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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
 
 
excuse me, I am an absolute newby in Linux and Ubuntu.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
After installing in the text mode I followed the instructions on
 
 
 
[http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Hardy_Installation_Guide]
 
 
 
Method 1 ("the ubuntu way"), to be exact.
 
 
 
I logged into a terminal and typed
 
 
 
sudo apt-get update
 
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager
 
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
 
sudo depmod -a
 
 
 
During these commands, the computer had an internet connection and the message lines did not look like having failed.
 
 
 
Then I wanted to edit xorg.conf using
 
 
 
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
 
 
but that did not work, because a graphical mode is not available - the reason to do this all.
 
 
 
I found that there is another editor which works in the text mode so I typed:
 
 
 
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
 
 
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:
 
 
 
    Driver "fglrx"
 
 
 
I quit nano saving the modified xorg.conf.
 
 
 
Then I executed the command
 
 
 
sudo aticonfig --initial -f
 
 
 
which gave the message: Uninitialized file found, configuring Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
 
 
I do not know, if this indicates right or wrong!
 
 
 
Then I was not sure, if I should first reboot or do the test
 
 
 
fglrxinfo
 
 
 
so I did that first which yielded
 
 
 
Error: unable to display(null).
 
 
 
I concluded, that I should do the reboot. Doing so, Ubuntu did not enter a graphical mode.
 
 
 
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:
 
 
 
...
 
 
 
Section "Monitor"
 
  Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
 
  Option    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
 
  Option    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
 
  Option    "DPMS" "true"
 
EndSection
 
 
 
Section "Device"
 
  Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
 
  Driver    "fglrx"
 
EndSection
 
 
 
Section "Screen"
 
  Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
 
  Device    "aticonfig-Device[0]"
 
  Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
 
  DefaultDepth  24
 
  SubSection "Display"
 
      Viewport 0 0
 
      Depth  24
 
  EndSubSection
 
EndSection
 
 
 
 
 
Whad did I do wrong and how to proceed to get the graphical mode with this adapter running?
 
 
 
--[[User:Melolontha|Melolontha]] 18:58, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
 

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