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#1 2012-11-06 16:14:08

Mulokun
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[Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

Hi !
Firstly I'm French, and it's the first time I make a topic on Archlinux.org (and as an English Forum). Sorry for my English :s

Here is my problem :
I have a laptop with 2 graphics cards (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series and Radeon HD 5650 ), and I want to use Catalyst for ATI's cards >= 5000 to use the Radeon HD 5650. The problem is when I run X with : "startx" (.xinit => "xterm & sleep 10") not with root, I have a black screen and a cursor of the tty top-left of the screen during the 10 seconds and I return on tty. I don't see error in Xorg.log.
HD 5650 is on PCI:2:0:0
HD 4200 is on PCI:1:5:0

I use [xorg112] repo and I have try [xorg111] too. My xorg.conf is really basic, I have use "aticonfig --initial"
I have try to use [catalyst] repo, [community] and AUR but no one run successful.

I don't want to use catalyst-hd234k, because the fan of the HD 5650 is to noisy and I can't stop it, it's the same with the free driver. But this drivers work.

I hope I was be clear. (I'm not good in Engish sorry, French ArchLinux forum could'nt help me)
Thanks a lot.
Mulokun

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#2 2012-11-06 17:25:07

Unia
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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

I have no experience with dual cards, but perhaps you will want to ask in our AMD/ATI Bar & Grill.


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#3 2012-11-07 17:55:59

Mulokun
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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

I have send a post on this topic, now I wait. Thanks for you're help wink

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#4 2012-11-08 07:38:50

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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

Have you tried to force fglrx to work on 5650? Maybe [catalyst] is trying to work on 4200 and can't start because it's not supported?
I guess that changing "BusID" in xorg.conf is worth trying

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#5 2012-11-08 11:38:28

Mulokun
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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

I wrote on my xorg.conf, in Device section : BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
And it did'nt work.

I have try with 2 device section : one for 5650 and the other for 4200, and just with one section for 5650 but that change nothing.

But I thing X auto-detect 4200 and try to run with, even if device is specified in Screen section.

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#6 2012-11-13 13:31:31

Mulokun
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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

Anybody have a solution ?
I have test many things but no one work, and I dont' understand why.

Thanks for your help

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#7 2012-11-15 18:41:20

Mulokun
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Re: [Xorg|Catalyst] Black screen

Sorry, I post for the third time but I have something new.

The problem is not catalyst, because if I use the free driver on the HD 5xxx, I am the same problem (black screen)
I think it's my graphics card which was not detected or something else. But when I do : lspci. The HD5xxx was detected at the PCI 2:0:0.
This is my Xorg.log with catalyst
Xorg.log with free driver

And if you want  my xorg.conf

(I hope you can understand me :s)
Thanks !

Last edited by Mulokun (2012-11-15 18:43:38)

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