ATI x1700 are not working with 9.04

Bug #365906 reported by .Ru on 2009-04-24
This bug affects 1 person
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fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrade to Jaunty X server refused to start.

It shows blur screen. When i press Alt+Ctrl+F1-F8 - it's seems that screen are changed but it shows wrong thing - it is not terminal.
Looks like driver switches video card to wrong mode and do not want to set it correctly.

Using of recovery X-server (from recovery console) do not help.

Hard- and soft- ware: ATI radeon x1700, Ubuntu 9.04 release, fglrx driver.

What can i do for fixing Ubuntu?

affects: ubuntu → fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hi vodarus,

Please attach the output of `lspci -vvnn`, and attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log (and maybe Xorg.0.log.old) file from after reproducing this issue. If you've made any customizations to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf please attach that as well.

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tags: added: needs-xorglog
tags: added: needs-lspci-vvnn
Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
aya (aya-mega-anime) wrote :

But as far as I know ATI dropped support for x1*** cards and you cannot use fglrx driver. I have x1600, and I have the same problem.

I did a completely fresh install of 9.04 and there is nothing coming up in the Hardware Drivers but in 8.10 it used to find that there is a proprietary driver available for my card.

Just out of curiosity I installed xorg-driver-fglrx and got exactly the same problems as you describe.

So, I think to make your X work you need to use an opensource driver and install xserver-xorg-video-radeon package. Then copy your from backup (nothing should say 'fglrx' there), reboot and you should be fine.

Bryce, here you have my lspci if it helps.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Yes, aya's right, AMD no longer supports this chip with -fglrx. Fortunately the open source driver should support it well enough.

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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