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Old 09-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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ATI Fire Gl driver install problem.


Im using ubuntu 11.10 beta and I'm trying to activate a driver (because gnome 3 runs horribly and I'm guessing it's because of this driver) but I get an error message when I try to activate it. (in pic)
Do i even need to activate it?
My laptop is, at most, 2-3 year olds so I'm pretty sure age is not going to be the issue when trying to use gnome 3
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hmmm, that's pretty much "Some error has occurred somewhere" Some things that might tell you/us what's going on.

glxinfo |grep OpenGL
grep driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
ls /usr/lib64/libGL*
or
ls /usr/lib/libGL*

Post the output of those. We can then tell you where you stand. You can also google for video driver install guides fior your distro
 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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As always I have big problems trying to understand Ubuntu but you appear to have broken packages which need to be fixed before you can install that package. But this interpretation could be completely wrong.
ciao and good luck,
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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Do I need to provide more system info?
I tried looking for a fire gl driver, but had no luck.

for the first set of commands you gave me, i got this output

Code:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
OpenGL version string: 3.3.11005 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL extensions:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ grep driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[   675.698] 	X.Org XInput driver : 12.3
[   675.707] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
[   675.707] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1
[   675.707] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
[   675.707] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[   675.707] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[   675.708] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[   675.736] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so
[   675.736] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
[   675.737] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[   675.737] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[   675.740] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[   675.740] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[   675.749] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
[   675.749] (II) AMD Video driver is signed
[   675.750] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[   676.122] (II) fglrx(0): swlDriScreenInit for fglrx driver
[   676.122] (II) fglrx(0): [uki] created "fglrx" driver at busid "PCI:1:5:0"
[   676.123] (II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version matches driver.
[   676.142] (II) fglrx(0): Initialized in-driver Xinerama extension
[   676.148] (II) fglrx(0): Disabling in-server RandR and enabling in-driver RandR 1.2.
[   676.871] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized OpenGL driver(II) GLX: Initialized DRI GL provider for screen 0
[   676.949] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 12.3
[   676.949] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   676.950] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Video Bus'
[   676.953] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   676.954] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.959] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'USB2.0 UVC WebCam'
[   676.960] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.960] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.961] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[   676.962] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 12.3
[   676.962] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad'
[   676.974] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   688.126] Warning: LookupWindow()/SecurityLookupWindow() are deprecated.  Please convert your driver/module to use dixLookupWindow().
jose@MetalHeart:~$ ls /usr/lib64/libGL
ls: cannot access /usr/lib64/libGL: No such file or directory
jose@MetalHeart:~$

and for the second one I got

Code:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
OpenGL version string: 3.3.11005 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL extensions:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ grep driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[   675.698] 	X.Org XInput driver : 12.3
[   675.707] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
[   675.707] (==) Matched ati as autoconfigured driver 1
[   675.707] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 2
[   675.707] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[   675.707] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[   675.708] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[   675.736] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so
[   675.736] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
[   675.737] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[   675.737] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[   675.740] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[   675.740] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[   675.749] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
[   675.749] (II) AMD Video driver is signed
[   675.750] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[   676.122] (II) fglrx(0): swlDriScreenInit for fglrx driver
[   676.122] (II) fglrx(0): [uki] created "fglrx" driver at busid "PCI:1:5:0"
[   676.123] (II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version matches driver.
[   676.142] (II) fglrx(0): Initialized in-driver Xinerama extension
[   676.148] (II) fglrx(0): Disabling in-server RandR and enabling in-driver RandR 1.2.
[   676.871] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized OpenGL driver(II) GLX: Initialized DRI GL provider for screen 0
[   676.949] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 12.3
[   676.949] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   676.950] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Video Bus'
[   676.953] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[   676.954] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.959] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'USB2.0 UVC WebCam'
[   676.960] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.960] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   676.961] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[   676.962] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 12.3
[   676.962] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad'
[   676.974] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[   688.126] Warning: LookupWindow()/SecurityLookupWindow() are deprecated.  Please convert your driver/module to use dixLookupWindow().
jose@MetalHeart:~$ ls /usr/lib/libGL 
ls: cannot access /usr/lib/libGL: No such file or directory
jose@MetalHeart:~$
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Might this just be a beta issue?
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #6
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Can you check for the presence of broken packages using aptitude?
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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Can you check for the presence of broken packages using aptitude?
jdk
How do I do that? Isn't that done through synaptic package manager? That's all I know on this.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 12:59 AM   #8
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I don't use synaptic. It's way too complicated. If you think it's easy then you should be able to find your broken packages, if you have any. Aptitude, I know and understand and I could find broken packages in 2 seconds but you don't seem to want to try it. Enjoy synaptic.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:42 AM   #9
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ls /usr/lib/libGL
Did I say that?? Sorry, it has to be

ls /usr/lib/libGL* and the asterisk is important. Repeat for /usr/lib64 or /usr/lib32 if you have them.

From the glxinfo and the Xorg.0.log it seems you are running on the Fire GL driver, whatever your package manager thinks.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #10
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I don't use synaptic. It's way too complicated. If you think it's easy then you should be able to find your broken packages, if you have any. Aptitude, I know and understand and I could find broken packages in 2 seconds but you don't seem to want to try it. Enjoy synaptic.
jdk
It's not that I dont want to try; I just have no clue what I'm doing.
I've never done this before





and buisness kid, for the
Code:
ls /usr/lib/libGL*
command I got this output

Code:
jose@MetalHeart:~$ ls /usr/lib/libGL*
/usr/lib/libGLEWmx.so.1.5    /usr/lib/libGLEW.so.1.5
/usr/lib/libGLEWmx.so.1.5.2  /usr/lib/libGLEW.so.1.5.2
I wasn't sure if you wanted me to run the whole thing again though.
And I'm using a 64-bit OS (if that info helps)
 
Old 09-07-2011, 01:17 AM   #11
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It's not that I dont want to try; I just have no clue what I'm doing.
I've never done this before
1. Open a terminal and type
Code:
aptitude
2. Click on "Search" in the blue area.
3. Click on the last item in that menu "Find Broken"
If you don't see anything then a broken packages are not your problem.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-07-2011, 01:47 AM   #12
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1. Open a terminal and type
Code:
aptitude
2. Click on "Search" in the blue area.
3. Click on the last item in that menu "Find Broken"
If you don't see anything then a broken packages are not your problem.
ciao,
jdk
When I open up aptitude this is all I get http://i55.tinypic.com/1zxa8ms.png
 
Old 09-07-2011, 02:35 AM   #13
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When I open up aptitude this is all I get http://i55.tinypic.com/1zxa8ms.png
But that's a gui! Aptitude is a commandline program. How exactly did you open that "aptitude"? What did you do? Did you open a terminal and just type aptitude?
jdk
 
Old 09-07-2011, 08:42 AM   #14
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I opened up terminal and typed in "aptitude" and then the gui opened
 
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