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Old 06-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
Daithi
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I activated the fglrx driver and now the system wont start, below is from syslog


kernel: [ 3623.790956] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
00:01:28 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.790967] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927141] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 2806 MBytes.
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927360] [fglrx] vendor: 1002 device: 9552 count: 1
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927662] [fglrx] ioport: bar 1, base 0x3000, size: 0x100
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927695] pci 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927707] pci 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927712] pci 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927720] pci 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927727] pci 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927844] [fglrx] Kernel PAT support is enabled
00:01:29 david-laptop kernel: [ 3623.927866] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.72.11 [Apr 8 2010] with 1 minors
00:04:38 david-laptop kernel: [ 3813.098062] __ratelimit: 9 callbacks suppressed
00:04:38 david-laptop kernel: [ 3813.098067] gnome-screensav[11019]: segfault at 4 ip 00007fb96366f12e sp 00007fffa9da17c0 error 4 in libGL.so.1.2[7fb963619000+a2000]
 
Old 06-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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I have a mac that does something similar. Are you sure it's not booting up? Mine would boot up to a low-level shell. if you can get to a shell, I'm sure you can be helped easily, and I recall that I had the commands buried somewhere in a notebook if you'd like them

It's a very annoying driver issue!
 
Old 06-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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fglrx driver

Deadally

thank you, yes I would really like to have the commands which you have and I will try them.

thank you
Daithi
 
Old 06-10-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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Daithi,

Here is what worked for me after X kept crashing upon reboots. If you only see a blank screen with no input, try hitting F1, F2, etc. until a command line pops up that allows you to type. If you cannot type, then I'm afraid we weren't having the same problem. Please note that my hardware setup is likely a good bit different, since my computer is from 2006; however, here's what saved my butt!

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon xorg-driver-fglrx
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
$ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-mach64

So I suppose this assumes a lot of things:
1) You have internet access at the time of typing those commands
2) You're running Ubuntu
3) You are having a similar problem compared to what I had, relating to poor graphics drivers available for ATI cards, and newer versions of the operating system crashing X because it does not handle the same way anymore, and no better solution has come along.


I think it's clear that I'm no expert. I just had similar troubles to what you're having, and the fact that I'm typing this is indication that I've been able to fix it a few times . Please let me know how it works out.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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Deadally

Thx a lot I will try this and let you know how it goes

best regards

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