startx and AMD ATI m98L [Mobility Radeon HD 4850 imac] issues
paxsonsa at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 23:40:32 UTC 2012
On 2012-08-23, at 16:28, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 August 2012 00:25, Andrew PAxson <paxsonsa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 23 August 2012 23:29, Andrew PAxson <paxsonsa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hey Liam,
>>>> Thanks for your response!
>>>> First Answer:
>>>> Why I can't install you using the LiveCD?
>>>> Problem is when I use the LiveCD (or USB) somewhere in the Disc it tells
>>>> to switch to the display port output. I think it has to do with the way
>>>> Apple connect or labels the Main Screen and Display Port. Unforntunately
>>>> do not have a second monitor to check this but there is a bug report
>>>> been release
>>>> the bug is for imac i5 but I dont whether its an i5 or i7 makes a
>>>> difference. Seems to be a specific era of imacs too mostly late 2008 to
>>>> 2010 that are effected.
>>> Ah, okay. That's a pain but fair enough.
>>>> As for the Second half! Lol I think you miss understood. I am using the
>>>> Alternate CD to install a OCmmand-Line System. Its the full ubuntu
>>>> the ubuntu desktop. So all I have to do is (in theory) is
>>>> [code] sudo apt-get install build-essential ubuntu-desktop
>>>> python-essential-properties [code]
>>> No, that's not how it works. I am afraid that you are the one that
>>> does not understand.
>>> The official Alternate CD does not install a command-line only system.
>>> It installs a normal, full, graphical system.
>>> The Server CD installs a command-line-only system.
>>> Also, please bottom-quote on this list. Your reply goes /underneath/
>>> the quote text, not above.
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>> Hey Liam Sorry I typed the last email on my phone and it didn't it
>> automatically types the process above. Sorry about that.
>> But I guess I did miss understand. So What I have done is this I read
>> through the bug report and your email. I have erased my partition of 12.04
>> and decided to step back. I am currently installing 10.04 LTS from the
>> alternate CD using the text based installer. After it finishes I am going to
>> reboot and at the Grub menu choose recovery mode and hit 'e' and replace '
>> quiet splash' with 'radeon-modeset=0 nomodeset' From what I am understanding
>> about the bug is that Apple labels their ports differently and because apple
>> does't release configuration plans of their hardware its hard to determine
>> what needs to be changed in the kernel. Here's what I am going to try and
>> do. First get into the desktop enviroment via the recovery mode and using
>> nomodeset in grub. Then install the proprietary drivers. Reboot and boot
>> normally and see if it doesn't work still. If it does great goog night if
>> not I am going to try and update the kernel. I don't believe this is a
>> driver issue as much as a kernel issue but I am also very new to the linux
>> monolithic kernel and linux in general. Point is i need my graphics card and
>> more importantly desktop to work at top knotch and there has to be a way.
>> There is always a way in Linux. Lemme know if you have any ideas!
>> paxsonsa at gmail.com
>> 3D95Andrew at vfs.com
> OK, no worries. I prefer to keep it on the list, though, if that's OK
> with you - not from any privacy thing, but if there is stuff that I
> miss or that I get plain wrong, others can leap in and correct me. :¬)
> Is that OK with you? If so, I'll reply there.
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Oh yea that's fine with me I actually forgot to add them in. So yes feel free to keep it on the list
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