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sensovision 10-13-2011 09:14 PM

ATI drivers problem
 
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I've got problem installing proprietary ATI drivers on my Wheezy. Previously I had 11.8 running but after I tried to install 11.9 everything went wrong. Now no matter if I try 11.8 or others installation goes smooth, but after logging to GDM I'm thrown to console. and I see Segmentation fault in log.

What could be the source of problem? BTW anyone knows why fglrx driver disappeared from Wheezy repository?

Attaching my Xorg.0.log for reference.

jim_p 10-14-2011 12:05 AM

The current fglrx (11.4 on wheezy repos) is incompatible with xorg 1.11 that moved to wheezy recently.
Maybe 11.10 will get that fix now that ubuntu is out, so please stay with radeon if you can.

sensovision 10-14-2011 02:33 AM

thanks Jim, I was suspecting that my recent upgrade have something to do with this, and it seems to be true.
At least now I know that it's not me doing something wrong :) Will work with open source drivers for now.

sensovision 10-14-2011 03:46 AM

for anyone who face similar problem, as temporarily solution I've used xserver 1.10 from backports and fgrlrx drivers worked flawlessly on it.
Downgraded because my video adapter considerably hotter with open source drivers and it affect overall PC temperature as I've built silent PC.

angryfirelord 10-15-2011 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by sensovision (Post 4498219)
for anyone who face similar problem, as temporarily solution I've used xserver 1.10 from backports and fgrlrx drivers worked flawlessly on it.
Downgraded because my video adapter considerably hotter with open source drivers and it affect overall PC temperature as I've built silent PC.

You can set the power profile to low and see if it makes a difference. There's an article on how to do it (using Ubuntu) here: http://www.techytalk.info/ubuntu-ope...-usage-tweaks/

sensovision 10-16-2011 05:25 AM

Thanks angryfirelord! I wasn't aware that by default open source drivers have power save functions disabled. Just played a bit with profiles and it seems that dynamic profile switching doesn't work well for me and temperature falls maximum 2 degrees. But setting it to "low" make temperature fall to level of running fglrx.
So I kept open source for now, and see how PC would work with low profile and would it be sufficient for my needs.

angryfirelord 10-17-2011 07:06 PM

Yeah, it was a real pain when ATI dropped support for all of those cards, so my laptop was basically useless for running anything past Ubuntu 8.04 or Debian Lenny. But the progress made on the open-source driver in a matter of 5 or so years is quite remarkable, considering that two years ago, you'd be lucky if anything 3D would run on it.

The power thing though is still a bit of a problem, so that'll probably be a work in progress for awhile.

hen770 10-18-2011 05:01 AM

how can i check my card temp ?

cynwulf 10-18-2011 05:14 AM

http://packages.debian.org/stable/utils/lm-sensors

There are various front ends for most popular desktops, etc or you can run it from a terminal.

sensovision 10-18-2011 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by hen770 (Post 4501287)
how can i check my card temp ?

if you're using proprietary drivers issue: aticonfig --odgt

For open source drivers, install lm-sensors and run sensors command, if it identify sensor on your card you'll see readings from it. There are number of frontends, I'm currently using GNOME Sensors Applet.


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