Saturday, January 13, 2007

ATI Proprietary Driver in Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

To install the ATI Proprietary Driver, we will be using the guide from the Unofficial ATI Linux Driver Wiki. It has guides for two methods. The 1st method is the Ubuntu Way, using the Ubuntu Edgy Eft restricted repository to download the driver. The 2nd method has you download the newest driver from ATI. The newest driver is your best best. I couldn't write a better howto guide myself.
USE METHOD TWO FOR BEST RESULTS

The Unofficial ATI Linux Driver Wiki

This not only works for the Dell Inspiron 1501 but any computer running Ubuntu 6.10 with an ATI card, like the X1600 or the X1150. Enjoy.

Verifying Proper Installation

fglrxinfo
You should see this:
red@red-laptop:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON XPRESS Series
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6334 (8.34.8)

Next Up: Getting the Xbox360 controller working on Ubuntu or any Debian based installs. Also "should" work on the PS3 with a Debian type install. Can't test because I don't own a PS3.

2 comments:

MeT-Xito said...

Hi my name is Cristian, I am from Chile..

I need help..

I speak little English...

I have a Inspiron 1501 with Ati radeon Xpress 1150 (x200 chipset) and i can't install this card in my ubuntu edgy..

I show the Error in the Xorg.log:
metx@metx-laptop:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
metx@metx-laptop:~$




I show the warning in the Xorg.log:
metx@metx-laptop:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep WW
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi" does not exist.
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType".
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
(WW) fglrx(0): ***********************************************
(WW) fglrx(0): * DRI initialization failed! *
(WW) fglrx(0): * (maybe driver kernel module missing or bad) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * 2D acceleraton available (MMIO) *
(WW) fglrx(0): * no 3D acceleration available *
(WW) fglrx(0): ********************************************* *
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "VendorName" is not used
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "ModelName" is not used



and last... this is my xorg.conf section device :
Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver "fglrx"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection


please help me....

Techzilla said...

I had to install FGLRX from the installer on the ati website.

so download the linux driver (for your arch......which should always be mentioned during a help request)

make sure to read the install guide on the site! I always generate packages....they did not work for me this time, so i just had the installer do it's thing.

make sure to run

"aticonfig --initial" OR
edit the /etc/xorg.conf

After which you need to compile the acceleration kernel module via
"module assistant" (much easier then it seems)

and that should be it, BTW im running Fiesty Fawn; arch x86_64