ATI Radeon help needed
Hi all! I have problem with my Ati Radeon 9250 128MB 128bit AGP 8x. I have Slackware 10.2 and i have 2 compiled kerlen - 2.4 and 2.6.15, i have no problem running linux on 2.4 but when i try 2.6 i get black screen. I've enabled everything about ATI in the kernel but still nothing and sice ati doesnt support Linux/which is odd :(/ i cannot find kompiled drivers for linux. i have a relatively old motherboard - Compaq and Intel 815 chipset.
10x in advance
try use attached this file ( or from http://xalx.go.ro/linuxkernelconfig.html )
it works for me (ATI 9200 - 128 MB, 128 bits) on Slack 10.1
you can compile kernel from kde using Konsole
download linux kelnel source archive
copy archive in /usr/src
unpack kernel source archive in /usr/src directory ( results /usr/src/linux-2.6.15 directory)
change directory in /usr/src ( # cd /usr/src )
save old symlink ( # mv linux linux.old)
create new symlink ( # ln -s linux-2.6.15 linux)
unzip and copy config file attcached in /usr/src
change directory to /usr/src/linux-2.6.15 ( # cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.15 )
# make mrproper
# make xconfig
use menu option to load config file from /usr/src
verify if everything is OK, modify /change only if you are sure that is correct what you do
finish and save configuration
# make clean
# make dep
# make bzImage
# make modules
copy kernel image to /boot
# cp arch/i386/boot/bzimage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15
copy System.map and .config to /boot
# cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.15
# cp .config /boot/Config-2.6.15
# make modules_install
create initial RAM disk ( I use raiserfs file system )
# mkinitrd -k 2.6.15 -o /boot/initrd-2.6.15.gz -m raiserfs:eepro100
modify /etc/lilo.conf to boot from second kernel, add this lines at end of /etc/lilo.conf
(replace xx with your booting device , like original kernel )
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15
root = /dev/hdxx
label = Slack-2.6.15
run lilo to applay change
That is all, I hope this will help you ...
ati does support linux just not as well as nvidia. You can find drivers here
the black screen might be from having framebuffer enabled try disabling that in the kernel.
ok 10x guys, i'll try and tell you the results.
the frame buffer is disabled, i patched my kernel to 188.8.131.52 /latest stable/ but i still get black screen on it, the 2.4 kernel is ok. Also i started X whith 2.6 and its ok, but whe i log out it is still black...
This happend when i removed my Nvidia card and put my Ati Radeon on. I removed the Nvidia drivers and installed the Ati drivers
I think can be a problem with your graphical desktop environment ...
You use KDE or Gnome ?
KDE 3.4.2 probably (default version for Slackware 10.2 )
try to force rebuild your user KDE profile (that means to regenerate directory /home/your_user/.kde, equivalent with first start of KDE ).
boot your linux in console only (run level 3)
login as user (you can do this for root later if it works)
simply rename the directory
#mv /home/your_user/.kde /home/your_user/.kde_old
and start x
I have Ati9600pro,and when I try to run X on Slackware 10.2,I get only black screen... I downloaded drivers from Ati support,but cannot run them,I type
'./ 'ati.run' and get message './: is not a directory'.
What can I do,how can I fix that problem? I want to use Slack,but cannot ever fix that.. :mrgreen:
paskul, is other problem then we try to solve in this thread,
for ATI drivers try to use a script from Italian Slackware Community
download script from : http://www.slacky.it/download/script/ati/driver.sh
the script make this operations for you :
- download drivers from ati ( driver file is fglrx-4.3.0-3.11.1.i386.rpm )
- conversion rpm -- > tgz
you need to do :
- download the script
- read it before do anything, and try to understand
- run it as root
if don't work from first try , run fglrxconfig and select the correct parameters (for the begining don't activate all exotic options ).