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  • jasonxh
    started a topic System lockup with catalyst 8.01

    System lockup with catalyst 8.01

    My system gets frozen whenever I try to log out from gnome, restart, shutdown, etc., even when I press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X. Switching to console works, but I can't issue a gdm restart in console either. Seems like the driver is refusing to reinitialize itself.

    Anyone has experienced this?

  • phlegm
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    Removing atieventsd fixes hang

    Running
    sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f atieventsd remove

    fixed the hang on logout for me.

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  • israel_miranda
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    My x700 AGP card doesn't work with versions 7.11, 7.12 or 8.1

    Originally posted by Swoopy View Post
    Do you have an AGP based Radeon HD2x00 card, Zlatan?
    What you describe seems common behaviour with fglrx right now, there have been many reports (including regarding my own Radeon HD2600XT AGP on a VIA K8T800Pro motherboard) that the current fglrx driver doesn't work for HD2x00-based AGP cards, at least not on many common VIA motherboard chipsets.
    My system freezes, with a black screen for most incarnations of the fglrx driver, or with a partially drawn Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 (64-bit) GDM login screen for version 8.433. Disabling direct rendering sometimes makes the driver work but slower than the open-source non-accelerated radeonhd driver which is what I'm currently using.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=843&num=1
    Swoopy, I seem to have the same problem you commented.
    My system is:
    Pentium 4 (Northwood) 2.6ghz HT
    Motherboard Intel D865PERL
    Saphire X700 AGP 256Mb (rialto chip)
    19" CRT Monitor.
    Kernel 2.6.22-3-686 (pre-compiled from backports.org)
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Etch (Stable)
    Xorg 7.1.0-19


    The system freezes when loading gdm. I see a partially loaded image, mostly blank.

    I had the IRQ loading problem with 8.42 versions, wich is speciffically an AGP bug, wich partially worked but with a very
    poor performance, fglx_gears very slow and compiz full of glitches(white titles, and after some minutes totally blank screen).

    With the 7.11, 7.12 and 8.1 catalyst driver, my system totally freezes when loading gdm.
    The strangest thing, is that there is NO ERROR in the logs, gdm log, Xorg log and even syslog log. The module loads flawlessly, I disabled the gdm startup and loaded the module manually, just loading the module doesn't freeze the system, but when gdm "uses" it the system freezes/lockup, I had posted this problem here before:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showt...highlight=x700
    but the suggestion I had(lowering the agp aperture) didn't work.

    It seems to me that the problem is still related to the IRQ assignment. Right after where would be the log error about the IRQ, the system freezes and there is no more lines in the log.

    I thought this problem would be solved with a new driver release....

    I'm very dissapointed with AMD/ATI. Nvidia is a year in advance, if we talk about driver support. They even support Freebsd, wich I'd like to use as well, but not without 3d acceleration.

    Bridgman, I'd gladly join the AGP beta testers group, as someone said before here in the forums, I feel the AGP users are not well represented in the beta testers. How do I do that?

    Swoopy, in your post above you posted a link to a how-to install the radeonhd driver. Do you mean that there is no solution to use the newest fglrx proprietary driver in agp cards?


    I'm very upset with the support of the driver in the *nix systems.
    If I don't get it working on the next driver release, I'll sell my ATI card, and buy a NVIDIA one. I can't wait anymore, AIGLX is out there for a year already. I'll also tell all of my friends who use linux to stay away from ATI cards..... I'd hate to do that, but here in Brazil, a lot of ppl still use AGP cards, the majority I'd dare to say, we don't change our hardware every year, my box is in good use for 5 years already. Many of my friends buy ATI cards because they are cheaper(at least here) and have a good hardware.

    Just hope they can continue to do so, if ATI improve their linux driver in a short time.
    The cost/benefit price/performance relationship on ATI cards, is excelent.
    So should be their linux/freebsd drivers.
    Last edited by israel_miranda; 01-29-2008, 03:43 PM.

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  • zlatan
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    heh... thanks for the info...

    I'm actually using x1600pro AGP but i suppose it's the same issue.
    RadeonHD gives me a green tinted screen(19" CRT)... probably because it lacks support for TV-out(PAL CRT TV) currently... unless the situation has improved recently...

    EDIT: just tried it again(radeonHD)... still green... probably trying to run primary display at 50Hz And I really do not want to disconnect my TV all the time.
    Last edited by zlatan; 01-27-2008, 05:41 PM.

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  • Swoopy
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    Do you have an AGP based Radeon HD2x00 card, Zlatan?
    What you describe seems common behaviour with fglrx right now, there have been many reports (including regarding my own Radeon HD2600XT AGP on a VIA K8T800Pro motherboard) that the current fglrx driver doesn't work for HD2x00-based AGP cards, at least not on many common VIA motherboard chipsets.
    My system freezes, with a black screen for most incarnations of the fglrx driver, or with a partially drawn Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 (64-bit) GDM login screen for version 8.433. Disabling direct rendering sometimes makes the driver work but slower than the open-source non-accelerated radeonhd driver which is what I'm currently using.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=843&num=1
    Last edited by Swoopy; 01-27-2008, 03:01 PM.

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  • zlatan
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    Hm, my system locks up imediatly after starting X... with 8.1 and 7.12 driver on gutsy...
    I don't know what is wrong.. kernel module built correctly via dkms and everything installs fine...
    Xorg.0.log:
    X Window System Version 1.3.0
    Release Date: 19 April 2007
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
    Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu (xorg-server 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu8.3)
    Current Operating System: Linux speedZ 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 i686
    Build Date: 18 January 2008
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 26 19:40:52 2008
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "SyncMaster"
    (**) | |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
    This is where it halts completly... reset button is all there is left.
    I'm I the only one experiencing this issue?... as i see all of You manage to start X... but have issues later.

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  • ivanovic
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    Over here on gentoo unstable everything works nicely with the atieventsd turned off. I have also turned on the overlay options again and had no more crashes. So for me the cause of the problems was atieventsd.

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  • BurnHead
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    Originally posted by toxic-hero View Post
    i also tried the suggested fix with disabled atieventsd daemon but had no luck. x still crashes on logout or ctrl-alt-bkspce. i killed atieventsd daemon a few times manually. it's also no difference if i'm logged in alone or there are two or more logged users.
    I also tried that a few days ago - with no luck. But as I'm using Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) and the 8.01 drivers recently got included in the default repositories, I switched back to the fglrx driver packaged by the Ubuntu team. And to my very surprise everything works fine again now.
    I don't know about the differences between the original AMD/ATI driver packages and the ones built by the Ubuntu devs though.

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  • toxic-hero
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    fix with disabled atieventsd didn't work for me

    i also tried the suggested fix with disabled atieventsd daemon but had no luck. x still crashes on logout or ctrl-alt-bkspce. i killed atieventsd daemon a few times manually. it's also no difference if i'm logged in alone or there are two or more logged users.


    i'm on:
    hp compaq nx8220
    ati mobility radeon x600
    kubuntu gutsy 7.10
    default kernel
    catalyst 8.01 installed with envy


    thanks for your work,

    toxic
    Last edited by toxic-hero; 01-26-2008, 07:34 PM.

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  • legzelda
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    After removing atieventsd, I can log out and restart X. However, if two or more users are simultaneously logged-in, my computer still "freezes" when logging out and restarting X on my system. I'm using a Dell E1505, X1400, Ubuntu 7.10.

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