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Old 02-03-2011, 01:59 AM   #1
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Problems after installing ATI proprietary FGLRX driver


Recently put an ATI HD5450 into my system, I'm running Ubuntu 10.4. When I booted up I went ahead and installed the ATI proprietary FGLRX driver via 'Hardware Drivers' and I'm experiencing some issues with many things.

Firstly my screensavers are really screwed up, this happens with multiple screen savers as soon as they start. It seems like some kind of resolution issue judging by the separate section on the right.
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/637/imag0041h.jpg
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6711/imag0043lm.jpg

And I've had lots of glitches and quirks with all video players, last night I experienced serious lag during a video that lasted 30+ minutes. I managed to click the 'force quit' icon I have on my panel and have it force quit VLC and it took about 5 minutes or so to close VLC. I also tried a few different video modes like OpenGL, X11, etc. All same results. I tried a few video players but I'm still getting issues. Also 1080p is unwatchable, lots of stuttering in sound and video. My overall video performance is very low.

But then after VLC closed, gnome just gave up on me, all my panels were blank and unresponsive and I had no top bars on my windows (minimize,maximize,close). Amongst this I've had other small quirks and glitches but nothing worth noting.

I'm betting it's a driver issue simply because non of this ever happened when I was using onboard video.

Xorg file:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "0-DFP2"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
	Option	    "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "0-CRT2"
	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
	Option	    "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
	Option	    "TargetRefresh" "60"
	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
	Option	    "Rotate" "normal"
	Option	    "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Virtual	3200 1080
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "amdcccle-Screen[1]-0"
	Device     "amdcccle-Device[1]-0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Virtual	3200 1080
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "amdcccle Layout"
	Screen      0  "amdcccle-Screen[1]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Default Device"
	Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "amdcccle-Device[1]-0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "Monitor-DFP2" "0-DFP2"
	Option	    "Monitor-CRT2" "0-CRT2"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "Xinerama" "off"
EndSection
But looking at that xorg file it seems that the settings absolutely do not match my running setup, the position for both Monitor's are set to 0 0 and the resolution is 1280x1024. When in fact I only have one of my monitors running at that resolution, the other is running at 1920x1080.

Any suggestions into how to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
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Ubuntu has support for the driver 3D also
http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...On-Linux/page7
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:41 AM   #3
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Sorry but I'm not quite sure what you meant by your response, could you explain a little more?

Compositing and 3D works, but at times have performance problems. In some cases my onboard out preforms my dedicated 5450.

Last edited by sysrez; 02-03-2011 at 02:43 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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*bump*
 
Old 02-05-2011, 08:47 AM   #5
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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Virtual 3200 1080
That might be ok if you have a left screen and a right screen. 5xxx ATI cards are gaining support, iirc but not there yet. The amd guys lurk on phoronix.,com forums which they think is the only linux website in the world. They are coming from a _long_way_ back.

Can you cut to one screen while we sort this out? grep your xorg.conf for fglrx, and also post the output of
glxinfo |grep render
There is also fglrx_glxgears and mebbe fglrx_glxinfo or the like. Play with them and there's some setup utility. You can run the install with --explode, and see what you're getting, and their docs. That doesn't install, just opens the archive.
 
  


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