fglxr ATI video driver disables USB Keyboard - fix? ; gre
john_re at fastmail.us
Wed Apr 13 21:17:25 PDT 2011
AMD PhenomII quad core system,
ASUS mobo w/ ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics on mobo
KUbuntu 10.4, fully updated
dpkg -l | grep radeon
ii libdrm-radeon1 2.4.18-1ubuntu3
Userspace interface to radeon-specific kerne
ii radeontool 1.6.1-0ubuntu1
utility to control ATI Radeon backlight func
ii xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.13.0-1ubuntu5
X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display dri
System was basically fine, except that one program doing graphics would
put garbage on the screen, seemingly typical for the X.Org incomplete
ATI driver, as per stuff I'd read.
I downloaded & apt-installed from the console the fglrx package [the
driver from the hw manufacturer], (see apt-cache search radeon at end)
which proceeded to:
apt-get install fglrx
The following extra packages will be installed:
dkms fglrx-amdcccle linux-headers-2.6.32-30
The following NEW packages will be installed:
dkms fglrx fglrx-amdcccle linux-headers-2.6.32-30
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Unpacking dkms (from .../dkms_220.127.116.11-2fakesync1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package linux-headers-2.6.32-30.
Unpacking linux-headers-2.6.32-30 (from
Selecting previously deselected package linux-headers-2.6.32-30-generic.
Unpacking linux-headers-2.6.32-30-generic (from
Selecting previously deselected package linux-headers-generic.
Unpacking linux-headers-generic (from
Selecting previously deselected package fglrx.
Unpacking fglrx (from .../fglrx_2%3a8.723.1-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package fglrx-amdcccle.
Unpacking fglrx-amdcccle (from
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Setting up dkms (18.104.22.168-2fakesync1) ...
Setting up linux-headers-2.6.32-30 (2.6.32-30.59) ...
Setting up linux-headers-2.6.32-30-generic (2.6.32-30.59) ...
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/nvidia-common
Setting up linux-headers-generic (22.214.171.124.36) ...
Setting up fglrx (2:8.723.1-0ubuntu5) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf to provide
/etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf (gl_conf) in auto mode.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Loading new fglrx-8.723.1 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 2.6.32-30-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 2.6.32-30-generic
Upon reboot, the keyboard is inactive. Even pressing caps lock doesn't
cause the caps lock let to come on. So, I can't log in at the KUbuntu
Reboot into safe mode, try to determine anything unusual, & at some
point during some reboot, I saw some text mode messages about some USB
thing not being proper, or identified, etc.
I booted into safe mode root, & did:
apt-get remove fglxr
Now, It will boot up fine again, but with the same graphics sw problem.
So, was there more I was supposed to do?
Is that documented someplace?
Is this a known problem?
What's the fix?
[I sent this to Ubuntu-X list yesterday, got no reply yet.]
Any thoughts appreciated.
Also, I note in the Ubuntu-x team email list, the below message,
so is there more needed to install fglxr properly in 10.04 than merely
"apt-get install fglxr?":
Subject: [ubuntu-x] fglrx support in Natty
On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:44:52 +0200, "Alberto Milone"
<alberto.milone at canonical.com> said:
> A new fglrx driver (2:8.840-0ubuntu1) is now available in Natty and it
> finally works with the new xserver. There are still a few issues whose
> fixes should land after Beta 1 is released:
> In the meantime, if you wish to install the new fglrx driver, you can do
> it manually by following these commands:
> sudo apt-get install fglrx
> sudo update-alternatives --config gl_conf (and select the line with
> sudo update-initramfs -u
> and finally reboot.
> No xorg.conf is required as the driver will be automatically loaded.
> Note: despite what the relevant article from Phoronix claims, the driver
> doesn't support AMD's PowerXpress.
apt-cache search radeon | sort
fglrx-amdcccle - Catalyst Control Center for the ATI graphics
fglrx-dev - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators (devel files)
fglrx - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
libdrm-radeon1-dbg - Userspace interface to radeon-specific kernel DRM
services -- debugging symbols
libdrm-radeon1 - Userspace interface to radeon-specific kernel DRM
services -- runtime
mplayer-gui - movie player for Unix-like systems
mplayer - movie player for Unix-like systems
radeontool - utility to control ATI Radeon backlight functions on
rovclock - utility to control frequency rates of your Radeon card
xserver-xorg-video-ati-dbg - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver
wrapper (debugging symbols)
xserver-xorg-video-ati - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver
xserver-xorg-video-radeon-dbg - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display
driver (debugging symbols)
xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd-dbg - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx
xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx
xserver-xorg-video-radeon - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display
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