[Video] ATI 3650 HD

Help with issues regarding installation of Debian

[Video] ATI 3650 HD

Postby mallama » 2009-04-01 02:21

Hello everyone. I just install Debian on my ASUS F8 laptop. I chose KDE as my GUI and everything went fine during installation. But upon rebooting I get a Tan blank screen when KDE tries to launch. I can boot to the shell and issue commands fine but when i try to lunch my GUI i get a blank tan screen. The video card in my laptop is ATI 3650HD. I presume this is an issue with the display adapter but am unsure how to resolve this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby BioTube » 2009-04-01 02:35

Are you using 5.0/Lenny? If so, you need fglrx. Append 'non-free' to your main and security repo lines, then
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apt-get update
apt-get install m-a fglrx-kernel-src fglrx-driver fglrx-glx fglrx-control m-a
m-a prepare
m-a a-i fglrx
aticonfig --initial
You should now have full use of your video card.
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Postby mallama » 2009-04-01 02:38

Thank you for the quick response. I am running 5.0. What do i need to do to append 'non-free' repos from a CLI? I know how to do it from the GUI... Thanks agian for the help!
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Postby BioTube » 2009-04-01 02:54

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nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Make sure you're root first - run su and enter the root password. Also, to save, hit CTRL+O. CTRL+X exits.
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Postby mallama » 2009-04-01 12:15

I edit the repo lines and ran apt-get update with no errors. But when i go to install i get "couldn't find package m-a"

Any suggestions?

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Postby izar » 2009-04-01 14:55

Try: "apt-get install module-assitant" instead of "apt-get install m-a"
Once module assitant is installed do as biotube suggested.
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Postby mallama » 2009-04-01 16:04

izar wrote:Try: "apt-get install module-assitant" instead of "apt-get install m-a"
Once module assitant is installed do as biotube suggested.


Ok i installed module-assistant.
Then ran
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apt-get install module-assistant fglrx-driver fglrx-kernel-src


and get could not find package fglrx-kernel-src

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I edited my repos and was able to install fglrx-kernel-src i believe but i can not run the last command
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aticonfig --initial

Nothing happens. unknown command.
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