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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 04:51:45 pm »
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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 04:58:32 pm »
have you tried running:
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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 05:13:50 pm »
You might also want to try the
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kernel boot parameter with the open source radeon drivers in any of the distros
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 05:14:13 pm »
Err says its not installed ???

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 05:18:22 pm »
Installed it and desktop is back ;)

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2018, 05:26:23 pm »
Is HDMI working ?

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2018, 05:35:28 pm »
Doubt it will be gotta sort the kernel confit option and check.

Flicking between this and looking after my two bairns one of whom is severely autistic so having to grab wee bits of time.  Had seen same info on another site but kernel command was slightly different.

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2018, 05:41:05 pm »
It's still not right....

Running very very very slowly...

Says aplay not found.

Display says UNCLAIMED but lists rs780 HD3200

Control panel/system settings wont open either :(

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2018, 05:44:27 pm »
Updater has a very long list of updates when it was up to date yesterday so will let it update

Linux-firmware is in list and iirc that should be an Ati driver
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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 06:02:03 pm »
System settings still AWOL.

Not sure what they hell has gone on but sure i still have a pile of random packages and stuff either not there or broken somehow

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2018, 06:34:38 pm »
Up for reinstalling 14.04 and installing the proprietary ATI drivers directly from their website ?
https://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Ubuntu+x86+64

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Hold on, doing some homework .. it may be that your card hasn't  been suppoorted by FGLRX for some time
https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-HD-4000%2c-HD-3000%2c-and-HD-2000-Series-LINUX-support.aspx
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2018, 06:36:01 pm »
That's what started this  ;D

Happy to try again though.  Is Ubuntu 14 best option? Or would Debian or an alternative be better for any reason for my requirements?

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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 06:38:19 pm »
See the edit above
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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2018, 06:43:42 pm »
Nope the RS780G/HD3200 hasn't been supported by ATI/AMD in Linux for quite some time .. you're either going to need to run an even older version of Linux (which would not only be a security risk, but a complete pain to get working software for), upgrade your graphics card (which I doubt you can?), use something more recent like 16.04 and try to get HDMI working with the open source radeon driver, or give up on HDMI audio.
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Re: old thin client as Htpc - Which linux...
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2018, 06:45:26 pm »
Wonder if this is an issue https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1058040

The rs780g calls the grfx hd3200.  Looks like a poss fix in there too.

Be happy to get open drivers working on Debian 9 or Ubuntu 16.  If not will give up.  Could try and find the other graphics card that came in second slice ati fire mv2250 and use that but tbh loose space my ssd is sitting in and tbh probs defeats purpose of a quiet wee box for livingroom.

Though the pcie riser could house any half height card i guess (16x) bit noise and heat may get an issue as don't think bios option to kill on board gpu
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