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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 24 Mar 2013 22:09

The wireless section is AFAIK made for the most part for broadcom chips (because they are the troublesome ones). The graphics card section is made for most graphics cards.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby zerozero » 24 Mar 2013 23:26

DDM serves to
  • install pae kernel in 32bit systems
  • install amd/ati and nvidia proprietary drivers
  • install broadcom wireless drivers
(guess that the wording can be improved)
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby cwwgateway » 24 Mar 2013 23:40

I believe it also allows for graphics driver switching on most systems.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby zerozero » 24 Mar 2013 23:50

:shock: how could i forget that one, so useful a couple days ago :mrgreen:
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby tuktuk22 » 11 Apr 2013 01:37

just an idea.
can DDM has a proggress bar like 0% -- 100% ?
on a slow connection, the download may take a long time and and a question pop up.. is it proggressing?

only an idea .. :oops:
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 11 Apr 2013 06:44

tuktuk22 wrote:just an idea.
can DDM has a proggress bar like 0% -- 100% ?
on a slow connection, the download may take a long time and and a question pop up.. is it proggressing?

only an idea .. :oops:
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm afraid it doesn't have any priority.
As soon as more programmers are going to pitch in, these kind of "nice-to-haves" can be implemented.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby ddr122 » 21 Apr 2013 17:49

I have a Geforce 620GT and it worked on it fine. For some reason, it says that PAE kernal headers need to be installed, but when I click that it says that PAE is already installed. Then it just stays in the uninstalled state in the ddm gui.

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$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 21 Apr 2013 18:01

ddr122 wrote:I have a Geforce 620GT and it worked on it fine. For some reason, it says that PAE kernal headers need to be installed, but when I click that it says that PAE is already installed. Then it just stays in the uninstalled state in the ddm gui.

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$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
It's a bug, and a new version of DDM is now in testing: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?p=4904#p4904


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby ddr122 » 21 Apr 2013 20:00

Oh, alright thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby MAYBL8 » 17 May 2013 20:56

Schoelje,
I haven't looked in here for a while.

Did you say in DDM you were going to support some other graphics hardware someday and some other network cards.
I have an ATI graphics card and a Realtek network card.
All is working fine I was just wondering?

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17-05-2013 15:49:37 main                          INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/danc/ddm.log
17-05-2013 15:49:37 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
17-05-2013 15:49:37 main                          INFO      Machine info: Linux version 3.8-trunk-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Debian 4.7.2-5) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.8.5-1~experimental.1
17-05-2013 15:49:38 main                          INFO      DDM version: 0.6.8
17-05-2013 15:49:38 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: dpkg-query -l apt-listbugs | grep ^i
17-05-2013 15:49:39 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
17-05-2013 15:49:39 main                          DEBUG     Startup command: kdesudo -i /usr/share/ddm/logo.png -d --comment "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/ddm/ddm.py :d :l /home/danc/ddm.log
17-05-2013 15:49:44 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock
17-05-2013 15:49:45 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
17-05-2013 15:49:45 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
17-05-2013 15:49:45 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: uname -r
17-05-2013 15:49:45 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
17-05-2013 15:49:49 XorgConf.getUsedModule        INFO      Used graphics driver: fglrx
17-05-2013 15:49:49 broadcom.getUsedDriver        INFO      Used wireless driver: None
17-05-2013 15:49:49 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: dpkg -S fglrx_drv
17-05-2013 15:49:50 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache rdepends fglrx-driver | grep "^ "
17-05-2013 15:49:50 ddm.main                      DEBUG     Used drivers: [['graphics', 'fglrx']]
17-05-2013 15:49:50 ddm.main                      INFO      Checking your hardware...
17-05-2013 15:49:50 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: uname -r
17-05-2013 15:49:50 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci -nn | grep VGA
17-05-2013 15:49:50 drivers.DriverGet             DEBUG     Initialize DriverGet
17-05-2013 15:49:50 ati.getATI                    INFO      ATI card found: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device
17-05-2013 15:49:50 drivers.DriverGet             DEBUG     Initialize DriverGet
17-05-2013 15:49:50 ati.getATI                    WARNING   No ATI Radeon HD serie found: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device  (1002:9992)
17-05-2013 15:49:50 drivers.DriverGet             DEBUG     Initialize DriverGet
17-05-2013 15:49:50 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep -i Broadcom
17-05-2013 15:49:50 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
17-05-2013 15:49:51 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: uname -r
17-05-2013 15:49:51 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
17-05-2013 15:49:55 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: debian 1.0
17-05-2013 15:49:55 pae.needCheckForPae           DEBUG     Already a PAE system or AMD64


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 May 2013 21:35

DDM was written for ATI, Nvidia, Broadcom, and suggests PAE when needed, and only if the drivers in the repositories support the chipset (e.g.: ATI Radeon only from the 5000 series and up).
The rest "should" work out-of-the-box.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 May 2013 09:29

I just uploaded version 0.6.9 to testing to tackle this issue: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=605


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby KES » 30 May 2013 20:05

will you plan to support ATI Radeon HD 4850?
(with standart driver I can not tune fan speed ((((

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 May 2013 20:31

KES wrote:will you plan to support ATI Radeon HD 4850?
(with standart driver I can not tune fan speed ((((
Hi Kes, and welcome to our forum!
Unfortunately, the Linux drivers only support Radeon HD 5000 and up.
So, there's nothing much I can do, I'm afraid.

Reference: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... _Beta.aspx


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby KES » 01 Jun 2013 20:58

that sad (( thank you

PS. Answer for my question:
How to tune fan speed in open source driver for ati at linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI

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Re: UP - 31/05/2013 9:00 UTC

Postby CjTX2 » 02 Jun 2013 17:44

On my Desktop with SolydX using NVidia driver and PAE:

I did one final update through terminal (the whole list) to be sure everything including the DDM fix was done. Then I rebooted and checked to see if DDM reported the correct information. It did not. It still says I do not have PAE installed and that the only driver available is the open source driver. Then it stops with a pop up that says I have an unknown driver that needs to be removed before installing drivers with DDM. It shows Version 0.7.2 in the lower left corner of DDM screen.

:? Why? Did I do something wrong or do I misunderstand how DDM works?

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Re: UP - 31/05/2013 9:00 UTC

Postby drc » 02 Jun 2013 17:59

CjTX2 wrote:I did one final update through terminal (the whole list) to be sure everything including the DDM fix was done. Then I rebooted and checked to see if DDM reported the correct information. It did not. It still says I do not have PAE installed and that the only driver available is the open source driver
I did not remember anything about DDM and PAE, but just did a quick search of this thread and sure enough, you did mention PAE not showing up correctly in the DDM. My guess is that is that PAE got overshadowed by the nvidia problem and fell thru the cracks.

Looks like Schoelje will have something to do this afternoon (well evening, his time) :lol:

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 02 Jun 2013 18:34

Moved previous two posts from "UP - 31/05/2013 9:00 UTC".

@CjTX2
Could you run DDM from terminal:

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ddm -d
and repeat what you did before.
This will generate ~/ddm.log
Please, rename the file to ddm.txt and attach it to your post here.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby CjTX2 » 02 Jun 2013 19:09

Here is the log/txt file:
ddm.txt
(17.27 KiB) Downloaded 90 times
Here is terminal output:

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cjtx2@garfield:~$ ddm -d
INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/cjtx2/ddm.log
INFO      Machine info: Linux version 3.2.0-4-486 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-15) ) #1 Debian 3.2.41-2
INFO      DDM version: 0.7.2
INFO      Used graphics driver: nvidia
INFO      Used wireless driver: None
INFO      Checking your hardware...
INFO      i686
INFO      Multi-core system running single-core kernel found
INFO      PAE not installed
INFO      nvidia-glx-legacy-304xx
WARNING   Driver not installable: nvidia-glx-legacy-304xx
INFO      Nvidia driver found: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (installed)
INFO      Nvidia driver found: xserver-xorg-video-fbdev (installed)
INFO      Nvidia driver found: xserver-xorg-video-vesa (installed)
WARNING   Unknown driver: nvidia
WARNING   Unknown driver: nvidia
cjtx2@garfield:~$ 
This is where I get the pop up and when I click OK, DDM quits.

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 02 Jun 2013 19:42

Did you install the latest nvidia-detect?
Check the version with

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apt-cache policy nvidia-detect
This should be version 319.17-1 (from Debian experimental).

If you're pointing to our testing repository (check /etc/apt/sources.list): Run:

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sudo apt-get update
apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-detect
As mentioned here: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?p=7472#p7472

If you've done that, try to run DDM again.


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