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ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:56 am
by Tuchane
First of all, I would like to thank you for you amazing work! Viola is very good and Parsix Boss is excellent!
But unfortunately I ran into some problems and your help would be appreciated.
On one of my machines I managed to successfully install NVDIALinux x86_64-180.22 for NVDIA 8200 video card using your instructions. It works perfectly fine!
But I couldn't install ATI drivers 8.7, 8.10 and 8.12 on my other machine for radeon HD3870 video card. I tried installing the driver using 4 methods:
1) I tried to use synaptic for installing fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-parsix64-7 but I got an error message saying “the following packages have unresolvable dependancies” and “Depends: fglrx-driver (=1:8-7-3) but 1:8-12-4 is to be installed”. (This is what I have in my /etc/apt/sources.list :
# Debian Testing
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free

# Parsix
deb http://packages.parsix.org/official/ boss main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/official/ boss main contrib non-free
deb http://packages.parsix.org/continent viola main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/continent viola main contrib non-free


# Debian Multimedia
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main )

Then I tried 3 more methods:

2)Then I tried to use ati drivers downlowded from ati official website 8.7,8.10, 8.12 generated for Debian/testing.
3)I also tried to follow the instructions from here http://www.parsix.org/html/pnWikka-tag-AtiHowto.html.
4)And I also tried this command  aticonfig --initial --force taken from here: http://www.parsix.org/html/PNphpBB2-vie ... t-385.html

As a result of using the last 3 methods I mentioned I did install the driver but display redrawing became incredibly slow.
Is there a way to get around this problem?

If you don't mind I would also like to ask you for some advice about setting up accesspoint-router Asus 520 GU in Parsix Viola, because I didn't manage to get it to work in Viola using Network Configuration tool, while it works great in Boss. (I have Parsix Boss and Viola on the same computer)

Thank you very much in advance.
I am looking forward to your reply.

RE: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:40 am
by blix
Your sources.list is strange. You got repositories of both Viola and Boss altogether. Comment out one of them.
And in case of Asus 520 GU, it might have a web interface with an invalid IP like 192.168.0.1. check it. If it doesn't work begin a new topic for this problem.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:43 am
by mandog
Regards your router the best place to go for info is http://portforward.com/routers.htm
If your router is listed you should find info.

Re: RE: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:29 pm
by Tuchane
Thank you very much for your reply!

I commented out Parsix Boss repositories and tried this command apt-get update && apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-glx fglrx-control fglrx-kernel-`uname -r`.
The driver is installed now and the resolution is correct. But still everything is working very slowly. Windows redraw very slowly, but video plays fine though.

RE: Re: RE: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:44 pm
by alan
OK,

I fixed the ATI driver problem, you can install it from repository now.

Alan

Re: RE: Re: RE: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:49 pm
by Tuchane
Alan, thank you very much for your help!!

Unfortunately, the problem still persists.

I suspect I am making a silly mistake somewhere.

So, this is what my repository list looks like now:

# Debian Testing
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free

# Parsix Official
deb http://packages.parsix.org/official viola main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/official viola main contrib non-free

# Parsix Continent
deb http://packages.parsix.org/continent viola main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/continent viola main contrib non-free

# Security
# deb http://security.parsix.org viola main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://security.parsix.org viola main contrib non-free

# Debian Multimedia
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main

And this is how the command line i type into the terminal looks like:
apt-get update && apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-glx fglrx-control fglrx-kernel-2.6.24-parsix64-23

Maybe the name of the kernel I am using is wrong?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:16 am
by mandog
you had both Viola and Boss repro so one would assume that you a using the Boss kernal, so try swaping repros and reinstalling your drivers. Please note some ATI cards do not like open source drivers.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:42 am
by alan
Remove Viola lines, keep Boss lines, reset your package data files using:

# rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
# apt-get update


And go ahead.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:00 am
by Tuchane
Thank you!!
I tried that - kept Boss lines and did it all again. My screen went completely black after loading and I couldn't type in my username and password... As a result I bought nvidia - and it works great. :-)

Re: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:56 am
by bluebird5
If you don't mind I would also like to ask you for some advice about setting up accesspoint-router Asus 520 GU in Parsix Viola, because I didn't manage to get it to work in Viola using Network Configuration tool, while it works great in Boss. (I have Parsix Boss and Viola on the same computer Is there a way to get around this problem?

Re: ATI problem in Parsix Boss

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:12 pm
by alan
Have you ever tried to use a newer version of Parsix? :D