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Old 09-18-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
kaz2100
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Radeon Xpress 200 problem on Debian squeeze (kernel 2.6.30)


Hya,

Problem is: After dist-upgrade a few days ago, X refuses to kick in.

Xorg.0.log reads
Code:
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module fglrx
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.6.1.901, module version = 1.1.2
        Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
lshw reads that Xpress 200M is claimed by radeonfb driver.

At this moment, no fglrx packages are installed.

System is Toshiba laptop.

I do not think ATI dropped support, however, even without fglrx, nothing works.

Any information will be appreciated.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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Install the fglrx-driver package, and take a look at your Xorg.conf to make sure there isn't a silly "Use a driver I don't actually want to use." type directive. Or download the fglrx and build your own module for the (whichever) kernel you're now using.

Basically though, I suspect you've fallen into this sequence of events:

* build/install fglrx from native binary package on ATi site.
* upgrade kernel to something the fglrx module wasn't built for
* have a bad time.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Hya,

Thanks, but...

I recompiled kernel and reinstalled all modules, furthermore all xorg packages were reinstalled.

Things don't go well...

dmesg says
Code:
radeonfb 0000:01:05.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
radeonfb 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
radeonfb: Retrieved PLL infos from BIOS
radeonfb: Reference=14.32 MHz (RefDiv=6) Memory=300.00 Mhz, System=266.00 MHz
radeonfb: PLL min 20000 max 40000
Non-DDC laptop panel detected
i2c-adapter i2c-2: unable to read EDID block.
i2c-adapter i2c-2: unable to read EDID block.
i2c-adapter i2c-2: unable to read EDID block.
radeonfb: Monitor 1 type LCD found
radeonfb: Monitor 2 type no found
radeonfb: panel ID string: LPL                     
radeonfb: detected LVDS panel size from BIOS: 1280x800
radeondb: BIOS provided dividers will be used
radeonfb: Dynamic Clock Power Management enabled
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
radeonfb (0000:01:05.0): ATI Radeon 5a62 "Zb"
ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
ACPI: AC Adapter [ACAD] (on-line)
Marking TSC unstable due to TSC halts in idle
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
processor ACPI_CPU:00: registered as cooling_device0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.30.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
and again lshw says that display is claimed by radeonfb. X log is same.

I am not sure if EDID message is related.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 09-21-2009, 06:56 AM   #4
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Perhaps try:

* statically specifying the devide id in Xorg.conf.
* blacklist the offending readonfb module in /etd/modprobe.d/blacklist
* make sure fglrx is mentioned in Xorg.conf.

can you insmod fglrx.ko?
 
Old 09-22-2009, 02:32 AM   #5
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The RadeonFB driver in the kernel interferes with ATI's driver. It's the same thing with nVidia's fb driver. I think you need to uncheck the RadeonFB option in the kernel config. But here's what you can do:

CTRL+ALT+F1 to a terminal, and run:

bash@debian # X -configure

That will place a new:

xorg.conf.new

file in the home directory of whatever user you are logged in as. Then try:

bash@debian # X -configure ~/xorg.conf.new

If you get a textured background, the new:

xorg.conf.new

file works. Then:

bash@debian # sudo cp ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

But if you do that, you'll blow away your original:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

You might be sorry if you don't back up the existing:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

to:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

bash@debian # sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

Last edited by AwesomeMachine; 09-22-2009 at 02:34 AM.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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If you are sure that your card is still supported by fglrx, you will need fglrx 9.9 to make it work with 2.6.30.

I would go with radeon though and remove fglrx. I think your card is fairly old to be supported by it.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 04:32 AM   #7
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Hya,

Thanks, AwesomeMachine.

My penguin made one step ahead with your suggestion. (X -configure, X -config /where/ever/xorg.conf.new)
However, mouse was dead, so was keyboard.

Log says that AllowEmptyInput is on, so they are disabled.

I added
Code:
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
        Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
to Xorg.conf suggested by this post.

Now my penguin looks happy with X.

Drivers by ATI do not compile with 2.6.30. fglrx source by Debian does not either.

Happy Penguins!

Last edited by kaz2100; 09-22-2009 at 04:47 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 11-24-2009, 06:16 AM   #8
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Hya.

Follow up (?) maybe not.

While I was playing around with i2c, (hardware sensor related), X windows got unstable. (Exactly same setting, sometimes works, sometimes does not work at all. When it does not work, even killing X does not restore screen.)

So, make sure that i2c is set up, so that SMbus works correct. (I have not studied in detail.)

Happy Penguins!
 
  


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