I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and AMD Catalyst 13.12. When booting up, I see the Ubuntu logo splash screen for a second, then it just goes to a black screen. I am using the R9 290x graphics card.
Here is my install steps:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic libqtgui4 lib32gcc1 sudo sh *.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb sudo aticonfig --initial -f --adapter=all sudo reboot
Then system reboots, black screen.
Then I come upon this thread: patch
I remove my current installation of catalyst, reconfigure my xorg.conf.
I do the steps in the patch thread and then reinstall the catalyst 13.12 with the patch.
I get the same result: reboot and then black screen.
So I take a peek at the Xorg.0.log file and grep and see exactly this problem: Xorg.conf problem
I don't have a folder called
/usr/X11R6..., so I do the recommended change:
cd /usr ; sudo ln -svT lib /usr/lib64
Then I created the folder directories:
mkdir /usr/X11R6 mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib64 .... cp /usr/lib/dri/fglrx_dri.so /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/
I manually copied the fglrx_dri.so file to the X11R6 folders. This made the errors go away in the Xorg.0.conf files. I reboot, and same problem: see Ubuntu splash screen for a second, then black screen.
The system does seem to recognize the graphics card because when I do this:
sudo aticonfig --lsa * 0. 01:00.0 AMD Radeon R9 290 Series * - Default adapter
But when I do this:
sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --odgt ERROR - X needs to be running to perform AMD Overdrive(TM) commands
So I try to start X:
But it tells me that
(EE) Server is already active for display 0
I tried turning off lightdm and restarting X:
sudo service lightdm stop sudo xinit
Then I see the Lightdm saying it's being started and a bunch of text prints out.. but it stops at:
.... Loading extension GLESX Loading extension AMDXVOPL Loading extension AMDXVBA
Now I don't know how else to solve this. Please help!