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Old 12-31-2007, 07:03 AM   #1
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config trouble with Ati radeon x1650 pro 512mb


I have been running Kubuntu 7.10 for a while now. After alot of issues with the 3d drivers and the Ati card I finaly found the sollution with installing this site.

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Gutsy_Installation_Guide[/url]

methode 2 works the best.

Now the problem is the ccc-menu works fine as long as i do not edit the monitor setting through the system settings within kubuntu. If i do the menu breaks down and says it can not open it...

After looking at some of the panels within the system settings i found out that kubuntu sees me having 2 graphic cards instead of 1.

my xorg.conf is as below

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting
Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624"
"800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Now my question is while i'm now running a monitor and TV on my graphics card can I delete the second passage for a graphics card in xorg.conf without a problem and will this solve the issue in the system settings. I don't want to try it and just find out that after i restart i screwed things up. I have some experience with linux (redhat,suse and ubuntu) and would really like this issue resolved.

Also is there any way to make a backup for my current/future system so I can return to it in an easy way without having to reinstall all the things again. It takes alot of time to reinstall everything I'm using with linux and a would really like to have a simple restore option. The rescue part of the installation DVD is abit too difficult for me as I am not that experienced to fix major issues with xserver or xorg in a konsole environment.

tx
 
Old 01-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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ATI x1950 and some similar cards have a bad problem with overheating.
Make sure the top of the card has a reasonable temperature. The temperature probe is placed wrong spot and cannot be trusted. Your card could just be getting fried when Linux probes it's hardware.
I made a homemade cooler for mine, with a leftover PCI bracket, Lucite or perf-board and a fan. Mine has been running OK every since.
~Mike~

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Old 01-25-2008, 03:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by moddedcomputers View Post
ATI x1950 and some similar cards have a bad problem with overheating.
Make sure the top of the card has a reasonable temperature. The temperature probe is placed wrong spot and cannot be trusted. Your card could just be getting fried when Linux probes it's hardware.
I made a homemade cooler for mine, with a leftover PCI bracket, Lucite or perf-board and a fan. Mine has been running OK every since.
~Mike~
www.moddedcomputers.com
Well this might be an answer to some question but not to mine!! Please stay on topic and use some other forum or site to push / advertise for your site. I don't think it is really that hard to stay on topic here without spamming every other post as advert.

Now my question still is has anyone detected the above problem in Kubuntu and if so did you resolve it and how? It's very strange to find 2 graphics cards in the settings while only 1 is there. This could also be the issue why my 3d accelarator is sometime slow.
 
  


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