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    Exclamation HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    I added the Repo for ATI and continued on to install a few other pieces of software. I missed the driver and kernel module slipping into the install job.

    To make a long story some what shorter I now have an expensive brick if I want to run in anything but safe mode.

    I have followed several howto's, nothing has worked, all I want to do is remove the ATI driver and activate the open source radeon driver.

    Uninstalling and removing the ATI Catalyst driver had failed to do this however.

    System Spec:
    DV6 2043
    CPU: AMD X2 M500
    Ram: 4GB
    Video: 128MB Dedicated Radeon HD4200

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Does any one know a way to restore the Open source driver to full uses?

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Quote Originally Posted by magabooks View Post
    Does any one know a way to restore the Open source driver to full uses?
    Depends on how you installed the proprietary driver.

    What is the output of:
    Code:
    rpm -qa '*fglrx*'

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    Post Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Here is the output of the command
    Code:
    fglrx_7_5_0SUSE113-9.&53-1.i386

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    I have tried both methods, which means I have complicated the removal process. I just want to get the system up and running, so is there a sure fired way to basically start fresh other than reinstalling?

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Quote Originally Posted by magabooks View Post
    Here is the output of the command
    Code:
    fglrx_7_5_0SUSE113-9.&53-1.i386
    Remove this rpm.

    ie
    Code:
    rpm -e fglrx_7_5_0SUSE113-9.&53-1.i386

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Error after removal:

    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.24015


    X.Org X Server 1.8.0
    Release Date: 2010-04-02
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    Current Operating System: Linux linux-50fa 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 i686
    Kernel command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS725032A9A364_091106PC6300VKG1Y2BA-part8 apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x317
    Build Date: 19 August 2010 02:31:09PM

    Current version of pixman: 0.18.2
    Before reporting problems, check X.Org Wiki - Home
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 23 20:14:01 2010
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE) No drivers available.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at X.Org Wiki - Home
    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

    giving up.
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server

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    Default Steps that Fixed it for me

    Step one thanks to oldcpu.

    Code:
    rpm -e fglrx_7_5_0SUSE113-9.&53-1.i386
    Step two removed these files so the system could recreate the xorg.conf.
    Code:
    rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    Second files location /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/"
    Code:
    rm xorg.conf.fglrx-postun
    Thats what worked for me.

    --------------------------------------------------------
    Steps that didn't work by themselves
    - Using the ati uninstall.sh
    - Un-installing the driver using Software management
    - Also tried allot of other combinations with my linux mates, things involving depmod, modprobe, etc
    - keeping it simple worked this time, thanks again oldcpu

    Posted that last on my mates system and it seems I used his logged in account.

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    Default Re: HP DV6 11.3 Crash after Catalyst install

    Quote Originally Posted by J100 View Post
    Error after removal:
    J100 ??? Where did you come from ??

    ... similar problem ?

    Please look at post#8 of megabooks!

    Good luck.

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