It is a fresh installation. I just installed catalyst using pacman -S catalyst-dkms catalyst-utils and everything seems fine.
When I want to do "aticonfig --initial" it says:
Found fglrx primary device section
PowerXpress error: Cannot stat '/usr/lib64/fglrx': no such file or directory
Failed to initialize libglx for discrete GPU
The computer is a laptop dell inspiron 15r. The graphic card is ATI HD7700M
run as root
or try catalyst catalyst-utils (the new pkg gives me blank screen /w working keyboard after terminating x) HD 6770
I run it as root. Same error
catalyst-utils is already installed
packer -S [bold]catalyst[/bold] catalyst-utils
And I meant
pacman -S xf86-video-ati
as an alternative
Last edited by ackt1c (2012-11-07 11:22:38)
packer doesnt exist in my computer. If you meant pacman, there is no package called catalyst. catalyst-utils is already installed but aticonfig is not working
catalyst exists in the AUR (Arch User Repositories) and you will need an AUR package manager such as packer or yaourt, and I just found a pacaur I might checkout.
I believe this is your problem
now it is installed, but it is not working, you can read the error log here http://ix.io/3kO
I have always run from clean setup
packer -S catalyst catalyst-utils aticonfig --initial
as root, and added nomodeset to my boot parameters...
even thought it might download a 100mb package twice it has always worked...
I've never seen catalyst-dkms and I'm not sure if you are on a laptop or what the gpu is.
Also remove xf86-video-intel
Maybe clean it up and reinstall (like the link is suggesting).
Last edited by ackt1c (2012-11-07 16:40:55)
Can you explain me how to add nomodeset?
/boot/grub/menu.1st [grub legacy]
following your root device description
root = /dev/sdX#
you'll see 'ro'
so it looks like this
root = /dev/sdX# ro nomodeset .....etc
the drivers should load x without this option anyway.
Last edited by ackt1c (2012-11-07 17:17:22)
what does this option mean?
by the way, thank you for all the help
It is what I read to do
nomodeset This is a kernel boot option that tells the kernel not to enable kernel mode setting (KMS). Video support is usually a combination of a drm kernel driver and a Xorg driver working together. KMS is used with Intel, Nouveau, and Radeon kernel modules. KMS is required for Intel and Nouveau, and optional for Radeon (although, with different features). If you want to use the vesa Xorg driver, and you have hardware that uses the Intel, Nouveau, or Radeon kernel modules, you may need to boot with nomodeset, or blacklist the matching module, or just delete the module. The modules will be found in /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/.
Last edited by ackt1c (2012-11-07 17:37:10)
should I have the intel driver also installed? otherwise in startx it fails because it cannot find it
whats your ~/.xinitrc look like
and laptop/gpu model
I do not have any xinitrc in the home of the basic user.
the laptop is dell inspiron 15r. It has 2 cards, an intel and a AMD HD 7700m
(it is still not working)
make an ~/.xinitrc
also I tried the new beta catalyst at http://aur.archlinux.org
it works, but I had to force it (missing headers).
If your having problems with catalyst you can always try xf86-video-ati.
As far as I know xf86-video-ati does not support my card (HD7700M).
By the way... nothing is working yet. I am giving up
I also got the same graphics card HD7700M i'm still able to turn it on.. me too stuck with aticonfig --initial
I guess we both have same Inspiron 7520! R15?
I failed install with community packages.. now trying with AUR... lets hope it works!
Have the same issue (Dell inspiron 7520, Radeon HD 7730M). Laptop works somehow with intel-dri (xf86-video-intel), X shows errors asking me to intall vesa driver, but it works without it.
I had no success with catalyst 12.11 from testing, X requires intel driver
I have success with catalyst-total-pxp from AUR, look at "PowerXpress support" section in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Catalyst
I have success only with intel drivers, fglrx falls down with segfault
Last edited by OramahMaalhur (2012-12-23 13:01:54)
Could it be that, after installing catalyst and catalyst-utils you didn't have kernel headers (its listed as optional) installed so fglrx build command quietly failed so you dont have fglrx module built. Hence the aticonfig is unable to find it?
finally I have success with my HD 7730M and catalyst
I had to downgrade xorg to 1.12 and install intel drivers as described in wiki without disabling kms
Was able turn on my graphics card HD 7700M Series! Yay! using PowerXpress.
[rho@i7520 ~]$ fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series OpenGL version string: 4.2.12172 Compatibility Profile Context 9.012
Last edited by rhoit (2013-03-02 01:21:24)
Has any of HD 7700M series users able to stand by/ hibernate ?
Mine freezes when i come of stand, but instruction given in the arch wiki isn't working. Any