extra302 adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 22 Aug 2009 19:36 to write:
> I still can’t get it to work. I got some new info that perhaps is
> interesting solving this issue:
> I see that below driver is installed (strange I have a radeon HD3200):
> - xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd - Driver for AMD GPG (ATI) r5xx/r6xx
> When trying to run SAX2 (it doesn’t matter what extensions I use) I get
> below message:
> - your current configuration will not be read in
> After that, it SAX2 stops (CTRL Z to go back to the prompt).
> I deinstalled compiz, beryl and fusion. Then I get the message in
> Configure desktop > desktop >
> - Compositing is not supported on your system.
> Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available.
> Here below is my xorg.conf
After reading your post again I realise you are saying you installed the
radeonhd driver but your xorg is trying to load a non existent fglrx driver.
You must choose which one you want you can either do it the hard way and
install the ATI drivers from ATI and then use the fglrx, and DO NOT use sax2
follow the instruction from the ATI site to get it up and running especially
the one about using aticonfig --initial to configure your xorg.conf
Or you can use the open source radeonhd driver which is fine for normal use
but is still not capable of giving full OpenGL functionality.
If you go the ATI way you will need a default xorg.conf you can get one by
running ( as root in runlevel 3 ):
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
Note that 0 is a zero not an “oh”.
this will recreate a default xorg which you will be able to use to get a
desktop but will have no fancy stuff.
Then proceed to d/load the ATI`s for your card, nake a note of where you
saved them ( not on the desktop ) then logout when at the login screen
login as root
enter root password
Then in this order:
cd ( to wherever you put the drivers )
Then just follow the OK`s, do not let it go to the web to d/load anything as
there is nothing to d/load, let it compile a new kernel interface and if
needed let it install the 32bit compat libs, when all done and you are back
at the prompt as long as it has all gone with no errors you just type:
this will automagically edit your xorg.conf for you to use the fglrx
drivers, when that is finished just type:
and you should get to your login screen.
Now if all that has gone OK you will need to edit your xorg.conf to add the
section with the composite “on”* to the end of the xorg.conf and do not
forget the extra cr at the end.
- if you wish to put enable you may do instead of on but both work fine
there is no difference at all, as always in Unix/linux the idea is that less
is more so the fewer keystrokes the more productive you are.
That is why there is auto complete on the commandline, for instance when you
d to the directory that has the d/loaded ATIs if you just type:
and then pressed the Tab key it will autocomplete the rest of the command.
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