[ubuntu-uk] ATI X700 status "not in use".
eric1.meijer at prorail.nl
Fri Jan 25 07:28:05 GMT 2008
Thanks for your nice suggestion. However I've already tried to get my Ubuntu
installed with the X86 CD and that one switched my screen to black as well.
The only thing left is that I didn't realize the complete X86 installation
with an alternative CD. Regarding the problem with the normal X86 I'm not
convinced that your suggestion will sove my problem. Still I'll will keep it
in mind as a final option worth trying.
Stuart Bird wrote:
> Just a couple of thoughts that may help you out.
> I would seriously consider trying the 32 bit installation. It will work
> well with the 64 bit chip but you won't (or shouldn't ) experience as many
> driver issues. Bear in mind that 64 bit support, even in the MS world is
> still on the ropey side so even the major manufacturers (such as ATI and
> NVIDIA) are still very much playing catch up on the linux side. It may be
> worth a go before you spend your hard earned on a new card.
> In the main I have had more success with NVIDIA cards under linux than I
> have ATI, however my Dell laptop has an Radeon 9800m in it and that works
> great with the commercial drivers installed on Ubnuntu 7.10. A couple of
> mouse clicks and I was away. That having been said, if I were looking to
> for a replacement card I would probably go for NVIDIA as it's my
> perception that the linux support is better.
> For the price of a DVD and some bandwidth I would try the 32 bit route
> first although someone on here may be able different.
> Hope that helps a bit.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: EricM <eric1.meijer at prorail.nl>
> To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> Sent: Thursday, 24 January, 2008 12:18:52 PM
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] ATI X700 status "not in use".
> I'm new to Ubuntu and at the moment I'm dealing with major problems due
> to an
> ATI X700 series Graphics card.
> At first I encountered problems with the default installation CD. (AMD
> screen went black after starting CD. Finally I managed the install with
> "alternate install cd". (AMD 64)
> However default booting the Linux system resulted in black screen.
> So, booted in recovery mode (which is runlevel 1)
> After manually adding Driver "vesa" in the section "Device" of the
> file I managed to run the graphics mode after entering: sudo
> Still in this stage the default bootup resulted in a black screen.
> With the restricted drivers manager I installed the graphics driver for
> ATI. The installation itself went fine: "Succesfully applied all
> Default bootup was still not succesfull.
> From recovery mode booting and starting graphics mode, the restricted
> drivers manager showed for this driver a status "not in use".
> Opened a terminal in graphics mode and proceeded method 1 according to
> Manually checked / added the final changes in the xorg.conf file to
> correct settings.
> Default booting resulted in switching my screen to sleepmode.
> Recovery booting followed by graphics mode resulted in a dark grey
> the fglrxinfo showed an Error: unable to open display :0 (f.y.i:
> this from the commandprompt in textmode)
> As I switch Runlevel with "telinit <Run Level Number>" using runlevel 3
> noticed some text scrolling over my screen (to quick to read), and
> ending up with a dark grey graphics screen again. Now Runlevel 3 in
> seems the same as runlevel 5 (graphics mode multiuser), so this problem
> sense to me.
> Unless anybody has some other suggestion worth trying, I'm planning to
> me an MSI NVidia 7300GT or an MSI NVidia 7300LE hoping one of these
> properly work....
> However, in present state suggestions are more than welcome!
> Thanks in advance.
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