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Old 05-22-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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ATI graphics problem on Ubuntu


Read my problems here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9344267
 
Old 05-23-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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The last time I used ati I had to do the following:
Install the proprietary drivers.
Install mesa.
Install other GL components.
Make a backup of the original xorg when applicable.
Use the official ati xorg version.
Install the kernel headers/drivers for sti.
Build what was necessary.

Use the above as a checklist.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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When running with Debian I had serious trrouble with my ATI Radeon card.
Since I use Slackware, the problem is (almost) gone.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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You'll need to show us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file if you really want help.

And please, in the future, do not just give us links to other forums.

Adam
 
Old 05-23-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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The last time I used ati I had to do the following:
Install the proprietary drivers.
Install mesa.
Install other GL components.
Make a backup of the original xorg when applicable.
Use the official ati xorg version.
Install the kernel headers/drivers for sti.
Build what was necessary.

Use the above as a checklist.
Except that he shouldn't have the proprietary drivers any where near his system.

Adam
 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:24 PM   #6
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I've got this sorted recently.
1. Grab the latest xorg-server you can, and give it whatever it needs to make it work.
2. Then compile xf86-video-ati-6.9.0 or later
3. Then, and only then, a development git clone for mesa. mesa needs libdrm_radeon from the drivers and it builds the dri stuff. Weird
 
Old 05-24-2010, 03:18 PM   #7
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Except that he shouldn't have the proprietary drivers any where near his system.
I tried installing proprietary drivers when I was using Ubuntu Jaunty but ATI Catalyst 9.3 did not seem to support my kernel version. I'm using a newer kernel now so I doubt ATI's driver would even work.

But the open-source driver worked fine before so I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work now.

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You'll need to show us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file if you really want help.

And please, in the future, do not just give us links to other forums.
Sorry about that, I was in a hurry I didn't have time to paste everything here.

I've attached Xorg.0.log and I've also attached the old log (Xorg.0.log.old).
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File Type: log Xorg.0.log (57.3 KB, 1 views)
File Type: log old.Xorg.0.log (78.8 KB, 0 views)
 
Old 05-24-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
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Nothing odd in there. Can you show us the output of 'LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo' ?

Adam
 
Old 05-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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Nothing odd in there. Can you show us the output of 'LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo' ?
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The program 'glxinfo' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
 
Old 05-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #10
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Yeah, why don't you go ahead and install it and then run the command :-)

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Old 05-24-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
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Okay, I've attached the output.
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File Type: txt libgl_debug_output.txt (16.2 KB, 2 views)
 
Old 05-24-2010, 06:02 PM   #12
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Well your 3D drivers are definitely installed properly. The only thing I can suggest to try and improve performance is to disable kernel modesetting. Theoretically, it shouldn't matter, but it might improve things.

Create a file called /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf and put this one line in it:

options radeon modeset=1

Then reboot.

Adam
 
Old 05-24-2010, 08:41 PM   #13
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Okay, I'll try that. Do I need mesa-utils or should I unistall it now?

Thanks for letting me know that my driverts are all set up right.
If disabling kernel modesetting doesn't help I may see if it is the fault those 2 programs. Because I actually discovered that another game (SuperTux) works fine. So it possible that those 2 programs have "bugs" or something.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #14
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It's possible that GE and SMC just hit the GPU more than supertux. That's not really a bug.

You can keep mesa-utils installed. There's no harm in leaving it on your system.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 10:02 PM   #15
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It's possible that GE and SMC just hit the GPU more than supertux. That's not really a bug.
If that is so then why did they work fine on 9.04 Jaunty?

Also disabling kernel modesetting didn't help. Should I get rid of the radeon.conf file or should I keep it?
 
  


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