Talk:Ubuntu Gutsy Installation Guide

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Need update the topic to Catalyst 7.11

Can anyone update the installation method 2 to AMD Catalyst 7.11? The procedure is the same or not? Has hanyone tested it?

Updated some information only applicable for Gutsy

I've updated some minor details about the fglrx-installation in Gutsy:

  • By default, Gutsy (and Feisty too) now have Universe and Multiverse enabled
  • The fglrx-version in Gutsy's linux-restricted-modules is 8.37.6 and not 8.28.8

Jealma 04:35, 19 October 2007 (CDT)

libGL error

  • fglrxinfo gives: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file.
  • Fixed with command:
sudo ln /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1

installation hint

I followed this guide and fglrxinfo yielded the desired output.

But then I still got the following problems:

  • crash/restart of X when trying to run glxgears
  • crash/restart of X when trying to watch mythtv recording
  • visual artefacts from window creation

The cause I assumed in that:

glxinfo | grep direct

did not yield 'yes' but 'no' and 'Mesa Indirect'

Long search, quick solution:

sudo apt-get remove xserver-xgl

Note: I don't really know what this actually does in the context of a desired installation, so try at your own risk. I assume this being installed from my earlier Feisty installation where I tried out compiz and AIGLX was not supported by the driver.

After removing the xserver-xgl package, all problems described above vanished.

Maybe someone with more detailed knowledge might find it useful to add a paragraph to the page.

Comment: I had a lot of trouble until I found your solution. Removing xserver-xgl made most of the graphical artifacts disappear (I still have some black bars in the bottom right corner of one screen), and made my dual screen setup work again. Should this be in the general guide?

Comment: I was seeing some very similar behavior after following this tutorial. glxgears would cause gdm to crash and the artifacts were left on the screen. The system would also be dog slow, moving windows was very laggy. Removing xserver-xgl did the trick for me!

still Mesa

Hi,

I never had problems until Gutsy & 7.11 came:

(bmhm@Sentinux)[~] $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep "(WW)"
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) Including the default font path  /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,/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): ********************************************* *

and

(bmhm@Sentinux)[~] $  cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep "(EE)"
(EE) fglrx(0): [pcie] Failed to gather memory of size 262144Kb for PCIe. Error (-1000)
(EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized. 
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable

Any Ideas? It did work before!! Help!! --212.62.64.34 14:08, 22 November 2007 (CST)