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Old 05-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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latest update causes ATI driver segfault


Upgraded to the latest current (05-05-12) and now the ATI driver segfaults with the following error:-
Code:
  9890.526] Backtrace:
[  9890.545] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x36) [0x55c756]
[  9890.545] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x1600e9) [0x5600e9]
[  9890.545] 2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f7ce0b1d000+0xfd20) [0x7f7ce0b2cd20]
[  9890.546] 3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xdl_xs111_atiddxLeaveVT+0x45) [0x7f7cdd28a715]
[  9890.546] 4: /usr/bin/X (xf86DeleteScreen+0x7c) [0x47979c]
[  9890.546] 5: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x9f4) [0x472c64]
[  9890.546] 6: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x23cf6) [0x423cf6]
[  9890.546] 7: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f7cdeef2aa5]
[  9890.546] 8: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x2416d) [0x42416d]
[  9890.546] 
[  9890.546] Segmentation fault at address 0x10
[  9890.546] 
Fatal server error:
[  9890.546] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
[  9890.546] 
[  9890.546]
Anyone got the drivers working with the latest updates/
 
Old 05-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Same problem with HD3200 on 32 bit -current and HD6870 on 64 bit -current. While I don't care about the 64 bit system I am currently reverting the 32 bit machine back to the state before the recent update (backup for the win), since the radeon driver is unusable on that machine.
In a different thread other people reported the same problem, but no solution. I am a bit biased, but I assume that is another incompatibility of AMD's proprietary driver with up-to-date software.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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I'm using the radeon driver with Slackware64 -current.

Xorg -configure is not working, but that's the same on my laptop, so I loaded an xorg.conf of my own. I uninstalled the AMD drivers.(Guess thats obvious).

Now trying to get glx working.. currently looking at the following..

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Information (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
Information [ 429.520] (EE) module ABI major version (4) doesn't match the server's version (6)
Information [ 429.522] (EE) Failed to load module "glx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
I guess something was left behind screwed up when I uninstalled the AMD driver.

Hardware is A6-3600 - HD6430 - By the way - I do get some desktop effects with the XRender in kde.

Work in progress...
 
Old 05-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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@mudherm: The AMD driver makes backup copies of every file it replaces at install time. When you now upgrade the system and then uninstall the driver it copies back the old, not upgraded files. I also had to learn that the hard way. Since I don't know which files exactly were replaced I used the sledge-hammer method to fix that:
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slackpkg reinstall x
 
Old 05-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thanks TobiSGD - I just ran slackpkg reinstall xorg-server-1.12.1 and that worked apart from a bit of a stutter when kde started up.

I switched to OpenGL from XRender and it appears to work.

Still doesn't answer OP question but in my googleing I got the impression Catalyst 12.4 doesn't play well with 1.12.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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You are right, the Arch people and the developers working on Fedora 17 have the same problem: No support for 1.12, planned for version 12.5, but who knows, according to Phoronix it was already planned for 12.4. AMD is falling more and more on my personal liking scala.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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Reverted to previous x series as running with the Radeon driver, while it works, makes for a frustrating experience. Will keep an eye on development within both x and from ATI for a solution.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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I could have been writing my paper instead of messing with the fglrx driver.......... if I had just come to the forum.

Last edited by bsd1101; 05-06-2012 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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same problem here, reinstaling xorg-server and erasing xorg.conf with the ati drivers installed works....
 
Old 06-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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12.6 beta amd drivers make it work. So next official ones will as well.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #11
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12.6 beta amd drivers make it work. So next official ones will as well.
Just keep in mind that 12.6 has no support for pre-HD5000 cards.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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Been using the beta drivers since last night and everything seems to be working well. Laptop is running a lot cooler as well which is nice. Anyone know how to get rid of the stupid watermark in the bottom corner?
 
Old 06-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #13
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Been using the beta drivers since last night and everything seems to be working well. Laptop is running a lot cooler as well which is nice. Anyone know how to get rid of the stupid watermark in the bottom corner?
Compile the 12.4 fglrx package. And only copy and overwrite the control and signature from 12.4 to the 12.6 beta in /etc/ati/

or Put these two files to /etc/ati.
 
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #14
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Compile the 12.4 fglrx package. And only copy and overwrite the control and signature from 12.4 to the 12.6 beta in /etc/ati/

or Put these two files to /etc/ati.
Sweet! Worked perfectly! Thank you
 
  


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