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Old 07-19-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Angry To shoot my computer or not, that is the question.


For the life of me I cannot get my graphics cards working. I have followed the directions supplied to the letter and searched for hours to diagnose and fix any problems.

The readme for the SuSE specific files can be found here:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...0/fglrx/3.7.6/

ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128 MB PCI
1GB RAM
1.5 GHz AMD Athalon
SuSE 9.1
Compaq OEM motherboard

After checking lsmod I've found both fglrx and agpgart are loaded. glxgears, however, gives me a pitiful 150 FPS.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

lspic and dmesg outputs follow. Sorry for the length.

lspic output:
Code:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] System Controller (rev 14)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] AGP Bridge
0000:00:06.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5964 (rev 01)
0000:00:06.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5d44 (rev 01)
0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
0000:00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
0000:00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
0000:00:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
0000:00:14.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:14.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1a)
0000:00:14.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1a)
0000:00:14.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
dmesg output:
Code:
Linux version 2.6.4-52-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 3.3.3 (SuSE Linux)) #1 Wed Apr 7 02:08:30 UTC 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000ec000 - 00000000000f0000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000040000000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fffc0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
128MB vmalloc/ioremap area available.
128MB HIGHMEM available.
896MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 262144
  DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
  Normal zone: 225280 pages, LIFO batch:16
  HighMem zone: 32768 pages, LIFO batch:8
DMI 2.3 present.
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hdb2 vga=0x317 acpi=off desktop resume=/dev/hdb1 splash=silent
bootsplash: silent mode.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order 12: 32768 bytes)
CKRM Initialized
Detected 1524.590 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Memory: 1034896k/1048576k available (1969k kernel code, 12740k reserved, 677k data, 212k init, 131072k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3006.46 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Initializing.
SELinux:  Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
Failure registering capabilities with the kernel
selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Looking for DSDT in initrd ...No customized DSDT found in initrd!
Freeing initrd memory: 1202k freed
CPU:     After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU:     After vendor identify, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU:     After all inits, caps: 0383fbff c1cbfbff 00000000 00000020
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800 stepping 02
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
do_initcalls
init_elf_binfmt
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfa164, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
ACPI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
PCI: Invalid ACPI-PCI IRQ routing table
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
 ... the first call_usermodehelper: pci_bus
PCI: Using IRQ router VIA [1106/0686] at 0000:00:14.0
vesafb: framebuffer at 0x88000000, mapped to 0xf8800000, size 16384k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=84
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:575f
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
apm: BIOS not found.
Initial HugeTLB pages allocated: 0
ikconfig 0.7 with /proc/config*
highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
SELinux:  Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
PCI: Disabling Via external APIC routing
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... silentjpeg size 37245 bytes, found (1024x768, 17142 bytes, v3).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 118x41
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 48 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Using anticipatory io scheduler
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 64000K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:14.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1460-0x1467, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1468-0x146f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: WDC WD1000BB-60CCB0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD200EB-00BHF0, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: COMPAQ DVD-ROM GD-8000, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: LITE-ON LTR-16102B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 195371568 sectors (100030 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
 hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 > hda3
hdb: max request size: 128KiB
hdb: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=38792/16/63, UDMA(100)
 hdb: hdb1 hdb2
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input: PC Speaker
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
Resume Machine: resuming from /dev/hdb1
Resuming from device hdb1
Resume Machine: This is normal swap space
PM: Reading pmdisk image.
PM: Resume from disk failed.
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
ReiserFS: hdb2: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hdb2: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hdb2: journal params: device hdb2, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hdb2: checking transaction log (hdb2)
ReiserFS: hdb2: Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Trying to move old root to /initrd ... failed
Unmounting old root
Trying to free ramdisk memory ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
Adding 1048784k swap on /dev/hdb1.  Priority:42 extents:1
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com
NTFS driver 2.1.6 [Flags: R/O MODULE].
NTFS volume version 3.1.
subfs 0.9
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:08.0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xf9934000, 00:30:f1:1a:5f:bf, IRQ 5
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbfs
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hub
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
gameport: pci0000:00:09.1 speed 1269 kHz
agpgart: Detected AMD 761 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 942M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0x90000000
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
ohci1394: $Rev: 1193 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:0a.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:06.0
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[3]  MMIO=[81100000-811007ff]  Max Packet=[2048]
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport_pc: Via 686A parallel port: io=0x378
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:14.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:14.3
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: irq 11, io base 00001420
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb usb1: Product: UHCI Host Controller
usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.4-52-default uhci_hcd
usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.2
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:14.3
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:14.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.3: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.3: irq 11, io base 00001440
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
usb usb2: Product: UHCI Host Controller
usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.4-52-default uhci_hcd
usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.3
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 2
usb 2-1: Product: General Purpose USB Hub
hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[0010b50000025358]
usb 2-2: new low speed USB device using address 3
usb 2-2: Product: Trackball
usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Logitech
usb 2-1.1: new full speed USB device using address 4
usb 2-1.1: Product: DeskJet 940C
usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: MX19H6Y04MBH
usb 2-1.3: new low speed USB device using address 5
usb 2-1.3: Product: Compaq Internet Keyboard
usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: Compaq
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:14.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:14.3
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c03545c0(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device f618d400(sit0)
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Trackball] on usb-0000:00:14.3-2
input: USB HID v1.00 Keyboard [Compaq Compaq Internet Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.3-1.3
input,hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Device [Compaq Compaq Internet Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.3-1.3
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 4 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x1604
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbserial
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core v2.0
Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
SCSI subsystem initialized
st: Version 20040318, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
BIOS EDD facility v0.13 2004-Mar-09, 2 devices found
fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 930 MBytes.
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 0000:00:06.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 0000:00:0a.0
[fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 3.9.0 [May 11 2004] on minor 0
mtrr: 0x88000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0x88000000,0x1000000
[fglrx:firegl_addmap] *ERROR* mtrr allocation failed (-22)
[fglrx] AGP detected, AgpState   = 0x0f000203 (hardware caps of chipset)
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 2x mode
[fglrx:_r6x_CheckAGPCommand] *ERROR* query for AGP device capabilities failed
[fglrx:firegl_unlock] *ERROR* Process 4909 using kernel context 0
[fglrx:drm_ioremapfree] *ERROR* [mappings] Attempt to free NULL pointer
mtrr: 0x88000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0x88000000,0x1000000
drivers/usb/input/hid-input.c: event field not found
drivers/usb/input/hid-input.c: event field not found
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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I know your pain, Mr.
Did you try the config option from XFree86? Entering
Code:
XFree86 -configure
. It will create a file "/root/XF86Config.new" based on the tests with all drivers. After this you run it with [code]XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new". I suffered tring to tweak the standard configuration method and I didn't yet 640x480. After discover this option, it configured my system to 1152x768.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 01:22 PM   #3
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# telinit 3
# XFree86 -configure
(long list)

Duplicate symbol NVDACi2cInit in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o
Also defined in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o

Fatal server error:
Module Load Failure



I'm not sure what to make of this since I have an ATI card.

Last edited by Titan2k; 07-20-2004 at 01:25 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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Hi Titan2k,
Google is your friend! Googling the text of your lspci, in the vga line, I found a Brazilian forum where somebody points to www.ati.com. There, under download->linux->graphic you have the 9200 series. Best of all, there is an script to identify the right driver for your board.

I hope this is the answer.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:25 PM   #5
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To shoot my computer or not, that is the question.
If you do, video tape this and send me a copy.

Do you have any very cpu intencive tasks runing, I run a distributed.net client and with it runing I get 97.600 FPS w/o it I get 2008.000 FPS. This is a Nvidia FX5600XT 128MB. As I have no knowledge for ATI other than they should be avoided when posible. Hope this helps

-Joey
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #6
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Code:
From dmesg:
SELinux:  Initializing.
SELinux:  Starting in permissive mode
selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module capability
I'm not sure but selinux might be causing this.

-Joey
 
Old 07-23-2004, 08:58 AM   #7
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osvaldomarques, I've been googling this problem for countless hours. The FIRST thing I did was determine which file was the correct one. Apparently it was not obvious from my post so I'll try to make sure in any more posts the rediculous number of hours I've traveled google for this problem.

Joey.Dale, I don't think I have anything CPU intensive running since I haven't installed much more than the base installation. There was no performance change vs when the drivers that came with SuSE were in use.

How might I determine for sure SELinux is the problem?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:27 AM   #8
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The whole problem is that AMD Processor, go ahead and pull the heatsink off and let her smoke. If it happens to keep running (which it wont) then take a 12 gauge with buck shot to it. Sorry could not resist.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 04:55 PM   #9
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Hi Titan2k,
Did you go to www.ati.com? Did you download the scritpt in that site to run on your computer? If you have some kind of trouble with this, post it!
 
Old 07-25-2004, 01:43 PM   #10
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osvaldomarques, that script determines which driver file you need by checking for the correct versions of glibc and XFree86. I looked up which version of each which was installed on my computer. I went through this check list:
Before you Install

I have, as many linux gurus like to suggest, RTFMs.

I know I have the correct version. Please read all the posts (look two posts above this one for repeat info). Sorry for the very annoyed post, but I'm so very tired of working with this problem and having to reply to the simplest of questions.
 
  


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