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Ubuntu Natty Installation Guide

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= Issues = == Build Fails and Log Shows "mixed implicit and normal rules. Stop." == If the installation fails and you find the above message in /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.841/build/make.log, it may be because youHey! I're using a pentium-build wrapper around gcc. See what the following ls command returns: $ ls -la /usr/bin/gccIf m sure it shows that gcc is a link to builder-cc, temporarily redirect the link to point to the real gcc (gcc-4.5 in Ubuntu Natty). This should allow you to install fglrx: $ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/gcc-4.5 /usr/bin/gccWhen you're finished installing the driver, return the gcc link to its original value: $ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/builder-cc /usr/bin/gccLaunchpad link for this bug: == "Errors were encountered while processing: fglrx-amdcccle" (on 64-bit systems) ==Most likely, you probably did not have the "ia32-libs" package installed beforehand. If you have a 64 bit install, the above dpkg command may complain that "Errors were encountered while processing: fglrx-amdcccle". This is because of a dependency of the amdccle package on 32 bit libraries. If you receive this error, use the following command, which will force the installation of all of the 32 bit dependencies, and then the amdcccle package:  $ sudo apt-get -f install Catalyst {{Template:Catalystversion}} on 64-bit systems may require the ''--force-overwrite'' command in the above ''dpkg'' command: $ sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite fglrx*.deb == Problems Starting Xserver == If you get a black screen hang, the first thing to check is if xorg.conf is the problem. You can disable the xorg.conf with: $ sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.disabled Reboot and check to see if things work now. You can reinstate the file with: $ sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.disabled /etc/X11/xorg.conf Before tweaking ACPI settings, try ensuring /dev/null is chmodded to 0666. This intermittently changes when using the nano (and possibly other) editors with sudo and the group/world permissions are unset. This leads to the ATI drivers hanging on boot or otherwise. A quick and dirty init script saved as /etc/init/chmodnull does the trick for me -  $ start on filesystem $ $ script $ chmod 0666 /dev/null $ chmod 0666 /lib/udev/devices/null $ end script This has been tested using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit on a ATI Radeon HD 4830 (HP Envy 15-1060ea). It's worth noting that kinda off topic but I had to disable TLS (amdconfig --tls=0) to get things to stay stable! If you've properly installed the driver, but experience problems when starting the X server, such as hanging, black/white/gray screen, distortion, etc., your system BIOS may have a buggy ACPI implementation. To work around, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a terminal (or failing that, boot to recovery mode) and run: $ sudo amdconfig --acpi-services=offIf this method works, you should consider checking your system vendord figured I's BIOS changelogs for relevant ACPI fixes, updating your BIOS, and reenabling the driver's ACPI services. == Slow Maximizing Windows/General 2D Slowness ==As of Catalyst 10-6, a new, faster 2D acceleration method is used as the default, replacing the old XAA methodd ask. If Are you're not running compositing/desktop effects, and are having problems with 2D operations, you may want to fall back to the old XAA. This command will do that: $ sudo amdconfig --set-pcs-str=DDX,ForceXAA,TRUE In the last case (at least) it is essential to run it without the Xorg server working. To do so, press CTRL+ALT+F1, log in sireous about trading links and type the following (this will close all your programs so save your work before): $ sudo service gdm stop $ sudo amdconfig --set-pcs-str=DDX,ForceXAA,TRUE $ sudo service gdm start == Unsupported Hardware Watermark ==This can happen if your card's PCI ID wasn't officially certified to work with a particular version of Catalyst. It does not necessarily mean that your card is unsupported, but it does mean that you shouldn't file bugs with that particular card/driver combination. If you installed the driver by downloading it from AMD/ATI, installing also guest authoring a newer version of Catalyst will probably help.  If you installed the proprietary driver included with Ubuntu blog article or you do not want to upgrade to a newer version, it may be possible to work around the issue by using a control file from a newer version of Catalyst than the one you're running. $ cd ~/; mkdir catalyst{{Catalystversion}}; cd catalyst{{Catalystversion}}/ $ wget <nowiki></nowiki>{{Catalystdashversion}} $ chmod +x amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystdashversion}} $ sh amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystdashversion}} --extract driver $ sudo mv /etc/ati/control ~/control.bak $ sudo cp driver/common/etc/ati/control /etc/ati == Hang at logout == If you experience hangs when logging out (of X) it is probably due to the /etc/ati/ script looking for X authorization files in the wrong place when it starts up. You can kill the hanging processes from versa? My website goes over a console tty to allow the shutdown lot of the X server. Before the following commands verify that /etc/ati/ exists after build same topics as yours and install, if not just do: (assuming that the installer is in the directory we used to install)  $ cd ~/catalyst{{Catalystversion}} $ sh amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystversion}} --extract driver $ sudo cp driver/packages/Ubuntu/dists/lucid/replacements/ /etc/ati/ $ sudo chmod +x /etc/ati/ This problem can be fixed permanently with:  $ sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/xdm/authdir $ sudo ln -s /var/run/xauth /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles If that doesn't work then i feel you can disable atieventsd with this command:  $ sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f atieventsd remove You'll have to restart for this to take effect. == Suspend/Hibernation == Suspend hibernation '''works''' with easliy greatly reap the latest driverbenefits of oneFor Radeon 3200, to wake up from suspend, I had to add the following lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:(This settings is not good option, if you are using compiz-fusion or any other transparency-based thingie. Not working for HD 3850) <pre>Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable"EndSection Section "ServerFlags" Option "AIGLX" "off" EndSection</pre> Another way to get it working is to do enable Composite, but when you want to suspend simply disable Compiz Fusion. How would you do that? Easy! Install the fusion-icon package (in repos by default):  $ sudo apt-get install fusion-icon After you In addition have done that, launch it (Applications > System > Compiz Fusion Icon) and it appears in your notification area. To switch, simply right-mouse click on the icon and select Metacity. Your desktop will flicker and windows will dissapear, but after a while they appear again. Now try to suspend. When you wake up again, you can (hopefully) unlock your screen and there you go! Now you want Compiz back again, so right-mouse-click on the Compiz Fusion Icon and select Compiz again. Desktop flickering again, but then voila! Your Compiz Fusion Desktop is back again! (At least, that is how it is supposed to work) KNOWN PROBLEM: When you switch back, all your windows are on the same desktop. This happens because you switched to metacity. Hopefully this helped some people, as it did for me!Solution posted by == Can't remove fglrx with dpkg (diversion issue) == If dpkg refuses to remove an fglrx package and complains about a diversion of a file, you might need to manually remove it. For example, if dpkg complains:<pre>dpkg-divert: mismatch on divert-to when removing `diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/share/fglrx/diversions/ by xorg-driver-fglrx' found `diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/fglrx/ by xorg-driver-fglrx'</pre>then: $ sudo dpkg-divert --remove /usr/lib/ == This module/version combo is already installed == If you get this error-message, simply uninstall the previous version before installing the new one with: $ sudo dkms remove -m fglrx --all == New kernel installed? ==In theory, DKMS should automatically install the fglrx kernel module for your new kernel the first time you boot it. Should you need to manually install it: $ sudo dkms build -m fglrx -k `uname -r` $ sudo dkms install -m fglrx -k `uname -r` if amdcccle doesn't work and says Identifier is not a valid word. Use lower case letter in xorg.conf[[Category:Installation Documentation]] == amdconfig not found after installation & "module does not exist" after boot ==This scenario is possible when the driver installation has seemingly succeeded and is possibly related to previous use of fglrx through the Jockey (i.e. you first used drivers provided by Ubuntu but then upgraded to ones available from AMD's website). When doing amdconfig --initial after driver installation, you might end up not having the amdconfig available at all:<pre>amdconfig: command not found</pre>After booting you might receive X error '(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)'. These interest do not necessarily indicate that the installation has failed completely. On command line, do $ ls /usr/lib/fglrx/binand see if the command lists shoot me some Ati related programstext. If they are listed but not found I count on hearing from /usr/bin, it is possible that the "update-alternatives" fglrx .deb installation does has been ignored. See man update-alternatives for more information about the concept and workings of alternatives. In practice, update-alternatives is supposed to create several symbolic links to the files in the fglrx directory, but it will be ignored if the alternatives for the very related gl_conf entry has been set to manual. Do $ update-alternatives --get-selections | grep gl_confand see if the mode is manual instead of auto and if mesa is mentioned instead of fglrx in the path that is printed. In this case you need to $ sudo update-alternatives --set gl_conf /usr/lib/fglrx/ set fglrx as the active alternative. You can alternatively (no pun intended) and additionally change the gl_conf into automatic mode before the installation this way: $ sudo update-alternatives --auto gl_confAfter that, the alternatives should automatically be configured correctly when the graphics driver .debs are installed. == "update-alternatives: error" during install ==During installation you may receive the following message:<pre>update-alternatives: error: unable to make /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ a symlink to /etc/alternatives/fglrx_drv: No such file or directory</pre>This can be easily solved by creating directory "drivers" under /usr/lib/xorg/modules/ $ sudo mkdir /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers   == 'Can't exec "debian/rules": Permission denied at /usr/bin/dpkg-buildpackage line 507.' during deb generation ==During installation you may receive the following message:<pre>Can't exec "debian/rules": Permission denied at /usr/bin/dpkg-buildpackage line 507.</pre>This can happen when your /tmp folder is mounted with the option "noexec". The noexec is suggested by many howtos regarding Ubuntu on SSD, when placing the /tmp in memory.A workaround can be found here: []! Fantastic blog furthermore!
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