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==Installing Support for an ATI Graphics card did not work==
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Hello  It's been three months since the Hardy Heron was relaesed,   How are you feeling about it now?  Are you still using it, or were you just test-driving?Thanks
 
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excuse me, I am an absolute newby in Linux and Ubuntu.
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I have a PC with an ATI Fire GL2, which is an AGP graphics adapter. It is not recognized automaticallsy, so Ubuntu can not enter the graphical mode. Therefore I used the Alternate Installation CD, after the Live CD ended without graphics mode.
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After installing in the text mode I followed the instructions on
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[http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Hardy_Installation_Guide]
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Method 1 ("the ubuntu way"), to be exact.
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I logged into a terminal and typed
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager
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sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
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sudo depmod -a
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During these commands, the computer had an internet connection and the message lines did not look like having failed.
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Then I wanted to edit xorg.conf using
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sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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but that did not work, because a graphical mode is not available - the reason to do this all.
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I found that there is another editor which works in the text mode so I typed:
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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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I searched for a section "Device", below it was a line, that it is an autoconfigured device (I missed to note the exact line of the original xorg.conf). I left that line in the file and below it, I added:
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    Driver "fglrx"
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I quit nano saving the modified xorg.conf.
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Then I executed the command
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sudo aticonfig --initial -f
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which gave the message: Uninitialized file found, configuring Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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I do not know, if this indicates right or wrong!
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Then I was not sure, if I should first reboot or do the test
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fglrxinfo
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so I did that first which yielded
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Error: unable to display(null).
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I concluded, that I should do the reboot. Doing so, Ubuntu did not enter a graphical mode.
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I could just enter a terminal and check the fglrxinfo command again (giving the same sad result) and then I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Now it looked like this:
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Section "Monitor"
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  Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
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  Option    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
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  Option    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
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  Option    "DPMS" "true"
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EndSection
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Section "Device"
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  Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
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  Driver    "fglrx"
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EndSection
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Section "Screen"
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  Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
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  Device    "aticonfig-Device[0]"
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  Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
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  DefaultDepth  24
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  SubSection "Display"
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      Viewport 0 0
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      Depth  24
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  EndSubSection
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EndSection
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Whad did I do wrong and how to proceed to get the graphical mode with this adapter running?
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--[[User:Melolontha|Melolontha]] 18:58, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
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Revision as of 19:10, 10 December 2012

Hello It's been three months since the Hardy Heron was relaesed, How are you feeling about it now? Are you still using it, or were you just test-driving?Thanks