video now right gives error message display size unidentifable

Asked by Bruce Bradshaw on 2013-01-25

put in ati radeon 9200 256mb card in video
at start up get error flag " could not apply the stored configuration for monitors"
none of the selected modes were compatable with the possible modes:
trying modes for CRTC 79
lThen lists similar to this,
crct 79 trying mode 848x480@60 hz with output at 1024 x 768 @60 hz(pass0)
etc crct 80.///////////
$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200] [1002:5961] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Info-Tek Corp. Device [18bc:0054]
 Kernel driver in use: radeon
$ lsb_release -rcd ; uname -r
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
3.2.0-36-generic
I am not well versed in linux. I was thinking some portion of graphics software is incorrectly set. I have had three different cards on here in the last month and the one before this was nvidia . maybe the xorg needs to be edited ..

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THERE IS NOLONGER AN ERROR MESSAGE AT START UP, AND THE IMAGES ARE IMPROVED.

i AM STILL GETTING THE MAMBA4 ERROR.

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2013-01-25
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2013-01-26
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

I did not understand a word.. sorry.

Please edit your question and make the description more informational ,
also open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and give the results of below commands:

1) lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga

2) lsb_release -rcd ; uname -r

Last (but not least) you assigned the problem to gnome-terminal.. is this correct ?

Thanks

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

OK , now is clearer .. lets try to install the AMD/ATI driver and see what happens..

From terminal execute the commands below , one by one and reboot your PC.

1) sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2) sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

3) sudo amdconfig --initial

See if after the reboot your system works better.

Thanks

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