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  • problem installing AMD proprietary video driver on Slackware64-14.0

    My home laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R with the hybrid video card AMD Radeon HD 7730M.
    Last night I installed Slackware64-14.0 (stable) and dropline gnome - which doesn't runs / installs on -current. (BTW, kudos for the great work!)
    Then I followed's "AMD (ATI) Catalyst Driver Installation and Configuration" section to the letter.
    The driver I got is "".
    I blacklisted on /etc/modprobe.d/radeon_blacklist.conf both radeon and radeonhd.
    After rebooting into runlevel 3 I ran:
    # aticonfig --initial -f
    But when I try to
    $ startx
    I get a segmentation fault at address 0x38 and X gives up. I've posted the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file here.

    What am I missing here?

    Thanks in advance,

  • #2
    [ 2197.470] (II) fglrx: intel VGA device detected, load intel driver.
    [ 2197.470] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
    [ 2197.471] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
    [ 2197.471] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

    Seems the intel driver gets loaded.
    You should disable the intel graphics in bios or blacklist it

    edit i missed this part
    [ 2197.472] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
    [ 2197.472] (II) AMD Video driver is signed
    [ 2197.473] (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x2135b80
    [ 2197.476] (II) intel(1): pEnt->device->identifier=(nil)
    [ 2197.476] (EE) Screen 1 deleted because of no matching config section.
    [ 2197.476] (II) UnloadModule: "intel"
    [ 2197.476] (II) fglrx(0): === [xdl_xs112_atiddxPreInit] === begin
    [ 2197.476] (II) fglrx(0): PowerXpress: Discrete GPU is selected.
    [ 2197.512] (EE) fglrx(0): PowerXpress: /usr/lib64/fglrx/switchlibGL failed with exit status 1
    [ 2197.512] (II) fglrx(0): PowerXpress: Diagnostic output from /usr/lib64/fglrx/switchlibGL:
    library file /usr/X11R6/lib/fglrx/ not exist, can't switch

    [ 2197.513] (EE) fglrx(0): PowerXpress: Fail to switch libGL link files.
    [ 2197.513] (WW) fglrx(0): PreInit PowerXpress failed!

    It might still be worth a try to disable it, but it seems it something else wrong here
    Last edited by teroedni; 04-07-2013, 08:03 AM.


    • #3
      Unless there's a new BIOS for my laptop I don't know about, I can't enable only the AMD graphics and disable the intel one.


      • #4
        How about giving Catalyst 13.3 beta3 a try?

        Hey, this was even answered by an AMD engineer.
        Probably because the issue is already fixed.
        Seems, like they're willing to share "good news" at least.
        Usually, this bug tracker is lacking those.
        Hence, you typically don't get an answer there at all. :/
        If the issue is not fixed for you with C13.3 you might consider
        filing a bug report there, nevertheless.

        Good luck!