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Old 12-21-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Question Mandriva 2008 - ATI + Beryl project


I have Mandriva 2008 and ATI X1300 PRO and i would like to run Beryl and have a resolution of 1280 X 1024 which for some reason is not available...

Can someone give me a walk through (somehow) and i'm not so good with linux yet so simple words

Thx
 
Old 12-23-2007, 07:05 AM   #2
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Hi, to get the higher resolution for your screen you will need the ati drivers installed.

install them first or you can try the ati proprietary driver install. Down load and install them from ati's driver page.

Mandriva simplifies this with the dkms library.

Goto "configure my computer" "manage software" type in dkms-fglrx (the ati driver package) and select it and any automatic dependants you may need.

You might need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

Once you have the drivers working then you can install beryl (or compiz-fusion).

Next go back to the "configure my computer" "Hardware" "configure 3d desktop effects" and follow the instructions.

Cheers, Glenn
 
Old 12-23-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
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Goto "configure my computer" "manage software" type in dkms-fglrx (the ati driver package) and select it and any automatic dependants you may need.

Nothing shows up when i type that... (should i get an RPM for that)

Well i downloaded the RPM and it asks me what to install with it:
Kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.22.12 or Kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.22.9

Which one shoul i choose?

Ok i installed the fglrx thing and it still won't let me change to higher res or use compiz

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Old 12-23-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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These are rpm's but you may need to update your repo lists.

Just make sure you have repositories for contrib, main-release, main-updates and plf-nonfree, plf-free.

You can do all that from the software manager or via the command line (urpmi).

type: glxinfo It should confirm 3d rendering. If so type glxgears to see the cube in action and the frame rate.

Did you have to install dkms (dynamic kernel module service)? It is possible it was already installed for something else during the main install.

If everything is good, then install compiz-fusion and ccsm and emerald (theme manager)

This is normally taken care of when you use the 3d desktop settings wizard. You may or may not need xgl-server for x11 (xorg).

see how you go.

regards, Glenn
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Well there is something Very wrong now.... Every time i try to boot up, my monitor goes black....
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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"Well i downloaded the RPM and it asks me what to install with it:
Kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.22.12 or Kernel-desktop-devel-2.6.22.9

Which one shoul i choose?"

type uname -a, in a console to find out which kernel version you have installed, the dev package must match the installed kernel version.

compiz-fusion is beryl and compiz. It allows for compiz-fusion to use beryl themes and plugins.

Hope this helps. Glenn
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #7
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OK, that means something has changed, so we have progress.

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to get to a console login. or Ctrl+Alt+F2. login and type xorgconfig

Here you can change the x-settings and test. If all goes well you can reboot to your new desktop.

Make sure you test it.

I have not used ati graphics for a couple of years, and the settings are a bit different to nvidia.

The files affected are /etc/sysconfig/compositing_wm and /etc/x11/xorg.conf

these are some commands for when the ati (fglrx) driver is running,

fgl_glxgears fglrxconfig fglrxinfo.

We'll get it soon.

You may need to google(search) fglrx mandriva 2008 black-screen.

If you get to the gui login screen, make sure the default window manager is set to kde, or whatever you want, but not 3d-settings. As it is just a settings applet.

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Old 12-25-2007, 03:58 PM   #8
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Hmm after i got that problem with the black screen i reinstalled and i have the same thing now O_o (formatted EVERYTHING). So i tried fedora 7 and can't get the drivers working either.... there is something wrong here....
 
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Hi. Does the Mandy2008 One disk boot "live"? (without installation) Do you get a GUI desktop?

If so you may be able to glean some info from it's config files.

run lsmod to see the installed modules, do you see fglrx? ati?

try some of the commands from above posts to get info from the system. (there is probably a file missing from the install, and this might uncover it.)

Live boot the One disk from the dvd-drive, and if you're happy with the results, check out /etc/X11/xorg.conf
/etc/sysconfig/compositing-wm

copy these files to a flash/memory stick or a floppydisk. The after you install, copy the files to the desired directories and reboot.

If you get caught with an all black(or white) screen, ctrl+alt+backspace to get back to the login prompt. You may need to repeat that to shut the login gui too.

From here you can login as root and copy the files as mentioned. Then reboot.

Read more here.... http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Releases...river_packages

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Old 12-25-2007, 07:07 PM   #10
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Well my live-CD never boots....

Here is the problem http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-files-607728/

And now I'm Fedora because i can't get to Mandriva 2008... ;(

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:07 PM   #11
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Hope this helps...

After you copy files from the DVD (or the CDs), you will have the chance to adjust things -- graphical server, time zone, and so forth. I recommend that you do NOT start the X-window server at boot. There will be an option to do this at this stage of the install process.

Typing "startx" or "KDE" or something will start the graphical server. If the changes don't work, you can hit <CTRL> <ALT> <Backspace>. Years ago, it had to be the Control and Alt key on the left (not the right) but this may have changed. (I think GlennsPref maybe said this above).

When your confidence is better, it will be easier and you won't need to re-install. My first few weeks were really hard too. Hang in there.

Also, did you have to specify the capabilities of your monitor, or did Mandriva get this information from the hardware? This will affect what resolutions the driver can choose from.

It is nice to have an old tube-type monitor that can display extremely high refresh rates (up to 120/sec.) until you get things more "settled", then turn it down. Sadly, the old CRT monitors are dying out now.

Let us know what's happening. We'll try to help.


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I'm lost.

Good luck, Glenn
 
Old 12-25-2007, 10:07 PM   #13
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This is getting crazy so i'll just put this one problem at a time:

After a fresh installation of Mandriva 2008 screen is black.. (it worked when i first installed) The whole HDD was formatted and the Hardware configuration didn't change at all.

i'm trying the ctrl+alt+f2 and ctrl+alt+backspace but nothing happens...

This looks like a long night.

 
Old 12-25-2007, 10:46 PM   #14
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After you copy files from the DVD (or the CDs), you will have the chance to adjust things -- graphical server, time zone, and so forth. I recommend that you do NOT start the X-window server at boot. There will be an option to do this at this stage of the install process.

Typing "startx" or "KDE" or something will start the graphical server. If the changes don't work, you can hit <CTRL> <ALT> <Backspace>. Years ago, it had to be the Control and Alt key on the left (not the right) but this may have changed. (I think GlennsPref maybe said this above).
Ok i got to the log in screen (yay) but if i put in KDE the screen turns off. The settings were exactly as they supposed to be (:/ not a good sign)
 
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OK, that means something has changed, so we have progress.

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to get to a console login. or Ctrl+Alt+F2. login and type xorgconfig

Here you can change the x-settings and test. If all goes well you can reboot to your new desktop.

Make sure you test it.

This didn't help but i'm still trying different setting to find "the one")
 
  


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