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Old 03-14-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
GeirG
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X800 with ATI drivers: Black screen, and XFree86 uses 99% CPU


Hi,

After installing the latest ATI drivers (fglrx_4_3_0-8.10.19-1.i386) and restarting X everything seems good. I haven't really checked if performance is optimal, but there is no doubt the driver is loaded and things are accelerated.
However, when I reboot I only get to where gdm is loaded, and then I get only a black screen. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does nothing, etc..
I can ssh into the box from my old one, and top shows XFree86 using 99,9% CPU.

As shown in the extract from dmesg below, I do get an mtrr error, but from reading this forum for a few days I have concluded that this might not be my problem.

If I move fglrx.ko to fglrx.ko_old and reboot, X loads with some default driver and everything is OK. I can then move fglrx back to the original name and restart X (log out/in) and, voila!!, fglrx is loaded and acceleration is on. Everything is OK till next reboot.

I have not found any differences in dmesg or XFree86.0.log between the failed and successful attempts.

XFree86.0.log does not seem to complain about anything.

I did add the kernel option vmalloc=256 to get rid of "allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use vmalloc=<size> to increase size." from dmesg.


Distro: Debian Sarge
Kernel: 2.6.10-smp (both from Debian and home made)
CPU: P4 3.4GHz
Ram: 1GB
Chipset: "RADEON X800 XT (R423 5D57)" (Chipset = 0x5d57)

lspci -v:
Code:
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5d57 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0302
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 209
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
Memory at dfde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at dfe00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] #10 [0001]
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5d77
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0303
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at dfdf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] #10 [0001]
End of dmesg:
Code:
fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 928 MBytes.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 209
[fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.10.19 [Feb 9 2005] on minor 0
mtrr: base(0xc0000000) is not aligned on a size(0x7ff0000) boundary
[fglrx:firegl_addmap] *ERROR* mtrr allocation failed (-22)
[fglrx] free PCIe = 51118080
[fglrx] max PCIe = 51118080
[fglrx] free LFB = 108908544
[fglrx] max LFB = 108908544
[fglrx] free Inv = 134217728
[fglrx] max Inv = 134217728
[fglrx] total Inv = 134217728
[fglrx] total TIM = 0
[fglrx] total FB = 0
[fglrx] total PCIe = 16384
Has anybody seen something like this?
Any ideas or suggestions for where to look for more error messages?

Regards,
Geir
 
Old 03-20-2005, 11:19 PM   #2
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Is ACPI enabled?
 
Old 04-07-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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I'm having the same problem. Anyone solved it? If not, how can I undo fglrx's changes to my system to be able to get into X again?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 08:26 PM   #4
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MTRR Allocation Problem

Anyone had any luck with this yet ?
I have exactly the same problem.

base(0x40000000) is not aligned on a size (0x7ff0000) boundary
 
Old 05-27-2005, 12:59 PM   #5
aarons
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I have the same mtrr problem on my inspiron with an x300, but video does work, it's just not as fast as I think it should be.

I'd really like to make this problem go away.
 
Old 06-21-2005, 03:39 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with an ATI 9800 PRO 128mb. under Xorg...
 
Old 06-23-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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I've got the same problem with Scientific Linux (similiar to RedHat) 64 4.04 on my Acer Aspire 5024 WMLi (ATI Radeon Mobility X700).
 
  


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