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markush 01-13-2011 04:10 PM

I'm experiencing several X-server crashes since update from last Monday
 
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Hello together,

I'm running Slackware64-current. Since the upgrade of last Monday I'm experiencing several crashes of the X-server.

It begins with an issue that one Window, e.g. Konsole or Firefox don't become active when clicking them. After some seconds the screen becomes dark and I end up on the console.

First error I saw was from akonadi. Deinstalling akonadi didn't change anything. But there is an errormessage about a segmentation-fault in the Xorg.0.log. I'll append the logfile to this post.

My graphics-card is an ATI HD5470 and have fglrx installed, downloaded from ATI. My kernel is
Code:

Linux samsung 2.6.35.10 #3 SMP Thu Jan 6 20:03:53 CST 2011 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M320 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
My WM is KDE. Does anyone have and idea?

Markus

Darth Vader 01-13-2011 04:28 PM

Go back to 2.6.35.7, brother! Looks like every ATI owner should do this sadly backward-step ... OR, go forward! ;)

There is no love for us, in 2.6.35.10!

markush 01-13-2011 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Vader (Post 4223417)
Go back to 2.6.35.7, brother! Looks like every ATI owner should do this sadly backward-step ... OR, go forward! ;)

There is no love for us, in 2.6.35.10!

Well, maybe it's the kernel, the fglrx module doesn't compile with many kernels. Which graphics-card do you have? mine is relatively new. It was not well supported by fglrx when I purchased the laptop some month ago.

Markus

JackHair 01-14-2011 04:17 AM

I'm running kernel 2.6.36.3 together with fglrx for my HD5850, but fglrx needs some patching to compile with newer kernels. I followed the instructions here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1615594 to get it working. I didn't make a pkg though, I just installed the driver, you might need to add the --install flag twice for the installer script to work from an extracted fglrx package. (e.g. ati-installer.sh --install --install)

markush 01-15-2011 04:27 PM

Hi,

I've downgraded from current to 13.1 since I'm not yet convinced that my problem really was a kernel-issue.
I'm going to do what JackHair suggested and try out a patched fglrx-driver with a more recent kernel.
At the moment I'm running the stock-13.1 kernel and the 10.12 fglrx module, it seems to work.
I'll mark this thread as SOLVED, but user-experiences with the fglrx-module are still welcome.
Thanks to Darth Vader and JackHair.

Markus

Darth Vader 01-16-2011 03:55 AM

Well, this is a little tutorial of running Catalyst 10.12 on Slackware-current combined with the disgusting top kernel 2.6.37.X.

Code:

mkdir -p /etc/ati/patch/

curl http://www.slacky.eu/~spina/fglrx/patch/fglrx_10.10-12_with_2.6.37.x.diff > /etc/ati/patch/patch-8.801-$(uname -r)

mkdir -p $(HOME)/Catalyst

cd $(HOME)/Catalyst

wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-10-12-x86.x86_64.run

sh ati-driver-installer-10-12-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All

installpkg fglrx-*.tgz

aticonfig --initial

Enjoy! :)

markush 01-16-2011 11:53 AM

Hello Darth Vader,

I tried that, now I'm running Slackware64-13.1 with kernel 2.6.37 and the patched fglrx driver.

It's working, thanks very much, I seem to change to current again within the next days.

Markus

markush 01-18-2011 03:38 PM

Slack64-current with 2.6.37 works with patched fglrx driver
 
I've installed current again, Xorg-server is working fine with the patched fglrx-driver, thanks very much to Darth Vader!

For the issue I described in the first post of this thread, I suspect it was due to not rebooting after installing the fglrx-driver.

Markus


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