID "PCI:0:2:0"
...

I changed that "i810" for "vesa", but got something like this after trying "X":

(==) Log file: ...
(==) Using config file: "etc/X11/xorg.config"
(EE) I810(0) cannot read V_Bios
(EE) I810(0): VBE ...
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useful configuration

Please, make KUBUNTU easy for everyone!
All help will be appreciated!
 
Old 08-16-2006, 05:07 AM   #5
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* Find your cards busid, write it down.

$ sudo lspci -X

Below is the output of my card with the busid underlined.

PCI:2:6:0[/COLOR] VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]


* Reconfigure xorg.

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Choose driver:

ATI

Skip to:

Please enter the video card's bus identifier.

PCI:"The busid you wrote down goes here"

$ startx

Good luck

Last edited by isaksson.henrik; 08-16-2006 at 05:38 AM.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #6
BernardoLG
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Thanks Isaksson.Henrik!!
In a couple of hours I'll try that, and, hopefuly, will post the good result here.

Thanks all!!
Keep posting!!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 03:44 AM   #7
BernardoLG
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KUBUNTU is running just dandy!!
Thanks all!!
Isaksson.Henrik, you were of great help for me!!
I couldn't possible do all that being new at Linux.
By the way, how can I edit files with the sudo option inside Kubuntu environment?
I mean, I can't find the way to edit the menu.lst file at the GRUB folder :S
Need help one more time.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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in konsole (assuming you're in /boot/grub) : "sudo vi menu.lst" or alt + F2 , write "kdesu kate" and just open the file.

P.S. you can replace kate by any text editing program, maybe you'll have to, since i'm not sure if 'kate' is correct...
 
Old 09-27-2006, 09:05 AM   #9
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Serafean, thanks a lot!!
Worked perfectly

Keep posting!
 
  


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