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Old 04-05-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
trelos
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ATI driver installation / WIDESCREEN resolution


Im trying to install the driver for my ATI card. After I downloaded and TRYed to install I get an installation error.
The output of the install log is the following:

/tmp/fglrx /home/trelos/fglrx-install
Package build failed!
Package build utility output:
dpkg-buildpackage: source package is fglrx-installer
dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 8.23.7-1
dpkg-buildpackage: source maintainer is ATI Technologies Inc. <http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html>
dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture is i386
debian/rules build
dh_testdir
make: dh_testdir: Command not found
make: *** [build] Error 127
/home/trelos/fglrx-install
[Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Debian/sarge

The system requirements:
# POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D apps
# glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
# Linux kernel 2.4 or higher
# XOrg 6.7 or 6.8; XFree86 version 4.1, 4.2, or 4.3

Im running Debian 3.1r1 on a Sony vaio pcg-k25
The card is an ATI RADEON IGP 345M

I'm starting to think that the output error does not have any relationship with the system requirements, "correct me if wrong", I'd like to know al least a hint for the error.

I guess the installer which can be downloaded @ www.ati.com is completly incompatible with my video card, as a pdf I found says my card is not supported.

Finally, if no driver supports my video card, does anyone know how to satisfy my perversions and change my screen resolution to 1280x800(widescreen).

THANK YOU
 
Old 04-06-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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If you wish to edit the file manually.. Two things to check in the config ..

Are the correct refresh rates entered for vertical Refresh and horizontal Sync settings in the monitor section ? Check your monitor manual for the correct values..

Enter the Resolutions you want to display in the Modes section, Since the Default depth is set to 24, the first mode listed under 24 bit will be the default resolution . in this case 1280x800 ..


backup your config file before editing.
cp /etc/X11/XF86Conf-4 /etc/X11/XF86Conf-4.bak



edit file
nano /etc/X11/XF86Conf-4


Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Trelos Widescreen"
        HorizSync       30-65
        VertRefresh     50-75
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Trelos Widescreen"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes            "1280x800" "1024x768" 
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Easy !!

Last edited by farslayer; 04-06-2006 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 11:39 AM   #3
trelos
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Hi, I can not change my resolution. I edited the file as you described and rebooted my machine. I tryed to change my resolution with xrandr, but I could not see any changes, what I mean is that I did not see the new resolution and I was not able to change it.

I tryed to use a command somebody "told me", if I may say it that way, it was dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86. I found it (sincerely) a bit complicated, and any way, no changes were seen when I tryed to change resolution (OK, I did not reboot this time and I don't know IF I will be able to do it safely). By chance, you know of a way to just make X realize the changes?
 
Old 04-06-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
farslayer
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Simply restarting X will allow the changes to take effect. to shut down X press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE X should shutdown if you have gdfm running X will be automatically restarted.

Did you verify thst the refresh settings for you rmonitor were correct in the config file ? If those valuies are not corrct the system will not allow the monitor to be switched to the higher resolutions..
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:25 AM   #5
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IMO It is not so a good idea to use the driver package from, for a debian system, it is better to use precompiled or self compiled debs. I had a lot of problems with this ati stuff (no dri,etc).
Read here: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.sta...installer.html
There you get the latest version: http://www.stanchina.net/~flavio/deb...rx-driver.html

for widescreen have a look at my xorg.conf
Quote:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]"
Monitor "Standardbildschirm"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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