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Old 26th February 2012, 10:24 PM
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ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

I am running fedora 16 on my HP dv6t laptop, (Ati vido card/intel integrated)
and I had "RPM fusion" as my main repo (using yum priorities) and the other day I received an update one of the things in the list said ATI, I did not do much reading, so i clicked update, the next time I try to boot up my pc, it says "Starting Display manager", followed by "Started Display manager" and it just stalls there, so i did some googling, and I cam across a post that said to run
Code:
# yum install xorg-x11-drv-catalyst  xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686
I rebooted, and still no luck, so I found another page, this page that said to try
Code:
yum -y install akmod-catalyst kmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-devel xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs
and still no luck, so a few other pages told me to use a 'fail safe' xorg config so I looked in /etc/X11 and all i saw was applink,fontpath.d, fs, prefdm, xinit, Xmodmap xorg.conf.d, and Xresources.
I then looked up how to create a new configuration and found that i could run "Xorg :1 -configure"

so I tried it with and without the ':1' But it kept saying:

Quote:
X.Org X Server 1.11.4
Release Date: 2012-01-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-01 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux Aftergl0w 3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 21 01:40:47 UTC 2012 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg_aftergl0w-lv_root ro rd.md=0 rd.luks.uuid=luks-bdd5e980-f316-4332-9da1-89cd436f0a50 rd.dm=0 KEYTABLE=us rd.lvm.lv=vg_aftergl0w/lv_root quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb rd.lvm.lv=vg_aftergl0w/lv_swap LANG=en_US.UTF-8 radeon.modeset=0
Build Date: 08 February 2012 10:54:57PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.11.4-1.fc16
Current version of pixman: 0.22.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Feb 26 17:21:32 2012
List of video drivers:
savage
i128
sisusb
siliconmotion
v4l
voodoo
mga
intel
glint
vboxmouse
tdfx
vboxvideo
mach64
vmware
ati
nouveau
vmwlegacy
radeon
i740
qxl
apm
nv
fglrx
ast
trident
s3virge
rendition
r128
openchrome
cirrus
dummy
sis
fbdev
vesa
(EE) LoadModule: Module vboxmouse does not have a vboxmouseModuleData data object.
(EE) Failed to load module "vboxmouse" (invalid module, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(II) [KMS] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol, no kernel modesetting.
(II) GPU only supported with KMS, using vesa instead.
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
Please help me!

output from '$ lspci -v' for vidro card

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Whistler XT [AMD Radeon
HD 6700M Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1657
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at c6500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at c6520000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon

Last edited by BOBdotEXE; 26th February 2012 at 10:29 PM. Reason: added lspci
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

Well, I suppose it doesn't hurt to start over. The first thing I would do is remove all catalyst drivers from the system:

Code:
yum remove *catalyst*
If you've modified your xorg file, rename it for now:
Code:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
Reboot the system. At this point, Fedora should load the open-source radeon driver (unless your video card's GPU is very new). Either way, it should bring you to a desktop. If not, then it's probably a different issue.

Assuming you get a desktop, install the catalyst drivers again:
Code:
yum install kmod-catalyst
After installation, create an xorg file using AMD's command-line tool:
Code:
aticonfig --initial
Reboot again. That's what I usually do on a fresh install.
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

Ok, i'll try removing catalyst.

but for some reason my 'xorg.conf' is missing so I currently have nothing to backup
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

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Originally Posted by BOBdotEXE View Post
Ok, i'll try removing catalyst.

but for some reason my 'xorg.conf' is missing so I currently have nothing to backup
Well, that command was only there in case there was one. Technically, xorg doesn't really need one today since it's supposed to auto-configure mostly everything. But I let AMD's tool generate one because that's what worked for me.
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Old 27th February 2012, 12:27 AM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

I uninstalled the drivers, and was still unable to get X running, I also tried reinstalling them, but it did not help.
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Old 27th February 2012, 12:43 AM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

I noticed that there's some VirtualBox modules in there. How are you running Fedora? Is it installed to your hard drive or is it in a virtual machine?
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Old 27th February 2012, 12:45 AM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

Running from drive,I use virtual box for running windows xp.
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Old 27th February 2012, 02:17 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

is their any way to rolll back the Ati drivers to the previous version?
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Old 28th February 2012, 12:32 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

I had the same problem after installing VirtualBox (for win XP) on my fedora 16. Everything went fine with VirtualBox and I finished installing XP too, but after rebooting I got the same as BOBdotEXE. The system seems to be responsive nevertheless, because when I plug in an USB stick a few lines appear after "Starting Display manager" and "Started Display manager".

This is what Xorg -configure shows:
Quote:
X.Org X Server 1.11.4
Release Date: 2012-01-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-01 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux FED-D900F.local 3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 21 01:40:47 UTC 2012 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.7-1.fc16.x86_64 root=UUID=a2daddfc-6b5e-4eed-803e-7705dcd20a78 ro rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 elevator=noop quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rd.luks=0 KEYTABLE=de-latin1-nodeadkeys LANG=en_US.UTF-8
Build Date: 08 February 2012 10:54:57PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.11.4-1.fc16
Current version of pixman: 0.22.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 28 11:45:52 2012
List of video drivers:
savage
i128
sisusb
siliconmotion
v4l
voodoo
mga
intel
glint
vboxmouse
tdfx
vboxvideo
mach64
vmware
ati
nouveau
vmwlegacy
radeon
i740
qxl
apm
nv
ast
trident
s3virge
rendition
r128
openchrome
cirrus
dummy
sis
fbdev
vesa
(EE) LoadModule: Module vboxmouse does not have a vboxmouseModuleData data object.
(EE) Failed to load module "vboxmouse" (invalid module, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
(EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
Since I have a nvidia card and didn't update anything since the VirtualBox install I think the latter is the culprit.

Is there a way to fix this without removing VirtualBox?

---------- Post added at 01:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:25 AM ----------

Do you happen to have "VirtualBox-OSE Guest Additions" installed on your fedora? I made the mistake to install this package. After removing it (plus "VirtualBox-OSE kernel modules") I got my system back to normal.

Last edited by han311; 28th February 2012 at 12:52 PM.
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Old 28th February 2012, 12:37 PM
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I'll try to uninstall it, are the guest additions part of there virtual box package or are they separate.

Edit:
I had yum remove everything related to vbox

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Old 28th February 2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

ok, Virturalbox uninistalled! (sorry i was writing this when i read your last post.)

Ati drivers reinstalled.

I even reinstalled gnome :P

running "aticonfig --initial" (after 'init 3' ) shows:
Quote:
Found fglrx primary device selection
PowerXpress error: cannot stat '/usr/lib64/flgrx/switchlibGL' :no such file or directory
Failed to initilze libglx for discrete GPU
using /etc/x11/xorg.conf
saving backup....
running Xorg, or startx gives:
Quote:
...
Fatal server error:
caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). server aborting
...
xinit: Giving up
...
xinit: unable to connect to X server connection Refused
xinit: server error
Xorg -configure:
Quote:
...
failed to load..."vmwgfx" (module dose not exist,0)
vmware please ignore above warning...
...
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
is their a way I can like clear all of the Xorg information and start from scratch?
short of re-installing fedora of course.
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Old 28th February 2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

You don't have to remove everything of VirtualBox, just "VirtualBox-OSE Guest Additions". I was able to use VirtualBox as usual after I removed the Guest Additions. I think those additions should only be installed when you run fedora inside of VirtualBox (no need for you - you want to run windows in vbox).

I'm not sure if you have to run "service vboxdrv setup" afterwards... try if it still doesn't work.
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Old 28th February 2012, 01:36 PM
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Re: ATI drivers not working [Please help!]

Clearing Xorg infos? You could try in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ - maybe you have some leftovers from vbox still there? If you have a xorg.conf you could try to remove it and run "aticonfig --initial --nobackup" again.
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Old 28th February 2012, 02:27 PM
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No luck running aticonfig again, (no backup) and xorg.conf.d contains conf's for catalyst modulepath, system keyboard,and catalyst video driver.

Dosent look like any vbox stuff left.
Maybe I need to change something in Grub...

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