after Debianupdate (5->6) XWindows didnt start anymore

Magnus Kessler Magnus.Kessler at
Wed Mar 2 04:07:06 PST 2011

On Tuesday 01 March 2011 16:30:06 Norbert Jeßberger wrote:
> hi
> after the Debian update the X-Server didnt start anymore.
> I have a FujiSiemens Laptop (17'' Display) with an ATI mobility radeon
> X700. At the frist start after the update Ive got the error: 'failed to
> load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/'
> So I searched in the 'non-free'- Packages for fglrx stuff and installed
> them. After that ive got the error: 'no supported AMD display adapter
> found    no dvices detected'
> I didnt found this problem somewhere. Im a rookie so i hope you can help
> me :)
> The config files are at the end.
> Greetings
> Norbert

Hi Norbert,

The pre R600 cards (which includes your X700) are no longer supported by the 
fglrx driver. When updating you probably moved from an older version of 
fglrx that still supported your card to a more recent version without 

Try removing fglrx altogether, and install the xf86-video-ati driver (and 
mesa, if you want 3D) instead. With a recent X server, you should also 
remove your xorg.conf. The X server should detect your card correctly and 
load the appropriate graphics driver automatically. Your default keyboard 
layout setting is probably best handled by an appropriate entry in a modular 
settings file in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d.




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