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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Mar 2013 21:25

Have you tried:

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sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 18 Mar 2013 21:33

Unfamiliar with this one.

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danc@danc-e535:~/Downloads/linux$ sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f
[sudo] password for danc: 
Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-1
danc@danc-e535:~/Downloads/linux$ sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f
Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx-3


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Mar 2013 21:46

Did it make a difference configuring your monitors?


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 18 Mar 2013 21:55

Not as far as running the Catalyst Control center but I had run the Monitor config from the KDE systemsettings and that worked for me.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 20 Mar 2013 15:52

Ok I did a fresh install of Solydk leaving my /home partition intact.
Running ddm -d due to the fact I couldn't get the ATI fglrx driver to install I get the following:

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danc@danc-e535 ~ $ ddm -d
INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/danc/ddm.log
INFO      Machine info: Linux version 3.2.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.35-2
INFO      DDM version: 0.5.9
INFO      3.2.0-4-amd64
INFO      Used graphics driver: vesa
INFO      Used wireless driver: rtl
INFO      Checking your hardware...
INFO      3.2.0-4-amd64
INFO      ATI card found: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device
INFO      ATI chip serie found: 9992
INFO      3.2.0-4-amd64
INFO      ATI driver found: fglrx-driver (notinstalled)
INFO      ATI driver found: xserver-xorg-video-radeon (installed)
INFO      ATI driver found: xserver-xorg-video-fbdev (installed)
INFO      ATI driver found: xserver-xorg-video-vesa (installed)
Exception in thread Thread-4:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 552, in __bootstrap_inner
    self.run()
  File "/usr/lib/ddm/drivers.py", line 69, in run
    ati = ATI(self.distribution, self.log)
TypeError: __init__() takes at least 4 arguments (3 given)


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Mar 2013 17:11

Could you please update again:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ddm
This will install version 0.6.0
And try again.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 20 Mar 2013 23:03

Schoelje,
OK that got it to install.
I have dual monitors.
Tried to configure them with the Catalyst Control Center.
It let me do that however when I rebooted. It did not take my changes and the fonts in all the KDE menus are real small.
The monitors were in a stacked configuration and I wanted them side by side.
After rebooting they are stacked again.
I don't know if something is left over in my /home that could be affecting this or what.
Any ideas of what to try?
Should I use the Catalyst Control Center to configure the dual monitors or something else?
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 21 Mar 2013 11:12

Disregard above post.
I got it working ok with the Display and Monitor tool from the system settings.
Thanks for updating DDM.
Is your goal for DDM to update all hardware drivers like all the network cards out there, kernel updates, maybe even built in web cam drivers, etc.?
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Re: inconsistent info from DDM with compaq-legacy ATI

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Mar 2013 13:07

wayne wrote:...
in summary
1. Inconsistent between Welcome screen status and DDM screen status
2. no check were done to screen out unsupported, legacy amd card ( like smxi method of screening and alert )
so installation process went ahead but it should not proceed if checking was done properly..
the fortunate thing for this case is, graphic is still working...
It's been quite some time since you posted your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?p=886#p886
but now I have some time left to look into this.

The first I cannot reproduce, but I can imagine that when you open DDM from the welcome screen, update drivers, and then close DDM, the below lying Welcome Screen is not refreshed. You must understand that both applications are literally using the same code to detect hardware (Welcome Screen cannot be installed without DDM).

The second is interesting because DDM should detect supported cards, but in your case the check fails miserably.
Because I don't have ATI hardware to test this with, I'm very dependent on users testing DDM with ATI.

Could you post the output of this command?

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lspci -nn | grep VGA


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 22 Mar 2013 15:05

danc@danc-e535 ~/Downloads/plasma-applet-daisy-0.0.4.26 $ lspci -nn | grep VGA
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device [1002:9992]

Sorry it has been a while since I have posted.
Ran into a bit of a problem with my system and had to reinstall.
Steam got me.
I went to purge the nvidia files and I was left with a terminal screen only.
I won't go through the entire process I went through but I had problems with getting the dual monitors configured again.
This time instead of System settings working Catalyst worked to configure the monitors.
I am not smart enough with Linux to know what does what. I usually try something till it works.
I am going to leave Steam alone for now, Unless you want me to test something.
I will go the other topic and update it if I need to.
Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Mar 2013 16:28

I've uploaded a new DDM in testing: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=287

It should now detect ATI cards correctly.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 23 Mar 2013 11:24

Schoelje ,

Great Job on the ATI cards.
You know the requests never stop.
How about my wireless card?

Network: Card-1 Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI driver rt61pci
Card-2 Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver r8169

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 23 Mar 2013 13:40

MAYBL8,
What packages do you need to install for your wireless card (or what configuration do you need to do)?
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Mar 2013 14:09

I feel another database coming...


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 23 Mar 2013 14:18

Schoelje wrote:I feel another database coming...
Isn't that what this thread kind of is? If you'd like one I can certainly make one.

Anyways, this is a very case-specific and small thing, but I'm kind of intrigued now.

How does DDM decide which graphics card I'm using? I'm not looking for an in-depth explenation, but when I run DDM, it shows my NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M as my graphics card, but the intel driver is the active one and the intel graphics card is the only one I'm (currently) using (although both cards are there).

I have Optimus (so two graphics cards) and bumblebee (so not your average setup :lol: ):

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christopher@chris-laptop:~$ inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card-1 Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller Card-2 NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1366x768@60.1hz, 1920x1080@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile  GLX Version 3.0 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering Yes
I don't have a problem (so feel free to work on the many more important things you have to do), but I'm kind of curious.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Mar 2013 14:34

DDM doesn't support hybrid cards.
It's on my todo-list, but it'd be hard to test: I haven't got a system with a hybrid setup.
Any setup with multiple cards is currently not supported.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 23 Mar 2013 14:36

Yeah, I know. I'm just curious which order it detects cards in.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 24 Mar 2013 13:46

cww,
cwwgateway wrote:MAYBL8,
What packages do you need to install for your wireless card (or what configuration do you need to do)?
It is already installed on my system.
Just when I use DDM it doesn't show up in the list.
It says No supported Wireless Chipset Found.
This is not that important since my system is working fine.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 24 Mar 2013 21:35

Ok, so it works out of the box? I won't comment on the wording, but the idea of the message is to say that DDM doesn't support installing drivers for your wireless chipset (and if this is the case it is probably already working).
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 24 Mar 2013 21:41

Ok I guess I didn't understand the intent of DDM then.
My video card is supported but it is listed in the drivers in DDM?
And there is a section on Wireless Adapters and Kernel.
I guess I missed the explanation of what DDM is and isn't.
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