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Old 01-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Installed my videocard's drivers, restarted -> black screen...


Thing is, after installing my videocard's drivers (Ati Sapphire 5850) using flgrx, and restarted the OS, my monitor shuts down (no video signal) and I hear a beep from the speaker, that's all.

This happened after I installed the drivers... so I assume this is a driver related thing.

Im using Debian Squeeze RC1 amd_64.

I can boot via recovery mode.. but what should I do?, how can I uninstall the drivers?

Thx in advance.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
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Did you install them from the repo (apt-get install fglrx etc) or from ati's installer?
Did you make an xorg.conf? Did you check xorg's log for errors (cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE)?
Is hal installed and running, so as toprovide xorg with the relevant info about your monitor etc?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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I ONLY ran "apt-get install fglrx", thats all I did, nothing more, and after reboot my Debian only showed a black screen.

Maybe I missed some steps, dont know.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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HAL isn't needed for Xorg any more, so it's not a problem.
You should check log for errours grep "EE" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 01-22-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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Too late for that, I formated and installed all over again, and Im not planning on installing my video drivers, I dont need them.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 12:00 AM   #6
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FYI, My monitor would do the same (and did the same this morning after the xserver updates).

My solution: I downloaded and ran the .run file from ATI/AMD themselves.
Then ran aticonfig --initial, all good.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #7
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Probably xorg.conf was not set up automatically.

The .run driver from atis site works well.

BTW you just as well use an integrated Intel card if you want to use the oss driver... It is a waste of money to buy a 5 series card and use half of it...
 
Old 01-24-2011, 09:28 AM   #8
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Probably xorg.conf was not set up automatically.

The .run driver from atis site works well.

BTW you just as well use an integrated Intel card if you want to use the oss driver... It is a waste of money to buy a 5 series card and use half of it...
I got Windows 7 (for games mostly) on the other HDD, so, no waste here.
 
  


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