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Old 10th July 2012, 10:57 PM
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Exclamation Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

Hello,

I got a new HP computer and need some help installing drivers for my graphics card and the ethernet card.

The graphics card is a Radeon HD7770, the ethernet chip is an Atheros chip.

Code:
[user@HP ~]$ uname -a
Linux HP 3.4.4-5.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jul 5 20:20:59 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Code:
[user@HP ~]$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 683d
[user@HP ~]$ lspci | grep Atheros
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1091 (rev 08)
I already made some progress on the graphic card problem:

First, I installed the catalyst 12.6beta from the amd website, but I removed it and followed the instructions in the this guide.

It kind of works, but some thing make me wonder if everything is installed correctly...

Code:
[user@HP ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "0-DFP5"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
        Option      "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
        Option      "TargetRefresh" "60"
        Option      "Position" "1920 0"
        Option      "Rotate" "normal"
        Option      "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "0-DFP6"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
        Option      "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
        Option      "TargetRefresh" "60"
        Option      "Position" "0 0"
        Option      "Rotate" "normal"
        Option      "Disable" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        Option      "Monitor-DFP5" "0-DFP5"
        Option      "Monitor-DFP6" "0-DFP6"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Virtual   3840 1920
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection
I use two monitors and used the Catalyst control center to set them up the way I need them.

Code:
[user@HP ~]$ glxinfo 
name of display: :0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: ATI
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGIS_multisample, 
    GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_create_context, GLX_ARB_create_context_profile, 
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_swap_control, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, 
    GLX_MESA_allocate_memory, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_swap_group, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, 
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB, 
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_AMD_gpu_association
GLX version: 1.4
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_create_context, GLX_ARB_create_context_profile, 
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
    GLX_EXT_swap_control, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, 
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_swap_group, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, 
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.20
OpenGL extensions:
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81 GLX Visuals
    visual  x   bf lv rg d st  colorbuffer  sr ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
  id dep cl sp  sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a F gb bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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91 GLXFBConfigs:
    visual  x   bf lv rg d st  colorbuffer  sr ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
  id dep cl sp  sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a F gb bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Code:
[user@HP ~]$ fglrxinfo 
display: :0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context
When I run glxgears, I cannot see the three wheels, I just get a black window and this fps output. Do you think my opengl is not installed properly?

Code:
[user@HP ~]$ glxgears
14978 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2995.511 FPS
14958 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2991.548 FPS
When running BOINC, it also says 'No usable GPUs found'. I don't know if these problems are related, but I would love to use the GPU for crunching. Do you have any idea, what I might have to chane in my settings?

Besides this, I did not manage to make the Atheros ethernet chip work. The computer comes with a Ralink WLAN chip, that works perfectly. I would love to have wired network access though!

Any help with these to problems is pretty much appreciated! Thanks a lot!
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Old 11th July 2012, 04:06 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

FYI, I can't active the desktop cube animation either. Maybe this helps spotting the error...
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Old 11th July 2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

Install Catalyst 12.6 final from rpmfusion
Code:
yum install kmod-catalyst
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Old 11th July 2012, 05:17 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

Thanks, I did that following the intructions here.

Do you think it is not installed properly, or did I miss something?
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Old 12th July 2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

Update on some progress: in desktop effect - advanced, I changed composition type from XRenderer to OpenGL

Now the cube effect and glxgears does not produce a black window anymore:
Code:
[user@HP ~]$ glxgears 
10547 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2109.328 FPS
10988 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2197.535 FPS
10992 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2198.337 FPS
Do you think these fps are okay for a HD7770? I am aware it is no benchmark...

BOINC still says 'No usable GPUs found', but I guess I should concentrate on my network chip problem next...

Does anyone have an idea, how I could get my Atheros ethernet chip working?

Code:
[user@HP ~]$ sudo lspci -v
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1091 (rev 08)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2ad5
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
        Memory at f7c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [c0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/16 Maskable+ 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d8] MSI-X: Enable- Count=16 Masked-
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Your help is pretty much appreciated!
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Old 16th July 2012, 06:32 PM
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Re: Fedora 17 on Pavilion HPE Phoenix

I found drivers for the ethernet chip. The alx ethernet driver works for me:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...networking/alx

Code:
[user@HP compat-wireless-2012-03-12-p]$ ./scripts/driver-select alx

[user@HP compat-wireless-2012-03-12-p]$ make

[user@HP compat-wireless-2012-03-12-p]$ sudo make install
Code:
[user@HP ~]$ sudo lspci -v
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1091 (rev 08)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2ad5
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
        Memory at f7c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [c0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/16 Maskable+ 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d8] MSI-X: Enable- Count=16 Masked-
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Kernel driver in use: alx
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