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Old 06-28-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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HDMI on Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H with integrated HD3200

Hi guys,

I have trouble setting up this graphics card over HDMI output with my Mythbuntu 86_64 installation. I have tried everything I could think about, used every ati catalyst driver from 8.3 to 9.5 and the one from the mythbuntu repositories too and still no luck, both with HD Benq monitor and LG HD TV.

The thing is that after install and running the aticonfig --initial the driver is fine and all works ok after the reboot. But the next time I restart the box something goes wrong. The X brakes and I'm downgraded to vesa with 800x600 resolution and funny green screen. I have no idea what's wrong it might be driver problem or something doesn't get install properly. And this is only with the HDMI output. If I switch off the box, plug in the VGA cable instead and reboot all is fine and I get full 1920x1080 resolution again. It's really a mystery to me.

On every install I run the uninstall shell script first to remove the previous driver I have installed and then I run the ati*.run as root in graphical mode. Do you think I do something wrong during the install? Maybe I need to exit X first and run the ati*.run from console mode? Or maybe it is just bad EDID from the monitor and the TV over HDMI?

Did anyone had success with this card and its HDMI out? Maybe radeon/radeonhd work better then the ati catalyst driver?

Thanks for any help.
Old 06-28-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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I have the same motherboard and it basically works OK for me.

I use slackware and mythtv.

I thought myth didn't work with 64bit? Or maybe it didn't work with qt4. I can't remember.

Is it possible you have fglrx blacklisted or maybe drm and radeon are being loaded? Check and see.

lsmod | grep fglrx

lsmod | grep radeon

Also check Xorg.0.log at /var/log. Look through it and also post:

cat /var/log/X*log | grep EE
cat /var/log/X*log | grep WW

Does dmesg tell you anything?
Old 06-29-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Here is my xorg log:

(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
(II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x7f8050
(II) fglrx(0): === [atiddxPreInit] === begin
(II) fglrx(0): PCI bus 1 card 5 func 0
(**) fglrx(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(II) fglrx(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
(==) fglrx(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(**) fglrx(0): Option "DPMS" "true"
(II) fglrx(0): 10BitPixelFormat disabled by default
(==) fglrx(0): RGB weight 888
(II) fglrx(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
(==) fglrx(0): Gamma Correction for I is 0x06419064
(==) fglrx(0): Gamma Correction for II is 0x06419064
(==) fglrx(0): Buffer Tiling is ON
(II) Loading sub module "fglrxdrm"
(II) LoadModule: "fglrxdrm"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux//
(II) Module fglrxdrm: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
(--) fglrx(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" (Chipset = 0x9610)
(--) fglrx(0): (PciSubVendor = 0x1458, PciSubDevice = 0xd000)
(--) fglrx(0): board vendor info: third party graphics adapter - NOT original ATI
(--) fglrx(0): Linear framebuffer (phys) at 0xd0000000
(--) fglrx(0): MMIO registers at 0xfdfe0000
(--) fglrx(0): I/O port at 0x0000ee00
(==) fglrx(0): ROM-BIOS at 0x000c0000
(II) fglrx(0): AC Adapter is used
(II) fglrx(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) fglrx(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 16384 kB
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 10.87
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: (C) 1988-2005, ATI Technologies Inc.
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: RS780
(II) fglrx(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00
(II) fglrx(0): ATI Video BIOS revision 9 or later detected
(--) fglrx(0): Video RAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR2
(II) fglrx(0): PCIE card detected
(--) fglrx(0): Using per-process page tables (PPPT) as GART.
(WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
(II) fglrx(0): RandR 1.2 support is enabled!
(II) fglrx(0): RandR 1.2 rotation support is enabled!
(==) fglrx(0): Center Mode is disabled
(II) fglrx(0): ***Display: ConnectedDisplayTypes=0x00000080, disabled=0x00000000
(II) fglrx(0): Connected Display1: DFP on secondary TMDS [tmds2i]
(II) fglrx(0): Display1 EDID data ---------------------------
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer: GSM Model: 1 Serial#: 95483
(II) fglrx(0): Year: 2007 Week: 12
(II) fglrx(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) fglrx(0): Digital Display Input
(II) fglrx(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 115 vert.: 65
(II) fglrx(0): Gamma: 2.50
(II) fglrx(0): No DPMS capabilities specified; RGB/Color Display
(II) fglrx(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) fglrx(0): redX: 0.640 redY: 0.340 greenX: 0.300 greenY: 0.690
(II) fglrx(0): blueX: 0.138 blueY: 0.038 whiteX: 0.282 whiteY: 0.297
(II) fglrx(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) fglrx(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) fglrx(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) fglrx(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) fglrx(0): #0: hsize: 640 vsize 480 refresh: 60 vid: 16433
(II) fglrx(0): #1: hsize: 800 vsize 600 refresh: 60 vid: 16453
(II) fglrx(0): #2: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 60 vid: 16481
(II) fglrx(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) fglrx(0): clock: 84.8 MHz Image Size: 700 x 392 mm
(II) fglrx(0): h_active: 1360 h_sync: 1432 h_sync_end 1568 h_blank_end 1776 h_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): v_active: 768 v_sync: 771 v_sync_end 776 v_blanking: 798 v_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) fglrx(0): clock: 79.5 MHz Image Size: 708 x 398 mm
(II) fglrx(0): h_active: 1280 h_sync: 1344 h_sync_end 1472 h_blank_end 1664 h_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): v_active: 768 v_sync: 771 v_sync_end 778 v_blanking: 798 v_border: 0
(II) fglrx(0): Ranges: V min: 56 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 31 H max: 68 kHz, PixClock max 90 MHz
(II) fglrx(0): Monitor name: LG TV
(II) fglrx(0): Number of EDID sections to follow: 1
(II) fglrx(0): EDID (in hex):
(II) fglrx(0): 00ffffffffffff001e6d0100fb740100
(II) fglrx(0): 0c110103807341960acf74a3574cb023
(II) fglrx(0): 09484ca54e0031404540614001010101
(II) fglrx(0): 0101010101011b2150a051001e304888
(II) fglrx(0): 3500bc88210000180e1f008051001e30
(II) fglrx(0): 40803700c48e2100001c000000fd0038
(II) fglrx(0): 4b1f4409000a202020202020000000fc
(II) fglrx(0): 004c472054560a20202020202020016f
(II) fglrx(0): End of Display1 EDID data --------------------
(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 using monitor section aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0
(II) fglrx(0): Output DFP2 has no monitor section
(II) fglrx(0): Output CRT1 disconnected
(II) fglrx(0): Output DFP2 connected
(II) fglrx(0): Output DFP2 using initial mode 1920x1080
(++) fglrx(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
(==) fglrx(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) fglrx(0): Using adapter: 1:5.0.
(II) fglrx(0): [FB] MC range(MCFBBase = 0xc0000000, MCFBSize = 0x10000000)
(==) fglrx(0): QBS disabled
(==) fglrx(0): FAST_SWAP disabled
(==) fglrx(0): PseudoColor visuals disabled
(==) fglrx(0): NoAccel = NO
(==) fglrx(0): NoDRI = NO
(==) fglrx(0): Capabilities: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): CapabilitiesEx: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): cpuFlags: 0x4000001f
(==) fglrx(0): OpenGL ClientDriverName: ""
(II) fglrx(0): [pcie] 901120 kB allocated
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] DRM buffer queue setup: nbufs = 100 bufsize = 65536
(==) fglrx(0): UseFastTLS=0
(==) fglrx(0): BlockSignalsOnLock=1
(II) fglrx(0): Interrupt handler installed at IRQ 508.
(II) fglrx(0): Finished Initialize PPLIB!
(II) fglrx(0): driver needs 7.1.x.y with x.y >= 0.0
(WW) fglrx(0): could not detect X server version (query_status=-1)
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
(II) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit for fglrx driver
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] DRM interface version 1.0
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] created "fglrx" driver at busid "PCI:1:5:0"
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] added 8192 byte SAREA at 0x2000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] mapped SAREA 0x2000 to 0x7f57edd77000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] framebuffer handle = 0x3000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] added 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit done
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Version Information:
(II) fglrx(0): Name: fglrx
(II) fglrx(0): Version: 8.62.4
(II) fglrx(0): Date: May 20 2009
(II) fglrx(0): Desc: ATI FireGL DRM kernel module
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module version matches driver.
(II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Build Time Information:
(II) fglrx(0): Build-Kernel UTS_RELEASE: 2.6.24-23-generic
(II) fglrx(0): Build-Kernel MODVERSIONS: yes
(II) fglrx(0): Build-Kernel __SMP__: yes
(II) fglrx(0): Build-Kernel PAGE_SIZE: 0x1000
(II) fglrx(0): [drm] register handle = 0x00004000
(II) fglrx(0): DRI initialization successfull!
(II) fglrx(0): FBADPhys: 0xc0000000 FBMappedSize: 0x0101d000
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM initialized for area (0,0)-(1920,2200)
(II) fglrx(0): FBMM auto alloc for area (0,0)-(1920,1920) (front color buffer - assumption)
(II) fglrx(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1920 x 280
(==) fglrx(0): Backing store disabled
(**) fglrx(0): DPMS enabled
(**) fglrx(0): Textured Video is enabled.
(II) fglrx(0): GLESX enableFlags = 94
(II) fglrx(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
(II) fglrx(0): GLESX is enabled
(II) fglrx(0): UVD2 feature is available
(II) fglrx(0): Enable composite support successfully
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "VendorName" is not used
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "ModelName" is not used
(II) fglrx(0): X context handle = 0x1
(II) fglrx(0): [DRI] installation complete
(==) fglrx(0): Silken mouse enabled
(==) fglrx(0): Using HW cursor of display infrastructure!
(==) fglrx(0): Using software cursor
(II) fglrx(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
(II) fglrx(0): atiddxDisplayScreenLoadPalette: numColors: 256
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/dri/
(II) fglrx(0): Enable the clock gating!
(II) fglrx(0): Setting screen physical size to 487 x 274
(II) fglrx(0): atiddxDisplayScreenLoadPalette: numColors: 256
(II) fglrx(0): EDID vendor "GSM", prod id 1
(II) fglrx(0): Using EDID range info for horizontal sync
(II) fglrx(0): Using EDID range info for vertical refresh
(II) fglrx(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1360x768"x0.0 84.75 1360 1432 1568 1776 768 771 776 798 -hsync -vsync (47.7 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1280x768"x0.0 79.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 778 798 -hsync +vsync (47.8 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.20 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.80 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.1 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
(II) fglrx(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)

Looks ok to me but for some reason the driver fails over HDMI on restart.



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