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  • Update on the freeze-on-logout/restart problem

    Hi,

    I've mentioned in a previous post that I've got problems with X freezing on logout/restart. I also said that it helped to turn off VideoOverlay and OpenGLOverlay. Well, it turns out that's really not good enough, after some more testing. I get freezes even with all video-options turned off (that is: OpenGLOverlay off, VideoOverlay off and TexturedVideo off). I even disabled the XVideo extension completely. Also tried: disabled AIGLX and Composite (doesn't help) and I disabled a custom pair-mode (doesn't help). Not sure if the problem is related to dual-screen setup, haven't tested if the problem occurs on single-screen yet.

    It's not a kernel panic, and the laptop is responsive on other interfaces, so I logged in with ssh to do some investigating.

    Summary of state after a freeze has occured:
    - Xorg process spins and consumes 100% CPU
    - No error messages in Xorg log file
    - No error messages in kernel log
    - Attaching to Xorg process using strace works, but I get no output, so I assume no syscalls are being made in the loop gone wild (?).
    - Apart from the Xorg process, the system seems to be quite normal.
    - Rebooting the machine works, and it shuts down cleanly.

    My hardware/software: ATI X1400 (mobile), Lenovo Z61m laptop, Intel Core Duo, Ubuntu Gutsy 32bit.

    This is kind-of a new show-stopper for me, I cannot stand unstable behaviour like this, so I'll probably be heading back to fglrx 8.37.6 (disappointing .. ).

    Unless somebody has come up with other work-arounds ?

    Regards,
    oyvind

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    • Originally posted by oyvind View Post
      Hi,
      I've mentioned in a previous post that I've got problems with X freezing on logout/restart.
      Now i have reverted to 8.40.4 fglrx drivers (i could not stand the slow 2d and logout freeze in the newest drivers), but yesterday, while testing, i did the logout procedure while in kde. I use kdm and have the "always restart X" option in it.
      I switched to a text console before the freezing, so i could look at the ongoing processes:
      i noticed the process /etc/ati/authatieventsd.sh there, stuck.....

      My instinct tells me that a call to this script could maybe be the cause to the actual freeze.......
      Anyone could please tell me what really this script should do?.....
      Thanks.


      BTW: the X1400 Ati card in this laptop is DISGUSTING me. I'm one of the many who think "Ati: no more".

      Greetings.

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      • Originally posted by marcobrancalion View Post
        Now i have reverted to 8.40.4 fglrx drivers (i could not stand the slow 2d and logout freeze in the newest drivers).
        <snip>
        I'm back on fglrx 8.37.6 for now (not much different from 8.40.4 for me). I use this laptop at work, so I don't have the time to experiment too much during weekdays. Guess I won't be using suspend, after all .

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        • Originally posted by oyvind View Post
          Guess I won't be using suspend, after all .
          Oh, regarding suspension/hibernation: i made it work by recompiling the kernel (Ubuntu Gutsy) with the slab option.......

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          • X1600 512MB here. I have the same vlc problems as everyone else here, but at least widescreen does work in this version, unlike the abortion that was 7.12. No (EE) Errors in Xorg.0.log, only some warnings about a large range of visuals not working. Thanks alot ATI, now I can't even playback videos using OpenGL, so they aren't a blurry POS. Why can't I get basic functionality for a card I paid for, on an OS that isn't a unconfigurable POS like Windows? That's all I ask for, video playback that WORKS as well as Windows, using OpenGL, so scaling is not a problem.

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            • Originally posted by knutbert View Post
              Could you post the error messages you are getting?

              Code:
              dmesg|grep fireglx
              cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep \(EE
              Regards,
              knutbert
              Frome DMESG:
              Code:
              [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 928 MBytes.
              [fglrx] ASYNCIO init succeed!
              [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!
              [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.45.4 [Jan 16 2008] on minor 0
              [fglrx:firegl_cail_init] *ERROR* CAIL: CAILEarlyASICInit failed, error 1
              [fglrx:firegl_init_asic] *ERROR* Failed to initialize ASIC.
              [fglrx:drm_vmalloc] *ERROR* [mempages] Allocating 0 bytes
              [fglrx:firegl_init_pcie] *ERROR* failed to alloc pagelist of size 00
              [fglrx:firegl_cail_init] *ERROR* CAIL: CAILEarlyASICInit failed, error 1
              [fglrx:firegl_init_asic] *ERROR* Failed to initialize ASIC.
              [fglrx:drm_vmalloc] *ERROR* [mempages] Allocating 0 bytes
              [fglrx:firegl_init_pcie] *ERROR* failed to alloc pagelist of size 00
              and from Xorg.0.log
              Code:
               (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
              (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to initialize ASIC in kernel.
              (EE) fglrx(0): [pcie] Failed to gather memory of size 262144Kb for PCIe. Error (-1014)
              (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized.

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              • I'm using a HP nc8000 w/ an ATI 9600 pro.

                Really crappy h/w, prev release unusuable, d/l'ing the last version now through apt...

                Got a nVidia card for my work machine last week... I'm NEVER BUYING an ATI card again.

                Installed the card,
                installed the drivers,
                built the module,
                launched control panel,
                connected second monitor,
                control panel detected monitor (!),
                control panel activated second monitor (!!) in twinview big-desktop mode (!!!),
                monitor WORKED!

                I could even change the monitor's potition within the control panel, just like in Windows...

                I mean, WOW!

                edit:
                installed, 1400x1050 works fine, 3d still sux:

                Code:
                wired@riddlebox:~$ fglrxinfo 
                display: :0.0  screen: 0
                OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 Series
                OpenGL version string: 2.1.7276 Release
                
                wired@riddlebox:~$ fgl_glxgears 
                Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
                X Error of failed request:  GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest
                  Major opcode of failed request:  143 (GLX)
                  Minor opcode of failed request:  16 (X_GLXVendorPrivate)
                  Serial number of failed request:  41
                  Current serial number in output stream:  42
                Last edited by Wired; 01-20-2008, 04:02 PM.

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                • my pc locked completely on startup with this driver. well, i'm not surprised.

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                  • Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                    my pc locked completely on startup with this driver. well, i'm not surprised.
                    Sorry, but I laughed.
                    RANT

                    It's better to laugh than to cry, right?

                    Even though I'll still use my notebook with it's ATI Mobility X700 (so, I depend on fglrx), I've ordered a new desktop for me, with an 8800GT. Tired of POS drivers.

                    I'm a software developer so I know these things can take some time to be solved, but my pacience has it's limits. When I buy a video card I assume some of that money is for software development, so that when I install the new video card on my computer it will work as it should. Not the case with ATI unfortunatelly.
                    I've bought this notebook in july, 2005 and 2 years and a half later I still can't take full profit of my videocard in Linux.

                    In Windows things are not that bad, but I really hate that CCC with it's .NET (sluggish) implementation.
                    On the Linux side things just don't work as they should. I feel like I'm alpha testing. I'm testing code directly from "HEAD branch", untested.

                    /RANT

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                    • Originally posted by Nicolas View Post
                      Sorry, but I laughed.
                      RANT

                      It's better to laugh than to cry, right?

                      [...]

                      I feel like I'm alpha testing. I'm testing code irectly from "HEAD branch", untested.

                      /RANT
                      Dude, thats not even alpha testing! Just like you said, we're just testing their trunk for them...

                      It feels so stupid I want to throw my laptop outside the window.

                      My recent nVidia xperience makes everything even worse... I'd heard nVidia has better linux drivers, but I never thought it'd be so close to the windows version - check my previous post (top of this page).

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                      • &quot;failed to initialize ASIC bug&quot; again...

                        Hello combatdoc,

                        Originally posted by combatdoc View Post
                        Frome DMESG:
                        Code:
                        [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.45.4 [Jan 16 2008] on minor 0
                        [fglrx:firegl_cail_init] *ERROR* CAIL: CAILEarlyASICInit failed, error 1
                        [fglrx:firegl_init_asic] *ERROR* Failed to initialize ASIC.
                        and from Xorg.0.log
                        Code:
                        (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to initialize ASIC in kernel.
                        (EE) fglrx(0): [pcie] Failed to gather memory of size 262144Kb for PCIe. Error (-1014)
                        (EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not been initialized.
                        You are getting the same "falied to initialize ASIC" bug I am experiencing.

                        I filed a bugreport on http://ati.cchtml.com/.
                        You may want to add your experiences there so AMD can work out a fix!

                        For me it's back to 8.443 for know.

                        Regards,
                        knutbert

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                        • F**K, lockup issue reappeared

                          Originally posted by BratzeM View Post
                          Thanx bridgman, this helped me, I was suffering from the lockup issue before aplying this workaround.
                          hm, my lockup issue was solved (after turning textured video off), i logged out of gnome, got the gdm screen and locked back in. but now, after a reboot, i have the lockups again without changing anything in my xorg.conf
                          what the f**k is going on?

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                          • i dont complain much lol !

                            i have a 1800 GTO working fine on any screen tested, yes 1680x1050 and 1440x900 aswell. using 1280x720 and 1920x1080 mostly.

                            got a 2900 XT working fine, got a 3850 working fine, a 3870 working fine with lots of the mentioned bugs.

                            but MOVIES are a hell, scrolling is slow, the performance is right, the install was ezy.
                            well, i got 2 bugs witch bother me ALOT, scrolling isnt as fast as it should be, and movies are gay to watch in linux with ati atm with the current driver code.

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                            • GL corruption with V5250 on 1680x1050 display

                              Is there any work around for the GL corruption bug with 1680x1050 displays? I noticed that hardware accelerated 3D apps did work with 8.443 driver, just that it wasn't possible to set the resolution above 1280x1024.

                              However, setting the resolution to 1280x1024 with the 8.1 driver, doesn't make the 3D apps work with this version of the driver.

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                              • Originally posted by knutbert View Post
                                You are getting the same "falied to initialize ASIC" bug I am experiencing.

                                I filed a bugreport on http://ati.cchtml.com/.
                                You may want to add your experiences there so AMD can work out a fix!

                                For me it's back to 8.443 for know.

                                Regards,
                                knutbert
                                I added my two cents to the bug report as well.
                                Its kinda ticking me off. Not that I am still using a driver 5 revisions old (8.40.4) to get stable use, but that I also can't play with AIGLX (and all the openGL goodness I am missing now), and playing with KDE 4.0.0 almost requires me to disable XGL everytime.

                                I actually bought this laptop with the ATI card over the Nvidia option because my roomate had ATI at the time and his Compiz ran flawlessly while my Nvidia card would constantly choke everytime I tried compiz.

                                Where is a good place to buy Video Cards for my Dell e1705? I know the card is replacable, but I can't seem to find any to buy.

                                Guess I learned my lesson.

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