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  • #91
    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Just checking, have you already tried the usual suggestions, eg taking AGP mode down to 1 etc ?
    Yes, I did. I can't remember, exactly, but I think I can only take it down to 4, 1 seems not to be allowed with my hardware. Freezes still occured.

    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    If you're running a post-6.12.2 driver it might be useful to try ForceLowPowerMode just in case cooling is a factor.
    I'll try that after the next freeze.

    But as I said before, I don't believe it's a heat problem. If the GPU is running too hot, now, it would never have worked in the first place and I would have brought the laptop back to my dealer a few years ago, when I still had warranty.

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    • #92
      I don't know if this is helpfull but since this bug also affects me here are my settings:
      Code:
      # lspci | grep VGA
      01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]
      I'm using gentoo on a Toshiba A100 laptop:
      Code:
      # uname -a
      Linux jenny 2.6.30-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 15 10:43:35 WEST 2009 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
      and this is my xorg.conf:
      Code:
      Section "ServerLayout"
      	Identifier     "Main Layout"
      	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
      	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
      #	Option      "AIGLX" "off"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Files"
      #	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
      	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
      	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
      	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
      	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
      	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Module"
      #	Load  "dbe"
      	SubSection "extmod"
      		Option	    "omit xfree86-dga"
      	EndSubSection
      	Load  "freetype"
      	Load  "glx"
      #	Load  "xtrap"
      	Load  "extmod"
      	Load  "GLcore"
      	Load  "dri"
      	Load  "dri2"
      	Load  "record"
      EndSection
      
      Section "ServerFlags"
      	Option      "DontZap" "false"
      	Option	    "blank time" "10"	# 10 minutes
      	Option	    "standby time" "20"
      	Option	    "suspend time" "30"
      	Option	    "off time" "60"
      EndSection
      
      Section "InputDevice"
      	Identifier  "Mouse1"
      	Driver      "mouse"
      	Option	    "Protocol" "Microsoft"
      	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
      EndSection
      
      Section "InputDevice"
      	Identifier  "Mouse2"
      	Driver      "mouse"
      	Option	    "Protocol" "MouseMan"
      	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Monitor"
      	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
      	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
      
      EndSection
      
      Section "Device"
      	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      	Driver      "radeonhd"
      	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
      	BoardName   "Radeon Mobility X1600"
      	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
      
      #radeonhd settings
      	Option      "AccelMethod"        "EXA"
      #	Option      "ExaNoComposite"     "true"
      #	Option      "AccelMethod"        "XAA"
      	Option      "DRI"                "true"
      #	Option	    "DRI2"               "true"
      	Option      "NoDDC"
      
      
      # flgrx settings
      #        Option      "DRI" "true"
      #        Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "on" 
      #        Option      "TexturedVideo" "on"
      #        Option      "VideoOverlay" "off"
      #        Option      "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
      #        Option      "Textured2D" "on"
      #        Option      "TexturedXrender" "on"
      #        Option      "UseFastTLS" "1"
      #        Option      "BackingStore" "on"
      #        Option      "TexturedVideoSync" "True"
      #        Option      "EnableMonitor" "tv"
      
      EndSection
      
      Section "Screen"
      	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
      	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
      	DefaultDepth     24
      	SubSection "Display"
      		Viewport   0 0
      		Depth     24
      	EndSubSection
      EndSection
      
      Section "DRI"
      	Group        0
      	Mode         0666
      EndSection
      
      Section "Extensions"
      	Option	    "DAMAGE" "true"
      	Option	    "RENDER" "true"
      	Option	    "Composite" "true"
      #	Option	    "XVideo" "Enable"
      EndSection
      XAA works fine, EXA locks up after a while.

      Hope it helps.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Stormking View Post
        Yes, I did. I can't remember, exactly, but I think I can only take it down to 4, 1 seems not to be allowed with my hardware. Freezes still occured.
        Did you try all choices 4, 2 and 1 (or 8 and 4 for AGPv3 cards)? AGPMode mismatch is the number one cause for crashes on AGP cards. Lately there have also been some issues in 2.6.29 (as agd5f mentioned) which got fixed in 2.6.30 final. Then there have been reported some random crashes with ext4. The best would be if we could track your issues in a bug report so that we can see all your logs and relevant information without wading through a busy discussion forum.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by tormod View Post
          Did you try all choices 4, 2 and 1 (or 8 and 4 for AGPv3 cards)? AGPMode mismatch is the number one cause for crashes on AGP cards.
          I think I have an AGPv3 card and I tested 4 and tried to test 1 (which didn't work). 8 seems to be the default. Anyway, it didn't stop X from freezing.

          Originally posted by tormod View Post
          Lately there have also been some issues in 2.6.29 (as agd5f mentioned) which got fixed in 2.6.30 final. Then there have been reported some random crashes with ext4.
          Sorry, only ext2 and ext3, here.

          Originally posted by tormod View Post
          The best would be if we could track your issues in a bug report so that we can see all your logs and relevant information without wading through a busy discussion forum.
          Should I use the entry mentioned above (http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16198) or open a new one?

          Btw: Nearly 4 hours since setting MigrationHeuristics to "greedy" and no freeze, yet.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by Stormking View Post
            Should I use the entry mentioned above (http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16198) or open a new one?
            Please file your own bug. It is not sure you have the same issue as Mikko, and your card is different. Attach your logs and explain everything you have tried, and last good version if there was any.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by tormod View Post
              Please file your own bug. It is not sure you have the same issue as Mikko, and your card is different. Attach your logs and explain everything you have tried,
              I'll collect all the information, tonight. Which logs apart from X and kernel do you need? And btw., I never found anything in there.

              Originally posted by tormod View Post
              and last good version if there was any.
              That was around the time when TV-Out for R300 was added, I think.

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              • #97
                I guess I'll add to this thread in hopes it will be fixed eventually.

                I'm using a Radeon 9550 (R300) 256mb AGP 4x card with the open source ati drivers. Whenever I run a 3d intensive application, it'll render properly for a few seconds, then my screen goes black, my monitor loses signal, and my computer completely freezes. It takes no input from keyboard/mouse, audio starts stuttering and sounds like a buzzsaw, and I'm forced to shutdown with the power button.

                Whenever I'm playing a game that uses harware acceleration but is not very intensive (such as StepMania), the game runs fine for 3-5 minutes and then the same problem I stated previously occurs. Screen goes black, unresponsive, etc.

                Whenever I'm just running a simple KDE desktop without any desktop effects, I experience no problems. It's only when I'm running an OpenGL application does the problem happen.

                I'm currently using the latest GIT versions of:
                xf86-video-ati-git
                mesa-git
                dri2proto-git
                libdrm-git
                glproto-git

                The freezing has been occuring for at least a year now, even to this day with the latest updates.

                System Specs:
                Intel P4 2.0ghz (845g motherboard)
                ATI Radeon 9550 (R300) 256mb AGP 4x
                Arch Linux with latest updates

                By the way, this problem does not occur AT ALL on Windows XP with the same AGP Mode (4x). I can even overclock this card heavily with Windows XP without problems, so I doubt it's a heat issue

                Here is my Xorg.conf:
                Code:
                Section "ServerLayout"
                	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
                	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
                	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
                	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
                EndSection
                
                Section "Files"
                	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
                	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
                	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
                	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
                	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
                	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
                EndSection
                
                Section "Module"
                	Load  "dbe"
                	Load  "dri2"
                	Load  "record"
                	Load  "glx"
                	Load  "dri"
                	Load  "extmod"
                EndSection
                
                Section "InputDevice"
                	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
                	Driver      "kbd"
                EndSection
                
                Section "InputDevice"
                	Identifier  "Mouse0"
                	Driver      "mouse"
                	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
                	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
                	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
                EndSection
                
                Section "Monitor"
                	#DisplaySize	  380   300	# mm
                	Identifier   "Monitor0"
                	VendorName   "NUL"
                	ModelName    "19''"
                	HorizSync    24.0 - 80.0
                	VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
                	Option	    "DPMS"
                EndSection
                
                Section "Device"
                        Option     "AGPMode"	"4"
                	Identifier  "Card0"
                	Driver      "radeon"
                	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
                	BoardName   "RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]"
                	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
                EndSection
                
                Section "Screen"
                	Identifier "Screen0"
                	Device     "Card0"
                	Monitor    "Monitor0"
                	DefaultDepth 24
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     1
                	EndSubSection
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     4
                	EndSubSection
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     8
                	EndSubSection
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     15
                	EndSubSection
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     16
                	EndSubSection
                	SubSection "Display"
                		Viewport   0 0
                		Depth     24
                		Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                	EndSubSection
                EndSection

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Exershio View Post
                  I'm using a Radeon 9550 (R300) 256mb AGP 4x card with the open source ati drivers. Whenever I run a 3d intensive application, it'll render properly for a few seconds, then my screen goes black, my monitor loses signal, and my computer completely freezes. It takes no input from keyboard/mouse, audio starts stuttering and sounds like a buzzsaw, and I'm forced to shutdown with the power button.
                  Did you try AGPMode 2 and 1?

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by tormod View Post
                    Did you try AGPMode 2 and 1?
                    I'll be damned. I started up StepMania and played it for about 20 minutes with AGP Mode @ 1x and it didn't crash at all. With AGP Mode @ 4x, StepMania would crash within 2-3 minutes at most usually.

                    I haven't tested it with any really heavy 3d apps because I don't have any installed atm, but I'll do that asap and report back tomorrow.

                    Thanks for the tip. I hope it continues to work. This is the only problem holding me off Windows for good. If I can get Neverwinter Nights/StepMania/etc to play in Linux without crashing that'd be great.

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                    • I moved to xf86-video-ati from xf86-video-radeonhd (gentoo), then I deleted xorg.conf, made X create a new one and added the EXA configuration to it.
                      After that I did an emerge -e world and no more lockups.

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