Topic Title: Can no longer install any 7790 or Catalyst drivers
Topic Summary: system does not allow installation of new driver
Created On: 10/03/2013 06:33 AM
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 10/03/2013 06:33 AM
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terryctwo
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I first installed the 7790 (4/2013?) driver, but as it wouldn't run minecraft(launcher okay but game crashed) and Minecraft support banged the get latest driver drum, I've been trying any driver I  can from the OS radeon(no go) to the proprietary fglrx version through Debian and finally the later dated Catayst and beta drivers.

Something has happened and I can no longer install any AMD drivers. Yes, I was un-installing the previous driver before installing the next.

The install seems to run okay(screen looks the same as first, except no aticontrol msg), but nothing is installed and the log file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log is empty.

Does any have idea as to what the problem is?

My thoughts are that it is seeing some "flag/file" somewhere and just not doing anything, but beyond that, I have no idea,

T.I.A.

Forgot system specs; Debian Wheezy(stable) and uptodate.

This is new hardware and a fresh install.

Hasinstalled. a number of times and is not working now



Edited: 10/03/2013 at 07:10 AM by terryctwo
 10/03/2013 03:56 PM
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Jockey doesn't find any drivers?

 10/03/2013 07:00 PM
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terryctwo
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I hadn't heard of jockey until you mentioned it, but it doesn't exist on Debian Linux.

There is definitely no fglrx driver of any form on this system, unless it has somehow managed to hide from the find program and more importantly X system.

All I have previously done was to download and unzip the package, the ./Kpackage> --install and away it went and everything was installed.

To uninstall I ran the uninstall script it provided in /usr/share/ati.

There are other drvers of the xserver-xorg type installed and I'm currently using vesa as the screen driver.

 

Edit: hmm, I wonder if something has hppened that prevents the istall script from seeing that the card is inserted. The first time, it would not instll the driver unless the 7790 was physically in the system.

 



Edited: 10/03/2013 at 08:30 PM by terryctwo
 10/08/2013 09:03 AM
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This is definitely a script problem in the downloaded driver.

In the last few days, I have performed a total reinstall of Debian 7.1/wheezy and then attempted to install the 7790 driver.

The /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log(?) file complained about gcc & make not being installed. These were installed and I attempted to again install the downloaded 7790 driver.

End reult is a zero(0) lenght /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log file.

Nothing, zip nada. Absolutely nothing to say what is wrong.

Is there any there support mechanism other than this basically dead sub-forum?

I'm at the stage where I've researched a nvidia replacement and found a good price locally for it.

 10/08/2013 11:14 AM
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On the driver download page is a bug report form. Use it to report the issue to AMD tech support....or, you can use the information supplied in the FAQ section to contact AMD support in whatever country you live in.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx



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 10/08/2013 09:27 PM
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Thank you for that link. I'll see how it goes.

 10/09/2013 07:02 AM
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Sadly, it went nowhere.

Neither the 7790 installer or the 13.19-beta2, which also exhibits same problem, versions are listed at the bug tracker.

 

I did list the Radeon HD7790 12.101.2.1 at 12.10 section, but no idea what will happen.

 

I'll try listing the 13.10-beta2 at the 13.8 (highest/latest) and see what happens.

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