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    mighthawk Guest

    Problem with ATI radeon driver

    Hi guys,

    i upgraded my System from Fedora 11 to Fedora 13. My graphics driver crashed (graphics-card: radeon hd-4-series) and i couldn't even start. I managed to reset the driver and now Fedora ist booting again, but it isn't working properly:

    Code:
    $ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
      Major opcode of failed request:  135 (GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
      Serial number of failed request:  15
      Current serial number in output stream:  15
    And every time is boot,, i get this boot-message:

    Code:
    Checking kmods exist for 2.6.34.7-61.fc13.i686	[  OK  ]
    Checking for module fglrx.ko: 	[  OK  ]
    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
    	[FAIL]
    I tried out many HowTos (including:http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=12) and even another forum, but.... i'm here

    Does someone has an idea?
    I'd be very thankful for any help

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    This guide is not working with current kernel versions, because it uses Catalyst 10.9.

    Install kernel-devel and kernel-headers of your kernel version and then install the Catalyst 10.11 driver from ati.amd.com. And before you do this you should deinstall kmod-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    sry for the long offline time... had a lot of work to do

    Thanks for your reply, I'll try that now and report the result.

    ---------- Post added at 01:12 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM GMT ----------

    looks good... at least no [FAIL], but i get this message now:

    No akmod packages found, nothing to do. [ OK ]

    Is that what i want? I thought akmod is the driver... shouldn't that be loaded at boot?

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    The akmod builds kernel modules needed for your app when a new kernel is installed. Your specific akmod may not be available yet. Keep checking for updates periodically and it should appear.

    You may also get this message if you uninstalled the app the akmod depends on.
    Mike
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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    Ok, thanks a lot! (to both of you)

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    and it goes on and on and on... :-/

    I updated directfb and directfb-devel (need them for a program) and now i get:

    Code:
    $ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Any ideas? I didn't find a clue in google...

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    I found something:

    When Fedora updates the X-server it replaces the GLX drivers with the Xorg ones. This, generally, breaks propitiatory drivers.
    Does someone know something about that?

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mighthawk
    I found something:
    When Fedora updates the X-server it replaces the GLX drivers with the Xorg ones. This, generally, breaks propitiatory drivers.
    Does someone know something about that?
    I think all Linux distributions "suffer from this". But typically its not a big deal, as one simply needs to rebuild the proprietary Catalyst driver with the new X-server software in place.

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    I think i need help again...

    I rebuild the proprietary Catalyst driver a few times, the newest version, the "older" version (that did work some time ago), but i get the same error every time again:

    $ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 136 (GLX)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
    Serial number of failed request: 18
    Current serial number in output stream: 18
    thanks for help and for your endurance with me

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    you could check if the kernel modules were built in the file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log. Only Catalystversions >=10.10 (or >=10.11 ?) will work on F14.

    And also make sure that kernel-devel and kernel-headers for your current kernel is installed (in case if the kernel modules were not built).

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    Thx for the fast answer!
    Packages are installed, gcc installed, Catalyst version 10.12, F13

    I found another "error": selinux was blocking (again ), switched it off, but nothing changed.

    $ cat /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log
    [Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
    [Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
    [Error] Kernel Module : Kernel module build environment not found - please consult readme.
    [Reboot] Kernel Module : dracut
    There is no readme and google does not bring a helpful hit.

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    hm ok. I don't know why it doesn't work for you.

    Before you try a new install you should deinstall the catalyst driver with the file /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh first. Maybe it makes a difference but I'm not sure. You could also remove your xorg.conf file and then excecute the command "aticonfig --initial".

    If you use a pae kernel you need kernel-devel-pae. And versionnumbers of kernel-devel, kernel-headers have always to match with the version of your used kernel.

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    Re: Problem with ATI radeon driver

    Thanks... PAE was a good point. I DID start a PAE kernel (hell knows why)

    I removed it and started over again. Kernel numbers were matching
    aticonfig --initial didn't work, but everything looks good now:

    $ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: ATI
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    (bla bla)
    Thank you again very much!
    I hope everything stays as it is for this time
    Last edited by mighthawk; 25th December 2010 at 11:55 AM.

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