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Old 09-08-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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ATI Video Card Drivers/ 3d Graphics issues


So i just recently installed the ATI catalyst driver from ati's website.
rebooted and i had black screens upon loading Fedora.

Uninstalled the catalyst drivers and am now back to normal.

Im using Gnome and fedora 12, when i try and activate "Desktop Effects" it states that i do not have 3d accelerated graphics installed.
My video card is a radeon 4650. and i am using dual monitors.

Is this a simple driver issue??? or something else?
If it is driver issues, what driver can i install that will work???

Thank you in advance

*EDIT*
there is now a new issue going on...
when i boot up fedora the bubble fills up then i get a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
i can ctrl+alt+f2 to get to a terminal and login....
if i try "startx" i get
"fatal service error: caught signal 11(segmentation fault).server aborting"

how do i fix this?
what should i check???

Last edited by Vegan; 09-09-2010 at 02:46 AM. Reason: New Issue
 
Old 09-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Did a little bit more searching and found this

Code:
yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental
are the mesa 3d drivers a good way to go???

Last edited by Vegan; 09-08-2010 at 03:41 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Do not mix the mesa-drivers-experimental package with the catalyst drivers from AMD. Let's check to see if your drivers are even installed properly. What's the output of 'glxinfo | grep -i render'?

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #4
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Do not mix the mesa-drivers-experimental package with the catalyst drivers from AMD. Let's check to see if your drivers are even installed properly. What's the output of 'glxinfo | grep -i render'?

Adam
right now when i type that in i get "Error: unable to open display"

there is now a new issue going on...
when i boot up fedora the bubble fills up then i get a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
i can ctrl+alt+f2 to get to a terminal and login....
if i try "startx" i get
"fatal service error: caught signal 11(segmentation fault).server aborting"

how do i fix this?
what should i check???
 
Old 09-09-2010, 01:40 AM   #5
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I've used ATI Radeon for years. Some time ago the xserver-xorg radeon drivers started supporting 3D rendering via drm (direct rendering module not digital rights management ). You might give that a try but first you need to remove the ATI proprietary drivers.
Code:
lsmod |grep radeon
radeon                572811  4 
ttm                    39986  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper         20065  1 radeon
drm                   142551  6 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            4225  1 radeon
i2c_core               15712  6 radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,videodev,i2c_piix4,i2c_algo_bit
Code:
lspci |grep ati
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
Code:
glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, 
    GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
client glx version string: 1.4

ciao,
jdk

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:56 AM   #6
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right now when i type that in i get "Error: unable to open display"

there is now a new issue going on...
when i boot up fedora the bubble fills up then i get a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
i can ctrl+alt+f2 to get to a terminal and login....
if i try "startx" i get
"fatal service error: caught signal 11(segmentation fault).server aborting"

how do i fix this?
what should i check???
^^^ anyone have any ideas on fixing this problem so i can go on to fixing my other problem lol

@jdkaye
are you saying i should delete all the modules that lsmod code produces?
 
Old 09-09-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
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@jdkaye
are you saying i should delete all the modules that lsmod code produces?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not all the modules, just the modules supplied by the proprietary drivers from ATI.If memory serves there is only one but things may have changed since then.
jdk
 
Old 09-09-2010, 02:10 AM   #8
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not all the modules, just the modules supplied by the proprietary drivers from ATI.If memory serves there is only one but things may have changed since then.
jdk
okay i didn't think so lol
i already have the proprietary driver uninstalled using the ati unistall.sh.
so once i can get booted into gnome again i will have to try the DRM you mentioned.
Thank you.

Last edited by Vegan; 09-09-2010 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 02:27 AM   #9
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okay i didn't think so lol
i already have the proprietary driver uninstalled using the ati unistall.sh.
so once i can get booted into gnome again i will have to try the DRM you mentioned.
Thank you.
Make sure you have xserver-xorg-video-radeon installed or whatever that's called in Fedora-speak. There's nothing to do specifically wrt drm. That's part & parcel of the driver so it should be done automatically once you've loaded the xorg radeon module. This may require some reconfiguring of xorg-xserver but I don't use Fedora so I can't tell you what to do on your system.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:55 AM   #10
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Do not mix the mesa-drivers-experimental package with the catalyst drivers from AMD. Let's check to see if your drivers are even installed properly. What's the output of 'glxinfo | grep -i render'?

Adam
This is what i am showing.

Code:
[Vegan@*** ~]$ glxinfo | grep -i render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer

and 

[Vegan@*** ~]$ glxinfo |grep -i "\(render\|opengl\)"
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.7-devel
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:
i have installed the mesa drivers but still have no 3d support...
where should i go from here?

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Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
Make sure you have xserver-xorg-video-radeon installed or whatever that's called in Fedora-speak. There's nothing to do specifically wrt drm. That's part & parcel of the driver so it should be done automatically once you've loaded the xorg radeon module. This may require some reconfiguring of xorg-xserver but I don't use Fedora so I can't tell you what to do on your system.
ciao,
jdk
i cant find these drivers for fedora anywhere...

Last edited by Vegan; 09-14-2010 at 02:58 AM.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:07 AM   #11
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i have installed the mesa drivers but still have no 3d support...
where should i go from here?
In the first sentence you say you are using catalyst and now you say you are using mesa. Let's start by taking a look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

Adam
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:10 AM   #12
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In the first sentence you say you are using catalyst and now you say you are using mesa. Let's start by taking a look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

Adam
In the first post i also stated that i uninstalled the catalyst drivers.

That is a big log file...
do you want me to post the whole thing or are you just looking for a section of it?
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:20 AM   #13
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The whole thing. Attach it to a post.

Adam
 
Old 09-14-2010, 03:31 AM   #14
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The whole thing. Attach it to a post.

Adam
Here it is.
Attached Files
File Type: log Xorg.0.log (129.0 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 09-14-2010, 04:33 AM   #15
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Do you have the drm module loaded? I notice I have the packages libdrm-radeon1 and libdrm2 installed. Do you have the Fedora equivalents for these?
ciao,
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