Fglrx Not working after install (I know)
HW : Asus K72j with AMD HD5470 laptop
So, after installing the ATI drivers fglrx on my ASUS K72J laptop via CL my screen booted black.
So at first I thought I had broken my computer and had to make a fresh install. After using my wifes laptop I found out fglrx does something with the backlight. Also I thought it might have something to do with me running 14.10 instead of 14.04.
Since I really wanted the drivers to work (using garmin basecamp on windows vmware) I figured I had to reinstall (I am a noob) 14.04.
So after making a fresh install of 14.04 I sudo apt myself to the latest available fglrx drivers in the repo's just to find out that I booted a black screen again. Using my wifes laptop I found out that fglrx still(or also)has problems with the backlight in 14.04
With a torch and settings set to high contrast I could somewhat work my way through some stuff and one was that the fglrx drivers were working properly, I could even launch the catalyst control centre. Just to see everything was working perfect, except backlight.
So with a torch I worked myself through some webpages and solutions which all did not work. I sudo apt xbacklight – which installed fine – adjusting did not work.
looking at /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0 i could see all brightness settings seems to be as they should be.(at least as i think they are allright)
furthermore I used this page as a reference :
Short list of things on the page :
- Try adding acpi_backlight=legacy or acpi_backlight=vendor (not both) as a kernel parameter. (in GRUB, with the update GRUB command afterwards)
- sudo apt-get install xbacklight, then set xbacklight XX
- xrandr --output LVDS1 --brightness 0.9
- sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=xx ( this does not work because I thing my - - VGA is on 00:01.0 using that in the command does not help)
- video.use_native_backlight=1(or 0) in grub with no result
some things that i have noticed: I disabled quiet boot in GRUB, so i can see the boot phase quite verbose. everything works fine, but just before the login screen appears the screen goes black.
Further I have used the page
and used the techniques provided. Which all lead me to thing there is actually nothing wrong with the settings. The backlight just does not come alive with the drivers installed/loaded.
Creating the udev rule mention on this wiki did also not work for me (maybe I did something wrong , not sure if I had to udevstart before reboot)
But that refers to arch linux not ubuntu ( allthough I tried some things from that wiki as well)
Looking at the xorg.conf i notice that even with the removed fglrx drivers the screen should use fglrx drivers
This might be because i did not generate a new xorg.conf file after i purged the fglrx driver?
So, using dmesg > dmesg.txt i cannot really find a difference in using the fglrx driver or without using the fglrx driver
[ 21.231381] asus_laptop: Asus Laptop Support version 0.42
[ 21.232100] asus_laptop: BSTS called, 0x5800 returned
[ 21.232121] asus_laptop: model detected
[ 21.232599] asus_laptop: Backlight controlled by ACPI video driver
there are lots of differences between the 2, but since i was looking for backlight issues this might be the most important lines?
-Is there anybody who can help me out a little more, or give me a push in the right direction in solving the issue? (except using the ubuntu drivers) -is there an option that i need to know about with the fglrx drivers to enable the backlight?