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  • VBE Modesetting Dumps For Avivo R500 Driver

    Originally posted by chrisr View Post
    Fair enough, he needs information. So what kind of information can people provide? Are we talking about dumps from people who are successfully using these graphics cards with the fglrx driver and an LCD panel? I have a laptop with an embedded FireGL 5250 (R530, I believe) which sort-of-works with the fglrx. Maybe if someone could provide a script that would generate the useful information then we could get the 0.1.0 release out the door after all?
    What i need is a vbe modesetting bios dump for 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 (and for native resolution). For doing this grab http://people.freedesktop.org/~glisse/vbespy.tar.bz2 and make then ./vbetest 2> /dev/null note mode number corresponding to resoltuion 800x600 8:8:8 ... then q then
    ./vbetest -m <800600modenumber> 2> firegl5250-800x600
    ./vbetest -m <1024768modenumber> 2> firegl5250-1024x768
    ...

    You should see some colored picture on screen. Once you got all dumps pack them together bzip2 and send them to me or put them somewhere on the net.

    PS: You need to be root under console and it's better if X is not running and that fglrx is not loaded (in fact it's better doing them after cold boot without X being loaded so flgrx can't mess up with the card).

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    FireGL 5250 vbetest results

    I have a 5250 firegl on a thinkpad t60p

    I think I've done what you wanted. Let me know if not.

    http://files-upload.com/files/427667...e-results.tbz2

    Originally posted by glisse View Post
    What i need is a vbe modesetting bios dump for 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 (and for native resolution). For doing this grab http://people.freedesktop.org/~glisse/vbespy.tar.bz2 and make then ./vbetest 2> /dev/null note mode number corresponding to resoltuion 800x600 8:8:8 ... then q then
    ./vbetest -m <800600modenumber> 2> firegl5250-800x600
    ./vbetest -m <1024768modenumber> 2> firegl5250-1024x768
    ...

    You should see some colored picture on screen. Once you got all dumps pack them together bzip2 and send them to me or put them somewhere on the net.

    PS: You need to be root under console and it's better if X is not running and that fglrx is not loaded (in fact it's better doing them after cold boot without X being loaded so flgrx can't mess up with the card).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by atippett View Post
      I have a 5250 firegl on a thinkpad t60p

      I think I've done what you wanted. Let me know if not.

      http://files-upload.com/files/427667...e-results.tbz2
      You where not under a terminal, you can't do this through ssh or under a console in X you need to be in text mode as without X running. See message at bottom of files you supplied. If it works you should see a picture on screen until you see no pictures on screen this means this does not work.

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      • #4
        http://www.d2kx-world.de/files/avivo...2-d2kx.tar.bz2

        ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512

        I've added

        640x480
        800x600
        1024x768
        1280x1024

        I hope that helps.

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        • #5
          is there a need for/has someone already provided an x1300pro dump? if not, i'll put my card back in and do it (using x300se right now, with opensource drivers).

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          • #6
            Here is a guide for anyone on using vbetest/vbespy: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10779
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Data for x1400

              This is for a x1400. I uploaded the bz2 here

              When I did the one for 1280x1024 it didn't work (no colored screen) and I couldn't find the resolution I'm using right now: 1280x800 (widescreen laptop monitor)

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              • #8
                Hi, I'm really happy to have this chance to be able to contribute something.

                I ran the vbetest tool on my Dell Inspiron 6400, with a Mobility Radeon x1300, for the following resolutions:
                800x600
                1024x768
                1280x1024

                I'd also like to mention that my native resolution is 1680x1050, but this wasn't a mode I could find in vbetest. I hope the end driver will someday support 1680x1050, but I guess you have to prioritize things.

                Also, when I booted into text mode and ran the vbetest tool the first time, after seeing the pretty coloured checkerboard pattern, all the text was missing when I returned to the console... that is, it looked like a blank screen, but I could still type and issue commands. Furthermore, I could see the background colours for coloured commands like "ls" (my "ls" has background colours for certain file types), but I just could not see the text. So I was working blind, but I still managed to run the other two tests, and each time I would see the coloured checkerboard pattern, and then return to the blank textless console.

                Anyways, without any more talk, here are my results:

                http://www.petercruickshank.ca/radeo...betest.tar.bz2

                Best of luck in your development of the avivo driver!
                Last edited by petercruickshank; 08-13-2007, 03:12 AM.

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                • #9
                  x1400 vbespy dump on a IBM T60

                  Hi,

                  I ran vbespy on my IBM Thinkpad T60 with HV Expansion (enlarge smaller resolutions to native resolution) on and off for the resolutions:
                  320x200
                  320x240
                  512x384
                  640x350
                  640x400
                  640x480
                  720x400
                  800x600
                  1024x768
                  1152x864
                  1280x1024
                  1400x1050

                  You can download the results here:
                  http://files-upload.com/files/431879...vbespy.tar.bz2

                  Please let me know, if you need other information as well.

                  lcpci -v for the ATI x1400:
                  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
                  Subsystem: Lenovo Unknown device 2006
                  Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
                  Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
                  I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
                  Memory at ee100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
                  [virtual] Expansion ROM at ee120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
                  Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                  Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
                  Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-x1400

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                  • #10
                    Hi, I'm new here.

                    I tried to use vbetest and it didn't work:
                    - Ubuntu 7.04 (booted in recovery console, no X, no ssh)
                    - Motherboard: Asus M2R32-MVP (AMD64 Socket AM2)
                    - Graphic cards: 2x ATI X1950PRO (R570?) (with internal Crossfire connectors)


                    I never achieved to get the display pictures. It always end with a warning saying I have to be in console to change resolution (actually I am)

                    As a side note, fglrx gives me a blank screen with my two cards in crossfire. A common solution seems to be to turn on to the open-source radeon driver. Unfortunately, the radeon driver doesn't support X1950 so I have to wait for avivo. Otherwise, fglrx works fine with only one card connected.

                    I also removed the power cord of the second pci card and tried vbetest again. Same result.

                    If anyone as an idea, I'd be happy to be able to help the avivo team.
                    Last edited by francois; 08-13-2007, 10:26 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I don't know what the Ubuntu recovery mode does, so try typing

                      init 3
                      /etc/init.d/gdm stop
                      rmmod fglrx
                      rmmod radeon

                      I hope that helps...

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                      • #12
                        Thx, it worked

                        I'll edit this post later about the way I proceeded with Ubuntu and will try a way around the issue mentionned by Peter Cruickshank about the blinking cursor and no display after vbetest run.

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                        • #13
                          are the console framebuffer drivers interfering with this one (e.g. vesafb) ? do they also need to be disabled?

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                          • #14
                            I had a problem, too, after running vbetest. I couldn't read anything, so I just typed gdm and then after it started quit it again.

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                            • #15
                              Some more results, a Dell Inspiron 6400, ati x1400, 1680x1050 display.

                              http://www.thump.dyndns.org/vbetest

                              All modes were tested and are available as individual files, or in a tarball.

                              The native resolution of my display 1680x1050 is not a supported mode. That would be really nice to have.

                              If there is more I can do to help, please let me know.

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