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Old 09-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #31
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The utility hwinfo sucks and by Gentoo developers it is unstable. I suggest lshw because it is more informative. You will have to use root or sudo to use lshw.

Do not need to remove fglrx. Just need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change that reads fglrx to radeon. Yes, you will get 3D accerlation, but performance depends what options you include to speed it up and what optimization that the maintainer used for the X11 module. Though may have to edit /etc/modules.conf so that fglrx module is not loaded, but this file is different for each distribution.

I do not think you will ever get the chance of getting information about what voltage your memory is set at because hwinfo gave a clue that it is an Apple computer. Usually with end-user motherboards the voltages are in the diagnostics section of the BIOS. Sure software like lm_sensors can be used to look up the data of the diagnostic chip, but it is not always accurate.
Edit I tryied the radeon driver and it doesn't seem to support 3d acceleration because if I turn on compiz and reboot I get the white screen of death lol.
I guess that I have to try and find a distro that supports my Comp to full potentual
that is funny I think that it hwinfo thinks that my Mouse( ocZ equalzer) is a apple mouse
its to late I completely uninstalled the fglrx ( big mistake) now I get the white screen of death to get to my desktop I have to use the gnome failsafe I tryed to change my xorg.conf to radeon but I still can't ghet to my desktop I think that this might be due to me having the compiz turned on but I am not sure how to turn this off from the failsafe gnome desktop because on this desktop it is turned off lol. I am currently redownloading the fglrx drivers. I am starting to think that I might as well just change distros all together, I like the looks of open suse but I am not sure if it supports 4 gigs ram and the 3D accerlation. I posted on there website about 40 mins ago but have not recieved a reply. Do you have any suggestions of a different distro that supports this or will let me have full potentual of my computer?

this is my lshu
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description: Desktop Computer
    product: P35-DS3L
    vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=0 uuid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-001A4D4F2768
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: P35-DS3L
       vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       version: x.x
       slot: LPT1
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: F8f (03/27/2008)
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 960KiB
          capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
          slot: Socket 775
          size: 3GHz
          capacity: 4GHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 333MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 lahf_lm
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: a
             slot: Internal Cache
             size: 64KiB
             capacity: 64KiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: b
             slot: External Cache
             size: 6MiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 1b
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 2GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
             physical id: 0
             slot: A0
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM [empty]
             physical id: 1
             slot: A1
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
             physical id: 2
             slot: A2
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
        *-bank:3
             description: DIMM [empty]
             physical id: 3
             slot: A3
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 02
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: Radeon HD 3870
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
           *-multimedia UNCLAIMED
                description: Audio device
                product: Radeon HD 3870 Audio device
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                version: 00
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.1
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:3
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.7
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
        *-multimedia UNCLAIMED
             description: Audio device
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
             version: 02
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-pci
                description: PCI bridge
                product: PEX8112 x1 Lane PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge
                vendor: PLX Technology, Inc.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                version: aa
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pci msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
              *-multimedia
                   description: Multimedia audio controller
                   product: CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio]
                   vendor: C-Media Electronics Inc
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: pci@0000:04:04.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=cmi8788 latency=32 maxlatency=24 mingnt=2 module=cmi8788
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-ide
                description: IDE interface
                product: JMB368 IDE controller
                vendor: JMicron Technologies, Inc.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: ide pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=pata_jmicron latency=0 module=pata_jmicron
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 01
                serial: 00:1a:4d:4f:27:68
                capacity: 1GB/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK duplex=half latency=0 link=no module=r8169 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
        *-usb:4
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:5
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:6
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
        *-usb:7
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
        *-pci:5
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: 92
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
           *-multimedia
                description: Multimedia video controller
                product: CX23418 Single-Chip MPEG-2 Encoder with Integrated Analog Video/Broadcast Audio Decoder
                vendor: Conexant
                physical id: 1
                bus info: pci@0000:07:01.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: vpd pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=cx18 latency=64 maxlatency=200 mingnt=2 module=cx18
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 2
                bus info: pci@0000:07:02.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: 05
                serial: 00:1b:21:17:06:e9
                size: 100MB/s
                capacity: 1GB/s
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: pm pcix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.20-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.193 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=255 module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide:0
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 02
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide:1
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
             logical name: scsi4
             logical name: scsi5
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
             configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
           *-disk
                description: ATA Disk
                product: ST3320620AS
                vendor: Seagate
                physical id: 0
                bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: 3.AA
                serial: 6QF15JBZ
                size: 298GiB (320GB)
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=4a914a91
              *-volume:0
                   description: Linux filesystem partition
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sda1
                   logical name: /
                   logical name: /dev/.static/dev
                   version: 3.6
                   serial: 8346c0ab-f416-41ca-91eb-ae613edbf9fa
                   size: 287GiB
                   capacity: 287GiB
                   capabilities: primary bootable journaled reiserfs initialized
                   configuration: filesystem=reiserfs hash=r5 mount.fstype=reiserfs mount.options=rw,relatime state=mounted
              *-volume:1
                   description: Linux swap volume
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sda2
                   version: 1
                   serial: 7a52c849-4bf9-4ad8-968f-1c41c4c89f4c
                   size: 1027MiB
                   capacity: 1027MiB
                   capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
                   configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
           *-cdrom
                description: DVD writer
                product: DVD-RW  DVR-212D
                vendor: PIONEER
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                logical name: /media/cdrom0
                version: 1.24
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted status=ready
              *-medium
                   physical id: 0
                   logical name: /dev/cdrom
                   logical name: /media/cdrom0
                   configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted

Last edited by Shadowmeph; 09-05-2008 at 03:33 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2008, 03:38 PM   #32
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Have you installed a PAE compliant kernel? This is important when you go above 4GB RAM apparently! See what Linoman has to say at here: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?p=1705375. Unfortunately in Ubuntu, you must use the Server Kernel.....
 
Old 09-05-2008, 04:08 PM   #33
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Have you installed a PAE compliant kernel? This is important when you go above 4GB RAM apparently! See what Linoman has to say at here: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?p=1705375. Unfortunately in Ubuntu, you must use the Server Kernel.....
so you are saying that I could recompileand install a server kernal to get my Ubuntu to work properly? if this is so where can I find the instructions to do this for Ubuntu, I have compiled my own kernal way back when I tried Arch but I can't remember how to do it lol
 
Old 09-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #34
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No, PAE for 32 bit kernels. Not relevant as you have a 64 bit kernel. Anyways, have you checked online whether other people are having similar issues with that hardware? Have you checked the specs of your RAM? Those of your motherboard?
 
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All distributions should have 3D hardware acceleration support for the radeon driver, but it depends on the maintainer. On my AMD Athlon 700 MHz with ATI Radeon 64 VIVO and 512 SDRAM PC-133 (ECC) running Sabayon LIVE CD, Beryl did OK.

I suggest do not use Compiz or Beryl on a daily basis because it is not stable. Sure it looks cool, but needs too much for it to be reliable and stable.

You can try PCLinuxOS, CentOS, or even better Gentoo.

If lshw is telling the truth about the filesystem you are using, ReiserFS should not be used. Use either EXT3, XFS, or JFS, but never ReiserFS. ReiserFS is not reliable. Also mounting a ReiserFS partition with out notail option has a higher chance of data corruption.

The white screen or blank screen when trying to load up X11 is not a screen of death. It means the GUI server has crash or the resolution settings for the monitor is not compatible with your screen. Use gtf to help create modelines for the desire resolution and refresh rate. Then save them in the monitor section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If OpenSSH is running, you can log into that computer that you think has crash and try terminate the process remotely.

You can try the mtrr fix that is given at the following page.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=815521

It is best to check what fglrx version you are using to make sure it is up to date before doing the mtrr fix.
 
  


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