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Old 03-11-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Installing Proprietary ATI drivers (having issues)


I'm running Debian 7.4 amd64 on a Radeon HD four-hundred-something (can't remeber exactly what "lspci -nn | grep VGA" outputted).

After installing drivers like this (as instructed here):
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# Adding wheezy-backports.
leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

# Installing driver.
aptitude update
aptitude install linux-headershttps://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
aptitude -r -t wheezy-backports install fglrx-legacy-driver

# Configuring driver.
mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "fglrx"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-fglrx.conf
I rebooted into a black screen.

Any help would be appreciated as to how to get my screen back and how to successful use ATI drivers. This is a fresh install so if something brakes, I can just install again.

Last edited by Archy1; 03-11-2014 at 09:08 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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I'd reboot into 'recovery mode' and delete that '20-fglrx.conf'.
then reboot.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 09:07 PM   #3
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Thanks! That did it; now only how to configure this driver to a workable state...
 
Old 03-21-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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I had similar problems and solved it by this way:

First, remove all AMD/ATI related drivers, after this is done, download the actuall BETA!!! Catalyst driver package from AMD, run the script with sudo/root rights and than finally type into the bash

aticonfig --initial

That's it.

Had dozens of problems by following the wiki's. And it seems, that only the beta driver works fine (own the newest R9 290X).
 
Old 03-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
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I had similar problems and solved it by this way:

First, remove all AMD/ATI related drivers, after this is done, download the actuall BETA!!! Catalyst driver package from AMD, run the script with sudo/root rights and than finally type into the bash

aticonfig --initial

That's it.

Had dozens of problems by following the wiki's. And it seems, that only the beta driver works fine (own the newest R9 290X).
The only problem is that the HD4xxx cards need the Legacy driver, the Beta does not support them. FWIW, I refuse to use that crappy Catalyst driver, the free radeon driver works fine here on my AMD cards.
 
Old 03-23-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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The only problem is that the HD4xxx cards need the Legacy driver, the Beta does not support them.
Are you using wheezy?

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Originally Posted by BirdfromtheSouthpole View Post
I had similar problems and solved it by this way:

First, remove all AMD/ATI related drivers, after this is done, download the actuall BETA!!! Catalyst driver package from AMD, run the script with sudo/root rights and than finally type into the bash

aticonfig --initial

That's it.

Had dozens of problems by following the wiki's. And it seems, that only the beta driver works fine (own the newest R9 290X).
Did you try this with a Radeon HD 4xxx?
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
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Are you using wheezy?
No, I am using Slackware, but with similar hardware, so I know that the HD2/3/4xxx do not run with the Beta driver, you need the 13.1 Legacy driver for these cards, later drivers do simply not support them.
 
Old 04-20-2015, 12:45 PM   #8
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Black Screen

Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdfromtheSouthpole View Post
I had similar problems and solved it by this way:

First, remove all AMD/ATI related drivers, after this is done, download the actuall BETA!!! Catalyst driver package from AMD, run the script with sudo/root rights and than finally type into the bash

aticonfig --initial

That's it.

Had dozens of problems by following the wiki's. And it seems, that only the beta driver works fine (own the newest R9 290X).
What version is the beta you used, i try the 14.9, 14.6 and the last release but i have the black screen everytime, i don't know what i'm doing wrong so any help would be aprecciated.

PS. I'm using Debian Jessie

Last edited by vladtepe; 04-20-2015 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2015, 04:49 PM   #9
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misunderstanding, please disregard.

Last edited by ondoho; 04-20-2015 at 04:50 PM.
 
  


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