Ati Radeon HD4200 onboard, on AsusM4A785TD-V EVO motherboard, not working
we've got the new system
up and running like a charm:
Corsair PSU VX550W
Western Digital hdd 500GB Caviar Blue
AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3
AMD Processor Athlon II X4 635, sAM3
Kingston Value 2x2048MB DDR3 1333
Except for the screen driver.
When I boot the livecd (same happens when installed) I get the "undefined video mode number: 315" thing. I can then select a resolution, but my res. isn't in there (1920x1080). I selected 1280x1024 which gives me a somewhat workable screen, but it is stretched vertically so I lose the umm.. thingie.. (what we called kicker in kde3).
I put the starter applet on the desktop and then tried entering the resolution in system settings after setting up the vsync and hsync in mxconfig. No dice, I get really pretty colors (green, yellow and blue, all mushed.. ew) but not the right resolution (likely simply not supported by the driver that was loaded).
I have tried installing the Ati driver from the Ati site, but no luck with that either, it's not able to start amdcccle (ati control center) for some reason (pops up an error). I can enter the aticonfig command as root, but then you get so many options that I see cross eyed.
Tomorrow I will reinstall and try the sgfxi thing (got fed up for today), and HOPEFULLY that one will work, and if not, I am a bit disappointed.
If that doesn't work either, I'll cry.. the system itself runs a charm after all.
Did we forget to set something up in the bios? Any tips there that we need to look into?
Also.. if we really cannot get it to work, I will need a separate video card (remember we had the radeon 9550 which works in this one? It's AGP..... *smacks forehead*)
Which video card DOES work, guaranteed, on my mepis 8.5 system? Ati, or Nvidea? Which model?
Hopefully the sgfxi thingie works tomorrow........