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ATI 3870 Problem on Kali 10.5.1


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komman

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Installed first 2 files for ATI3870 from #RadeonHD, geting distorted screen on boot Posted Image. Can boot in the safe mode with -x but only 1024x768 resolution. The card is reported correctly in the system Profiler in the safe mode, but no qe/ci.
Anybody has the same problem?
Could this be because of the powermanagement/power play? How do I disable it? ( I do not have powermanagement kext )

Any help is greatly appreciated.

My System:
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
4G Ram
Kali 10.5.1 w Vanila Kernel
3 SATA HD + 1 SATA DVD Burner ( all work with ACPI disabled :angry: )

Everything works except the video card.

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Which brand did you buy? Though it shouldn't matter, all are pretty close to the reference ATI board, which leads me to believe perhaps you forgot something?

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i had this problem on my 3850 , if you just install 3870.zip file and reboot the screen is a garbled mess.
you need to get the second file as well Triakis_2400_2600_2900_3800.zip

since you have installed the first file and rebooted without installing the second ,then boot up with -x then install Triakis_2400_2600_2900_3800.zip this will fix your problem.

sorry just read your problem again , since you say you have installed both files i would still say the Triakis_2400_2600_2900_3800.zip needs installing again or you haven't repaired permissions perhaps ?

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Reinstalled triakis package and did:
chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX2000.kext
chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX2000.kext

Just in case did the same thing for Natit.kext and ATINDRV.kext

Still have the same problem, screen is filled with garbage.
Did I miss anything?

The card is Diamond Radeon HD3870, dev id:0x95011002
Checked ATIRadeonX2000 info.plst and the dev id is listed there.

What bothers me is when I start with -v, I get:
12/29/07 2:25:47 PM kernel choosed model ATI Radeon 3800 Series
12/29/07 2:25:47 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @0,compatible=ATY,Triakis
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @1,name=ATY,Triakis
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @0,display-connect-flags=0x00000400
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting ATY,Rom#=113-B2250F-207
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @0,name=ATY,Triakis
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @1,EDID=<data not shown>
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @1,compatible=ATY,Triakis
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting ATY,memsize=0x20000000
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @1,device_type=display
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting model=ATI,RadeonHD3800
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @0,device_type=display
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @0,EDID=<data not shown>
12/29/07 2:25:48 PM kernel Alkor: Setting @1,display-connect-flags=0x00000400
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting ATY,EFIVersion=01.00.207
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting ATY,EFIVersionBios=113-B22501-X22Bdsmos: Initializing...
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel dsmos: Hook and decryption contexts set!
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel dsmos: Starting...
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting ATY_EFIEnabledMode=0x00000002
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting device_type=ATY,TriakisParent
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting VRAM,totalsize=0x20000000
12/29/07 2:25:49 PM kernel Alkor: Setting AAPL,aux-power-connected=0x00000001

As you can see the memory size is not reported correctly ( or is it? )

Can anybody help?
Thank you

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That's the right memory size. 0x20000000 in hex is ~512mb. You can use the OSX calculator to verify it by converting from hex to decimal then into megabytes.

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Yes me too, i have exactly the same problem with a club3D 3870, i tried almost everything, even changing 512 in natit to 256 But no matter what i do and how clean i do it, i get a distorted screen at boot! I have leopard iatkos on asus p5b. Could it be cause of some settings in the bios? but which one? ! i cleaned the extensions folder of all other graphic drivers, but i always get the same thing!! Please someone help me , im almost running out of imagination? Did someone tried the 10.5.2 new kexts??

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same problem here,i have lots of small black and white squares with Gigabyte HD3870.

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Same here, dual CF HD3850 (connect3d) 512MB





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