UPDATE: I discovered that this problem only occurs when "Legacy Support" in the BIOS menu is disabled. I had disabled it after the install finished since I thought I wouldn't need that enabled anymore, but on re-enabling it X seems to work perfectly with catalyst. Is this a known problem, or is this worth notifying anyone over? And if so, where?
I'm trying to get Arch set up on my new-ish netbook to use the proprietary ATI driver. I can get the open-source driver working, but that's not really what I'm after. I followed the beginner's guide to the letter, with the following exceptions:
>The netbook's motherboard is UEFI, so I made the EFI partition to use rEFInd
>I'm using an SSD, so I set the discard flag in fstab (using ext4 for / )
>I added nomodeset to /boot/efi/EFI/arch/refind.conf
>I installed linux-headers, then catalyst-dkms and catalyst-utils, along with xorg-server and mesa and xorg-twm etc.
>I ran aticonfig --initial as root, and to be safe I put blacklist radeon in modprobe.conf
startx gives the following error:
ion support No m at http://wiki.x.org for help. (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.(EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused. xinit: server error
And the (EE) and (WW) entries in the logfile are:
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory) (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx (WW) fglrx: no matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:1) found (EE) fglrx(0): V_BIOS address 0x0 out of range (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to obtain VBIOS from kernel! (EE) fglrx(0): VBIOS read from Kernel, Invalid signature! (EE) fglrx(0): GetBIOSParameter failed (EE) fglrx(0): PreInitAdapter failed (EE) fglrx(0): PreInit failed (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
My xorg.conf is currently:
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "aticonfig Layout" Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen-0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor-0" Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device-0" Driver "fglrx" BusID "PCI:0:1:0" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "aticonfig-Screen-0" Device "aticonfig-Device-0" Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor-0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
But yeah, I can't get X to load. I've searched for my hardware and error messages on the forums, wiki, and using Google and can't work out what's going wrong. Obviously it's possible I missed something, but still.
If anyone has any ideas, or thinks there's any information I've omitted that would help, then I eagerly await your reply. I'll update this post with the extra stuff.
Last edited by aphirst (2013-02-20 15:55:01)
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