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Post Re: Mepis 11 wont boot after changing to a Radeon HD 4250
You can run sgfxi alone. That way there's no extraneous cruft to work your way through. The wiki is really good for this. You can keep a Browser window open and Copy&Paste the commands in a root Konsole/Terminal. Once installed it's simply a matter of Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to the Command Line. Login in as root. Type sgfxi and hit the Enter key. Follow the prompts. Done.

You may need to do the last part (bolded above) twice. If that's necessary type 'init 3' at the GRUB screen (without the quotes) and hit the Enter key. Login as root and type sgfxi, etc.

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Post Re: Mepis 11 wont boot after changing to a Radeon HD 4250
Greets Sirs!

Almost the same trouble have I: Radeon HD 4250 seemingly not recognised,
at least methinks that causes Desktop Effects / Cube animation & Blur unusable.

Although, some forumers might say, it is in use:

Quote:
$ lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250] [1002:9715]
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:d000]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series] [1002:970f]


(sorry, long text comes, as here no SPOILER or Unbind possibility exists)

--- my Try 1:

with sgfxi, several times, out of X mode with root.
Log:
Quote:
=========================================================
START sgfxi LOGGING:
=========================================================
Script started: 2014-02-17-10:44:00
Video Card Information: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]
Video Card Type: 1002
Video Card Number: 9715
Xorg Version: 1.12
Installing driver to kernel: 3.9-1-mepis64
sgfxi script version: 4.22.11
sgfxi start options:
SYSTEM_BASE: debian
SYSTEM_CODENAME: wheezy
DISTRIB_CODENAME: wheezy
DISTRIB_ID: mepis
DISTRIB_RELEASE: 12.0
SIS: mepis-wheezy-64
BITS: 64
FG_DISTRIB_CODENAME: wheezy
FG_DISTRIB_ID: Debian
APT_TYPE: apt-get
SUDO_START:
B_SYSTEMD: false
B_SYSTEMD_GRAPHICAL: false
=========================================================
X is Running: false
Current Runlevel: 5
Connection is live (0=true): 0
=========================================================
INSTALL_TO_KERNEL:
KERNEL_FULL: 3.9-1-mepis64
KERNEL_BASE: 3
KERNEL_NUMBER: 3.9
KERNEL_MATH: 9
B_IS_XEN: true
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: Start
xorg is present, no xorg.conf file
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
X ps aux:
returnVal: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
X ps aux:
returnVal: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End

X.Org X Server 1.12.4
Release Date: 2012-08-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.11-2-amd64 x86_64 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux Mepis 3.9-1-mepis64 #1 SMP MEPIS 3.9.8-1 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.9-1-mepis64 root=UUID=e85c22e6-8c26-4b99-9aab-f34fd75f5c9e ro quiet splash
Build Date: 17 December 2013 07:37:58PM
xorg-server 2:1.12.4-6+deb7u2 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>)
Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Feb 17 10:44:42 2014
List of video drivers:
neomagic
s3
intel
tseng
savage
sis
radeon
ark
openchrome
i128
chips
vmware
voodoo
siliconmotion
trident
s3virge
mga
nouveau
tdfx
ati
apm
rendition
cirrus
r128
mach64
sisusb
fbdev
vesa
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(II) [KMS] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol, no kernel modesetting.
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
xorg.conf created and mv to /etc/X11/
xorg xorg.conf file generated
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: End
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: Start
sizeWorking: 32
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: End
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: Start
BITS: 64 - arch: amd64
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: End
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Args: last-check
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
Args: standard The graphics installer will be installing the fglrx driver: 13.12
Function: check_ia32_libs - Utility: Start
Args: test
Function: check_ia32_libs - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
Installing this driver: 13.12
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: End
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: Start
Args: supported-driver
ERROR: (212) AMD has dropped Catalyst/FGLRX support for HD2xxx-4xxx series cards as of 12-6.
You should have bought Nvidia if you wanted a long term working non free driver, sorry.
If you know your card is supported, please let the sgfxi maintainer know.
You can override this test with -! 6 option. If install works, let maintainer know.
=========================================================
START sgfxi LOGGING:
=========================================================
Script started: 2014-02-17-11:25:31
Video Card Information: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]
Video Card Type: 1002
Video Card Number: 9715
Xorg Version: 1.12
Installing driver to kernel: 3.9-1-mepis64
sgfxi script version: 4.22.11
sgfxi start options:
SYSTEM_BASE: debian
SYSTEM_CODENAME: wheezy
DISTRIB_CODENAME: wheezy
DISTRIB_ID: mepis
DISTRIB_RELEASE: 12.0
SIS: mepis-wheezy-64
BITS: 64
FG_DISTRIB_CODENAME: wheezy
FG_DISTRIB_ID: Debian
APT_TYPE: apt-get
SUDO_START:
B_SYSTEMD: false
B_SYSTEMD_GRAPHICAL: false
=========================================================
X is Running: true
Current Runlevel: 5
Connection is live (0=true): 0
=========================================================
INSTALL_TO_KERNEL:
KERNEL_FULL: 3.9-1-mepis64
KERNEL_BASE: 3
KERNEL_NUMBER: 3.9
KERNEL_MATH: 9
B_IS_XEN: true
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: Start
xorg is present with xorg.conf file
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: End
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: Start
sizeWorking: 32
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: End
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: Start
BITS: 64 - arch: amd64
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: End
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Args: last-check
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
Args: standard The graphics installer will be installing the fglrx driver: 13.12
Function: check_ia32_libs - Utility: Start
Args: test
Function: check_ia32_libs - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
Installing this driver: 13.12
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: End
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: Start
Args: supported-driver
ERROR: (212) AMD has dropped Catalyst/FGLRX support for HD2xxx-4xxx series cards as of 12-6.
You should have bought Nvidia if you wanted a long term working non free driver, sorry.
If you know your card is supported, please let the sgfxi maintainer know.
You can override this test with -! 6 option. If install works, let maintainer know.



-- Try 2:
manual istall driver from
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=Legacy2&os=Linux%20x86_64
Though the site says:
Quote:
Description:
Automated installer and Display Drivers for Xorg 6.9 to Xserver 1.12 and Kernel version up to 3.4


So, my Kernel is a later one, that may cause the trouble.

Anyway I tried to install it.
Log:
Quote:
Check if system has the tools required for installation.
fglrx installation requires that the system have kernel headers. /lib/modules/3.9-1-mepis64/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system.
One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing the fglrx driver.
Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without the tools.
Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended.


Could u suggest sg how to overcome this situation?
Many Thanx, bye.


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Have you confirmed you have the 32bit stuff installed as suggested in the link provided? (32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work.) :turtle:

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greets.

you mean the 32-bit Kernel Header package?

(as mentioned on ATI driver site:)
Quote:
The display driver requires POSIX shared memory to be enabled on the system.
Kernal Sources package is no longer required if Kernel Header package is installed.
32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work.


Unfortunately not, as I didn't dare to experiment any further, as Mepis' Kernel is a later one.
Could there be no harm to the hardware if I go that route?

-----
Anyway - for me - strange thing happened:
Cube anim, and Blur works - with Compositing type: OpenGL

So what does that all mean?
Is my integrated GPU usable, at least with all apps that support OpenGL? (e.g. hopefully from DosBox, VLC, fs-uae, etc..)
Maybe all that issue is solved, or should I search further for another solution?

Thanx.
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edit:

after a few days da fine openGL support caused:
- no sound in Youtube
- no visible log on screen
- and finally, when got back to system settings, it said "kwin crashed", or sg like this.

Now I turned on the default Xrenderer again, without Blur, etc effects, but all other above mentioned thingies work.


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