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#1 2012-08-03 15:59:03

nonvolatile
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Registered: 2012-06-29
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AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

I could use a little help and a hint in the right direction with my AMD HD graphic cards.
Id like to use Waldorf with fglrx, but Wheezy doesnt work with fglrx because the current xserver doesnt afaik. What do you recommend?
-Use Waldorf with fglrx with a fugly but stable hack (is there one?)
-Downgrade xserver (how?)
-Give radeon another try (then please tell me - how the heck do I get my two AMD graphic cards to work as a triple or quad head?! randr doesnt even see the cards and outputs, and xorg.conf hates me)
-Wait until fglrx works with Wheezy again (when?)
-Other solutions?
My primary goal is a stable multiple monitor Waldorf system.
I know Im asking many questions - Im not just lazy but just spent too many hours trying stuff and frustrated that windows is my only working system right now... Thanks in advance!

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#2 2012-08-03 17:53:37

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,427

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

First, I am not the right guy for this stuff but I have some ideas.

What about the smxi scripts?
We have also a nice how-to from one of the AMD gurus.

That's it so far from me.

Last edited by ivanovnegro (2012-08-03 17:54:04)

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#3 2012-08-03 18:16:20

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

Wait until AMD supports the current Xserver, then use their driver. Provided you have a card higher than HD4xxx, as the lower versions are not supported anymore. Otherwise, install Ubuntu and use the repo driver.

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#4 2012-08-03 18:25:02

pvsage
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Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 12,535

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

What El_K said; smxi support for ATi/AMD Radeon HD4xxx was killed June 30.  You can try one of the earlier drivers - I had to go with the earliest option a month ago - but frankly, if you don't really need the proprietary driver, I'd go with the open source one.  I went back to the open source driver after just a few days with the one from smxi.


I'm a moderator here.  How are we doing?  Feedback is encouraged.

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#5 2012-08-03 18:26:18

nonvolatile
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Registered: 2012-06-29
Posts: 12

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

el_koraco wrote:

Wait until AMD supports the current Xserver, then use their driver. Provided you have a card higher than HD4xxx, as the lower versions are not supported anymore. Otherwise, install Ubuntu and use the repo driver.

I was hoping you would not say this - one card is a HD2600Pro, the other one is a HD 7700 OC or so...
Is it safe to assume that my only option now is the free driver?
Ewbuntu is a nogo big_smile

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#6 2012-08-04 01:08:51

el_koraco
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Registered: 2011-07-25
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Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

nonvolatile wrote:

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I was hoping you would not say this - one card is a HD2600Pro, the other one is a HD 7700 OC or so...

Is this an APU or your regular hybrid solution? How old is the laptop?

Hell, run

lspci -knn

and post output here.

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#7 2012-08-04 09:04:05

nonvolatile
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Registered: 2012-06-29
Posts: 12

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

el_koraco wrote:
nonvolatile wrote:

[

I was hoping you would not say this - one card is a HD2600Pro, the other one is a HD 7700 OC or so...

Is this an APU or your regular hybrid solution? How old is the laptop?

Hell, run

lspci -knn

and post output here.

Laptop? Its my desktop, self built, fast as hell tongue Ill post lspci later...

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#8 2012-08-04 16:15:26

nonvolatile
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Registered: 2012-06-29
Posts: 12

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

david@tower:~$ lspci | grep -i 'vga'
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 683d

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#9 2012-08-04 17:18:58

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

nonvolatile wrote:

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 683d

This one will work, the other one won't. I'm not sure what your setup is, but if you can select this card only in the firmware or so, you will be able to use Catalyst (but you'll also need at least the 3.4 kernel - liquorix and siduction have them).

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#10 2012-08-04 17:38:17

nonvolatile
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Registered: 2012-06-29
Posts: 12

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

nonvolatile wrote:

-Give radeon another try (then please tell me - how the heck do I get my two AMD graphic cards to work as a triple or quad head?! randr doesnt even see the cards and outputs, and xorg.conf hates me)

el_koraco wrote:
nonvolatile wrote:

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 683d

This one will work, the other one won't. I'm not sure what your setup is, but if you can select this card only in the firmware or so, you will be able to use Catalyst (but you'll also need at least the 3.4 kernel - liquorix and siduction have them).

Triple head requires both cards to be used... So again: If I dont want to wait, radeon is the way to go?

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#11 2012-08-04 17:43:21

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: AMD graphic cards, wheezy, fglrx?

nonvolatile wrote:

Triple head requires both cards to be used... So again: If I dont want to wait, radeon is the way to go?


yes

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