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I recently bought a new notebook, an Acer Aspire 7551, and I am trying to get the proprietary Catalyst driver working. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to install it using Tomasz Makarewicz's ppa (ppa:makson96/fglrx), since AMD dropped support for this graphics chip (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250).

The Catalyst driver installs just fine, however, when I boot up the machine, it hangs on the login screen, then the screen just turns black.

I have another notebook (Acer Aspire One 721) with the same graphics chip, and I had no problems at all getting the driver to work.

Am I missing something? Thanks in advance.

EDIT I've attached my Xorg.0.log and Xorg.0.log.old

[    22.374] 
X.Org X Server 1.12.4
Release Date: 2012-08-27
[    22.374] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    22.374] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-32-xen x86_64 Ubuntu
[    22.374] Current Operating System: Linux laptop 3.8.0-27-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP  Tue Jul 9 00:17:05 UTC 2013 x86_64
[    22.374] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-27-generic root=UUID=9d86254c-93ce-47ba-b6ea-b9a3478ad3e5 ro quiet splash radeon.dpm=1 vt.handoff=7
[    22.374] Build Date: 05 May 2013  09:10:59AM
[    22.374] xorg-server 3:1.12.4+git20121105-makson2~raring1 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support) 
[    22.374] Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
[    22.374]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    22.374] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    22.374] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Aug  6 17:33:01 2013
[    22.374] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    22.374] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    22.432] (==) ServerLayout "aticonfig Layout"
[    22.432] (**) |-->Screen "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" (0)
[    22.432] (**) |   |-->Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
[    22.432] (**) |   |-->Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
[    22.432] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    22.432] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
[    22.432]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    22.432] (==) FontPath set to:
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
built-ins
[    22.432] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    22.432] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    22.432] (II) Loader magic: 0x7f82961e8b20
[    22.432] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    22.432]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    22.432]    X.Org Video Driver: 12.2
[    22.432]    X.Org XInput driver : 16.0
[    22.432]    X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
[    22.433] (--) PCI:*(0:1:5:0) 1002:9712:1025:0388 rev 0, Mem @ 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xd0100000/65536, 0xd0000000/1048576, I/O @ 0x00009000/256
[    22.433] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    22.433] (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) "glx" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
[    22.433] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[    22.582] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[    22.743] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.743]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.743]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    22.743]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension SELinux
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    22.743] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[    22.743] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[    22.743] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[    22.816] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.816]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.816]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    22.816]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.816] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    22.816] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    22.816] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/modules    /extensions/libglx.so
[    22.817] (II) Module glx: vendor="Advanced Micro Devices, Inc."
[    22.817]    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
[    22.817] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    22.817] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    22.817] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    22.875] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    22.875]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.13.0
[    22.875]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    22.875]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    22.875] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    22.875] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    22.875] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    23.012] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    23.012]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    23.012]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    23.012] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    23.012] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    23.012] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    23.074] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    23.074]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.2.0
[    23.074]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    23.074] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    23.074] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[    23.074] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[    23.202] (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
[    23.202]    compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.97.2
[    23.202]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    23.227] (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
[    23.227] (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
[    23.227] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
[    23.353] (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
[    23.353]    compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.97.2
[    23.353] (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.97.2
[    23.353] (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: 8.97.100.7                           
[    23.353] (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Nov 16 2012 14:45:00
[    23.353] (++) using VT number 7

[    23.354] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
[    23.644] (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
[    23.655] (--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x9712) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:17:0) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID     PCI:0@0:18:0) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:18:2) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:19:0) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:19:2) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:20:0) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:20:2) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:20:3) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:20:4) found
[    23.668] (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:5:1) found
[    23.669] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
[    23.669] (II) AMD Video driver is signed
[    23.669] (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x7f8297accd80
[    23.670] (II) fglrx(0): === [xdl_xs112_atiddxPreInit] === begin
[    23.670] (II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
[    23.670] (II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
[    23.670] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvgahw.so
[    23.686] (II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    23.686]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 0.1.0
[    23.687]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.2
[    23.687] (**) fglrx(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[    23.687] (II) fglrx(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
[    23.687] (==) fglrx(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    23.687] (**) fglrx(0): Option "DPMS" "true"
[    23.687] (==) fglrx(0): RGB weight 888
[    23.687] (II) fglrx(0): Using 8 bits per RGB 
[    23.687] (==) fglrx(0): Buffer Tiling is ON
[    23.687] (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
[    23.687] (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
[    23.688] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
[    23.688] (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
[    23.688]    compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.97.2
[    23.690] ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 248
[    23.690] ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 248
[    23.690] ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:5:0
[    23.690] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    23.690] ukiOpenDevice: open result is 12, (OK)
[    23.690] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 12
[    23.690] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:1:5:0
[    23.690] (**) fglrx(0): NoAccel = NO
[    23.690] (**) fglrx(0): ATI 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled
[    23.690] (--) fglrx(0): Chipset: "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series" (Chipset = 0x9712)
[    23.690] (--) fglrx(0): (PciSubVendor = 0x1025, PciSubDevice = 0x0388)
[    23.690] (==) fglrx(0): board vendor info: third party graphics adapter - NOT original ATI
[    23.690] (--) fglrx(0): Linear framebuffer (phys) at 0xc0000000
[    23.690] (--) fglrx(0): MMIO registers at 0xd0100000
[    23.690] (--) fglrx(0): I/O port at 0x00009000
[    23.690] (==) fglrx(0): ROM-BIOS at 0x000c0000
[    23.707] (II) fglrx(0): ATIF platform detected
[    23.707] (II) fglrx(0): AC Adapter is used
[    23.726] (II) fglrx(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
[    23.730] (II) Loading sub module "vbe"
[    23.730] (II) LoadModule: "vbe"
[    23.730] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
[    23.741] (II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    23.741]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.1.0
[    23.741]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.2
[    23.741] (II) fglrx(0): VESA BIOS detected
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 16384 kB
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM: ATI ATOMBIOS
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 10.94
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: (C) 1988-2005, ATI Technologies Inc. 
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: RS880M
[    23.742] (II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00
[    23.749] (II) fglrx(0): ATI Video BIOS revision 9 or later detected
[    23.749] (--) fglrx(0): Video RAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR3
[    23.749] (II) fglrx(0): PCIE card detected
[    23.749] (--) fglrx(0): Using per-process page tables (PPPT) as GART.
[    23.749] (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
[    23.750] (II) fglrx(0): Using adapter: 1:5.0.
[    23.756] (II) fglrx(0): [FB] MC range(MCFBBase = 0xc0000000, MCFBSize = 0x10000000)
[    23.777] (II) fglrx(0): Interrupt handler installed at IRQ 18.
[    23.777] (II) fglrx(0): RandR 1.2 support is enabled!
[    23.777] (II) fglrx(0): RandR 1.2 rotation support is enabled!
[    23.777] (==) fglrx(0): Center Mode is disabled 
[    23.777] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    23.777] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    23.778] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    23.778] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    23.778]    compiled for 1.12.4, module version = 1.0.0
[    23.778]    ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    23.778] (II) Loading sub module "ddc"
[    23.778] (II) LoadModule: "ddc"
[    23.778] (II) Module "ddc" already built-in
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