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Old 01-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
elekt
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Black window or screen in 3d applications, Ubuntu 7.10, Ati X800, proppietary drivers


Hello:

I have installed the new release of drivers for my ati card, using envy on my ubuntu 7.10 installation, glxinfo command shows direct rendering yes, and Ati vendor information, but whenever i try to run a 3d application or game i just got a black screen or window, the same happens with glxgears or fgl_glxgears, it looks like it is running correctly because the fps counters are on the terminal screen, but there are no rotating gears just a black window, the same happens for example with enemy territory the sound is on but there is nothing on screen.

this is my actual xorg.conf file:

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
#Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
# These modules are required for 3D acceleration
Load "GLcore"
Load "glx"
Load "dri"
# Load "extmod" but omit DGA extension
# (the DGA extension is broken in the fglrx driver)
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc R420 JK [Radeon X800]"
Driver "fglrx"
Busid "PCI:3:0:0"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
Horizsync 30-70
Vertrefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies Inc R420 JK [Radeon X800]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
 
Old 01-13-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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First, you can this
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
the other way around. Just enable the second option, the first one will turn off automatically.
Then, you could try adding the DRI section into you config. It should look something like this

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Or, set mode to 0660 and group to video.

Are there any errors reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log or in dmesg?
 
Old 01-13-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
elekt
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I have tried adding those lines to the xorg.conf file but it stil does not work,

about dmesg this is wat i got:

[ 92.434021] [fglrx] Internal AGP support requested, but kernel AGP support active.
[ 92.434028] [fglrx] Have to use kernel AGP support to avoid conflicts.
[ 92.434032] [fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState = 0x1f00421b (hardware caps of chipset)
[ 92.434805] agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
[ 92.435040] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 92.435289] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 92.435526] [fglrx] AGP enabled, AgpCommand = 0x1f004312 (selected caps)
[ 92.440057] [fglrx] GART Table is not in FRAME_BUFFER range
[ 92.440069] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset = 0X7ffb400 length = 0X4c00
[ 92.440071] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset = 0X0 length = 0X40000
[ 92.440074] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 2 offset = 0Xffff000 length = 0X1000
[ 93.986446] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 98.233067] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 98.233390] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 98.233875] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 108.548838] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 235.291342] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000003 not found in mutex list
[ 235.334341] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 235.357060] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 235.415703] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 235.437690] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 399.102016] [fglrx] Internal AGP support requested, but kernel AGP support active.
[ 399.102023] [fglrx] Have to use kernel AGP support to avoid conflicts.
[ 399.102027] [fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState = 0x1f00421b (hardware caps of chipset)
[ 399.102808] agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
[ 399.103024] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 399.103280] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 399.103509] [fglrx] AGP enabled, AgpCommand = 0x1f004312 (selected caps)
[ 399.108507] [fglrx] GART Table is not in FRAME_BUFFER range
[ 399.108518] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset = 0X7ffb400 length = 0X4c00
[ 399.108521] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset = 0X0 length = 0X40000
[ 399.108523] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 2 offset = 0Xffff000 length = 0X1000
[ 417.435232] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000003 not found in mutex list
[ 417.585903] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 417.608276] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 417.747139] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 417.769620] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 428.130428] [fglrx:firegl_lock] *ERROR* Process 7139 is using illegal context 0x00000006
[ 470.726972] [fglrx] Internal AGP support requested, but kernel AGP support active.
[ 470.726979] [fglrx] Have to use kernel AGP support to avoid conflicts.
[ 470.726983] [fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState = 0x1f00421b (hardware caps of chipset)
[ 470.728686] agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
[ 470.729170] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 470.729707] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:03:00.0 into 8x mode
[ 470.730187] [fglrx] AGP enabled, AgpCommand = 0x1f004312 (selected caps)
[ 470.735757] [fglrx] GART Table is not in FRAME_BUFFER range
[ 470.735767] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset = 0X7ffb400 length = 0X4c00
[ 470.735770] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset = 0X0 length = 0X40000
[ 470.735773] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 2 offset = 0Xffff000 length = 0X1000
[ 495.934698] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000003 not found in mutex list
[ 495.971149] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 495.993175] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 496.026428] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 496.048004] [fglrx:firegl_free_mutex] *ERROR* mutex id 0x00000002 not found in mutex list
[ 512.615799] [fglrx:firegl_lock] *ERROR* Process 7653 is using illegal context 0x00000006
 
Old 02-23-2008, 06:45 AM   #4
Nolimetan
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Hello there,

I experience exactly the same problem...

After a HD failure, I reinstalled Ubuntu 7.10 to a new disk and have since been utterly unable to get the graphic card to work - before the crash I had it working... somehow...

I also have a ATI X800 card, new driver, installed, removed an reinstalled accoding to various procedures found on the net, fglrxinfo gives

display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7276 Release

And fglrx is in all the right places in the xorg.info... I guess

But, as stated here above, glxgears only displays a black box... and outputs around 10.000 fps. No game or application using/needing 3D works... Google Earth remains a black square...

Any ideas ?

Thanks for your help !

N.
 
  


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