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HMSS013
28th October 2009, 04:37 AM
i find it refreshing to give things a clean start when new kernels arrive... the net install is very satisfying...

except when sad things happen with new kernels... let's talk about 2.6.30.9-90

2.6.30.8-64 was a solid and reliable kernel... with hardly a bug...things were working smoothly...

... with the latest and greatest 30.9-90 we find that ATI's Catalyst Control ( amdcccle ) fails to run...


[HMSS013@Apple ~]$ amdcccle
Bus error.

Hlingler
28th October 2009, 04:58 AM
How did you install the Catalyst driver ? If binary, it must be re-installed on every kernel upgrade (or major Xorg, Mesa, libdrm, etc.).

V

HMSS013
28th October 2009, 05:06 AM
How did you install the Catalyst driver ? If binary, it must be re-installed on every kernel upgrade (or major Xorg, Mesa, libdrm, etc.).

V

i installed the Catalyst exactly the way i always have...from RPMFusion into a fresh copy of Fedora ( net install, so it's born up to date )



RPM Fusion:


su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Kernel Modules and Compiz:


su -c 'yum -y install broadcom-wl ccsm compiz-fusion-extras-gnome emerald-themes fusion-icon-gtk kmod-catalyst'

Catalyst Configure: ( the fix i've always used, as outlined in Leigh's thread )


su -c 'mv /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img.backup'

su -c 'mkinitrd -v /boot/initrd-`uname -r`.img `uname -r`'

su -c 'gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf'

add 'nopat' argument to all kernel strings

su -c 'mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old'

su -c 'aticonfig --initial -f'

su -c 'aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandR12,FALSE"'




also: i've just noticed the neat 'boot error' log available at the login screen... it reads



Enabling the catalyst driver: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/catalyst-config-display", line 174, in <module>
app.run()
File "/usr/sbin/catalyst-config-display", line 162, in run
except error, errMsg:
NameError: global name 'error' is not defined
[FAILED]

Hlingler
28th October 2009, 05:10 AM
Welcome to the world of Fedora kernel update breakage. Care for anything else ? :D

Well, that's why we keep three kernels by default.

V

HMSS013
28th October 2009, 05:13 AM
Welcome to the world of Fedora kernel update breakage. Care for anything else ? :D

Well, that's why we keep three kernels by default.

V

lol... and i had to go and wipe out the lovely 2.6.30.8-64... :p

HMSS013
28th October 2009, 05:19 AM
as an added bonus to this mystery:

i may be mistaken...but it seems like ages since i last heard from the wonderful system-config-display...

...but in light of recent events i stumbled upon it in the administration menu and gave it a whirl... it fails....



[HMSS013@Apple ~]$ su -c 'system-config-display'
Password:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 376, in <module>
dialog = xConfigDialog.XConfigDialog(hardware_state, xconfig, rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo())
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 641, in __init__
if len(self.xconfig.layout[0].adjacencies) > 1:
IndexError: index out-of-bounds

Hlingler
28th October 2009, 05:25 AM
Ah: an even more complete meltdown. Looks like Vince will be skipping kernel-2.6.30.9-90 :D

V

HMSS013
28th October 2009, 06:24 AM
i don't suppose anyone knows where i can pick up kernel-2.6.30.8-64 (x86_64)


...i love how they remove it from the repository as soon as a new version arrives.

Hlingler
28th October 2009, 06:30 AM
Koji builder: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=133596

Note that Koji RPMs are not GPG-key signed. Note that kernel-firmware is under the 'noarch' heading.

V

HMSS013
28th October 2009, 07:15 AM
i googled the kernel version and came up with the original rpm...

... it seems ATI has released Catalyst Control 9.10 recently as well... perhaps this could be contributing to the problem.

HMSS013
6th November 2009, 07:43 AM
anyone else having issues with Catalyst 9.10 and Kernel 2.6.30.9-90 ?!

otnateos
6th November 2009, 08:27 AM
not really sure whether this is going work because your case a bit different from mine. you may want to

remove your current ati driver
remove catalyst driver from rpmfusion
remove /etc/ati/amdpcsdb file if exist
reinstall catalyst driver from rpmfusion (by following http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155503)
reinstall ATI 9.10 driver (generic ones)


currently I got mine working with 2.6.30.90-90.fc11.x86_64 (of course after all the painful moment without 3d rendering for about 2 months)