I have HD 4850 card, Ubuntu 12.10 and installed legacy drivers using makson96 ppa. The issue is, that FGLRX can not detect my device and loads vesa bios. I had the same problem on ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 versions. I want to manually help fglrx find a matching device to load as it shoudld do.
It is interesting, why does fglrx search for a device in a PCI:0@1:0:1 Bus? in xorg.cof different bus is indicated:
Section "Device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device-0" Driver "fglrx" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series OpenGL version string: 3.3.11653 Compatibility Profile Context
Here is a part of my xorg log:
[ 3.846] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa [ 3.846] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev [ 3.846] (++) using VT number 7 [ 3.846] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx [ 3.883] (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb [ 3.883] (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device [ 3.883] (--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x9442) found [ 3.884] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:1) found [ 3.884] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release [ 3.884] (II) AMD Video driver is signed [ 3.884] (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0xb7791d8f [ 3.884] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa [ 3.884] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
from lispci i foud out finally, that my video card is in 01:00.0 slot. logically, if fglrx searches for a vdeo card device in a wrong place, it will not find it.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4850]
The log also says:
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported Thanks in advance.