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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Desktop resolution problem (AMD graphic card). » 2018-06-13 16:57:21

THANKS golinux! :-)
Indeed this did the trick!
(at least partially).

If someone reads this pos and needs details, this page is particuilarly helpful: … vailable-i.

The only problem is that it neither apply the settings (you have to go to KDE control panel and set the new resolution), nor remember them after logging off.

I made a scipt for autorunning the mentioned commands after logging in, but the inconvinience is that you have after every sigle login, to go to control panel and set the desired resolution (since xrandr doesn't do it from console).

Is there any config file somewhere, so I won't need to do the manual work after every single login?

#2 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Desktop resolution problem (AMD graphic card). » 2018-06-13 15:40:39

Last time I boot, startup output clearly stated (unlike the previous boots) that kernel needed the firmware-amd-graphics package (as you suggested), so I installed it (and xserver-xorg-video-radeon got autoinstalled too).
Seems like my card (R3 series) is at the supported list.

Now, after the restart, I'm getting the message that my monitor has no or invalid EDID (and resolution is still stuck at 1024X768).

Seems (altough I'm not sure) like I have to create an Xorg.conf, but I have about a decade to get my hands to it.

Any ideas - directions??? :-)
There are many sugestions online, but does someone tried them on Devuan?

#3 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Desktop resolution problem (AMD graphic card). » 2018-06-13 14:10:35

THANKS guys for your help!!! :-)

Dutch_Master wrote:

You didn't search the web for the driver, didn't you?

(it's not the driver, but enough to get you started)

Not only searched but contacted with the AMD support. Other guys posted to their fora (so I skip this step).
That was happened last summer.

To make a long story sort, the proprietary driver (as I stated above), can't anymore be installed, because it demands an outdated X-Window version.
It is highly unlike that AMD will update this driver. Seems to be dead in the water.
Company's efforts are now for the new driver, which supports only high-end cards.

Before a year or so, a guy made an Arch fork, and bundled the last working X-Window version (replacing the normal one), with fglrx.

Pretty good solution, as a temporary one, but you know what?......nowadays Arch means.....SystemD!
NO WAY!!! :-)

Personally, |I prefer to dump Linux altogether, rather than accepting to live with the SystemD infection! ;-)

emanym wrote:

You may need to install (non-free) firmware for the videocard:

apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics

Let me try it and I'll be back.

#4 Hardware & System Configuration » Desktop resolution problem (AMD graphic card). » 2018-06-12 23:48:32

Replies: 8

Hi! :-)

I have an older onboard AMD graphic card, at my Devuan system (ASCII x64 KDE).

>lspci -nn | grep VGA
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series [1002:9830]

I have (auto)installed the packages:

My resolution is at 1024X768, while the native one of my monitor, is 1360X768.
(I have an older Samsung TFT).

Back at my Debian days, I had the proprietary AMD driver (fglrx), but I think this is not available any more.
I'm totally unfamiliar with the open source one.

Ehm...What now?
Does someone knows how a can configure the driver, in order to get an acceptable resolution?
TIA! :-)

#5 Re: Installation » Installation failure for specific locale (gr) [SOLVED]. » 2018-06-12 18:22:11

THANKS guys for your help!!! :-)

msi wrote:


a few questions about this:

1. At which point exactly did the installation fail?

I tried some times. It has bugs at various points. From detecting the router (auto or manual configuration failed) the earlier, to installing GRUB (after 97%).

msi wrote:

2. Was there an error message?

Various. Eg. "Η εγκατάσταση απέτυχε" (=installation failed).
Not very informational though.

msi wrote:

3. Can you reproduce the problem?

Well...yes and no.  Installer seems to be buggy.
It throughs bugs at different points.

golinux wrote:

Some DMs are more friendly that others to setting locales.  KDE can be a bit fussy with this.  Please read the Release notes and also search this forum for KDE.

Oh I see!
Then I suppose I have the options either choosing another desktop, or customizing localization from the working system (after booting up).


I managed to install it.
It has some other problems, but I'll open a new post.

#6 Installation » Installation failure for specific locale (gr) [SOLVED]. » 2018-06-12 09:33:41

Replies: 3

Hi! :-)

I downloaded the ASCII dvd x64 and I tried to install it (normal installer, NOT the graphical one, bios mode, NOT uefi), choosing my native language (Greek), but installation failed and aborted.
DVD scanned for errors and it passed (OK).

Installing again, using English (American), completed flawlessly.

I choose the packages: devuan, kde, console and standard.

If you think it's a bug and should be reported, please tell me.

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