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Old 01-12-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Graphics Lag Problem, ATi Drivers


I just did a fresh install of Debian 5.0.7 and then installed the ATi drivers for my Radeon HD 4890 using this: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Debian
The install went well and everything seemed okay but all my windows lag when I move them and when I scroll web pages it lags. It looks like everything is warping when I move stuff around. Any ideas?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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Hi,

did you issue the command aticonfig --initial?

is the module fglrx loaded? you can check this with
Code:
lsmod | grep fglrx
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply but this is what happens when I type in those commands:
Code:
frank@Frank-PC:~$ aticonfig --initial
Found fglrx primary device section
 Unable to find any supported Screen sections
frank@Frank-PC:~$ lsmod | grep fglrx
frank@Frank-PC:~$
 
Old 01-13-2011, 01:17 AM   #4
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Well, you can load the module manually:
Code:
modprobe fglrx
otherwise if it is a very new graphics-adapter, maybe the module is not yet ready to support your device. I've a HD5470 and experienced such problems since it doesn't run with my custom kernel.

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #5
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I ran that command and got module fglrx not found.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 04:08 AM   #6
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It seems, that the driverinstallation went wrong.

I'd recommend to install the driver from the ATI-site: http://support.amd.com/de/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx, run the script and follow the recommendations.

Don't forget to issue aticonfig --initial afterwards.

Good luck

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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I uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, downloaded the drivers from the ATi site, installed them, ran aticonfig --initial, rebooted again, and nothing has changed.
Do you think maybe I should try installing the 10.11 drivers?

Edit: Never mind that didn't work either.

Last edited by Red Bull; 01-13-2011 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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Do you now have the 10.12 driver?

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #9
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Accidental double post.

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #10
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I had the 10.12 and switched to the 10.11 just to see if it would be better but the problems still the same. I'm still running 10.11 though.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:37 AM   #11
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mh, on my laptop the driver became better with every version. When the laptop was new there was 10.10 available.

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:44 PM   #12
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I'm getting tired of this, I'm just going to switch to Fedora and see how that works out.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #13
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Well, Slackware64-13.1 works well with 10.12, but I'm experiencing problems with Slackware-current with kernel 2.6.35.10. But I posted in the forum and found a solution (hopefully, haven't tried it yet), here the link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...monday-856159/

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #14
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I want to get into Slackware when I become a little more familiar with Linux and the commands and everything. Thanks a lot for your help.
 
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mh, try Slackware if you want. The community here at LQ is very helpful and knowledgeable, the Slackwareforum here at LQ http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/ is the official forum for Slackware. Sou you'll always find excellent help. And don't think that Slackware is difficult, it's probably one of the easiest distributions one can use. Read this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ations-852376/ and this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-852890/
Also Slackware is a very good distribution for learning-purposes, I mean if you really want to learn about Linux.

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