long time lurker/first time poster. I am very new to Linux but seem to have picked some stuff up quick.
Will try to provide as much relevant information as humanly possible:
After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (from a USB stick), I try to update the driver on my graphics cards (MSI Gaming 3G, R9 280X). Once the OpSystem is installed, I start my computer up, bang shift until I get grub, and put
nomodeset in so I can get into Ubuntu and download the GPU drivers.
I have tried two methodologies and arrived at the 2 distinct problems:
- I have manually downloaded the AMD Catalyst 13.2 (most recent, non-beta) driver, and installed it by unzipping the file,
sudo sh *.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/raring, then
sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb(fyi, most of this information I followed online through a guide). The result is that an Ubuntu gives me a popup that says the
fglrxpackage crashed, and asks me if I want to send a report or something. I say no. Now when I run
aticonfig --lsa, all my graphics cards show up. I then run
aticonfig --adapter=all --initialwhich seems to complete a process in a
.xorgfile or whatever. HOWEVER, when I want to see if my GPU sensors are enabled by running
aticonfig --adapter=all --odgt(mostly to do some crytocurrency mining), I receive:
Error - OD Get version failed.
Not sure why. This Error occurs both before and after a reboot. However, it seems that I can actually get into Ubuntu following a boot - just not have all my cards working.
- I install the OpSystem (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - just in case you forgot). I get into Ubuntu using grub (
nomodeset). The first thing I do is open terminal and do
sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates fglrx-updates-dev. The second thing is
aticonfig --lsa(all my cards appear). Third thing I do is
sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initialthen reboot. After doing this, my bios acknowledges its presence, I get a purple screen, then another purple screen with the Ubuntu logo and loading bars, then it goes completely black; no cursor, no anything, but the screen remains on. When doing a reboot and getting into grub for a
nomodesetedit, I still encounter the same problem. The ONLY solution is for me to reinstall the OpSystem from scratch.
-Edit: Alternatively, I complete steps 1, reboot. The result is that it boots up fine. However, once I do step 3 and reboot, the problem occurs.
Here is what I know:
All my hardware is functional. I have swapped out a hard drive, motherboard, and multiple gpus. The CPU and ram functioned previously.
I followed the proper operating system installation procedures.
I sense this is an
fglrx problem and/or I'm doing something totally wrong. I am truly hoping one of you can spot the problem. I am truly a linux noob.