Graphics Driver + Resolution

Asked by Corky Blackney on 2013-04-04

AMD 690G . ATI SB600 . ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics . Ubuntu 12.10

New user to Linux, problems with screen resolution, "Displays" says "Unknown" even though I've ran Mesa-Utils.

xrandr -q reports;

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768 60.0*
   800x600 60.3 56.2
   848x480 60.0
   640x480 59.9

Note the; "8192 X 8192" Maximum

lspci reports;

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]

I've two of these motherboards (Asus M2A-VM), Windows 8 allows screen resolution for;

1600 X 1200, 1400 X 1050, 1280 X 1024, 1152 X 864 above 1024 X 768

I've tried forcing a greater resolution above 1024 X 768 which of course fails... ("xrandr -s" - "Only 4 choices")

Ran Mesa-Utils and was able to get "Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690" instead of "Graphics Unknown" for "About this Computer" but, NOT in "Displays" in the "Control Panel"

Still appears there is yet some other driver I could use, there are "Radeon" Xserver-Xorg files installed with this version (12.10 Quatal Quetzal), I've yet to figure out which one MIGHT be my resolution or even how to use them...

Any help is appreciated...

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=64
       resources: irq:42 memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:fdbf0000-fdbfffff ioport:cc00(size=256) memory:fda00000-fdafffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux Linux 3.5.0-26-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 8 23:18:20 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanx!

BenginM (sary) said : #3

I'd start troubleshooting by follwoing: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution

# in addition , see if there is driver-updates for your current used one .. Go to : Dash > Software & update > additional Drivers

Thanx, tried "Additional Drivers", no results, it was empty.

Found the dir (Folder) labeled "Xserver-Xorg-Video-Radeon" that contained a script with the following;

#!/bin/sh

PATH="/sbin:$PATH"
CONFIG_DIR=/etc/X11
SERVER_BINARY=/usr/bin/Xorg
SERVER_SYMLINK="$CONFIG_DIR/X"
XORGCONFIG="$CONFIG_DIR/xorg.conf"
XORGCONFIG_DIR="$CONFIG_DIR/xorg.conf.d"
CONFIG_AUX_DIR=/var/lib/x11
X11R6_LIBS=/usr/X11R6/lib
LOCAL_LIBS=/usr/local/lib

This is NOT the complete script.

Like I said, new to this, is this a script for installing the correct Open graphics driver? Where do I run it and how is the question?

BenginM (sary) said : #5

 http://www.x.org/wiki/

# also, i forgot to mention , you should also check your xorg and kernel logs in /var/log/

thery're text files , look for something suspicuse and related to your GPU driver .

you may wish to paste the log here using a paste service, so that someone might help you examine the logs with you .

I use cURL with http://sprunge.us to as follow :

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us

there is also a tool : pastebinit

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pastebinit

Good luck!

X.Org X Server 1.13.0
Release Date: 2012-09-05
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux Linux 3.5.0-26-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 8 23:18:20 UTC 2013 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.5.0-26-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 27 November 2012 07:44:35AM
xorg-server 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
 to make sure that you have the latest version.

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Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
hardinfo is already the newest version.
hwinfo is already the newest version.
mesa-utils is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  calligra-l10n-engb cdparanoia k3b k3b-data k3b-i18n kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-zhcn kdevelop-l10n
  kdevelop-php-docs-l10n kdevelop-php-l10n language-pack-kde-en libflac++6 libk3b6 libkcddb4
  linux-headers-3.5.0-17
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Version: 1:7.7+1ubuntu4
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768 60.0*
   800x600 60.3 56.2
   848x480 60.0
   640x480 59.9
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
fglrxinfo: command not found
The program 'nvidia-settings' can be found in the following packages:
 * nvidia-settings
 * nvidia-settings-experimental-304
 * nvidia-settings-updates
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791e]
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:826d]
 Kernel driver in use: radeon
H/W path Device Class Description
===================================================
                            system System Product Name ()
/0 bus M2A-VM
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+
/0/4/a memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/b memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/2e memory 4GiB System Memory
/0/2e/0 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR2 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/2e/1 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR2 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/2e/2 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR2 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/2e/3 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR2 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/100 bridge RS690 Host Bridge
/0/100/1 bridge RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
/0/100/1/5 display RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
/0/100/7 bridge RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
/0/100/7/0 eth0 network RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
/0/100/12 storage SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
/0/100/13 bus SB600 USB (OHCI0)
/0/100/13.1 bus SB600 USB (OHCI1)
/0/100/13.2 bus SB600 USB (OHCI2)
/0/100/13.3 bus SB600 USB (OHCI3)
/0/100/13.4 bus SB600 USB (OHCI4)
/0/100/13.5 bus SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
/0/100/14 bus SBx00 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.1 storage SB600 IDE
/0/100/14.2 multimedia SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
/0/100/14.3 bridge SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
/0/100/14.4 bridge SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
/0/101 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuratio
/0/102 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/103 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
/0/104 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
/0/1 scsi2 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 500GB WDC WD5000AAKS-0
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 243MiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 465GiB Extended partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 465GiB Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
/0/2 scsi5 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD-RW DVR-212D
/1 wlan0 network Wireless interface
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=64
       resources: irq:42 memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:fdcf0000-fdcfffff ioport:cc00(size=256) memory:fdb00000-fdbfffff
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 4259: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
29: PCI 105.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: ul7N.A_MYUPeZ6pD
  Parent ID: vSkL.Objt6VSItgC
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:05.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:05.0
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "ATI RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]"
  Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
  Device: pci 0x791e "RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x826d
  Driver: "radeon"
  Driver Modules: "drm"
  Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf7ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xfdcf0000-0xfdcfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xcc00-0xccff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xfdb00000-0xfdbfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 42 (157922 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d0000791Esv00001043sd0000826Dbc03sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: radeon is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #11 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #29
ii intel-gpu-tools 1.3-0ubuntu2 amd64 tools for debugging the Intel graphics driver
ii libdrm-intel1:amd64 2.4.39-0ubuntu1 amd64 Userspace interface to intel-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-nouveau1a:amd64 2.4.39-0ubuntu1 amd64 Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-nouveau2:amd64 2.4.39-0ubuntu1 amd64 Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libdrm-radeon1:amd64 2.4.39-0ubuntu1 amd64 Userspace interface to radeon-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
ii libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 9.0.2-0ubuntu0.1 amd64 free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules
ii libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 9.0.2-0ubuntu0.1 amd64 free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
ii libglapi-mesa:amd64 9.0.2-0ubuntu0.1 amd64 free implementation of the GL API -- shared library
ii libglu1-mesa:amd64 9.0.0-0ubuntu1 amd64 Mesa OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii mesa-utils 8.0.1+git20110129+d8f7d6b-0ubuntu2 amd64 Miscellaneous Mesa GL utilities
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.71.1 amd64 transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
ii radeontool 1.6.2-1.1build1 amd64 utility to control ATI Radeon backlight functions on laptops
ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1 amd64 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
ii xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2 amd64 X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3 amd64 X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1 amd64 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
[ 0.184366] pci0000:00: ACPI _OSC request failed (AE_NOT_FOUND), returned control mask: 0x1d
[ 1.728030] ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)
[ 1.728052] ata6: softreset failed (device not ready)
[ 14.437783] EXT4-fs (dm-0): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 14.874482] [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting.
[ 14.874489] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
[ 14.875234] radeon 0000:01:05.0: VRAM: 128M 0x00000000D8000000 - 0x00000000DFFFFFFF (128M used)
[ 14.875237] radeon 0000:01:05.0: GTT: 512M 0x00000000A0000000 - 0x00000000BFFFFFFF
[ 14.875288] radeon 0000:01:05.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 14.875297] radeon 0000:01:05.0: radeon: using MSI.
[ 14.875321] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
[ 14.881106] [drm] radeon: 128M of VRAM memory ready
[ 14.881112] [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.
[ 14.887655] [drm] radeon: 1 quad pipes, 1 z pipes initialized.
[ 14.903436] radeon 0000:01:05.0: WB enabled
[ 14.903444] radeon 0000:01:05.0: fence driver on ring 0 use gpu addr 0x00000000a0000000 and cpu addr 0xffff880036c0c000
[ 15.163331] init: failsafe main process (782) killed by TERM signal
[ 15.483326] [drm] radeon: ring at 0x00000000A0001000
[ 15.483792] [drm] VGA-1
[ 15.669959] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
[ 15.670146] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
[ 15.670156] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
[ 65.224025] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
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[ 77.380088] quiet_error: 54 callbacks suppressed
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[ 393.432355] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 393.432372] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 405.592195] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 405.592213] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 417.752092] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 417.752109] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 429.904142] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 429.904160] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 442.064045] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 442.064063] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 454.212376] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 454.212393] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 466.368108] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 466.368128] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 478.520187] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 478.520205] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 490.680119] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 490.680136] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 502.832192] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 502.832208] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 514.992114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 514.992132] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 527.152045] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 527.152063] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 539.300320] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 539.300338] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 551.456109] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 551.456126] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 563.604046] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 563.604062] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 575.752052] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 575.752070] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 587.900346] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 587.900363] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 600.056123] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 600.056141] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 612.216042] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 612.216058] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 624.376170] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 636.516392] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 648.684371] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 648.684389] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 660.840127] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 660.840144] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 673.000034] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 673.000052] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 685.148296] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 685.148312] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 697.308194] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 697.308211] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 709.468055] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 709.468072] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 721.616355] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 721.616372] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 733.772160] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 733.772177] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 745.932032] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 745.932050] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 758.080324] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 758.080342] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 770.228834] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 770.228853] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 782.396498] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 782.396515] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 794.564502] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 794.564519] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 806.732518] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 806.732535] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 818.900472] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 818.900488] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 831.068461] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 831.068477] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 843.236491] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 843.236509] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 855.404478] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 855.404494] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 867.572470] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 867.572487] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 879.740434] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 879.740450] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 891.908420] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 891.908436] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 904.076430] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 904.076446] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 916.244444] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 916.244462] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 928.412507] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 928.412522] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 940.580510] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 940.580527] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 952.748517] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 952.748533] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 964.916535] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 964.916555] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 977.084567] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 977.084584] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 989.252535] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 989.252554] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1001.416500] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1001.416518] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1013.584608] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1013.584625] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1025.748558] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1025.748574] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1037.916523] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1037.916539] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1050.084540] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1050.084559] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1062.252581] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1062.252599] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1074.416499] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1074.416517] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1086.584508] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1086.584524] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1098.752491] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1098.752508] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1110.920509] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1110.920527] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1123.088568] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1123.088585] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1135.256575] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1135.256592] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1147.420489] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1147.420505] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1159.588499] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1159.588515] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1171.756531] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1171.756548] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1183.924564] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1183.924581] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 1196.096470] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1208.264489] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 2
[ 1208.264536] EXT3-fs (fd0): error: unable to read superblock
[ 1220.432539] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1232.600574] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 2
[ 1244.772397] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 1256.940449] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 5574.989081] usb 3-1.3: string descriptor 0 read error: -62
[ 5574.991102] hub 3-1:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -62)
model : 107
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+
model : 107
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 16.177] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[ 16.177] (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
[ 16.190] (==) AIGLX enabled
[ 16.191] Loading extension GLX
[ 16.191] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
[ 16.191] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 2
[ 16.191] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[ 16.191] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
[ 16.191] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
[ 16.191] (II) Unloading fglrx
[ 16.191] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
[ 16.191] (II) LoadModule: "radeon"
[ 16.192] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
[ 16.192] (II) Module radeon: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.193] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 0
[ 16.193] (==) Matched fglrx as autoconfigured driver 2
[ 16.193] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[ 16.193] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
[ 16.193] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
[ 16.193] (II) Unloading fglrx
[ 16.194] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
[ 16.194] (II) Failed to load module "vesa" (already loaded, 0)
[ 16.194] (II) Failed to load module "modesetting" (already loaded, 0)
[ 16.195] (II) Failed to load module "fbdev" (already loaded, 0)
[ 16.198] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[ 16.199] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[ 16.199] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[ 16.199] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[ 16.289] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 has no monitor section
[ 16.557] (II) RADEON(0): EDID for output VGA-0
[ 16.557] (II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA-0
[ 16.738] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 connected
[ 16.738] (II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 using initial mode 1024x768
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_INTEL_swap_event
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context_profile
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_swap_control and GLX_MESA_swap_control
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap backed by buffer objects
[ 16.757] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized r300
[ 16.757] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
[ 44.638] (WW) evdev: Logitech USB Receiver: ignoring absolute axes.
[ 5313.013] (WW) evdev: Logitech USB Receiver: ignoring absolute axes.
[ 6725.801] (WW) evdev: Logitech USB Receiver: ignoring absolute axes.
 Release Date: 12/19/2007
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: System manufacturer
 Product Name: System Product Name
 Serial Number: System Serial Number
 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
 Product Name: M2A-VM
 Serial Number: 123456789000
 Manufacturer: Chassis Manufacture
 Serial Number: EVAL
 Manufacturer: AMD
 Serial Number:
 Port Type: Serial Port 16450 Compatible
 Manufacturer: None
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: None
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: None
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: None
 Serial Number: None
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org R300 Project
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes
Module Size Used by
joydev 17458 0
hid_generic 12541 0
usbhid 46987 0
hid 100411 2 hid_generic,usbhid
arc4 12530 2
snd_hda_codec_realtek 78147 1
snd_hda_intel 33492 3
snd_hda_codec 134213 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 17699 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96668 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
kvm_amd 55605 0
kvm 414071 1 kvm_amd
snd_seq_midi 13325 0
snd_rawmidi 30513 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14900 1 snd_seq_midi
carl9170 82084 0
mac80211 540032 1 carl9170
snd_seq 61555 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ath 23828 1 carl9170
cfg80211 206797 3 carl9170,mac80211,ath
snd_timer 29426 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14498 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
psmouse 95595 0
serio_raw 13216 0
snd 78921 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
radeon 895730 3
edac_core 52452 0
edac_mce_amd 23304 0
ttm 83596 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 49113 1 radeon
soundcore 15048 1 snd
k8temp 12979 0
snd_page_alloc 18485 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
sp5100_tco 13698 0
i2c_piix4 13168 0
drm 288721 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13414 1 radeon
rfcomm 46620 0
bnep 18141 2
bluetooth 209249 10 rfcomm,bnep
ppdev 17074 0
binfmt_misc 17501 1
asus_atk0110 17647 0
parport_pc 32689 1
ext2 72881 1
mac_hid 13206 0
shpchp 37109 0
lp 17760 0
parport 46346 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
ahci 25721 2
floppy 69453 0
libahci 31192 1 ahci
pata_atiixp 13205 0
r8169 61651 0

I suggest trying the suggestion from forumuser astex at this location:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/207716/ubuntu-12-10-resolution-stuck-at-1024x768-using-open-source-radeon-driver

You will probably need to replace LVDS1 with VGA-0 in the instructions given by astex.

Thanx! Tried your suggestion, here is the result;

  xrandr -q

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768 60.0*
   800x600 60.3 56.2
   848x480 60.0
   640x480 59.9
S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
  1152x864_60.00 (0x24c) 81.8MHz
        h: width 1152 start 1216 end 1336 total 1520 skew 0 clock 53.8KHz
        v: height 864 start 867 end 871 total 897 clock 60.0Hz

Notice that "-- newmode" put the NEW setting under "DVI-0" and NOT "VGA-0", there doesn't appear to be a way to force it to VGA-0. Looked like it should work... The "-- addmode" was an incorrect syntax error basically and therefore gave me the help instructions for the command.

Ok, "User Error" on my part, kept playing with it, have it now. Will it be there on a reboot? Thought I saw something about putting it into a start script, which I cannot find now...

Also, Display says unknown, Anyone know of a "Viewsonic" [VA2431WM] Open driver? The Viewsonic page has it for "Win" only...

Hmmmmm! Well while it DID work while I posted last and was fine, after rebooting, I received the following message box;

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes:
Trying modes for CRTC 79
CRTC 79: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 79: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 79: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
Trying modes for CRTC 80
CRTC 80: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 0)
CRTC 80: trying mode 1024x768@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 800x600@56Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 848x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)
CRTC 80: trying mode 640x480@60Hz with output at 1280x1024@60Hz (pass 1)

Setting were gone when "xrandr -q" was checked...

I don't want to continue to receive this message, is there a way to keep the settings without this error message. Make the settings permanent?

Making the settings permanent was already explained in post #3 in this thread.

See post #3 by Sary Muhammad (sary)

More specifically, you need to follow this part of the instructions:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution#Setting_xrandr_commands_in_.xprofile

It appears that the settings will NOT work based on my last post of the "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors".

I've been forced to reload (twice) as the "XML" file could NOT be found to remove the error message. Using the method so far will cause the error message, I tried it again on the 1st reload, after rebooting, the message appeared. Seems to me that a drivers for both the card and the display are needed.

I DID find a "Radeon" folder, but, my lack of training with Linux means I still cannot figure out how to use it or if it is already being used.

BTW, I did find the files for "FGLRX" forcing me yet again to reload as they must be for a laptop (that is what the System Settings for Display said) and I had no unity bar and a blank desktop.

So it is back to the drawing board and the search is on for a driver, the previous information should be very useful when the drivers are found (if such exists).

BenginM (sary) said : #14

Salutations Corky, Mark .

Corky : your system is already using the Radeon open source drive .

 if you look at the #configuration line: from the output of " lshw -C video " , and the lsmod output .. it stated the drive name as " radeon "is loaded and being in use .

the package for the driver is .. " xserver-xorg-video-radeon " , which Ubuntu is using by default for any Radeon(HD) chip, installing xserver-xorg-video-ati which installs xserver-xorg-video-radeon by dependency.

# See what AMD has stated about ATI drivers :

AMD has moved a number of DX9 ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerators products to a legacy driver support structure. This change impacts Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux distributions. AMD has moved to a legacy software support structure for these graphics accelerator products in an effort to better focus development resources on future products.

The following products have been moved to the legacy software support structure (including Mobile and All-in-Wonder Variants):

ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
ATI Radeon X550 Series
ATI Radeon X600 Series
ATI Radeon X700 Series
ATI Radeon X800 Series
ATI Radeon X850 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1600 Series
ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
ATI Radeon X1900 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
ATI Radeon X2100 Series

Any customers using a combination of a ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series, or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series product with any of the legacy products listed above in a single PC system must use the ATI Catalyst 9.3 or earlier driver. All future ATI Catalyst™ releases made available past the ATI Catalyst™ 9.3 release will not include support for the legacy products listed above or any of the features associated with those legacy products.

AMD may periodically provide Windows XP and Windows Vista driver updates (for the products listed above) for critical fixes only. No new features will be provided in future driver updates. The Linux ATI Catalyst™ driver will only be supported in Linux distributions prior to February 2009 for the legacy products listed above.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Legacy/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx

#sources :

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man4/radeon.4.html

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonHD

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-radeonhd/plain/README

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonhd

dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIRadeon

BenginM (sary) said : #15

Corky:

maybe you could try with the driver RadeonHD ! but not quite sure how will would that turn out. and if seen few complains with this driver about audi issues!

as for fglrx , i don't see it loaded, you may wish to check again running lsmod , and see if fglrx is set there .. if you think it's interrupting with open source driver .. you could always remove it running the proper script and then with apt-get -- purge as follow :

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh ( if file exist ).

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

you could also use modeprop to load drivers and unload with rmmod

# for installing driver form an sh script , you just need to cd to the correct dir /path that contain the sh script and then inside it , run

sudo sh installerfilename.run

# if you're plaining on installing switching between drivers , always remember to reconfigure xserver and xorx , running :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

then ..

sudo reboot

BenginM (sary) said : #16

Scratch that , don't try the HD driver or any other as there is a big chance of making things worse!

Try this setup with these steps :

while the monitor is attached , obtian the correct information for your monitor form X.org last logs in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

look for the modeline and replace the informations with the following lines , as explained on this link :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution#Adding_undetected_resolutions

then, for example .. run the commands as root - sudo

# xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00_hsync" 148.50 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
# xrandr --addmode VGA-0 "1920x1080_60.00_hsync"
# xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode "1920x1080_60.00_hsync"

http://www.x.org/wiki/FAQVideoModes#Obtaining_modelines_from_Xorg_log
http://www.x.org/wiki/FAQVideoModes#Setting_up_a_Dell_2001FP_LCD

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