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If this happens, check if the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains an entry like this one:
 
If this happens, check if the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains an entry like this one:
  
''':(II) fglrx(0): Cannot get EDID information for CRT1'''
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'''(II) fglrx(0): Cannot get EDID information for CRT1'''
  
 
...which may be followed later with:
 
...which may be followed later with:
  
''':(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 connected
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'''(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 connected
:(II) fglrx(0): Using user preference for initial modes
+
(II) fglrx(0): Using user preference for initial modes
:(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 using initial mode 1600x1200'''
+
(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 using initial mode 1600x1200'''
  
 
The reason for this behavior seems to be either a timing problem during Xorg initialization (EDID info for CRT-1 not received quickly enough) or a problem with a dcc probe itself.  
 
The reason for this behavior seems to be either a timing problem during Xorg initialization (EDID info for CRT-1 not received quickly enough) or a problem with a dcc probe itself.  
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To avoid confusion with the Xorg configuration, you may want to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and use the following command to have it generated (assuming 2 monitors per card):  
 
To avoid confusion with the Xorg configuration, you may want to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and use the following command to have it generated (assuming 2 monitors per card):  
  
''': prompt$ aticonfig --initial --adapter=all --heads=2'''
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'''  prompt$ aticonfig --initial --adapter=all --heads=2'''
  
 
This will create a complete and correct configuration file (you may want to change layout later) even if a VGA monitor is attached to the first card but that VGA monitor will not be recognized upon reboot.
 
This will create a complete and correct configuration file (you may want to change layout later) even if a VGA monitor is attached to the first card but that VGA monitor will not be recognized upon reboot.

Revision as of 17:50, 5 July 2013

0. about wait & sleep modes on catalyst-12.10 and kernel-3.2.0

Previous words are wrong , right way is to do "modprobe radeonfb" after pure instalation amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.run. It's blacklisted in

/etc/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf. Comment string with it and make a new file f.e. wait.conf with "options radeonfb" in it. And WAIT and SLEEP mode become work correctly. By the way , fglrx-driver_12-6+point-1_i386.deb from testing breaks Wait&Sleep modes. And at last , preventing editing page makes bad only for you and others , not me .

The page is protected for 1 more week. It was protected against spam. You can wait 1 week or request a user and edit the page at any time. The wiki tells you why and how long a page is protected, so you don't have to make such comments in the future. -Mooninite (talk) 15:04, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Did anyone _ever_ tried successfully to build a debian packet since about 2009??? I've used the --keep keyword of the installer and watched the code. This is ridiculous:

  1. Detect x* dir name corresponding to X_NAME
   case ${X_NAME} in
       woody|3.0) echo "Error: ${X_NAME} is no longer supported by this installer" ; exit 1 ;;
       etch|stable|4.0) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=etch;;
       lenny|testing) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=lenny;;
       sid|unstable) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=sid;;
       experimental) X_DIR=x710; X_NAME=experimental;;
       *) echo "Error: invalid package name passed to --buildpkg" ; exit 1 ;;
   esac


Besides the fact that lenny hasn't been testing for a long time now, there isn't a X_DIR "x710" in this whole packet thus you don't need to wonder about it is failing all the time with the error: "cp: cannot stat `/tmp/fglrx-install.1GJKvS/x710_64a/*': No such file or directory"

xserver 1.12.3-1

This was rumored to address the segfaults. Does anyone have experience with this version?

Jasmine Hassan: xserver-xorg-core 1.12.3.902-1 with fglrx-driver 12-6+point-1 works for me. Using Radeon HD 7670M, on Inspiron 15R 5520.

12.8 / 8.982

The build instructions for 12.8 are what would have worked in earlier versions. But 12.8 unzips to amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run so the build command should be reflecting this.

Problems with multiple cards and multiple monitors

When encountering problems under the following circumstances:

1. Multiple monitors on one card AND a monitor attached to VGA port. 2. More than one card.

...you may encounter problems that the resolution of the first monitor on the first card (usually identified as "CRT-1") may (a) not be recognized by manufacturer/model and instead the "Default Monitor" setting be used, and (b) therefore the resolution be set to a different resolution (e.g. 1600x1200) no matter what the xorg.conf file says.

If this happens, check if the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains an entry like this one:

(II) fglrx(0): Cannot get EDID information for CRT1

...which may be followed later with:

(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 connected (II) fglrx(0): Using user preference for initial modes (II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 using initial mode 1600x1200

The reason for this behavior seems to be either a timing problem during Xorg initialization (EDID info for CRT-1 not received quickly enough) or a problem with a dcc probe itself.

A possible work-around is to not use the VGA connector (CRT-1) on the first card at all and use only the DVI and HDMI port (possibly with a HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable) and the problem disappears immediately (monitor gets recognized immediately and correct resolution is being used).

To avoid confusion with the Xorg configuration, you may want to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and use the following command to have it generated (assuming 2 monitors per card):

prompt$ aticonfig --initial --adapter=all --heads=2

This will create a complete and correct configuration file (you may want to change layout later) even if a VGA monitor is attached to the first card but that VGA monitor will not be recognized upon reboot.