0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2017 4:32 PM by paul345

    ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View - debian 9.0.0_amd64 - only black screen with firmware-amd-graphics


      My system:


          AMD Graphics Card

              ATI FirePro 2460 multi-view professional graphics

              URL: http://www.amd.com/de-de/products/graphics/workstation/firemv-2d/2460#


          Desktop or Laptop System



          Operating System

              debian_9.0.0_amd64_DVD-1_2017-06-17, kde

              URL: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/


          Driver version installed


          Display Devices

              two Eizo FlexScan EV2436W with resolution: 1920 x 1200



              ASUS Z87-WS, BIOS 1803, 04/16/2014



              Intel Core i7-47-4790T, Socket 1150


          Power Supply Unit  Make, Model & Wattage

              Enermax, Platimax, 850 Wattage, ATX23



              24 GB



      I have installed a new operating system (debian 9) on a new hdd. The system starts and an error message appears with:

      *Error* radeon kernel modsetting requires firmware-amd-graphics. The system runs further and I can see a picture, which is the same

      on both monitors, with a resolution from 1600 x 1200 on the kde system. I can work with this system.


      So I add contrib and non-free to /etc/apt/souces.list and make:


      #apt-get update

      #apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics firmware-linux-nonfree libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-video-ati


      Then I start the system again. The only thing I saw now, is a black screen, with DisplayPort, Signal Error, not more.


      I can't use a shell or somthing else. The only thing I can do is to use the rescue mode from the DVD and

      remove with #apt-get --purge remove firmware-amd-graphics. So I can work again with the same pictures on both monitors.


      I have tried to install the 64 bit linux AMD driver for this card, which is from 12/1/2015,

      URL: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/workstation/previous/detail?os=Linux+x86_64&rev=15.201.2401#pro-driver

      but this one shows an mistake:


      root@debian:/home/XYZ/Downloads/fglrx-15.201.2401# ./amd-driver-installer-15.201.2401-x86.x86_64.run

      Created directory fglrx-install.DgKr5s

      Verifying archive integrity... All good.

      Uncompressing AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-15.201.2401..


      AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver Installer/Packager



      error: Detected X Server version 'XServer 1.19.2_64a' is not supported.

      Supported versions are X.Org 6.9 or later, up to XServer 1.10 (default:v2:x86_64:lib:XServer 1.19.2_64a:none:4.9.0-3-amd64:)

      Installation will not proceed.


      Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.DgKr5s



      Can AMD workers help me or mybe someone else? Can you make an update for XServer 1.19.2_64a ? Or can you have a look at firmware-amd-graphics and

      the free radeon driver? I don't know why my system will not start with the free radeon driver? It seems it is frozen when it trys to start with the firmware-amd-graphics.


      Supplement, 2017-07-03

      I have tried two live systems of debian.


      (1) debian-live-9.0.1-amd64-kde.iso, 2017-06-20, 03:10,  2.4G 

         URL:  https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.1-amd64-kde.iso


      (2) debian-live-9.0.1-amd64-kde+nonfree.iso, 2017-06-20, 05:49,  2.7G  

          URL: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/9.0.1-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.1-amd64-kde+nonfree.iso


      This version (1) is running with my computersystem, it shows the same picture on both monitors with resolution 1600 x 1200.

      This looks like exakt the system which I have installed. Normally you can directly install the live system too. But on the 9.0.0 version,

      this was not possible, because there was a bug. Now there is version 9.0.1 there.

      A picture of displaysettings, see attachment.


      The second one (2), here is nonfree software included, shows exactly the error which I have on my installed system after I had installed

      the file firmware-amd-graphics. The only different is, that here the DVD-reader is running, and the CPU is working, but I can't see anything,

      because the screen is black and shows only DisplayPort, Signal Error. I can't open a shell or somthing else.


      With this two live systems you can test your computersystem with the installed graphic card, if it will work or not with debian 9.

      No changes on your system will be make. It's only a live test system, and of course you can work with this system.


      Thank you for your help.


      Yours sincerely