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Old 04-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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"Frequency Out of Range" Error - ATI X800 - Catalyst 8.3/Ubuntu 8.04

I was hoping that with this release, the first having a graduated driver from ATI that has a lot more bells and whistles than the default Gutsy driver did, I was hoping that I wouldn't have any problems with my old ATI X800. But...I was wrong. I install the driver using the restricted driver manager, and then on reboot, I get this weird "Out of Range" error coming up on the monitor, leaving me unable to see much of anything, and I then have to reboot and I've just left my Ubuntu partition alone at this point. I try booting into recovery mode in Ubuntu, using the "Fix X server", but then I get a white screen after login screen. Then all I have left to do is a sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, and that has no 3D or any sort of acceleration at all. Any ideas at what I should do? Is there a way I can add resolutions to my xorg.conf before I reboot after I've installed my ATI drivers using restricted driver manager? Just, I'd like to know what I can do to get ubuntu up and running, cause I just want to completely switch over.'s some other things, if it helps anyone. After I've installed my ATI driver and I've gotten the error again, I did ctrl+alt+f1, did cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log ~/Desktop, and did sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg so I can see it. Did the same for my Xorg.conf as well.

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
Driver "fglrx"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
My Xorg.0.log file can be found at

Last edited by Pinks2; 04-27-2008 at 07:06 PM.
Old 04-28-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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The following might work:

Add HorizSync and VertRefresh to the monitor section; values can be found in your monitor manual.
Add a line for UseEdidFreqs to the device section

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       27.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "NVIDIA Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCache]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "UseEdidFreqs" "False"
The first change tell X which frequencies it can use; the last change tells it to ignore the VertRefresh and HorizSync that it retrieved from the monitor.


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