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#4226 2012-08-16 20:50:19

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Let's test these! Hopefully they will solve some issues on my laptop as well!

Everything seems to work well indeed. My mplayer bug got solved, tho the one with Skype still remains. Also, I do still get "fglrx: the hardware is not in an accelerator mode, command submission failed". What's up with those?

Last edited by Unia (2012-08-16 22:27:36)


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#4227 2012-08-17 23:45:13

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Hello @all and @Vi0L0!
I refer to this post.
Thank you for your free work on the 12.8 package! But I'm disappointed it cannot solve my problem getting X.org to display at all. I uploaded a short video on YouTube.
Right before the white cursor appears there are strange messages with "microcode: failed to load file amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin" (ignore the "ftd_sio" lines, this is something different). Totally no idea what this means! On Windows AND Ubuntu 12.04 the card works very fine!!
In desperation I've upgraded my system now to the newest state. Linux 3.4.9 and xorg-server 1.12.3.901 (as you have already asked, xorg-server 1.11 doesn't help either). A blank xorg.conf makes the card work on Arch in VESA mode.
I have waited a month now for this driver and suffered my onboard GPU that has problems to cope with my new 2560x1440 display. Please, help me in this strange case. As I mentioned, Catalyst 12.6 works on Ubuntu 12.04 with this card, there must something broken or mis-configured with my Arch system. Thank you all in advance!

EDIT: The microcode errors seem to be CPU related but strangely with the new driver it is the first time I see them.

Last edited by frumble (2012-08-18 00:38:58)

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#4228 2012-08-18 03:40:44

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Just bought a new Series 7 Chronos  and am surprisingly having issues with getting the 6490M working in it.  I'm using catalyst-total-pxp the issue is:


According to Xorg.o.log:


"Fatal server error:
no screens found"


fglrxinfo gives:


"Error: unable to open display (null)"


My xorg.conf is:


"Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
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      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
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"


My workstation with a FireProV5800 has the same xorg.conf using the catalyst-firepro package, so I'm guess this has something to do with the switchable graphics.  I've been trying to forum my way through it but after a few hours of every variable of search terms, but every issue with a solution isn't it - I tried it all.  Can anyone shed some light here please?  I can't imagine this is uncommon.

The various uses I have for this machine make the radeon modules undersirable.  In addition, I have no need for the switchable graphics themselves.  A solution that uses only the discrete card is perfectly fine, actually preferable.


EDIT: Also, the issue here:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=145358

Is not the cause, as vgaarb reports no errors in kernel.log.


Also, Xorg.O.log has:


"Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled
Invalid video BIOS signature"


ANOTHER EDIT: Added xf86-video-intel and can get X to start with a blank xorg.conf, but then amdcccle is unable to open.

Last edited by commonmanthemes (2012-08-18 05:29:30)

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#4229 2012-08-18 11:59:52

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@frumble:
i doubt that this will help but microcode error should get gone when you will install amd-ucode package

@commonmanthemes:
i think that this error is most important:
"Invalid ATI BIOS from int10, the adapter is not VGA-enabled
Invalid video BIOS signature"

it's comming from fglrx, right? i also think it's related with switchable graphics. Are you able to set your gfx in BIOS to "discrete", i've heard that often BIOS is able to switch between "switchable" and "discrete".
Is switching between "aticonfig --px-igpu" and "aticonfig --px-dgpu" changing anything? Edit: wait, you've got intel... skip this question
Edit: also check out reed1's comments on http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61461
Edit2: just to be sure: you have used aticonfig --initial to generate xorg.conf?

Last edited by Vi0L0 (2012-08-18 15:37:53)

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#4230 2012-08-18 12:35:34

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Seems i got terrible issues with 12.8 After few hours I get EQ errors that get bigger and bigger and in the end time i get segfault and crash to login.....

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#4231 2012-08-18 15:39:16

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Commander wrote:

Seems i got terrible issues with 12.8 After few hours I get EQ errors that get bigger and bigger and in the end time i get segfault and crash to login.....

Can you be more specific? Which hardware, DE, what were you doing, etc

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#4232 2012-08-18 18:52:43

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@Vi0l0:

Unfortunately, there is nothing in the BIOS.  From what I read last night, this seems to be a "muxless" card where the Intel one handles all the switching, etc. and the AMD is "piggybacked" through it.

I did indeed use aticonfig --intial to do the Xorg.conf creation.  This is why it is the same as my Firepro.  (BTW, fantastic job keeping up with the updates on that.  It works like a charm.)

The igpu/dgpu thing I thinkered with last night and it didn't seem to change much/anything.  One of the solutions I found that I found myself already too longwinded to post here.  Sorry, I was trying to keep it minimal.


I'd try Reed's combination of dowgrades, but where can I get old catalyst-total?



One last thing...  I reinstalled with catalyt-total (not pxp) last night since that's what I used to have on my old ENVY with the 5650.  I get the same results.

Any other thoughts are appreciated.

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#4233 2012-08-19 12:25:38

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I've installed latest package from AUR and removed xf86-video-ati from system, generated xorg.conf with aticonfig --initial.

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
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      "fglrx"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
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

Using intel drivers is working like a charm, and switching between intel and ati via pxp-catalyst_switch works too.
Anyway starting X with fglrx loaded makes X crash (Invalid screen it seems). Here's a pastebin of Xorg.0.log following a "startx".

Any idea on how I can fix this?

Sony Vaio VPC-SB, Intel® Core™ i5-2520M, Radeon 6630M

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#4234 2012-08-19 17:23:26

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@Vi0L0: Thank you, the microcode error is gone.
But my real problem is still existent: Just installed a parallel setup of Arch from zero. Just X, TWM, Catalyst 12.8 driver. After aticonfig --initial and startx the whole screen becomes black, I can't switch to another console or see a log. Very frustrating. hmm
Does anyone have any idea? I have a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC and it works nicely under Ubuntu 12.04 but I can't get it to work on Arch. ;(

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#4235 2012-08-19 19:02:19

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I also have problem with catalyst driver 12.8. I updated my catalyst driver and now I have error:

(EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.

Last edited by jarek (2012-08-19 19:12:43)

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#4236 2012-08-19 20:10:04

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Don't want to annoy you people, I just can't stop. I have borrowed a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD **6750** from my brother and made the Ubuntu test: Perfect screen, full 3D etc. My Arch fresh install: Interesting behavior. My own Radeon HD 7770 doesn't make any output on X at all and apparently the system crashes because even ctrl + alt + F[n]/del doesn't make anything. Now the older generation of the AMD card: I get strange stripes and a white banner and "mouse support" with a square of stripes, WTF. En plus, the system merciful allows me to make a reboot with ctrl + alt + F-keys and ctrl + alt + del (but the "X" session stays on screen). A shaky video (sorry, I only have two hands): http://youtu.be/Esy-IljpVvU?hd=1

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#4237 2012-08-19 20:43:21

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

frumble wrote:

Don't want to annoy you people, I just can't stop. I have borrowed a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD **6750** from my brother and made the Ubuntu test: Perfect screen, full 3D etc. My Arch fresh install: Interesting behavior. My own Radeon HD 7770 doesn't make any output on X at all and apparently the system crashes because even ctrl + alt + F[n]/del doesn't make anything. Now the older generation of the AMD card: I get strange stripes and a white banner and "mouse support" with a square of stripes, WTF. En plus, the system merciful allows me to make a reboot with ctrl + alt + F-keys and ctrl + alt + del (but the "X" session stays on screen). A shaky video (sorry, I only have two hands): http://youtu.be/Esy-IljpVvU?hd=1

Just to cover the basics, did you disable mode setting and blacklist the radeon module?

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#4238 2012-08-19 22:34:49

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@andy_v
Shame on me! None of both! Oh my god, now it works!! smile And I have waited a whole month for the new driver! ;(

To explain my ignorance: I have used my AMD Radeon HD 4290 onboand chip for two years with many distros and this step was never necessary with the Catalyst driver, so I didn't thought of it with the new discrete graphics card either. hmm

Thank you very much!!

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#4239 2012-08-20 07:12:51

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

frumble wrote:

To explain my ignorance: I have used my AMD Radeon HD 4290 onboand chip for two years with many distros and this step was never necessary with the Catalyst driver

This might be right for other distros, but not for Arch Linux. Or you did not use Catalyst.

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#4240 2012-08-20 11:27:40

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@ChemBro I could prove it. wink Full 2560x1440 resolution, without Catalyst only 1920x1440 or so. And XvBA video acceleration. My onboard chip doesn't require the steps, I can't say you why. Important only that it works for me now. smile

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#4241 2012-08-20 11:45:38

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I have problem with amd radeon 6630m and catalyst-total-pxp driver.I have error when I use radeon card:

Xorg.0.log:

[   180.807] 
This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
It is not supported in any way.
Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at http://bugs.freedesktop.org/.
Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release.
Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the
latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository.
See http://wiki.x.org/wiki/GitPage for git access instructions.
[   180.808] 
X.Org X Server 1.12.3.901 (1.12.4 RC 1)
Release Date: 2012-08-03
[   180.808] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   180.809] Build Operating System: Linux 3.4.4-2-ARCH x86_64 
[   180.809] Current Operating System: Linux (none) 3.4.9-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 15 18:59:31 CEST 2012 x86_64
[   180.809] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda1 ro
[   180.810] Build Date: 09 August 2012  10:04:44AM
[   180.810]  
[   180.811] Current version of pixman: 0.26.2
[   180.812] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   180.812] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   180.814] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 20 13:31:54 2012
[   180.815] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   180.815] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   180.815] (==) ServerLayout "aticonfig Layout"
[   180.815] (**) |-->Screen "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" (0)
[   180.815] (**) |   |-->Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
[   180.816] (**) |   |-->Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
[   180.816] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   180.816] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   180.816] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[   180.816] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   180.816] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[   180.816] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   180.816] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[   180.816] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[   180.816] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[   180.816] 	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[   180.816] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/misc/,
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF/,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1/
[   180.816] (**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/updates,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   180.816] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[   180.816] (II) Loader magic: 0x7c8b00
[   180.816] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   180.816] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   180.816] 	X.Org Video Driver: 12.1
[   180.816] 	X.Org XInput driver : 16.0
[   180.816] 	X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
[   180.816] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:0116:1028:04cd rev 9, Mem @ 0xf7800000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000f000/64
[   180.816] (--) PCI: (0:1:0:0) 1002:6741:1028:04cd rev 0, Mem @ 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xf7e20000/131072, I/O @ 0x0000e000/256, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[   180.816] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
[   180.816] (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) "glx" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
[   180.816] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[   180.817] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[   180.817] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.817] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
[   180.817] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   180.817] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[   180.817] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[   180.817] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[   180.817] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.817] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
[   180.817] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   180.817] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[   180.817] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   180.817] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/updates/extensions/libglx.so
[   180.817] (II) Module glx: vendor="Advanced Micro Devices, Inc."
[   180.817] 	compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
[   180.817] (II) Loading extension GLX
[   180.817] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[   180.818] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[   180.818] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.818] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 1.13.0
[   180.818] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   180.818] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[   180.818] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[   180.818] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[   180.818] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[   180.818] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.818] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 1.0.0
[   180.818] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[   180.818] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[   180.818] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[   180.818] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[   180.818] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.818] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 1.2.0
[   180.818] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[   180.818] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[   180.818] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[   180.818] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[   180.831] (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
[   180.831] 	compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.98.2
[   180.831] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   180.832] (II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
[   180.832] (II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
[   180.832] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfglrxdrm.so
[   180.832] (II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - AMD Technologies Inc."
[   180.832] 	compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.98.2
[   180.832] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.98.2
[   180.832] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: 8.982                                
[   180.832] (II) AMD Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Jul 27 2012 20:37:56
[   180.832] (--) using VT number 7

[   180.834] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
[   180.839] (II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
[   180.839] (--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x6741) found
[   180.840] (II) fglrx: intel VGA device detected, load intel driver.
[   180.840] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[   180.840] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[   180.840] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   180.840] 	compiled for 1.12.3.901, module version = 2.20.4
[   180.840] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   180.840] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.1
[   180.841] ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 251
[   180.841] ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 251
[   180.841] ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
[   180.841] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[   180.841] ukiOpenDevice: open result is 7, (OK)
[   180.841] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 7
[   180.841] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:1:0:0
[   180.842] (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
[   180.842] (II) AMD Video driver is signed
[   180.843] (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x109cf90
[   180.844] (II) intel(1): pEnt->device->identifier=(nil)
[   180.844] (EE) Screen 1 deleted because of no matching config section.
[   180.844] 
[   180.844] Backtrace:
[   180.844] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x36) [0x5602d6]
[   180.844] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x164039) [0x564039]
[   180.844] 2: /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f819a1c4000+0xf170) [0x7f819a1d3170]
[   180.844] 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7f819623b000+0x1490b) [0x7f819624f90b]
[   180.844] 4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so (0x7f819623b000+0x15cbb) [0x7f8196250cbb]
[   180.844] 5: /usr/bin/X (xf86DeleteScreen+0x7c) [0x479d5c]
[   180.844] 6: /usr/bin/X (xf86BusConfig+0x1c7) [0x467017]
[   180.844] 7: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x7a0) [0x472fe0]
[   180.844] 8: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x23476) [0x423476]
[   180.845] 9: /lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f8199073725]
[   180.845] 10: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x238ed) [0x4238ed]
[   180.845] 
[   180.845] Segmentation fault at address (nil)
[   180.845] 
Fatal server error:
[   180.845] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
[   180.845] 
[   180.845] 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[   180.845] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   180.845] 
[   180.851] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

Xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
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      "fglrx"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
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#4242 2012-08-20 17:09:58

ChemBro
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

frumble wrote:

@ChemBro I could prove it. wink Full 2560x1440 resolution, without Catalyst only 1920x1440 or so. And XvBA video acceleration. My onboard chip doesn't require the steps, I can't say you why. Important only that it works for me now. smile

I don't know, if we are talking about the same subject.

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#4243 2012-08-21 09:59:21

reed1
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Registered: 2011-01-14
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Anyone here getting trouble using catalyst-total-pxp : try to downgrade xf86-video-intel to version 2.20.2-2 and use "UXA" accleration on xorg intel configuration. Hope it helps smile

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#4244 2012-08-21 12:04:07

jarek
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Registered: 2011-05-31
Posts: 11

Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

reed1 wrote:

Anyone here getting trouble using catalyst-total-pxp : try to downgrade xf86-video-intel to version 2.20.2-2 and use "UXA" accleration on xorg intel configuration. Hope it helps smile

Thanks a lot, I had problem with catalyst driver, Your solution helped me. Now everything works.

Great job Vi0L0 ! You are radeon god wink catalyst-total-pxp works with Radeon 6630m wink

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#4245 2012-08-21 17:10:51

pbCyanide
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 30

Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Hello,

I have a strange problem. When playing music in Clementine and Amarok, and after 15 min, my screen goes blank (power efficiency settings in KDE) and after the song is played music stops. Also, what's the most annoying I can't turn the screen back on. Only option I have is to press shutdown button on my laptop and wait for it to properly shut down. I noticed this started to happen after I upgraded to 12.8.1 (catalyst-total). I have AMD APU C-60 (Radeon HD 6290m). But, I run both Amarok and Clementine in the background and play music through XMMS everything is just fine... Anyone has similiar problems ?

PS I'm sorry if I put this in the wrong thread.

Thank you

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#4246 2012-08-25 14:54:12

ratcheer
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Registered: 2011-10-09
Posts: 517

Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Is this the right place to ask a question about amdcccle, the Catalyst Control Center?

This morning, I took notice of a setting that had not caught my attention before. On the Color page, in the section for Color Temperature, there is a check box for "Use display's setting". When I check this, everything takes on a blazing, strong color effect, especially reds, pinks, and oranges. In a way, it looks great, but in other ways it is kind of disturbing. For example, white backgrounds have a slight pink hue. It does not seem to me to be a temperature change at all, it more seems to affect vividness and brilliance.

I have been running my temperature at 6500, which should be pretty warm. My monitor is an LED Samsung BX2440. If I lower the temperature to 6000 with the amdcccle slider, it shifts colors to yellow, not pink. If I increase it to 7000, it shifts toward blue, not pink.

My question is, what is selecting "Use display's setting" doing that I cannot seem to replicate by choosing different settings with the slider? I have a strong idea that it is changing other things besides just the Color Temperature.

Tim

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#4247 2012-08-25 19:41:02

Vi0L0
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

catalyst-total-pxp
I've updated AUR's catalyst-total-pxp so it could now support both init systems - systemd and our older systemV

What's most important it's that it doesn't use rc.conf at all, instead it's creating /etc/modules-load.d/catalyst.conf with fglrx inside.
So if you aren't using pxp_switch_catalyst you will have to remove fglrx from this file manually when switching to intel (or add fglrx when switching back to catalyst)


catalyst-utils-pxp on repos
I've uploaded catalyst-utils-pxp and lib32-catalyst-utils-pxp into all repos, hope it would be helpfull.
Just like catalyst-total-pxp it supports also systemd and creates /etc/modules-load.d/catalyst.conf file with (...)

I think that we need some wiki info about pxp, but i don't have that much time atm...



@ratcheer:
I've been using this option since i bough new monitor (so for more than half a year) on both linux and windows, otherwise my colours (aspecially red) aren't good and i cannot set it correctly in other way...
In the time when i had hd4850 i've been searching for similar option for oss radeon but without success, if someone knows how to fix it i would be very thankful smile

Last edited by Vi0L0 (2012-08-25 19:54:27)

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#4248 2012-08-26 15:17:32

rasmuz
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Registered: 2012-01-02
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Vi0L0 what is the difference between pxp package and non pxp?

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#4249 2012-08-26 16:48:21

ratcheer
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Registered: 2011-10-09
Posts: 517

Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Vi0L0 wrote:

@ratcheer:
I've been using this option since i bough new monitor (so for more than half a year) on both linux and windows, otherwise my colours (aspecially red) aren't good and i cannot set it correctly in other way...
In the time when i had hd4850 i've been searching for similar option for oss radeon but without success, if someone knows how to fix it i would be very thankful smile

Thank you for your response, @Vi0L0. I certainly agree, the reds are much better with that setting.

So, my guess is that what I should, or could do is select "Use display's setting", then use the hardware buttons on my monitor to fine tune things to my best preference. Can someone confirm or refute my guess that making this selection overrides everything, not just Color Temperature?

My card is an HD6770 and I am running the latest Catalyst 12.8 driver from the Arch Catalyst repos. Again, the monitor is a Samsung BX2440 24" LED.

Tim

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#4250 2012-08-26 20:49:33

fede1587
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Registered: 2012-08-26
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Hi! I'm fede1587 and I'm a new user of Archlinux (but not a new user of Linux). I love it and the KISS philosophy.

Four days ago I intalled the new version of Arch but unfortunately I have a very big problem and after 4 days of work I have not been able to solve it.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41J with a ATI HD4650. I need Ati proprietary drivers, because with the open source ones, the laptop become too hot. After installing the catalyst legacy pakages (234k, catalyst-utils and catalyst-hook) both from AUR and from the repository (following the great guide in ArchWiki) and configuring, when I lanunch startx, sometimes Gnome starts and sometimes I got black screen with horizontal lines.

I'm searching for solutions from 4 days and I read a lot of topic, and I try a lot of things, but nothing!

According to the various threads, I have:
1) Load the module fglrx
2) Blacklist the radeon module
3) Re-run mkinitcpio
4) Run aticonfig --initial
5) Run aticonfig --acpi-services=off
6) Add nomodeset to grub

After I tried to change kernel (thinking about some incompatibilities). I installed linux-lts, and I try with this kernel, but I have the same issue. I also try whit Bridge Linux, but nothing changed.

This is the only output found in my error.log (Xorg.X.log is empty):
Aug 26 02:36:51 localhost kernel: [   13.326922] [fglrx:KCL_MEM_VM_MapRegion] *ERROR* remap_pfn_range failed
Aug 26 02:36:51 localhost kernel: [   13.326932] [fglrx:__create_mapping] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:51 localhost kernel: [   13.326935] [fglrx:__mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Failed to map the virtual space
Aug 26 02:36:51 localhost kernel: [   13.326938] [fglrx:mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:51 localhost kernel: [   13.326940] [fglrx:MCIL_GetVirtualAddressInDescriptor] *ERROR* Can not get the virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost kernel: [   16.622882] [fglrx:KCL_MEM_VM_MapRegion] *ERROR* remap_pfn_range failed
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost kernel: [   16.622892] [fglrx:__create_mapping] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost kernel: [   16.622895] [fglrx:__mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Failed to map the virtual space
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost kernel: [   16.622898] [fglrx:mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost kernel: [   16.622900] [fglrx:MCIL_GetVirtualAddressInDescriptor] *ERROR* Can not get the virtual address
Aug 26 02:36:55 localhost dhcpcd[529]: wlan0: sendmsg: Cannot assign requested address
Aug 26 02:36:56 localhost kernel: [   18.364335] [fglrx:KCL_MEM_VM_MapRegion] *ERROR* remap_pfn_range failed
Aug 26 02:36:56 localhost kernel: [   18.364346] [fglrx:__create_mapping] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address
AuAug 26 02:40:18 localhost /usr/sbin/crond[452]: (CRON) INFO (Syslog will be used instead of sendmail.): File o directory non esistente
Aug 26 02:40:25 localhost dhcpcd[476]: wlan0: sendmsg: Cannot assign requested address

I hope you can help me, because I love this distro but I can't use it with the open source driver of the ATI card (too hot) :-(

Thanks a lot for the help and sorry for my bad english.

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